Archive for the ‘Asset Tracking’ Category

How Accurate Is RFID Asset Tracking?

One of the main benefits of switching to an RFID-based asset tracking system is the increase in accuracy and efficiency. Many of our customers have been using manual or barcode processes for years. They find themselves spending hours pouring over spreadsheets and matching up line items every year. The switch to RFID asset tracking saves […]

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Using RFID In Research Lab Settings

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Did you know that our RFTrack asset management software is the perfect solution for research labs and Universities looking to streamline their processes? Not only can it help to better search for equipment that is due for calibration and maintenance, but also is a perfect solution for performing yearly inventories. You can use the handhelds to pinpoint an asset’s location within […]

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Why Fixed Asset Managers Have Started Using RFID To Track Assets

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Attaining asset visibility has long been a problem that Fixed Asset Managers have to overcome every year. Doing a physical inventory can be not only extremely labor intensive, but it can sometimes lead to inaccurate results. That is why many Fixed Asset Managers have begun switching to RFID asset tracking technology to replace their current manual or barcode processes.  […]

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Using RFID in Government Agencies

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Federal, State, Local government entities and contractors are tasked to provide asset visibility each year during their inventory periods.  Because of this, RFID asset tracking has become a popular solution. RFID tracking can provide Total Asset Visibility (TAV) of Government Furnished Property (GFP).  Using manual inventory tracking or barcode process can be lengthy, taking days and weeks to […]

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Pros & Cons of Implementing Passive RFID Systems

Before taking the leap into implementing a passive RFID asset tracking system, it’s important to evaluate the pros and cons of the decision. An asset tracking system may not be the right choice for every business, so do your due diligence to ensure you have a good fit. In this blog we are going to […]

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Avoiding Common RFID Initial Tagging Pitfalls

One of the most crucial steps in your RFID tag implementation is assigning asset tags.  Depending on how many assets you are attempting to tag at once, this process can be time consuming.  Proper planning before you begin tagging will save you a lot of time and effort, and you will avoid some of the most common mistakes.  We […]

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Tagging Non-Physical Assets Or Assets That You Cannot Reach

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When performing a physical inventory of your assets, there may be times that your assets will not be easily accessed or physically present at your facility.  If these assets still need to be accounted for in your annual inventories, you have a few options to ensure they are included in your reporting.  Many of our customers have found ways to maintain visibility of assets that cannot have an RFID […]

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Using Handheld RFID Readers To Inventory Assets

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Implementing a handheld RFID reader into your asset tracking system allows you to easily automate the inventory process.  This type of system involves less consulting, installation, engineering and tuning than implementations that utilize fixed RFID readers.  There are four main steps involved in the implementation of a handheld RFID reader.  They are as following:  Find […]

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Tagging Firearms

Tagging firearms poses many challenges such as where to mount the tag and what type of tag to use.  Find out first how much abuse the tag will be subjected to. For instance, will it be used frequently, going in and out of holsters, or mostly stored?  The initial problem you will encounter is whether to select […]

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Passive vs. Active RFID

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The main difference in active and passive RFID tags is that active tags use a battery power source to broadcast their signal automatically, and a passive RFID tag does not have any power source.  Passive tags only transmit RFID signals when receiving a radio frequency energy from an RFID reader that is within range.  When considering which type of RFID tags […]

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