EVERYDAY THINGS EXPLAINED
In business, everyday things are the assets and inventory used in day to day operations.
things that go out but don't all come back, like rentals, tools, and totes
valuable things that must be audited periodically
things that are used up in operations and processes
things that are made to be sold, like consumer items and finished goods
As you investigate how to track your everyday things you will find three tag technologies you can use: RAIN RFID, sensor devices, and barcode.
Sensor devices are too expensive for the sheer volume of everyday things, and the batteries expire. Barcode is limited by short-range one-by-one scanning.
Trilliott favors RAIN... here is why:
Passive. A RAIN sensor is a passive tag that harvests power from the radio beam of a RAIN scanner, so RAIN tags require no battery nor complex circuitry.
Inexpensive. Billions are used yearly, so RAIN tags are highly standardized and inexpensive.
Unique. A RAIN tag has an Electronic Product Code (EPC) for the thing's owner, the kind of thing it is, and its serial number – uniquely identifying that thing around the globe.
How options compare for tagging everyday things