Inventory management solutions today fails to include information on locations of asset items. This bottleneck results in prolonged time spent on item search in a store and warehouse. RFLocus provides a passive-RFID locating solution to improve efficiency of inventory management operations.
A telematic patented platform to locate and describes positions of asset items
Asset item tags (aka. reference tags) read by a handheld reader are accurately registered with tagged shelves.
- As a shelf is selected on a digital map, all associated registered items are listed.
- Location of selected items on a shelve and item information are highlighted and clearly described.
Locus Mapping is widely adapted in global retail, manufacturers, and logistics companies. See below for some use cases in retail stores.
The virtual store view – Remote inventory management is facilitated with real-time positioning on asset items placed in a retail store via digital signages and/or with mobile applications.
Inventory managers can clearly find out all the inventory information on a registered map from desktop PC or tablets. Within the map view, they can also search specific items and/or confirm the locations for the purpose of restocking.
Asset item search and positioning is useful as sales information in shelving allocation operation workflow.
❶ Accuracy — Locus Mapping view can pinpoint a specific shelf of scanned items.
❷ Installation cost — Relative to ceiling-mount-reader solutions, additional investment into new hardware is not required as RFID scanning is by existing handheld readers.
❸ Digital map — The location of selected item is highlighted on the digital map. It is also easy to setup shelves on the map.
P3 Finder SDK
Location navigation radar app for items with RAIN RFID
US10295661, US11009596, EP3349035
A 3D graphical display presenting positioning information of multiple asset items tagged with RAIN RFID. This display consists of a cross-section and a top view, and multiple asset items are showing on both views with real-time distance change information as a RFID reader moves closer or away from the items placed around within the reader’s scanning perimeter.
P3 Finder solution enhances inventory management to search for items in stores and warehouses. A Software Development Kits (aka. SDK) is available for custom Android development.
2,500 licenses have been contracted since its release in October 2017.
Phase based tag locating technology
While RFID is a useful technology, there is a challenge on the last mile information on where a tag placed away is from an antenna reader as it couldn’t identify the tag’s
locations in high accuracy.
The underlying technology developed performs continuous readings with more than 400 times per seconds to determine position of multiple asset items on the 3D views. The accuracy on positioning tagged items is within 20 degrees or less, and the results are not affected by tag sensitivity and reflection.
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