Visit Corporate Website

Asset Tagging - RFID Tags and Barcode Scanning

If you run a busy store, you need to keep track of all the things you sell so you can make sure the ones your customers want to buy are always in stock. The simplest way of doing that is to walk around the shelves looking for empty spaces and simply refilling where you need to. Alternatively, you could write down what people buy at the checkout, compile a list of all the purchases, and then simply use that to reorder your stock. That's fine for a small store, but what if you're running a giant branch of Wal-Mart with thousands of items on sale? There are many other difficulties of running shops smoothly. If you mark all your items with their prices, and you need to change the prices before you sell the goods, you have to reprice everything. And what about shoplifting? If you see a lot of whiskey bottles missing from the shelves, can you really be certain you've sold them all? How do you know if some have been stolen?

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag attached to an object. A tag can be read from up to several feet away and does not need to be within direct line-of-sight of the reader to be tracked.

Talinda East Africa came in to provide MIC Global with a means of tracking all their physical assets, to ensure higher levels of security.We supplied the client with barcode scanners from recognized brands such as Honeywell, and asset tags to ensure quality functionality of the solution.

The RFID system works well within the wireless solution that we deployed.


Leave a comment