Kingston University adopts RFID for media-equipment tracking. WAROK and Nordic ID extend their cooperation in the German speaking countries and Eastern Europe. Nordic ID is featured in Phi Data's video about tool tracking and management.
MEDIA-EQUIPMENT TRACKING WITH RFID AT
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY IN LONDON
The RFID Journal published an article about Kingston University
RFID to track loaned media-equipment.
Kingston University is adopting TrackerPoint's TrackCAB solution
to automate its return and inventory processes of media-equipment,
such as laptops, cameras and computers.
Even though the equipment can be borrowed for free, late returns
are followed by a fine. Students were therefore complaining about
short opening hours, making it hard to return the equipment on
time. Thanks to the new RFID-enabled locker system, students are
now able to return loaned equipment outside office-hours.
The TrackerPoint's TrackCAB solution saves the personnel time
and effort by automating the inventory system. They can log-in to
the system at any time and receive real-time information about the
state of their equipment. The personnel uses a Nordic ID Merlin UHF
RFID Cross Dipole mobile computer to perform periodic inventory
checks of all tagged items within the storage area.
RFID-enabled locker for return of
WAROK increases their distribution OF Nordic
Nordic ID is optimizing its sales structure in the German
speaking region. WAROK GmbH, a value-added distributor of Nordic
ID, will increase the distribution of Nordic ID products in the
areas of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as in parts of
"We appreciate the confidence that Nordic ID has shown our
company and we will expand our storage capacity accordingly," says
Dominik Rotzinger, CEO of WAROK GmbH. "Nordic ID products were an
important part of our extensive Auto-ID portfolio and will play an
even larger role from now on. It is important for us to focus on
the Auto-ID business and the diverse needs of this fast growing
market by offering it an extensive variety of products."
More information about this subject available in German
VIDEO BY PHI DATA FEATURING NORDIC ID
Belgian Nordic ID partner Phi Data just released an informative
video about the benefits of RFID in tool management
from an end-user perspective.
The construction tools in the video are rented out or used on
project-basis by Cofely Fabricom. With the use of rugged tags
and Nordic ID Merlin HF RFID mobile computers, the tools are
tracked efficiently in real-time.
The advantages of the new system compared to the old offline,
paper based system is a much faster, real-time registration and
less errors. The result? Efficient operations and happy
The video is in Dutch with French subtitles, but it is visually
informative and "speaks for itself". More info can also be found here.
This week's article
series: 1-ON-1 with Philip Calderbank
The time has come to have a chat with Philip Calderbank, VP
Global RFID at SML Group Ltd. Philip knows a great deal about tags
and the tagging process of different item categories. He has an
extensive background in RFID for the retail market.
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