RFID Solutions & Applications
RFID Asset Tracking for Walmart, Target & DoD Compliance
GAO RFID Asset Tracking has created an affordable Compliance Solution for Wal-Mart, Target and DoD (Department of Defense) RFID Mandates. The solution, demystifies and simplifies supply chain compliance such that small and medium enterprises (SME) can easily adopt the technology with minimal efforts and expense.
GAO provides their GenTopTM standalone RFID Reader/Writer. It supports both EPC Class1 GEN 1 and GEN 2 Protocols operating in the UHF 860-960 MHz band, supporting both North America and the EU. GAO RFID Asset Tracking or management also provides their rugged Toshiba TEC BSX4 RFID Printer and out of the box DoD and Wal-Mart compliant software.
RFID Asset Tracking for Safety Compliance
A number of states have or are about to enact safety regulations (such as e-pedigree) requiring the adoption of RFID technology. In addition, organizations such as The Office Of Law Enforcement Standards are developing appropriate functional tests and performance metrics to facilitate reliable use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for homeland security and first responder applications. RFID is being used to ensure the safe and proper use of life saving equipment.
California's e-pedigree law, which goes into effect in January 2009, requires that the manufacturer initiate a pedigree that is "interoperable" and that meets a new GS1 EPCglobal Drug Pedigree Standard. A unique serialized identifier must be on the smallest package, which is usually a bottle. Interoperable means that the e-pedigree systems must be able to exchange electronic records among all trading partners in the supply chain.
Another example of safety compliance utilizing RFID is Capital Safety's, i-Safe Intelligent Safety System. Using I-Safe, companies purchase a PDA device with a GAO RFID interrogator or reader. When a safety harness goes into a warehouse for storage or to a job site, for example, or gets inspected before a specific employee uses it, a company uses the PDA to read the harness RFID tag or transponder. Data about each harness such as its tag's unique serial number and any details keyed in by the construction company crews, such as inspection statusis made available to the construction company via a Web portal.