Industrial tablets (or hardened PCs) provide a unique platform where I can execute the work needed in some of the most challenging environments and complete regular office productivity tasks. The key benefit of this platform is that it enables me to take it to almost anywhere I need to go to do my work.
One aspect of these devices often overlooked is their capability as a data collection solution.
Automated data collection, sometimes referred to as AIT (Automatic Identification Technology), uses scan technology to electronically read labels/tags with an extremely high degree of accuracy. The result is rapidly produced reliable data.
Consider this – the common error rate experienced with manual data entry is approximately one error occurring within 30 keystrokes. The error rate with AIT is one error in 1-3 million keystrokes – a 33,333%+ improvement!
While AIT barcode capture is 30x faster than manual entry – RFID is 8-10X faster than barcodes. So you can see why there’s interest and investment in leveraging this technology. And now it’s available for use with industrial tablets – truly exciting news!
“Productivity depends on many factors, including our workforce’s knowledge and skills and the quantity and quality of the capital, technology, and infrastructure that they have to work with.” – Janet Yellen
Many of the most common industrial tablet devices already offer a barcode scanning option (not a camera, but an actual image scanner). Those that don’t often use an easily attachable (USB or Bluetooth) scanner. Now, It is easy to expand tablet data capture options to include RFID by adding an AsReader device – which gives you both barcode and RFID.
Whether expanding the use of your current tablet investment or looking at a new project completely, this combination can get you into “production” in a matter of days versus weeks or months. Besides the rapid ROI that this bundle offers, the proven components of the solution ensure this is a low-risk venture.
If you would like more information on how mobilePLUS is the premiere mobile RFID solution for asset or unique item tracking, don’t hesitate to contact us or one of our partners. Let us share our ability to provide a rapid RFID solution for Workday, PeopleSoft, DPAS other platforms in both government and commercial sectors.