Home Internet of Things Aerospace Apparel Energy Defense Health Care Logistics Manufacturing Retail

Ask The Experts Forum

BlogsAsk The Experts ForumCan RFID Identify Computer Users in Need of Assistance?

Can RFID Identify Computer Users in Need of Assistance?

Posted By RFID Journal, 01.23.2013
How can I use radio frequency identification to map approximately 400 computers within a building and then view, on a tablet screen, which machine's user requires help?

—Name withheld

———
To my knowledge, there is no off-the-shelf system that will do what you ask. There are active radio frequency identification transponders designed to track laptops and other devices that will allow you to see where they are located within a building. The interface could probably be adapted to display this information on an Apple iPad or Android tablet. However, such tags would not tell you if a user experienced a problem.

One solution might be to port a standard real-time location user interface to a tablet and then develop a customized database that would link location data to e-mail addresses, so that when an e-mail arrived at tech support, the user's location would be displayed. If the computers are desktops that are not often moved, you could utilize a system such as Zebra Technologies' Where Call transponders. These are active tags that can be affixed to assets, with a button that a user can push to signal that there is a problem. The tag would appear on the tablet with the user's location.

If any of our readers have other suggestions, they are invited to post them below. Thanks.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor,
RFID Journal

Login and post your comment!

Not a member?

Signup for an account now to access all of the features of RFIDJournal.com!

Next Post
Can a Single Module Read 1D and 2D Bar C...
Previous Post
From What Distance Can RFID Tags Be Read...
PREMIUM CONTENT
Case Studies Features Best Practices How-Tos
RFID JOURNAL EVENTS
Live Events Virtual Events Webinars
ASK THE EXPERTS
Simply enter a question for our experts.
TAKE THE POLL
JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON TWITTER
Loading
RFID Journal LIVE! RFID in Health Care LIVE! LatAm LIVE! Brasil LIVE! Europe RFID Connect Virtual Events RFID Journal Awards Webinars Presentations
© Copyright 2002-2016 RFID Journal LLC.
Powered By: Haycco