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Monday, December 15, 2008

Tool Management

More about ThingMagic's RFID based tool management system which is being used by Ford and DeWalt. An obvious application of tagging to keep track of valuable assets, focused on mobile businesses:

" ... Tool Link's core technology is an RFID reader built into the truck bed that reads microchips on the tools to sense which ones the bed contains. Each microchip, or RFID tag, is fitted with an antenna so that data can be sent between the reader and the tag. In this case, the reader might request the number of the tool from each tag contained in the truck bed. The RFID reader provides all the power in the transaction, meaning that the tags on the tools don't need any sort of battery supply ... "

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