If there is one creature in the world I would want to know its 24-7 whereabouts, it would be a spider. I’m talking about spiders the size of a Gatorade top – furry black ones, with long legs that fall right in front of your face in the middle of a meeting on your 1st day of work (yes, this actually happened).
However, realizing that there are a variety of tracking technologies available, I think I have found a clever way to put my arachnophobia aside – thanks to RFID.
I don’t want any spiders crawling around me or within 25 ft. of my desk. Here’s my thought. “If every spider in the office was attached to an RFID device, I would know exactly if and when a spider has entered or left the building.” Genius, isn’t it? Now how to convince my boss…
How can you track a spider with RFID technology?
So what exactly is RFID ? Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag. RFID technology is an ideal solution for asset tracking, in which sets of items are tracked multiple times throughout a facility.
The motivation behind the introduction of an RFID-based tracking system for inventory-related items (and spiders?) is to improve the data collection of consistently-moving products/inventory in a facility. If only I were able to track every spider in the office, then I wouldn’t have to worry about the L-Tron team seeing me freak out (again) when one crawls up next to me…
What tools would I need to set up my spider-free enclosure and track a spider with RFID? To start, I’d need:
- An RFID printer
- An RFID reader or mobile computer with RFID capabilities (like the Honeywell Optimus 5900 RFID mobile computer)
- RFID tags
Unfortunately for me, tags small enough to place on a spider still do not exist, but here’s hoping they will soon.
In the meantime, the RFID products listed above will deliver an RFID solution to track products, inventory, and other assets around your facility. If you’re interested in deploying an RFID tracking system in your workplace, let’s get in touch. Give us a call at (800) 830-9523 or fill out a “Contact Us” form here.