Datatrac Adds RFID

Dec. 4, 2003
Datatrac Corporation will incorporate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology into eTrac, the company's Web-based information exchange network. With the incorporation of RFID technology, eTrac users will be able to generate RFID tags through the eTrac network as orders are placed. The RFID tag associated with an order is applied to the package during pickup. With RFID tags on the freight,
Datatrac Corporation will incorporate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology into eTrac, the company's Web-based information exchange network.

With the incorporation of RFID technology, eTrac users will be able to generate RFID tags through the eTrac network as orders are placed. The RFID tag associated with an order is applied to the package during pickup. With RFID tags on the freight, the line-of-sight restrictions of bar code technology are removed, giving eTrac users more reliable track and trace capabilities, company officials said.

This advancement also reduces the need to breakdown pallets to discover content, and facilitates quicker and more accurate product information throughout the delivery chain. The solution works in conjunction with Datatrac's GPS enabled wireless solution, which provides real-time freight location and movement information.

Steve Aninye, Datatrac's CTO said, "Datatrac customers will derive significant benefits from this innovative offering, including greater accuracy through automated data capture, timely status by capturing the information at the point of occurrence, minimized inventory shrinkage, unattended audited pick-up and drop-off capabilities, reduced OS&D (Overage, Shortage and Damage) and improved time-keeping. The bottom line is that our users can tell who, what, when, where, without touching the freight."

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