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RFID Site Survey

Our industry-leading RFID engineers will come to you to optimize your supply chain.

Purpose of an RFID Site Survey

The ultimate purpose of an RFID Site Survey is to validate that a customer’s requirements for an RFID enabled system can be met through:

  • The physical installation of RFID reader equipment and tags at strategic points in the facility
  • The configuration of the software solution that will interface with this hardware
  • Translation of the events generated by the hardware into meaningful information for the end users

RFID Site Surveys are completed by experienced RFID Engineers and include:

  • On-site visits to each location within the facility that have been identified as areas that need RFID read points
    •  If these areas have not yet been identified the engineer will work with the end users to identify the requirements they are trying to satisfy in order to make a recommendation for what areas to target for RFID in order to best make use of the technology
  • The engineer brings various RFID test equipment along in order to test performance in the customer’s environment
    • This ensures that the installed system will perform as expected
    • This also helps to identify any environmental interference that may be present at the location
  • The engineer will identify and document the physical characteristics of the environment
  • The engineer will validate that the proposed install locations adhere to the limitations of the RFID gear
  • The engineer will gather photographs of the various locations for inclusion in the Survey Documentation
  • The engineer will identify and document the recommended mounting locations for all readers and antennas
  • These recommendations will be based on experience gained from previous installations in order to maximize the performance of the installed system
  • The engineer documents the critical parameters of each read point using the RFID Site Survey Form
  • The ultimate deliverable of the activity is a detailed document that outlines specifically how the RFID equipment should be physically installed and how the software system should be configured so that the customer requirements are met

Solving challenges and making it work for your business is our #1 priority.

AB&R®’s Solution Process

Phase I | System Design

During this phase our experts will:

Visit your location to learn more about your specific business requirements and conduct a professional site survey. Test various hardware and tags/labels to identify those that will provide you with your desired outcome. Upon completion of a site survey, we will develop and deliver a comprehensive Solutions Requirement Design Study (SRDS) document that details our recommendations for the best products and services that address your specific requirements.

Phase II | Qualification Pilot

This phase includes the following:

Acquisition of selected equipment, software, supplies and services (as appropriate). Installation, operation and the collection of performance qualification data for the recommended solution.

Phase III | Implementation

Our final phase includes:

Installation, documentation, training and ongoing testing and performance evaluations of your equipment, software, and services into your production environment. Quarterly Business Review meetings to discuss progress to date, outstanding issues that may need further assistance, and ways to further maximize your return on investment.

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Solving challenges and making it work for your business is our #1 priority.

AB&R®’s Solution Process

Phase 1 | System Design

During this phase our experts will

Visit your location to learn more about your specific business requirements and conduct a professional site survey.<br /> Test various hardware and tags/labels to identify those that will provide you with your desired outcome.<br /> Upon completion of a site survey, we will develop and deliver a comprehensive Solutions Requirement Design Study (SRDS) document that details our recommendations for the best products and services that address your specific requirements.

Pilot

Phase II

Once all the data is gathered from Phase I, the pilot phase can begin. At this point, our team of engineers will begin placing and testing equipment. As the solution is tested, more data accumulates, and our team will make the adjustments to achieve the expected outcome.

Implementation

Phase III

The problem has been assessed, a solution has been developed, and rigorously tested. We are ready for Phase III, full implementation. This includes installing all of the hardware, wiring, software, and training your team to comfortably handle all of the new tools they’ll be using on a regular basis. AB&R® provides future follow up strategies to validate the performance of the solution and evaluation of ROI.

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