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By Rich Handley

CDO's Asset-Tracking Solution Supports AsReader's UHF RFID Reader-Writers

CDO Technologies, the creators of the Critical Asset Tracking Solution (CATS), has announced support for AsReader's UHF RFID reader-writers. End users may now use the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad equipped with an AsReader RFID reader-writer and the CATS application to inventory assets containing UHF RFID tags.

"Many of us have experienced frustrating situations where important tools or expensive machinery are misplaced in warehouses or left out in the field," said Robert Zielinski, CDO Technologies' director of commercial marketing, in a prepared statement. "The CATS system can help workers locate tagged items quickly and efficiently, helping companies save on employee search time, product and tool replacement—and relationships."

AsReader's UHF RFID reader-writer
The CATS system is used by private and public companies to facilitate the tracking and finding of manufactured products and tools in warehouses and in the field. Missing items, such as tools, equipment, client files, electronic components or customer information, can hinder workflow efficiency and be costly to an organization, the company explains. According to CDO Technologies, using CATS to capture an asset's last known location and leveraging an RFID device's capability to quickly zero in on missing items can shorten search times and reduces costs.

"As a global technology firm, AsReader understands the importance of visibility and data analysis," said Robert Yount, AsReader's senior account executive, in the prepared statement. "Providing an affordable RFID solution for millions of iOS users to leverage CATS to track and find assets will greatly benefit today's organizations."

CDO Technologies supports a portfolio of automatic-identification data-capture (AIDC) technology and mobility solutions for federal, municipal, commercial and education markets. AIDC solutions are designed to help companies improve the visibility, accuracy and efficiency of logistics, asset-management, manufacturing, health-care and customer-service operations.

AsReader manufactures modular UHF RFID sleds and gun-style units that are integrated with iOS smart devices with short (3 feet), medium (15 feet) and long (32 feet or more) read ranges. AsReader is a member of the RAIN global alliance, and its products are compliant with GS1's UHF Gen 2 protocol and others.

"Since CDO Critical Asset Tracking Solution was first commercialized roughly two years ago, we have seen the application used by a variety of industries to radically evolve their businesses," Zielinski said in the statement. "By supporting AsReader devices, organizations will be even better prepared to serve their customers and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) benefits."

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