Book tracking and inventory solution in the cloud

Industry: Education

Salinas City elementary school district implemented our cloud based solution for tracking books with possibility of doing more often inventories avoiding risks of non-compliance with “Williams Rule”.

Book tracking and inventory solution in the cloud

Client: Salinas City

Salinas City elementary school district consisting of 14 elementary schools located in Salinas, California with mission to provide a well-rounded education with multiple opportunities for all children’s success

Accomplished goals

  • 35k+ books enrolled with UHF RFID tags
  • Several inventories per year or even month became possible with super-fast nature of UHF RFID
  • Removed risks of non-compliance with “Williams Rule”

Applied technology

  • Handheld UHF RFID readers for tracking and inventorying books
  • Gen 2 passive UHF RFID tags
  • Solution deployed on Azure cloud
  • TagVUE MX applications compatible with Windows Mobile 6.5 and Android OS

How did we do it?

  1. Super-fast more frequent inventory

    Super-fast more frequent inventory

    Previously, because of the high volume of books tracked, inventory was usually performed once per year. With nature of UHF RFID inventory where readers can read 10-100+ tags a second, inventory time and efforts were greatly reduced so inventory could now be performed several to dozen times per year

  2. TagVUE MX Mobile application

    TagVUE MX Mobile application

    TagVUE MX mobile application was used to perform the operations of inventory and lookup, pulling and pushing data from web API, etc. The application is available for readers compatible with both Windows Mobile 6.5 and Android operating systems.

  3. RFID label printers for encoding high volume of tags

    RFID label printers for encoding high volume of tags

    UHF RFID tags with ISBN compliant encoding were prepared and encoded for client. For encoding and printing label tags, RFID label printer was used to accommodate the need of performing such a robust and exhaustive task quickly.

  4. Cloud based book tracking and inventory solution

    Cloud based book tracking and inventory solution

    Data from performing inventory operations on the handheld devices were synchronized with TagVUE Asset Visibility situated in the Azure cloud. Data is exchanged with dozen of devices with high accuracy and performance.

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