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How you capture, track, and integrate data in your supply chain is critical to customer experience and growth. This is more true today than ever before.
Since 1998 Barcoding has been helping companies use data capture or edge technologies to eliminate inefficiency and errors produced by manual data entry.
We build data collection systems (sometimes called Automatic Identification and Data Collection, or AIDC systems) specifically designed to make a wide variety of processes and workflows more efficient, accurate, and connected.
IoT sensor technologies are helping companies cut costs, time, and errors from manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and retailing operations. One of the fundamental tenets of IoT is gathering data in order to optimize processes, products, or services.
Unloading an inbound container, for instance, which might take about two and a half hours to individually scan, sort, and count cartons, now takes less than half an hour with RFID-tagged cartons.
With IoT-based systems, our approach is critical. Since these solutions require more engineering than a barcoding system, our team will prioritize learning your goals and processes first.
If we do not believe you can achieve ROI with this type of technology, we will always tell you upfront.
Our IoT ecosystem today includes:
Today, RAIN RFID tags cost as little as five cents!
Since the tag is passive, it harvests energy from the reader and uses that to operate and respond; consequently, it has a very long shelf life. It also has a generous range. With RAIN RFID, you get read rates of up to 30 feet away in indoor environments, which leads to more possibilities for collecting data in a variety of use cases.
Combined, these capabilities lead to some interesting applications in how industries are implementing RAIN RFID to connect and virtualize their businesses.
Bluetooth, familiar in smartphones, is now tracking assets in the form of Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons. They can keep track of information like an asset’s movement, location, and temperature. They're powered by battery and can be configured using apps, giving them the ability to broadcast outbound signals. It’s even possible to use encrypted passwords to make sure transmissions are protected.
BLE solutions can be deployed quickly; it’s just a matter of coding tags and connecting them to the asset. It’s particularly suited to high-value items and those that are prone to variable patterns of movement that aren't confined to a specific area.
Cameras are now an effective way of gathering data. Smart dashcams, like those from our partner Surfsight, provide valuable data on how to help keep truck drivers safe and fleets running efficiently.
Learn about the latest Supply Chain Trends, Technologies, and Best Practices on Barcoding’s Geek Speak blog!