How does RFID Technology work?
RFID technology stands for Radio-Frequency IDentification. It refers to small electronic devices that consist of a small chip and an antenna. The purpose is the same as a bar code or a magnetic strip on the back of a credit card; it provides a unique identifier for that object. And, just as a bar code or magnetic strip must be scanned to get the information, the RFID chip must be scanned to retrieve the identifying information.
The RFID chip, the SafeEx system uses, stores a unique identification number. The information to the chip is written when registering the equipment. This is information such as model data for the specific piece of kit, the chip is mounted on. This means, that when scanning the chip for the first time, you have to associate it with the equipment by entering all data prompted by the handheld device. The information is then uploaded to the SafeEx web system. From here, you can approve the information and attach any photos, certificates, manuals etc. to the equipment. The next time you scan the chip, the system recognizes the equipment, and loads all information, attachments and checklists – making it easy for you to conduct the checks directly on the handheld device.
Equipment reliability increases through the power of knowledge. Real time management of equipment, utilizing the RFID technology, improves the equipment maintenance process. It provides your personnel with the information necessary to manage the equipment. This means, that downtime can be reduced, as fixes are made when necessary. By using RFID Technology, SafeEx also provides a time-stamp of what, when and where. This is your certainty of the inspector’s presence – and receiving information in time.
You can read more about the RFID chips, SafeEx uses, here.
… Or see for yourself!