RFID for Tracking Assets
RFID vs. Barcodes | Passive vs. Active RFID | RFID for Tracking Assets
RFID has many advantages over manual and barcode processes for physically inventorying assets. The main advantages are...
RFID Can Read Multiple Tags Simultaneously
Performing a manual inventory process requires personnel to individually match tag ID's or serial numbers.
This can be a very time consuming and prone to inaccuracies. Using barcodes speeds up the inventory
process and makes it more accurate, but still requires each asset to be scanned individually. Many handheld
RFID readers for can read up to 20 tags or more simultaneously.
RFID Does Not Require Line-of-Sight
Both manual and barcode processes require that the tags be physically located and viewable. Another advantage
of RFID is the ability to read tags that are not visible. Unlike barcodes and human readable tags that must
be physically located and viewable to read, RFID tags do not need to be visible to be read. For example, tagging
a PC up under a desk would require personnel to crawl up under the desk to physically locate and view the tag
when using a manual or barcode process. Using an RFID tag would allow personnel to read the tag through the desk
without even seeing it. There are some exceptions to this rule when metal and liquid are involved.
RFID Improves Processes
Physically inventorying and auditing assets can be a time consuming process that can pull valuable
employees from their normal job responsibilities to participate in an inventory. In many cases these
employees are over-qualified and over-paid for the task. At a minimum, pulling these personnel away from
their responsibilities can affect the bottom line. Implementing an RFID solution can dramatically
reduce the man-power required to keep track of your assets and provide better visibility.
inLogic provides RFTrack.NET RFID asset tracking solutions
that enable organizations to physically inventory fixed assets and
track assets in real-time.
RFTrack.NET has two modules that provide different types of tracking capabilities. These modules can be deployed individually
or together depending upon your organization's specific needs.
Audit Module - Utilizes handheld RFID readers to automate fixed asset inventory audits
Monitoring Module - Real-time asset monitoring/tracking using fixed RFID readers
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