“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.Read more
Using electronic numbering, especially EPC codes, allows RFID technology to help identify assets and improve business functions. 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.
In all of these situations, the ability to track service equipment, tools and product through the use of numbered tags, readers and software is a boon in reducing the cost of inventory. But, ultimately, because of tag/asset numbering, returns also accrue through better management efficiency in WIP, maintenance, worker safety, and compliance certification.Read more
Today, RFID is everywhere in Work in Process (WIP) applications. This partnership leads to benefits in business operations that are life changing. Admittedly, RFID performs very well when it comes to identifying assets through numbers and radio waves even under the most extreme environments of WIP, but beyond its identification function, it touts additional benefits in operational efficiency.Read more
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. 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 technology can enhance the event on multiple levels.Read more
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.Read more
When using RFID for your tracking applications there is a lot to remember and it could get a little overwhelming. But it certainly doesn’t have to be. The following is a short list of do’s and don’ts list from the tag perspective for when you are thinking about implementing RFID.Read more
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.Read more