Every organization needs their supply chain network to work under more transparency
which provides more control over the supply, and in turn earn more earnings for
the organization. Not only this issue remains with an organization but local and
national regulatory bodies also follow the same theme, in order to give better,
controlled administration to its citizens.
Need for the location tracking and real-time data collection.
Growing demand for the supply chain visibility makes RFID automation tool which
helps to secure automated data using the sensor based network. RFID not only works
as an identification tool for the given object or subject, but also provides a number
of other benefits along with it:
• The data can be collected easily and quickly when compared with
other means of data collection.
• The data can be stored with an encryption which makes it more
secure, the data can be accessed at any given point of time.
• Rugged form of data keeping when compared to other means of data
keeping: you cannot destroy RFID based data easily as compared to other sources
of data keeping. All of these benefits made RFID a lucrative tool for a business
Real-time access to the data is very important to change the business requirements,
introducing new business policies and removing the bottlenecks to increase the profits,
replenishment of stocks and so forth. In short we can say that, real-time data makes
the organization competitive and finds enough time to make survival plans to be
in the competitive market scenario.
There are various scenarios where there is a huge requirement of bulk data collection
from one point and getting real-time data is necessary. Places for a large storage
of goods and objects in an inventory, which includes places like manufacturing units,
dock yards, distribution centers, warehouses, store front etc. Situations can be
chaotic when there are a few misplacements, with no real-time data in hand about
the replenishment, stock etc.
Application Workflow process
The primary goal of ReALTrack-Locator is to locate the items or palettes tagged
with RFID tags at any locations. ReALTrack-Locator optimizes the handheld for better
performance and uses the handheld full capacity to acquire data.
The ReALTrack-Locator reads the data from the RFID tag attached to the object and
compares it with the information stored on the database server. If the data transmitted
to the ReALTrack-Locator matches with the data stored on the database server it
means that the object is available and present in the inventory. If the data transmitted
does not match with the data stored on the database server, it means that the object
or the product is new and the database server needs to be updated. This results
in accurate correlation of the Tag data with its respective object to which it is
ReALTrack-Locator can be used in a wide variety of scenarios where bulk data collection
and database transfer is necessary, also locating things within short span of time
ReALTrack-Locator has easy convergence with existing enterprise applications, where
ReALTrack-Locator takes the complete burden to collect the data from sources and
transfers it to the destination. ReALTrack-Locator supports many types of database
technologies on the storing end.
ReALTrack-Locator customized version comes with ReALTag Coder which programs EPC
Class0+, Gen1 and Gen2 tags, with 3 operational modes. Customized ReALTrack-Locator
involves more modules of user's choice rather than general modules. ReALTrack-Locator
GPS module only comes with GPS Tracker devices and available on order based requests.
GPS module also has mapping system to locate the object which is tagged with RFID
and to detect other GPS transmitter devices.
Supports a number of RFID handheld readers from PSION Teklogix, Motorola, Intermec,
Supports Different Database Technologies.
Support All EPC Standard Tags.
Provides low cost, high performance solution.
Fully customizable according to the user needs.
Easily integrate with existing Business Applications.
Benefits of ReALTrack-Locator.
Less processing time to collect the data and removal of unnecessary overheads.
Scanning using ReALTrack-Locator is not a serial process, like traditional Barcode
scanning, so the business can perform identical tasks much more quickly. This means
processes moving goods through a supply chain are more efficient leading to a reduction
in the need for larger inventories, and the overheads used to collect the data will
Accurate collection of data checks errors and omissions.
The data collected through ReALTrack-Locator by scanning has greater first time
pass accuracy, this reduces the number of errors that are generated and retries
Increased productivity by cutting unnecessary costs.
Identifying items by ReALTrack-Locator involves less work than using barcode scanning
and other less automated ways. This leads to greater process effectiveness in many
tasks such as receiving and putting away, picking and shipping goods.
Improved Utilization of Resources.
Information obtained by RFID scanning can be used to improve planning. Processes
can be improved, time can be saved and assets can be utilized better.
Reduces Risk & Increases Control of Assets.
ReALTrack-Locator using RFID tracking enables better audit and asset control. The
ability to track and trace items better means assets can be located more easily.
The opportunity for enhanced data collection leads to increased accuracy of record
keeping and improved asset maintenance. Regulatory compliance can be achieved more
Strengthen the Management Practice to realize the organization goals.
ReALTrack-Locator enables processes and procedures to be measured better. Until
a process can be measured accurately it often can't be improved. Decisions that
are based on limited, inaccurate, out-of-date information are often poor decisions.
By finding and eliminating uncertainty less or “out of stock” situations
in advance and providing for replenishment, thereby reducing lost sales and increasing
choice leading to more sales.
Improved Security and Service.
Being able to validate information relating to an item enables increased security.
ReALTrack-Locator contributes to more effective access control, reductions in shrinkage
and other losses and the ability to provide fast and efficient services at the point
of need using RFID. ReALTrack-Locator's ability to authenticate information can
prevent activities like counterfeiting and fraud.
Remote and mobile assets can be monitored using the GSM network.
Reltronics Technologies also offers the ReALTrack-Record Management System (ReALTrack-RMS)
which is the solution for implementing the ISO standards and ease of use functionality
in record management. ReALTrack-RMS is utilized to track and store records. ReALTrack-RMS
supports the tracking of the entire file lifecycle from its creation to its destruction.
ReALTrack-RMS also integrates with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems.
ReALTrack-RMS supports RFID systems from various manufacturers and provides versatility
in its implementation. ReALTrack-RMS also supports all types of barcodes that
are generally acceptable in a record management environment.
Reltronics Technologies' ReALTrack-RMS understands that a good asset management
system is important for the growth of the company as it helps in better utilization
and management of resources to realize the productive goals of an organization.
ReALTrack-RMS is an asset tracking, data collection and management software, which
utilizes many technologies such as RFID, Barcode, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, etc. ReALTrack-RMS
supports both active and passive readers simultaneously with both fixed and handheld
RFID hardware functionalities.
ReALTrack RMS supports third party Asset Accounting applications such as the Microsoft
Dynamics Great Plains, Dynamics CRM, NextGen, SAP, JD Edwards, etc. Being a registered
Microsoft partners, Reltronics Technologies offers customized integration of Microsoft
products using RFID technologies.
The ReALTrack-RMS is designed on the basis of the management of physical records.
ReALTrack-RMS has several functions in support of creation, usage, and destruction
of records. Some of the functions include:
ReALTrack-RMS enables the user to create new files, view the files, add files to
the existing list, track the existing files, Edit the files, and delegate the files.
ReALTrack-RMS also provides an interface to the ReALTrack-Record Processing System
or ReALTrack-RPS which enables allocating a resource who is responsible to cater
to the user requests for files/records. ReALTrack-RMS is designed in such
a manner that the user gets maximum benefit in work efficiency thus increasing the
Return on their investment. ReALTrack-RMS can be deployed organization-wide.
Within ReALTrack-RMS, the various menus assist the user(s) in tracking the files
more efficiently. The interfaces are user friendly and are designed for customer
usability. ReALTrack-RMS is feature rich and features can be turned on or off to
facilitate customization as per the user's request.
Main Features of ReALTrack-RMS:
Provides for both fixed and mobile type of tracking, simultaneously.
Centralized database and administration for better management.
Support Gen2, Gen1 and other EPC tag formats.
Support several types of database technologies.
Has inherent file security features.
Assists the user to track lost files and to be notified immediately.
Assists in exporting the tracked records to a spreadsheet (e.g. Excel).
Provides an option of sending the tracked file information to a desired email ID.
Supports and integrates with SmartInstrument in addition to other RFID middleware
Provides customized reports on Tracked files, non-tracked files, acknowledgements
Provides a request placing system (ReALTrack-RPS) for quick requests and processing.
Allows transparency in File delegate status.
Has searchable help text within the application.
Supports disparate RFID hardware including fixed and mobile readers.
Facilitates request handling from remote desktops and provides acknowledgement for