RFID stands for Radio-Frequency IDentification. RFID refers to small electronic devices that consist of a small chip and an antenna. The chip typically is capable of carrying 2,000 bytes of data or less.
The most common method of identification is to store a serial number that identifies an object and other information; on a microchip which is attached to an antenna (the chip and the antenna together are called an RFID transponder or an RFID tag). The chip via the antenna transmits the identification information to a reader. The radio waves reflected back from the RFID tag are converted into digital information which can be transferred on to computers, and analysts can make use of it.
Clip-Lok SimPak can adapt RFID tags to your boxes to have the most modern tracking system and product data available on the market.
RFID technology has been available for more than fifty years. Due to lack of standards in the industry RFID has taken so long to come into common us. Most companies invested in RFID technology only use the tags to track items within their control. Clip-Lok SimPak’s customers have seen benefits of RFID come when items are tracked from company to company or from country to country while using the returnable packaging system..
Goods need to be transported in strong, safe and secure packaging, but sometimes there is also a need to track the boxes through the supply chain. Clip-Lok products can be fitted with a small built-in GPS tracking device which allows the sender/receiver to monitor the progress and real time location of their goods.
The GPS tracking system which is traced by satellite can be monitored on an open webpage or by mobile cellular phone. With this feature you can either trace the Clip-Lok box by text message, where coordinates will be send to your mobile phone (which can be displayed on Google Maps) or you can choose to track it through a free web-based Live tracking page.
The GPS can be configured to meet your requirements. You can individually tailor the GPS system to meet various specifications, including an alert if the goods are set in motion, or it can send you messages hourly so that you can monitor its progress.
The GPS is equipped with a battery which can last up to several years. When the battery is low you will receive an alert, which enables you to change the battery while you are still able to locate the box!