RFID Asset Tracking

Project Challenge:

A private School in California would receive and maintain hundreds of tablets, laptops, printers, and other equipment for their classrooms and students. The equipment would be lent out on a regular basis to students and teachers. The school tried to track who has what by keeping notes and/or paper logs. Over time these documents would be misplaced and would result in items being lost or not returned. Using a manual system, there was no easy way to track who had what, and doing inventory counts and reconciliations were very time consuming and often inaccurate.

Solution:

Put low cost RFID tags on each piece of equipment when it is received at the school. As each item is distributed to a classroom, teacher or student, the item is checked out with the software to a location, or to the person(s) at that location. Inventory reconciliation is done by room on a bimonthly basis using a standard PDA RFID Data Collection Terminal or a Tablet Computer using a RFID scanner.  Through the use of software and asset tracking, the school can easily account for their assets in real time.

Benefits:

  • RFID Asset Management Software Quickly Installed
  • Asset Reconciliation Accomplished Quickly, Saving Hours
  • RFID Scanner allows for quick checkout or movement to location
  • Web Reporting (on secured intranet) for real-time KPI's of current location, reconciliation and loss prevention reports
  • Quickly know who has what and where
  • Significantly reduces lost and stolen equipment

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