15+ years. In 1999, I implemented our first RFID system using LF (low-frequency) tags. In 2002, I implemented our first UHF system.
#SupplyChainGeeks for RFID
RFID by Barcoding™ is a dedicated practice for the design, development, implementation, and advancement of Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID). Our mission is to empower our clients to achieve greater visibility in their business through the use of RFID technology.
Our experts have been involved with the practical implementation of RFID technology for more than 200 companies in industries ranging from manufacturing and distribution to healthcare, retail, government and education.
Meet Tom O’Boyle, Barcoding’s Director of RFID
Tom O’Boyle, director of RFID for Barcoding, Inc., possesses more than 15 years of experience in RFID technology and more than 20 years of experience in sales, product and channel management for leading technology companies. At Barcoding, O’Boyle leads the company’s dedicated practice, RFID by Barcoding, in the design, integration and deployment of RFID solutions for a wide range of industries including supply chain, manufacturing, healthcare, education and defense.
O’Boyle came to Barcoding in May 2013 as a result of the company’s acquisition of Miles Technologies, Inc., which he joined in 1999 as a partner/principal. Prior to Miles, O’Boyle held positions with Zebra Technologies and Silicon Engines, and successfully led RFID implementations at major companies such as Kodak, Hospira, CDW, Kenwood and Emerson. O’Boyle graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering technology and is certified in RFID Technology by Zebra Technologies, Alien Technology, Intermec and others. In addition, O’Boyle was a contributing technical editor for the book, RFID+ Exam Cram 2, and is a frequent industry speaker and author.
Meet Tim Waggoner, RFID Engineer
Tim Waggoner is a RFID Engineer with Barcoding Inc. He helps customers implement RFID solutions so their business will be more efficient, more accurate, and better connected.
Tim co-founded an RFID company in 2006 before joining the great team at Barcoding. He holds a BSEE in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He lives in Chattanooga, TN with his free-spirited wife Lynette, three kids, and dog Mocha.
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Q&A with Tom O'Boyle
The most memorable RFID project we did was for the Winter Sports Clinic for disabled veterans. This is a VA-sponsored charity event for disabled veterans at a ski lodge in Colorado. We tracked people as they were moving to/from different activities outdoors. Most of the participants were in wheelchairs or using canes and crutches. The goal was to ensure everyone who came to the activity was picked up and brought back to the lodge. All participants were issued a badge equipped with RFID tags and we setup temporary read zones around the facility.
I get excited to see an RFID system turn on for the first time. The overwhelming joyous look we receive when the first RFID read events happen as an asset moves throughout the facility and the movement is logged in the database without any user intervention – priceless!
RFID has been segregated into very distinct silos: Active RFID for RTLS and Passive RFID for other supply chain functions. We now see a combination system coming together – a hybrid system where both technologies are utilized under one system umbrella to solve the customer’s problem.
The Blues Brothers – distinctly Chicago.
I am an avid recumbent bike rider. I love the tranquility on the bike trail and get to push myself to new distance goals.