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

Largest RFID File-Tracking System Goes Live in Qatar

The new system in place at Qatar Public Prosecution replaces an existing RFID solution to provide greater coverage with fewer readers, and to offer fast data capture, storage of data if a network goes down and real-time alerts in the event of unauthorized case file removals.

Asset Tracking Case Studies

RFID System Automates Tool Management for Hong Kong Aeronautics Company

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. has deployed a Xerafy system leveraging handheld RFID readers, tags on tools, and an app on workers' phones to ensure that no tool is ever left insude an aircraft, and to help employees find a missing tool if a mistake is detected.

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

RFID as a Strategic Tool

The technology can do a lot more than tell you where your parts containers are located, yet most companies are not taking full advantage of it.

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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