When selecting or designing an RFID label for your vehicle tracking application ask yourself these questions. Will a passive tag work? Contrary to popular belief depending on required read range, RFID windshield tags will work for many vehicle tracking applications including access control for secured parking, gated communities, car washes, etc.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that you often hear about and how it holds great promise for a lot of applications and systems throughout everyday life. Even though it has been around since WWII, it's only been in recent decades have RFID systems have spread silently into most aspects of public and private life including school districts.
Whether an individual is hosting a music festival, purveying tickets at a water park, managing a multi-day, multi-session conference or orchestrating any other large group affair, choosing RFID wristbands can enhance the event on multiple levels.
In diverse ways, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is emerging worldwide as the "in" thing in event management. Metalcraft is at the forefront of the surge.
Already college campuses throughout North America are experimenting with RFID technology as a means of keeping track of the whereabouts of their students, at least while on campus. With the ever-prevalent threat of theft and assault on college, as well as several infamous campus shootings in recent years, some colleges have squared away sizable budgets to keep track of their student body, moment-by-moment, in the event of a crisis or necessary evacuation.
When using electronic asset numbering, RFID technology identifies assets to enable operations of all sorts to improve their ROI. Financial returns are routinely, if subtly, felt in major infrastructures such as power and utility systems, oil pipeline networks, electrical grids, agricultural enterprises and transportation networks where rugged and portable RFID is often used in the field. But, asset numbering is equally apparent in enterprises like medicine, manufacturing and retail trade where business is transacted, more or less, under one roof-not to mention its use in transit.
Today, RFID is everywhere in partnership with Work In Process applications (WIP). This partnership leads to benefits in business operations that are life changing. Admittedly, RFID performs very well when it comes to identifying assets, but beyond its identification function, it touts additional benefits in operational efficiency.
Here are a few examples where operational efficiency is inherently implied.
RFID & WIP In Agriculture
In agriculture, RFID automatically
“Lost time is never found again.”
― Benjamin Franklin
This quote attributed to Ben Franklin, who, along with many impressive accomplishments, was noted for his wisdom. What he said is as true then as it is today; there are only so many hours in the day and every second that is wasted is gone forever.
Lost time and mismanaged processes continue to be a thorn in the side of many business, especially, those where equipment or specialty tools need to be used and accounted for on a daily basis to get the job done.