Using RFID for equipment tracking

On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: RFID Scanning Capabilities.

RFID may seem complicated to start off with. There’s a lot of jargon like passive or active tags. With itemit, however, it doesn’t need to be complicated.

You may need RFID capabilities for a variety of reasons. It creates a much simpler equipment tracking process whereby it only takes a scan with a reader to pick up all the assets in the vicinity. Or, you might be tracking high-value assets in which the asset tag must be hidden. The benefit of RFID tags is that they can be read with no line of sight.


Equipment Tracking With RFID

If you are using RFID to track your equipment, you can use itemit. All you’ll need is a compatible reader which we can provide you with and some RFID tags, and you’re good to go!

When it comes to equipment tracking, RFID works in much the same way as QR Code asset tags. All you need to do is add the RFID tag to the asset and link it to an asset profile by scanning it. You’ll be able to link your RFID reader to the itemit app using BlueTooth and can scan from there. Much like with our QR Code capabilities, every time an asset is scanned the last seen location and the user who scanned the asset will update.


Why you Should Use RFID for Equipment Tracking

There are plenty of benefits when it comes to RFID scanning. The main one is the amount of time you’ll save using RFID for equipment tracking. As you’ll be able to track and manage your assets in bulk, logging whenever assets move will be a much faster process. Simply link up your reader and scan, and all the assets in the vicinity will be updated.

With equipment tracking, you might need a variety of different tags, and they may need to be stuck in complicated or difficult places. With RFID, you’ll be able to use tags with different durabilities that can survive all different types of weathering. Whether it’s for assets that are constantly under a lot of heat or for plant equipment tracking, RFID can help.

Equipment tracking with RFID is also a lot simpler as you can scan RFID tags from a larger distance with no line of sight needed. This means that you don’t have to see the asset’s tag in order to scan it, you need only be in its vicinity.


Other Tracking Using RFID

You’ll also be able to track and manage other assets using RFID. While RFID is helpful for equipment tracking, it can also be beneficial when it comes to tracking and managing high-value assets. Find out here how the Ministry of Defence are using RFID tracking with itemit to track and manage their high-value assets, such as paintings.

High-value assets benefit from RFID as you can hide the tag behind a painting, in a frame, or elsewhere. This means that you can hide asset tags if you don’t want them to be visible.

To find out more about itemit’s RFID equipment tracking capabilities, you can contact us or fill in the form below.


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