“The NOS RFID system has made our process much more efficient when tracking our equipment and inventory during customer’s moves.”
Large Relocation Company, Vice President of Operations
If We Can Tag It, We Can track It
Asset tracking refers to the method of tracking physical assets, either by scanning barcode labels attached to the assets or by using RFID tags which broadcast their location to a portable reader or antenna. These technologies can also be used for indoor tracking of people wearing a tag.
Barcodes are an efficient measure for identifying inventory. Barcodes are a way to assign product information to a specific item, such as lot number, product ID, etc. Simply by scanning its barcode, a product can be identified. This process is done using “Direct Line of Sight” with barcode scanners.
Passive RFID uses high-power readers that transmit or broadcast a high-frequency signal to battery-free tags. The antennas in the tags are awakened by the amount of energy flowing to them, which alerts its circuit. The tags then transmit a coded message back to the reader at a different frequency. This varies from barcode tags since NO “Direct Line of Sight” is needed to read a tag.
Benefits to Asset Tracking
Companies have now put Asset Management at the top of day to day operations. When we ask our client’s their main reason for looking for an Asset Management solution, we found that many of their answers echoed one another:
- Monitor and manage their assets using a systematized approach
- Knowing an assets current location
- Fast and accurate inventory audits
- Eliminating cost to replace lost assets
- Eliminating cost to search for missing assets
- Manage assets from multiple locations
- Ability to print reports of assets and current locations
- Having a platform solution that can track (different) types of assets
RFID is positive for the bottom line: No more costly search time whenever an asset is missing; no more replacement costs for lost assets. Whether you’re tracking a single document in an office, a piece of machinery in a warehouse, or an employee carrying an RFID-authorized badge, RFID is fast, accurate, and cost-effective.
Label It and Track It
What Kind of Assets Can Be Tracked?
- Medical Equipment
- Book Collections
- IT equipment
- If you can tag, you can track it