RFID: Next Generation Tracking

Building an RFID label: Why each layer is critical

RFID tags are quickly becoming ubiquitous in modern day society.  They allow you to take an object and immediately make it ‘smart’  by connecting it to other devices and systems. There is so much that goes into an RFID label; below we’ll explore a few of these factors and why they need to be considered when vetting an RFID solution.

It’s helpful to think of an RFID label as a series of layers.  Each layer requires engineering in order to ensure that the system holds up to and meets the needs of the appropriate application.

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RFID: Next Generation Tracking

Utilisation of the smartphone for streamlined processes through RFID

A quickly growing and sensible trend in lab automation devices is the consolidation of containers, polymers, buffers and/or reagents into single closed loop packages.  This trend makes sense as it can significantly reduce lab overhead by decreasing the overall time required to prepare a sample run.   This not only leads to faster test results, but reduces the amount of labour required per test since there is less setup time involved.

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RFID: Next Generation Tracking

RFID Solutions: Hardware, Software, and Integration Expertise to Fully Utilise RFID Technology

There is a growing expectation that everyday objects are connected and able to either relay data or be managed by a device. This incredible wave of the Internet of Things (iOT) is helping to drive down payback periods of RFID solution investments, as RFID can be a key contributor to device connectivity. Because of this, RFID solutions have become more adaptable, cost effective and able to add value to more objects and processes than ever before. 

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RFID: Next Generation Tracking

5 Ways RFID Can Be Utilised In Global Diagnostics

How might RFID data be used in global diagnostics?  The possibilities are limited only by the imagination of innovative healthcare professionals designing next-generation diagnostics instruments right now, but a few of the possibilities include authentication, predictive maintenance, quality controls and automated data logging, specimen tracking in different locations and cloud-based services.

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10 Things You Never Knew A Barcode Could Do: Part 2

Barcodes can help track processes in numerous ways. From managing WIP and complimenting workflow automation to data management and withstanding harsh environments, barcodes play a vital role in process management. However, did you know that when expertly implemented, barcode systems also provide a variety of business improvements? 

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Label Pros, Label Printing Systems

Understanding the difference between thermal transfer, inkjet, and laser printing

An important aspect of running a well-equipped business includes determining what methods and applications will best suit your needs, while allowing for process improvements. The same can be said with that of your barcode and label printing needs.

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Label Pros, Efficient Process Planning

Improving Efficiencies Through Barcoding And Labelling

If you’re tracking tyres through a manufacturing plant, or specimens through analytical equipment, or blood through a testing process, you already understand the value of a barcode label.  The basic function of a barcode enables asset tracking and identification so that your business is organised, automated workflows are smooth and uninterrupted and human errors are reduced.  There are however, additional benefits that can accompany a barcoding strategy to assist with improving efficiencies.  Below are a few ideas to consider adopting in conjunction with your own labelling strategy:

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Label Pros, Label Printing Systems

Pre-printed labels, or print-on-demand? How to choose when given the option

When it comes to generating barcodes, there can seem like a multitude of options and decisions that need to be made.  While we’re always available to guide you through this process to ensure you get exactly what you need in terms of your identifiers, there seems to be one question in particular that gets asked more frequently than others:  Should Computype print my labels, or should I do it myself on-demand?  While there are some factors that can dictate one route over the other- which we’ll discuss here- in some cases it really can come down to personal preference and process.  Below are some considerations to assist in ensuring you’re on the right label printing path.

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How & Why to Consider Adding Colour to Your Current Labelling Strategy

The classic barcode label:  a vivid white material behind a series of pristine black lines that form to create the trusty barcode.  As sharp an image as this may be, to the human eye one barcode looks just the same as the next; the scanner is typically the source for differentiating and translating the unique information carried by each individual code.  In a society where we want information at our fingertips, it only makes sense that demand in many segments has evolved to include additional means of recognition as it relates to the barcode label.  Adding colour perfectly accomplishes this task; below are a few reasons to consider adding a splash of colour to your current black and white barcode labels:

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10 Things You Never Knew A Barcode Could Do: Part 1

Barcodes continue to pave the way towards newer innovations making them an integral part of a business process from tracking to data management and more. But, do you know ALL of the things a barcode can do?

1. Survive extreme chemicals, water, and abrasion Whether wiped with a chemical cleaning agent or submerged for hours, speciality-engineered barcodes can resist some pretty potent mixtures. DMSO, methanol, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, xylene, staining, cryogenic liquid nitrogen, water (yes, water is even considered a chemical in most labs).

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