We offer built-in integrated technologies to identify physical assets and inventories. Barcodes and RFID tags present opportunities to easily and quickly identify a physical asset. As a business you may choose Barcodes for your CMDB assets, RFID (Passive or Active) tags, or simply the equipment's serial number affixed to the asset or any combination of the three (3).
While most vendors do not offer this functionality or charge extra, we do not. There is no additional cost associated with the technology, apart from the associated cost to tag the individual item.
Barcodes are often overlooked as a method for cutting costs and saving time. A valuable and viable choice for businesses looking to improve efficiency and reduce overhead, barcodes are both cost-effective and reliable. Both inexpensive and user-friendly, barcodes provide an indispensable tool for tracking a variety of data, from pricing to inventory. The ultimate result of a comprehensive barcoding system is reduction in overhead.
The optical nature of a barcode requires labels to be "seen" by lasers. That line-of-sight between label and reader is often difficult, impractical, or even impossible to achieve in industrial environments. In order to function properly, a barcode reader must have clean, clear optics, the label must be clean and free of abrasion, and the reader and label must be properly oriented with respect to each other. RFID technology enables tag reading from a greater distance, even in harsh environments.
In addition, the information imprinted on a barcode is fixed and cannot be changed. ActiveWave RFID tags, on the other hand, have electronic memory similar to what is in your computer or digital camera to store information about the inventory or equipment. This information can be dynamically updated.
A real-time location system (RTLS) is one of a number of technologies that detects the current geolocation of a target, which may be anything from a vehicle to an item in a manufacturing plant to a person.