Trolley Scan(Pty) Ltd
EcoScanTM Store Monitoring System
EcoScanTM Store control-
A system of RFID hardware and software for monitoring the
movement of your equipment in and out of an equipment
store. This is a "system in a box" approach where the
buyer can instal the system themselves. Just add a
computer and you have a working system.
Many manufacturing companies keep specialised equipment and instruments in a special store which allows the equipment to be used by many users when their need dictates. For example the equipment might be power tools, specialised spanners, calibration standards etc. The equipment is used periodically, is fetched from the store when needed, and returned when finished. Tracking when the equipment is taken from the store, and by whom - and when it is returned when the task is completed is often haphazard.
The Trolley Scan EcoScanTM Store control system puts order into the process and provides a simple record.
How it works
Transponders are fixed to the individual items of equipment. Each transponder broadcasts a unique number which references the item description in the database. Staff also carry a unique credit card sized transponders in their pocket which references their name in the database.
The reader is set up at the doorway to the store so that it provides a reading zone at the doorway detecting all transponders passing through the doorway and passing their identity information onto the reader.
The software resides in the personal computer attached to the reader and provides the complete turnkey solution. It contains a database of all the items that are in the store and it contains a database of all the people who can take items out of the store. At any time, a person can query the database to find out if the item they want is in the store and its location, or who was the last person to take out the item so that they can speak to the person directly about when it will be returned.
The software updates automatically as people and equipment pass through the doorway.
The software also generates reports on request.
Transponders for equipment
All of these transponders are compatible with the reader made by Trolley Scan and any type can be used to label the equipment.
Transponders for staff.
What the system does not do
This system is not developed to control theft. It is to provide a paper trail of equipment movement by trusted staff with minimal additional staff overheads and giving users the benefits of knowing who currently has the equipment they need or if it is in the store at the moment.
Interfacing with RFIDassetTM monitoring systems
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