Baltimore MD (PRWEB) October 15, 2007
Barcoding Inc., a Baltimore-based leader in automated data collection systems, has been awarded The Maryland Daily Record's Innovator of the Year Award for their Active Shelf Inventory Management System.
Twenty-Four winners for this award were chosen from eighty nominations and were honored at a reception held on October 10th at the American Visionary Arts Museum.
Barcoding's Active Shelf System is an affordable method of conducting continuous inventory counts in retail stores, stockrooms, pharmacies, libraries, and warehouses. A single RFID reader is combined with an array of antennas placed within the shelves to create inventory zones. Zones can be divided by racks, shelves, or segments within each shelf. The zones are continuously monitored by the system so you know the actual status of your inventory at all times.
The RFID antennas within each zone monitor RFID signals from the tags that are placed on or embedded in your products. The antennas send identifying information through the patent-pending hybrid multiplexer which then transmits the data to a central RFID reader. This reader connects to a database through either a hard-wired connection or through a wireless infrastructure. Inventory levels are then available via a web interface or an XML feed from the system.
Active Shelf can be connected to external devices at the edge of each shelf, such as a light or a sensor. These devices can be used to detect motion near a shelf and have the inventory level checked immediately, or if an item is found in the wrong location, a light or message can alert an operator that something is out of place.
The RFID Active Shelf can be set-up to read either High-Frequency (HF) or Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID tags. As RFID standards evolve, the investment in the system is protected because you can adapt to different frequencies and tag formats.
Example Installation of Active Shelf
Retail clothing stores often have issues with items not being placed in their proper location. Misplaced items result in many hours of lost productivity each day when sales people have to look for product. Even worse, you risk lost sales when customers cannot find a particular item in a certain size. By implementing an Active Shelf system, each item is monitored, so your sales staff know if you have a shirt of a in a certain size somewhere in the store, and where it is. This will help turn-over your inventory more rapidly as well as improve customer service by allowing your staff to serve each customer more efficiently and help them find what they need in less time.
About Barcoding Inc.
Barcoding Inc., the nationally recognized leader in automated data collection, helps businesses and government agencies streamline their operations to optimize supply chain productivity. Barcoding Inc. specializes in offering complete data collection solutions for route accounting, warehouse management, and inventory control. Committed to providing complete solutions, Barcoding's in-house staff, with years of combined experience, performs 100% of the work. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Barcoding Inc. has sixteen regional offices throughout The United States.
Please visit http://www.barcoding.com for additional information or contact Jon Stroz at 1.888.860.7226 x121