Equipment and tool tracking for the research and manufacturing industries Audit preparation and preparedness I think everyone can agree that auditing of any capacity, however necessary, is not a particularly pleasant life experience. Those that have been through the process know how valuable it is to always stay on top of the small day-to-day tasks… Continue reading Equipment and Tool Tracking Systems: Asset Tracking for Calibration and Maintenance Management
A question we are often asked when speaking with potential clients is, “what is the difference in price between active and passive RFID tracking systems?” Seeing as this is such a popular question, we wanted to address it here on our blog. The short answer to this question is that there is no short answer.… Continue reading Active Vs. Passive RFID
We wanted to let you know that Enasys is ringing in the new year with a brand-new company President, Tom O’Boyle. Seeing as Tom will work closely with our key customers on system projects and proposals, here is an overview of why we trust him with running Enasys and why you can too! Tom brings… Continue reading New Year, New Enasys President
A real-time location system (RTLS) is a technology setup that allows users to track the location and movement of people, objects, or animals within a pre-defined space. All tracking is accomplished via an automated process, which means that no manual input of an item’s location is necessary. As you can imagine, automated asset tracking of… Continue reading What is a real-time location system?
Asset tracking is the process of organizing and documenting information related to assets, typically in a business setting. Today, asset tracking software makes asset tracking easy. However, asset tracking is still conducted via more time-consuming, outdated methods—like keeping track of information in spreadsheets and even with just a pen and paper. In this post, we… Continue reading What is Asset Tracking?
By Cody Remington Medical device manufacturing is an extremely complicated process using advanced manufacturing techniques. However, the methods for tracking processes and keeping records in many companies has not changed since the industrial revolution. Handwritten travelers or shop travelers are still used today, despite the easy chance of human error. This was the case with… Continue reading Automated MES System for Medical Devices
COVID-19 has changed the way the world does business. Common work functions that were previously never issues, have become life and death concerns, especially when it comes to social distancing. On top of that, a study from Global Workplace Analytics estimates up to 30% of the population will be working from home in 2021 .… Continue reading RFID Asset tracking and Social Distancing
“We also have a machine gun that is missing.” In May of 2018, an Air Force base in Minot, North Dakota, sheepishly had to report that during the much-publicized investigation into missing explosives, they also happened to be missing a fully automatic machine gun. The weapon was later recovered from an airman’s off-base residence. In… Continue reading Missing U.S. Armory Weapons: How EnaSys is Preventing Loss of America’s Military Assets
Environment: The scope of work occurred at a high-profile aerospace facility in the southern United States. The location houses aeronautical research efforts relating to both air and spacecraft safety, utility, and performance. Challenge: The large and varied inventory housed therein made for complex asset management. Coupled with extensive security and confidentiality requirements, the organization needed… Continue reading EDP’s RFID Asset-Tracking Solutions Go Above and Beyond!
Barcodes and RFID (radio-frequency identification) are critical elements of many asset tracking industries. From healthcare to education, and manufacturing to security, each track and trace technology brings different strengths to the table. Many businesses and organizations leverage both options for the most benefit. Here’s why: 1. Dual Function Saves Time and Cost Tracking operations can… Continue reading Benefits of Dual Function RFID-Barcode Asset Tracking
How’s that for a headline? In a situation that brought a new client to EnaSys, it was revealed that work halted at a military installation for a full three days as teams searched for a missing specialty wrench. Three days! Before you put this down to the old trope of bureaucratic inefficiency, read how much… Continue reading A Missing Wrench Halted Defense Work for 3 Days!
Tracking weapons for the Air Force is serious business. Military armories require an in-depth view of every weapon and munition in their cache. The stock must be accounted for, recorded and in the proper hands. Prior to the EnaSys install, the process for the Air Force tracking weapons was tedious and prone to mistakes. Logging… Continue reading EnaSys Takes Air Force to New Heights with Weapons Tracking
Engineered Data Products recently had the opportunity to sit down with one the nation’s largest school districts to discuss tracking educational assets. In a district with over 50 schools, 5 million square feet of floorspace, 5 employees, and 35,000 students, assets tend to go missing on a daily basis. To test how EnaSys could improve… Continue reading Tracking Educational Assets at One of the Largest School Districts
Since its initial use of tracking aircraft during WWII, RFID technology and its many applications have spread like wildfire across a variety of industries – with most of those advancements having been implemented in just the past two decades. RFID has famously been used for retail retargeting ads, tracking marathon runners, and has even been… Continue reading The Seemingly Unlimited Potential of RFID
by Aryn Birge EnaSys was recently approached by the Bureau of Land Management for a very unique type of project. At the BLM’s records room in Santa Fe, New Mexico, there are thousands of historical documents and land deeds — many of which are old and fragile. On one hand, the BLM needs to secure… Continue reading When the Bureau of Land Management Calls
by Dan Schaefer Didn’t get a chance to finish S. Morgenstern’s “Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure” over your summer break, but the looming threat of late fees has you apprehensive about stopping by the library? We’ve got some great news for you. Libraries across the country are doing away with late fees… Continue reading Libraries are Starting to Eliminate Late Fees. Does RFID Technology Play a Role?
by Peck Sidara The number one rule of golf is to be considerate to other players and play the course and ball as you find them. So, some congratulations are in order to J. B. Holmes, won the PGA Genesis Open this past weekend at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. Myself and… Continue reading Pace of Play: RFID and Golf
by Aryn Birge While you may have had a splendid time in the Caribbean, your luggage, on the other hand, spent the vacation holed up in a Detroit baggage claim office. If this all-too-common situation sounds familiar, we’ve got some great news for you. Delta Airlines recently sought to cure the age-old problem of lost,… Continue reading How RFID Technology is Improving Airline Luggage Handling
by Dan Schaefer No matter the size of your business, you should have a disaster recovery plan in place. Here’s why. Picture this scenario. The day is October 4, 2013 and you are the largest employer in Spearfish, North Dakota. The town receives an unexpectedly heavy snowstorm, and in just a short window, 48 inches… Continue reading Why Every Business Needs a Disaster Recovery Plan
by Peck Sidara The Problem You are a manufacturer of premium noise-canceling headphones. While your brand’s headphones rival those of the leading headphones, they also sell for roughly half of what your competitors are charging. The cups in your headphones are crafted from exotic woods and customers can have their headphones laser-engraved for a small… Continue reading Should You Consider Going DIY on RFID? No, and Here’s Why…
by Peck Sidara Recently, EnaSys partnered with a U. S. military base seeking to improve compliance, accountability, and reduce liabilities associated with personnel-issued armaments. They needed a solution that mitigated risks associated with lost or stolen assets. The other half of this project was to reduce the amount of time it takes to conduct inventory,… Continue reading Weapons & Armory Asset Tracking with RFID
by Dan Schaefer Those that know me know that I’m a track and cross country running fan. Just this summer, while on vacation in Ireland, I diverted my family from the scenic Wild Atlantic Way to Cork just so I could watch the famous Cork City Sports track meet. A bit selfish of me but… Continue reading On Marathon Running and RFID Technology
by Peck Sidara EnaSys recently had the chance to step up to the plate and take a swing at resolving asset tracking issues for a notable sporting goods manufacturer. RFID labels and asset tracking software through EnaSys proved to be a proverbial home run. A little backstory. Success has its own way of creating new… Continue reading Using RFID in Manufacturing Sports Equipment
Transparency Market Research (TMR) recently published a report predicting massive adoption of RFID next-generation healthcare asset tracking tools. This $5 billion market is slated to triple its current expansion rate and reach upwards of $15 billion by 2026. What is fueling this surge in interest? Hospitals, long-term care centers, and other medical facilities are looking… Continue reading Why Healthcare Asset Tracking Could See a Huge Explosion in the Next Few Years
With more than three decades in the asset tracking software solutions market, Engineered Data Products (EDP) remains the top choice for many companies and industries. Appware is a discovery hub connecting technology buyers with best-in-class hardware and software bundle providers. EDP is excited to announce a partnership with Appware Solutions. This collaboration will see two… Continue reading A Simple Asset Tracking Solution
Physical and Digital Records, the Best of Both Worlds. With the recent passing of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana, the office staff at his family’s business were interviewed by a local newspaper. To many the response was just another testimonial to the man’s reputation as a cross-aisle peacemaker and all around great fellow. But, those… Continue reading File & Document Tracking with RFID
Did you know that there is no such thing as a “universal RFID tag?” Different asset material types require specific types of labels in order to be effective — a fact many businesses unfortunately discover by doing a DIY approach. When a new client approaches us for recommendations on RFID tags for asset tracking and… Continue reading Choosing the Right RFID Tags
Destroying hard drives and tape-based media to protect sensitive customer and corporate information seems fairly straightforward. Yet, personnel and workflow issues regularly complicate the process of data destruction. Is RFID the solution to ensuring data media are securely and effectively destroyed? Whenever data drives are destroyed, the entire process must be documented in a retrievable… Continue reading Data Destruction: Tracking Tape Media Through End-of-Life
Tracking and managing assets in large warehouses and storage yards can be challenging (to say the least). With drone inventory management solutions using RFID, EnaSys is changing the asset management and inventory control landscape. In addition to the sheer vast square footage of warehouses and outdoor storage yards, some assets are continuously on the move.… Continue reading Drone Inventory Management: Overcoming Warehouse Challenges