Media release: Relegen Showcases assetDNA’s RFID Capabilities For Tracking Armoury Items And Managing Mission-Critical Assets
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 16 SEPTEMBER, 2014 – Relegen, a leading supplier of people and technology to asset-intensive industries, has just released a fourth new video showcasing assetDNA’s RFID capabilities for asset tracking and managing of mission-critical items such as weapons, protective equipment, search and rescue gear, and other items managed by armouries and supply departments.
The secure and timely management of key assets is vital for many organisations, especially those operating in industries such as defence, policing, corrections, borders and security, and emergency response services. Achieving this, however, can be a significant challenge with manual, disparate, disconnected systems. Relegen’s new video shows how assetDNA, a fully-integrated software-tagging-mobile solution, helps organisations automate these processes, enhance decision-making and provide certainty on the chain-of-custody for mission-critical assets.
assetDNA is asset intelligence technology originally developed for the Australian Defence Force which is also in use at the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service [ACBPS] for the secure tracking of armoury items. The system works to create a single point of truth and an agency-wide view of the identity, history, future events, and movement of all assets, in near real-time. Key to the system is the ‘DNA’ – a global unique identifier – which can be assigned to any and all assets including people, property, fixed or mobile inventory, files, evidence and more. This ID can then be passed onto operational assets using barcode or RFID asset tagging systems to automate the collection of operational data using assetDNA’s mobile apps. assetDNA ID’s also provide full item-level visibility of assets as they move through purchasing, supply chains, custodians, servicing, part-rotations, asset retirement, recycling and disposal, and more.
The new video will demonstrate how assetDNA helps organisations managing mission-critical assets improve:
- Security – Electronic chain-of-custody tracking, covert proof of ownership, reduce item loss
- Safety – Asset servicing and replacement, asset access/use permit alerts
- Visibility – Item-level tracking using global unique identifiers and barcode/RFID tagging systems
- Productivity – Mobile apps for check-in/check-out and cleaner, faster stocktakes and audits
- Compliance – Electronic audit trails for the issue, receipt and movement of assets
- Decision-making – Supply requirements, inventory and asset lifecycle management
Paul Bennett, Relegen’s Managing Director said “We hope this new video will give organisations a sense of what is possible with an RFID-based asset intelligence implementation. Deployments similar to the ACBPS implementation have reported up to a 73% reduction in inventory stock-take time using assetDNA and HF RFID hardware, and a UHF RFID-based system could offer even greater gains than this. For organisations performing assurance or compliance checks on large inventories on a regular basis, this may result in significant productivity gains and cost savings over time.”
The new assetDNA video clip is free to watch and runs for just over 5 minutes. Whilst the video is based on the armoury inventory management project Relegen undertook for the ACBPS, it equally applies to any organisation that has assets which need to be tracked in a secure and timely manner. It is playing now on the Relegen website from the evaluate page, as well as the Relegen YouTube channel.