ST. LOUIS, April 2, 2019 — RF Controls LLC, a leading provider of advanced, state-of-the-art asset tracking solutions, announced today that it will be teaming up with Confidex, a leading designer and supplier of short range wireless identification solutions, to demonstrate its new CS-445B Smart RTLS Antenna System at RFID Journal LIVE! 2019 in Phoenix, April 2-4. Confidex has partnered with RF Controls to supply its passive RFID tags for the solution.
The CS-445B is the only true, passive real-time location system (RTLS) capable of providing highly granular inventory and asset location data across the global supply chain. It provides precise, hands-free, and continuous location data on RAIN RFID passive UHF tags at distances that were previously not possible using legacy RTLS technologies – more than 25 feet. By providing fixed overhead scanning in a warehouse or distribution center environment, the CS-445B can monitor as much as 2,000 square feet of space in three dimensions, tracking the location of tagged items to within 18 inches, as well as movement of items from zone to zone.
“The CS-445B Smart RTLS Antenna System can enable new levels of supply chain visibility,” said Adrian Turchet, SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, at RF Controls. “No other product on the market can deliver real-time location data at such long distances and with this high degree of accuracy.”
The CS-445B’s performance is driven by complex, proprietary mathematical algorithms that allow the antenna to identify, locate and track items in milliseconds, providing meaningful x,y,z coordinates in a three-dimensional space, regardless of the number of antennas reading any particular tag. The higher the antennas are mounted, the greater the read range they provide.
In addition, the system utilizes a drag-and-drop user interface architecture that eases setup and configuration for rapid deployment in the field. After initial set-up is completed, the CS-445B Smart RTLS System will monitor and report the precise location of each passive tagged item throughout the reporting area.
“With the increased demand for high velocity at a lower cost in the modern supply chain, there is no room for error,” said Joe Hoerl, Director, Americas at Confidex. “The long range and high-degree of accuracy offered by RF Controls’ CS-445B antennas, combined with Confidex’s range of industrial passive UHF tags can provide the end-to-end visibility required by manufacturers, distributors and retailers to remain competitive.”
The CS-445B is already in use in the supply chain, helping customers ensure the accuracy of outbound shipments without manual scanning or reconciliation, for work-in-process tracking, and for high-value asset tracking. Other potential use cases include part and tool tracking; tracking totes, carts and work orders; inventory management from receipt to sale; and pallet build and breakdown operations.
RF Controls and Confidex will demonstrate the solution at RFID Journal LIVE! at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Az., April 2-4, 2019, in Booth #114. The RF Controls CS-445B Smart RTLS Antenna System is a finalist in the RFID Journal LIVE! Best New Product Award.
To learn more about the solution, you can view a demonstration HERE.
About RF Controls
RF Controls LLC is a leading provider of advanced, state-of-the-art asset tracking solutions. The company’s patented Intelligent Tracking and Control System (ITCS(R)) provides real-time location system (RTLS) functionality, using only passive, ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to identify, locate and track items. The system is now in use at some of the world’s largest and most influential companies. For more information, visit www.rf-controls.com
Confidex designs and delivers short range wireless identification solutions built on RAIN RFID and HF based tags and labels, Bluetooth Low Energy beacons – the key enablers linking assets in business-critical processes. The company has enabled short range wireless Enterprise IoT solutions since 2005, making supply chains, manufacturing processes, transactions and authentication of goods more efficient. With its global network of resellers and distributors, Confidex, the technology and growth award-winning Finnish company, serves its customers representing a broad range of industries in Europe, Americas, Middle-East and Asia. For more information, visit www.confidex.com
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