While the leading technologies that are being used for asset tracking in manufacturing today – RFID [Radio Frequency Identification] and Barcoding each have benefits, they also have several shortcomings. With Barcoding, an item (or box or pallet) fundamentally must be scanned into or out of a location, and even then, its true location isn’t necessarily known. Similarly, with RFID (both active and passive) the item must come into close proximity of a (typically expensive) RFID reader, usually at a choke point for its location to be known.
With Bluvision’s Asset Tracking solution, an entire facility can be outfitted with our Blufi gateways, efficiently and cost effectively, and the location of every beacon is known, in real time, with great accuracy. Further, you can quickly create geofences to help track items in and out of specific areas or locations. We also provide history of movement which can be used to study trend lines and for predictive analysis. All this, with minimal hardware constraints, quick and easy deployment and low cost of ownership.