Out with the Old, in with the New

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Radiant RFID is pleased to announce that Pace, the Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority, awarded RFP 407050 to Radiant RFID for a new asset-tracking system that will be used to perform asset inventories at Pace headquarters, operating divisions and carrier locations.

Radiant RFID is pleased to announce that Pace, the Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority, awarded RFP 407050 to Radiant RFID for a new asset-tracking system that will be used to perform asset inventories at Pace headquarters, operating divisions and carrier locations.

Pace’s requirements for a new system included high portability, capacity to communicate in all types of environments and ability to interface with Pace’s existing accounting system. Radiant RFID’s Virtual Asset Tracker (VAT) met and exceeded all of these requirements and is now being used to track and inventory all assets at Pace.

Pace implemented the latest version of Virtual Asset Tracker which includes VAT Desktop Client, VAT Mobile Client installed on Motorola MC3190Z RFID Handhelds, VAT Web Client available to all inquiring users, VAT Web Reporting and Online Asset Transfer. VAT replaces a system and various devices that were beyond their designed and useful life and allows Pace to continue to use existing bar code labels while moving toward an ultimate goal of placing RFID tags on all assets.

During the implementation phase, Radiant RFID imported all Pace asset and location data and created a cloud-based database available for Pace system administrators. Prior to coming on-site for training, Radiant worked directly with Pace end users from finance, MIS and operations to create a complete system for testing and evaluation. During the weeklong training, Radiant focused entirely on key-system functionality and improving Pace inventory processes designed to increase inventory accuracy and decrease the amount of time and effort required to conduct inventory. At the conclusion of the training, Pace was able to conduct an end-to-end inventory on a subset of its assets.

About Pace
Pace, the Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority, provides fixed-route bus service, Dial-A-Ride Paratransit service, vanpool service, and special event bus service throughout Chicago’s six county suburban region including suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. The agency is the sixth largest bus service provider in the United States and Canada.

About Radiant RFID
Radiant RFID provides complete solutions using RFID technology. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Radiant’s customers include corporations, schools and government agencies. Radiant’s solutions are designed specifically for asset tracking, access control and student accountability. For more information call (512) 351-4915 or visit Radiant’s website at http://www.radiantrfid.com.

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