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Asset Tracking News

This section includes articles about how companies across many different industries are using RFID to track assets and improve asset utilization.

Brazilian Hospital Improves Care for ICU Patients

Santa Casa de Valinhos deployed an Internet of Things solution from Taggen RFID Solutions that facilitates the location of its equipment.

Asset Tracking Case Studies

Campus-wide RFID System Tracks Books and Assets, Manages Access Control

Saint Louis University, in the Philippines, has deployed a solution from Image Innovations Services using PTS's ClearStream middleware and a variety of fixed and handheld readers.

Asset Tracking Features

Airbus, Suppliers Employ Automatic Validation System for RFID-Tagged Parts

The aircraft company developed its Airbus Tag Control software internally to automate the arduous process of confirming the operability and proper data storage on every RFID label or bar code attached to flyable parts.

Asset Tracking Editor's Notes

Delta's $2 Million Gift to the Auburn RFID Lab

Some companies want to implement RFID on the cheap, while others, such as Delta Air Lines, realize how powerful the technology is and want to get it right.

Asset Tracking Expert Views

IoT and the Modern Facilities Manager

Unless a company considers how physical infrastructure will impact its overall performance, the risk of failure is vast.

Asset Tracking Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Asset Tracking How To Articles

How to Attach UHF RFID Tags

Some items pose challenges—due to their size, shape or material, or the environment in which they need to be tracked—but with the right know-how, just about any item can be identified and managed.

Asset Tracking Videos

Asset Tracking White Papers

  • Bar Codes Versus RFID for Work-in-Process Tracking
    Published January 2018
    This white paper, from BellHawk Systems, outlines when radio frequency identification and bar codes are each preferable to monitor WIP. With bar codes, a user must perform scanning, typically using a mobile computer equipped with an integrated bar-code scanner, whereas with RFID, scanning takes place automatically. BellHawk explores the merits of each type of tracking in manufacturing organizations, with an emphasis on the needs of organizations that make custom and semi-custom products. (5 pages)
  • Tracking Medical Devices: The Role of Active and Passive RFID as Part of an Effective Medical Device Management System
    Published February 2017
    Clinical and medical engineering teams across the United Kingdom and worldwide face a daily battle to locate equipment, while legal, regulatory and policy forces are driving the adoption of an effective medical device management system. RFID technology is highly effective in managing medical devices, providing a fast and accurate method of capturing asset data and automatically tracking devices' locations. This white paper, written by Ceri Anstee, provides an overview of the reasons driving and supporting the adoption of RFID technology, and explains how RFID works and can be applied in a health-care setting. (34 pages)
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