The RFID scanner is able to query all of the RFID devices and provide product location and information immediately.
RFID vs Bar Code
RFID stands for Radio-Frequency IDentification. The acronym refers to small electronic devices that consist of a small chip and an antenna. The chip typically is capable of carrying 2,000 bytes of data or less.
The RFID device serves the same purpose as a bar code or a magnetic strip on the back of a credit card or ATM card; it provides a unique identifier for that object. And, just as a bar code or magnetic strip must be scanned to get the information, the RFID device must be scanned to retrieve the identifying information.
A significant advantage of RFID devices over the others mentioned above is that the RFID device does not need to be positioned precisely relative to the scanner.
RFID devices will work within a few feet (up to 20 feet for high-frequency devices) of the scanner. For example, you can scan an entire room at one time to track product rather than scanning individual bar codes. The RFID scanner is able to query all of the RFID devices and provide product location and information immediately.
RFID Asset Management answers the question, “Where is That...?” with minimal human involvement and maximum accuracy.
One of the most complex challenges large organizations face is efficiently keeping track of critical assets while reporting real-time item disposition. It is a scenario that, without a reliable, automated asset management system, often increases redundancies, expenditures and labor.
Southern Asset Tracker is a comprehensive suite of tags, readers and software, uses the latest in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Bluetooth Smart, and GPS technologies to locate and track assets in a wide variety of environments. The time it takes to conduct inventory is significantly reduced while data accuracy is increased.