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If you’ve ever considered a traceability project, like asset tracking for instance, you’ve probably also done some homework into the different technological ways to implement it, from barcoding to using RFID (radio frequency identification). And possibly, while doing that research, … Continue reading
Just recently, while visiting a customer wanting to implement an RFID asset tracking solution, it occurred to me that ROI (return-on-investment) should always be the ultimate goal for most uses of RFID. What brought this to mind? It was because … Continue reading
The Databolt™ is most likely what you might picture when you hear that name in reference to RFID. It is literally an industrial grade bolt with an RFID tag embedded inside. Continue reading
We always want assurances that the RFID technology we buy today will provide a solution that meets or exceeds our expectations, whether that be ROI, performance/though-put, efficiency or all of these. After all, failure is usually not an option, especially with our more costly investments. Continue reading
Written by: Andrew Bollinger Many industries are trending toward the adoption and use of two-dimensional barcodes and readers. Thus the growth in popularity, acceptance of use, and the positive track record; 2D code readers offer a better way to track data.
Written by: Andrew Bollinger Interested in learning how the software behind a color sensor works? This demonstration shows how easy it is to analyze the color values and differences in eight paint samples.
One of the biggest advantages of using Radio Frequency Identification in industry and logistics today is the visibility it can provide into the process. With the use of Cloud Computing, that visibility can be achieved with greater flexibility and lower cost.
I recently attended the RFID Journal Live 2011 trade show and conference in Orlando, FL. I really like this event because it brings together a diverse group of vendors, academics and customers in a setting that promotes open, honest discussions. … Continue reading
Written by: Andrew Bollinger In the realm of manufacturing and industrial automation, the need to easily track products and collect information about their whereabouts has been a problem faced by many businesses. The complexities surrounding the details of successfully identifying … Continue reading