Applications for RFID tracking are beneficial in a variety of sectors. The advancement of technology offers fresh and exciting possibilities for improving operational, financial, and organizational performance. RFID technology outperforms barcodes in terms of organizational effectiveness and efficiency since it may offer source automation features that quicken and scale up data collection for analysis.
But what exactly is RFID? The term “radio frequency identification,” or RFID, refers to a technique that uses radio waves to capture digital data contained in RFID tags or smart labels. This technology is employed in this situation for RFID asset tracking and tools and equipment management.
Organizations have been looking for ways to streamline IT asset inventories in recent years while improving the accuracy of existing reporting techniques and enhancing enterprise-level visibility of these assets to help with the implementation of new capabilities that advance the mission with the least amount of investment. This can be achieved by employing a more effective and automated method for base-level inventory and tracking of accountable assets, non-accountable assets, and other specialty assets with enterprise-level visibility.
Below are some of the benefits of RFID for asset tracking:
- Greater Accuracy: Inventory accuracy is improved by RFID, rising from an average of 65% to over 95%.
- Reduced Labor Hours: Using RFID technology can reduce labor hours by 90% and speed up receiving procedures.
- Improved health and safety: Access to assets that have missed or failed safety inspections can be restricted, and RFID tags can be updated with inspection data.
- Better health and safety: RFID tags can be used to store information on safety inspections, and the use of assets that have failed or skipped inspections can be restricted.
- Quality Assurance: RFID can guarantee that no matter where your assets are, a certain level of consistent quality is maintained.
- Greater Data Accuracy: Since human error, such as data duplication, is less likely with RFID systems than with non-automated asset management, these systems will reduce errors that would otherwise occur.
- Better Data Visibility: Contemporary RFID systems are cloud-based; everyone who needs to see the data now can.
It can be difficult to identify assets and gather data about them. In some cases, the environment also affects the survivability of the identifiers and the equipment used to read them. The DT362GL handheld rugged tablet from DT Research provides seamless information capture and transmission for improved workflow.
Its high-brightness 6″ capacitive touchscreen and high-performance yet energy-efficient processor are housed in a slim, lightweight, and durable package. With built-in Wi-Fi, wireless connectivity, and a smart card reader, this robust tablet offers seamless information capture and transmission for improved workflow.
Alongside the pre-installed options, there are many bolt-on hardware devices that can make the data-capture workflow more efficient. The DT362GL includes trigger grips for barcode and RFID scanning and charging stations for both the unit and multiple batteries.
The RFID trigger grips not only make the tablet easier to hold but also extend the distance at which tags can be read up to 30 feet, providing reliable operation in harsh, mission-critical environments.