Executive Briefings

Indoor RFID Tracking

Passive RFID systems can be used over short-ranges where the objects to be tracked pass through a small number of known narrow points that can be automatically monitored – such as a pallet of goods passing through a door in a warehouse. Passive RFID systems are only capable of recording the movement of objects at those specific choke points and loose visibility outside of those points.

Active RFID provides superior performance where real-time tracking is required throughout a larger or more complex area, such as within a hospital, industrial or office building with many corridors, doors and rooms. Battery powered active tags have far greater signal range and the active readers are generally cheaper, thus making deployment more cost effective overall. An active RFID system is viable where the objects to be tracked are higher value, mission critical, have a consequential impact if not quickly located, or there is an additional security, regulatory or health and safety requirement for such information.

TagMobile is the brand name of the RFID Centre active real-time location and tracking system which incorporates both hardware and software in an integrated solution.   TagMobile is a highly configurable system that provides superior indoor positional accuracy to all other systems as it uses patented tri-technology allowing the intelligent tag to ascertain its location with 100% certainty. TagMobile will locate and record the movements of people and objects anywhere within its predefined reader network. It can govern those movements with a system of rules based on associated events and actions such as an asset passing into a particular zone within the building. The following diagram shows TagMobile system architecure within a hospital environment:

TagMobile is scalable from a standalone department system to a campus wide network and can be customized to meet user’s specific process requirements. TagMobile can be installed as a completely wireless system using WiFi or Ethernet TCP/IP or a combination of the two to send positional data back to the central system with the lowest implementation costs.  With appropriate password security authorised staff can then access the server to view the location of those assets or people from anywhere within the organisation.  

Tag Mobile gives customers the ability to manage the following:

  • People and Asset Visibility
  • Asset and Item Protection
  • Evacuation Management
  • Dwell Time or Time and Attendance
  • Area Detection
  • Access Control
  • Mobile Resource Optimisation

Organisations will achieve the following benefits by using TagMobile:

  • Secure facilities
  • Protect personnel
  • Reduce asset loss
  • Locate assets/equipment
  • Optimise mobile resources
  • Increase workforce productivity
  • Compliance to process
  • Perform real-time stock
  • Improve estate utilisation
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