RFID is “the tool for the times” and the right data center solution to efficiently meet today’s IT asset tracking requirements and Xerafy is at the forefront of those efforts. Manual and bar code-based tracking equipment used for inventories and audits are resource-intensive, static, and often inaccurate. That inaccurate inventory data negatively affects the company’s ability to properly depreciate capitalized equipment assets, maintain accurate financial records, identify data center equipment needs and comply with regulatory requirements such as SOX, HIPAA, PCI, the HITECH Act and the growing list of other regulations governing enterprise information and assets.
Most enterprise data centers contain a large number of equipment assets, such as servers, network hubs and switches, storage systems, and other devices. Some everyday activities involve moving equipment to a new location or placing it in a temporary storage area before installation or disposal. In addition, equipment is often located in remote field offices where manual audits are not feasible. RFID helps companies better manage their data center assets and the time, cost and risk out of meeting IT asset tracking and reporting needs. Continue reading
The city of Izmit, Turkey—just east of Istanbul— is optimizing the way it collects and disposes of its rubbish by using rugged RFID tags and mapping technology. Izmit Municipal Solid Waste deployed RFID to help create a digital map-based solution that’s improved customer service and boosted both the quality and efficiency of collection services. The solution was developed by Istanbul-based integrator Mobisis Teknoloji A.S. for Başarsoft, a Turkish technology company based in Ankara and Istanbul that creates geographic information systems (GIS) and infrastructure solutions. Mobisis and Basarsoft teamed to create a location-based solution that optimizes waste disposal with RFID by monitoring events along the rubbish collection routes.
Xerafy Micro XII RFID tags are attached to each garbage container to mark container locations on a digital map. The smart tags screw on the waste containers, or are attached by spot welding or epoxy adhesives. The RFID readers/antennas are mounted on the rear of the garbage truck where the waste containers are emptied. When the container tags are read, the system sends the information to the host server via GSM with the current position of the truck. Continue reading
Last week providers, academics, affiliates, and vendors working in all facets of healthcare supply chain converged on San Diego for the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) 2016 Conference. And Xerafy, along with partner VueMed, was there to share its RFID solutions for healthcare supply chain management with these professionals.
Xerafy is committed to providing RFID solutions for tracking assets and enabling the healthcare asset management process. We’ve worked with many healthcare professionals in hospitals, labs, surgical instruments services and other organizations and understand how RFID solution requirements for medical asset management differ among hospital departments. Xerafy has worked with several hospitals in the United States and Europe to implement RFID-based healthcare supply chain management, tracking items such as beds, wheelchairs and infusion pumps, and especially surgical instruments. Our experience has helped these hospitals save time and improve patient safety. And AHRMM16 was the perfect venue to share our experiences and strategy as well as provide hands-on demos for healthcare professionals responsible for the tracking and management of hospital assets. Continue reading
Conversations about the Internet of Things (IoT) in the media often center around future-thinking smart device applications, like the “smart home.” But there are already plenty of instances of the IoT making a difference in industrial applications. According to this piece from Business 2 Community,leveraging the IoT in the supply chain in the logistics industry is one area where the IoT will have a large impact – and will fee that impact much sooner than in other applications.
The IoT in logistics will build on decades of tracking experience pioneered by the likes of FedEx and Walmart. Companies are already tracking parcels and pallets using RFID tags at key transition points; the next phase will involve adding sensors to the mix and shifting to a more real-time model of data collection.
Gartner has released a report, “Internet of Things in Supply Chain: What’s Real Now?” that indicates the 25 billion connected devices in place by 2020 will significantly change supply chain operations. Continue reading
The oil and gas industry is constantly striving to improve its safety culture. The past several decades have seen a number of high-profile tanker, offshore platform, and well failure incidents that have had devastating environmental consequences and led to injuries and fatalities. Oil and gas companies are increasing their safety efforts, while the industry works with various regional governments to create workable standards and best practices. For example, members of the Nigerian government and oil and gas industry representatives recently held a seminar to help improve safety in the energy sector. And OPITO, an oil and gas sector safety training company, has seen demand for its courses more than double this year. As the industry continues to improve its operations, technology (including RFID) has a role to play in ensuring the safe operation of equipment at well sites and the safety of employees. In today’s blog, we look at how RFID improves safety throughout the oil and gas industry.
According to this article in the Oil & Gas Financial Journal, the industry utilizes the Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) for all offshore operations in U.S. waters. Using SEMS, oil and gas companies try to reduce human error and poor organization that can lead to accidents; continually improve offshore safety and environmental results; utilize performance-based operating practices; and collaborate across the industry to promote offshore worker safety and environmental protection. Continue reading