In order to effectively know the locations of your assets, you need to have some form of barcode asset tracking software. You also need to select a handheld scanner so that your technicians in the field can do as much mobile asset tracking work as is necessary to make certain that the location and details of the assets records are accurate.
To be able to easily pull up the correct barcode asset tracking record, assets need to have unique identifiers on them. Regardless of whether you are doing hospital asset tracking, computer asset tracking, or any other type of asset tracking, by far the most common unique asset identifier is the barcode which has been around for almost forty years. Alternative asset identifiers have come onto the market in recent years. Depending on what your business objectives are for mobile asset tracking and what your environment and budget are like, these new technologies including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) may be a good fit for you.
With RFID, you have electronic tags that handhelds or stationary equipment can detect within a specific range or area. It is not as accurate as standing in front of the asset and scanning the barcode and seeing that the asset is sitting in Mary’s cubicle, but the RFID technology may fit with some of your business objectives. If you are interested, we would be happy to discuss your ideas with you.
If you are looking for barcode tracking software, we provide what you need. Our barcode asset tracking software allows you to work in stand alone mode or in pass through mode (integrate to your existing enterprise asset management system). We use all the standard barcode formats and many that are not so common. Let us help you make your mobile asset tracking goals easier to accomplish.