How Does an RFID Asset Tracking System Work?

An RFID Asset Tracking Software like RFTrack utilizes radio frequency communication to receive data wirelessly from RFID tags. These tags are attached to objects (assets) that need to be tracked for inventory purposes such as office/IT/manufacturing/research equipment, servers, vehicles, and furniture.

Inside each RFID asset tag, there is an antenna which a handheld reader or fixed reader can read from a distance. Each asset is given a unique identification number. RFTrack uses the unique number associated with each object to pull up details such as the asset name, location, and owner. Using an RFID handheld scanner, the end-user can walk around the building and consolidate assets.

RFID and barcodes tags are significantly different because with an RFID tag you do not have to have a line of sight to inventory an asset. This means you can read through cabinets and from under tables without having to get up against the asset to scan the tag. You simply pull the trigger of your handheld scanner and walk around a room to find and bring visibility to all your assets. This makes RFID technology up to 15-20 times faster than a manual or barcode process (Source: RFID Journal).

Software like RFTrack allows you to take your inventory and create reports based on the assets for end of inventory period reconciliation. RFID Asset Tracking systems can greatly reduce the manpower required to complete your inventory while bringing visibility to missing assets.

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