Automated Check In/Out
applications where high-valued or sensitive items are moved around
frequently, or checked in/out of a facility, RFID tags can provide
location data, as well as associated information about the person
who checked the item out. This type of operation can be employed
in government, libraries, companies, medical operations, and anywhere
there are high-value assets being moved around.
For example, RFID tags can be used in a hospital to track medical
records as a patient moves from admitting to intensive care to X-ray
to post-operative recovery and finally to outpatient services. As
the records are moved from area to area, the RFID tag can be read
to give a location, the person who transferred the records, the
person who accepted them, and so forth.
Tools can be checked in and out of a large maintenance facility
without having to stop and fill out bulky papers or forms. Vehicles
can easily be checked out of a fleet depot, and even gates opened
and barriers raised using RFID tags.