Update location details automatically via RFID tags
This module connects Vernon CMS to Smarttrack RFID software. It allows location information within Vernon CMS to be updated through the Smarttrack system. Smarttrack scans RFID tags attached to objects using fixed scanners, such as doorway readers, and hand-held scanners.
The integration of Smarttrack RFID and Vernon CMS enables clients to achieve fully automated collection tracking whilst retaining all of the location information within their core collection management system, Vernon CMS. A fully integrated system will enable collections to be tracked using either a handheld reader or fixed readers, with all location changes being automatically updated in the Vernon location file for each object. The integration has been designed to cater for working both online or offline, as many organisations have off-site stores or multiple sites that are not connected to the main network.
For most clients, managing the movement of collections can be a time-consuming and laborious process, with manual documentation of collection movements often updated in the CMS days or even weeks later. The integration of Vernon CMS and Smarttrack RFID ensures that location information is constantly up to date, and removes the unnecessary burden of manual data entry for location changes. This enables sites to achieve full visibility of their collections, thereby considerably reducing their exposure to risk, whilst also vastly improving efficiencies around collection management tasks, and streamlining audits, stock-takes and other tasks.
For more information about Smarttrack : www.smarttrackrfid.com
Recent blog post
One of the most popular articles on the Vernon Systems website (www.vernonsystems.com) has been RFID Technology in use at the Otago Museum. This was published in November 2011 and made some assumptions about the value of the technology, and the benefits that would be achieved. We decided it was time for a follow up. Has it been a success or a costly learning exercise? Has RFID tagging made objects easier to find, sped up processes and reduced the handling of