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Radiant provides asset-tracking service to Carnegie Mellon University

Iain Morris
November 26, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University is using asset-tracking technology from Radiant RFID to track IT assets and test equipment at its Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Radiant (Austin, TX, USA) already helps customers in the education sector with the tracking and management of more than 500,000 assets across hundreds of campuses and claims its technology will allow Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) to improve overall asset tracking accuracy and efficiency.

The company uses RFID technology to automate data collection, saying that traditional methods – such as bar codes and spreadsheets – are time-consuming and inaccurate.

RFID is capable of reading multiple tags at once without requiring a line of sight, meaning customers can more quickly and accurately locate assets, respond to audits and reduce spending.

Radiant RFID says it has been able to seamlessly integrate and share data with the numerous software systems in use at Carnegie Mellon, allowing finance and property management to focus on better asset utilization and tracking.

During an audit, the system will gather asset information that lets administrators quickly and accurately reconcile inventory from room to room.

The company says its customers track and manage millions of assets every day and that its technology can be used to monitor furniture, vehicles, laptops, data center assets and more.
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