Tracking Tools Via RTLS

By Doug

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A manufacturer of tools has combined its existing passive RFID tracking technology for the industrial market with Wi-Fi-based active RFID tags and real-time location system (RTLS) software. The solution enables product manufacturers, mine operators and other users of the firm’s storage cabinets to identify the real-time location of assets and personnel. Learn how a staff member can wear an active badge indicating his or her identity, as well as authorized activities linked to the badge’s unique ID number. The worker could then check out a tool from a cabinet using the badge ID, and the software would be updated to indicate the worker had removed that item. If it was not returned, management could access the software to identify who had that asset, use the RTLS data from the badge to determine where the employee was located, and proceed to that location to retrieve the tool.