Archive for the ‘Asset Tracking’ Category

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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What is the read range of passive UHF RFID tags?

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There is no one simple answer to this question.  Handheld RFID readers can read RFID tags somewhere between 1 and 50+ feet.  Fixed readers can read RFID tags up to 100+ feet.  Some very large tags that are designed for items like shipping containers are able to achieve a read range of over 100 feet, however, the size […]

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Laptop Tracking

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Tracking IT assets such as laptops poses interesting problems, especially when you have security requirements. Some specific challenges seen with laptop tracking includes:  Metal  Ensuring good read rates  Tag placement  Laptops generally have a significant amount of metal on them, so using passive RFID tags can be a challenge.  Sometimes laptops have a plastic outer layer, however the metal inside the […]

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IOT RFID Tracking

Our software allows you to automate data collection, which leads to less human error and less time spent on barcode solution tracking.  RFID handheld devices scan and read dozens of tags at a time, so you will have immediate visibility of what is missing and what is accounted for.   Using RFID tags allows you to read racks of equipment […]

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Fixed Asset Inventory Using RFID

There are many advantages of using RFID for inventorying assets vs using manual and barcode processes.  The main advantages we have identified are…  RFID Reads Multiple Tags At Once Manual inventory processes require individually matching an Asset’s tag number or serial number to a number in a spreadsheet or report.  This is very time consuming and often leads […]

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