InvoTech Announces GIMS UHF-RFID Linen and Uniform Tracking System

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New UHF-RFID System (GIMS) Eliminates Hand Counts, Creates Greater Laundry Efficiency, Reduces Lost Items to Save Money

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InvoTech’s new UHF-RFID tracking system scans, inventories, and generates reports for entire carts of linens or uniforms at one time because the technology has a much greater reading distance than legacy systems.

InvoTech Systems, Inc., provider of the GIMS™ uniform and inventory control system for hotels, casinos, resorts, and theme parks worldwide for nearly 20 years, announced the launch of its GIMS™ Ultra-High Frequency Radio Frequency ID Uniform and Linen Systems. The new UHF-RFID system creates greater efficiency and accountability by automating tracking of thousands of uniform and linen items per minute via electronic scanning without hand sorting or counting. Please click here for more information on InvoTech’s RFID asset management solution

The advent of new, durable UHF-RFID tags that withstand the rigorous laundry process coupled with greater affordability of those tags makes UHF-RFID asset tracking possible. It is a financially attractive alternative to older methods that use barcodes and HF-RFID. “InvoTech’s new UHF-RFID tracking system scans, inventories, and generates reports for entire carts of linens or uniforms at one time because the technology has a much greater reading distance than legacy systems,” explained Jeff Welles, InvoTech Vice President. “This creates a huge efficiency boost for the labor-intensive job of hand counting or hand scanning individual uniforms and linens.” The asset tracking with RFID system also protects a company’s investment in linens and uniforms. It maintains a real-time record of where each piece is located, whether in storage, the laundry, or in use.

UHF-RFID readers reduce labor, automatically record linen and uniform status
“InvoTech places specialized UHF-RFID readers and antennas in key locations around a property to track and report on the movement of hundreds of linens or uniforms per minute,” said Welles. “Tracking is done automatically so that when linens or articles of apparel pass by a reader station, the system records and logs the movement without any labor required at all.”

UHF-RFID laundry tags are fitted in pouches sewn into linens and uniforms. Inventory then may be tracked in large batches rather than by single-piece hand counts. The GIMS™ solution also automates the daily tracking of shipped and received linens and uniforms from laundries, and monitors inventory levels in all of a property’s storerooms.

As part of its normal services, InvoTech specialists provide on-site system installation and training, as well as ongoing 24-hour customer support and software updates.

UHF-RFID Benefits on Display at HITEC 2011, Booth #236
At the upcoming HITEC 2011 tradeshow June 20 to 23 in Austin, Texas, InvoTech will demonstrate its automated inventory control system. Visitors will be able to witness first-hand how GIMS™ tracks the movement of linens and uniforms, automatically, with no labor involved. The InvoTech demonstration will cover three critical areas of uniform and linen operations:

  •     Pick up by employees of clean uniforms and drop-off of soiled uniforms
  •     Addition and removal of linens for various storerooms around the property
  •     Send and receive linens and uniforms to and from laundries

About InvoTech Systems
InvoTech Systems, Inc. – a Microsoft Certified Partner – is a leading provider of high quality and innovative inventory control systems for hotels, casinos, resorts, theme parks and sports arenas. The company’s GIMS™ asset management and tracking systems manage Uniforms, Linens and Laundries, and its SAMS™ systems manage Security and Guest Services operations. Both GIMS™ and SAMS™ provide ultimate control and accountability, streamline operations, improve quality and loss control, and reduce labor. The GIMS™ ultra high frequency radio frequency identification (UHF-RFID) System, in particular, fully automates uniform and linen tracking and allows managers to eliminate labor from cost centers and utilize that labor instead to enhance revenues. With more than 500 customers worldwide, such as MGM Resorts International, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Universal Studios and Madison Square Garden, InvoTech Systems is rooted in a culture that emphasizes long-term client relationships, superior customer service and on-going technology innovation and integration. For more information, please visit http://www.invotech.com

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