Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification technology which has received attention recently because of its potential in asset tracking and logistics support.
RFID technology has developed rapidly over the last 30 years and today is more affordable and powerful than ever. Active and Passive RFID solutions when combined with GPS tracking and cloud based applications are providing powerful tools for the mining and energy industries faced with the enormous task of tracking equipment, product and personnel over multiple sites in harsh conditions. RFID solutions can automatically track materials and equipment in real time, both globally and locally, significantly enhancing supply chain efficiency.
RFID can be used to track tools, assets and safety equipment providing significant benefits for the resource sector. Organisations can accurately identify, manage and control tools and safety equipment such as lifting slings or breathing apparatus by utilising small form factor robust RFID tags that are low in cost and designed to withstand the rigours of day to day abuse, abrasion, impact and heat whilst remaining 100% reliable and usable when they need to be read.