Passive Tracking

FileTrail Inc. Launches New Division to Serve Growing RFID Market

RFTrail is FileTrail Inc.’s new division focusing on Enterprise RFID systems for managing and tracking physical assets through the company’s Unified Asset Management solution. RFTrail was launched in response to the increasing need for companies to manage multiple classes of assets within a single comprehensive solution.

San Jose, CA – January 15, 2013 – FileTrail Inc., the leading provider of records management and RFID solutions, today announced they have launched a new division that focuses on Enterprise RFID systems for managing and tracking physical assets through their Unified Asset Management solution. RFTrail – http://www.rftrail.com – focuses on Enterprise RFID systems for managing and tracking physical assets through their Unified Asset Management solution. This new division was launched in response to the increasing need for companies to manage multiple classes of assets with a single comprehensive solution. Hundreds of RFTrail clients have experienced the benefits of tracking physical assets using RFTrail's Unified Asset Management approach that yields immediate benefits. This advanced Smart software’s user-friendly interface allows users to view the status, location and history of assets, while its easy-to-use tools let users manage assets throughout their lifecycle.

“RFTrail is bringing the next generation of RFID software to the market place today,” said Darrell Mervau, President of FileTrail and RFTrail. “Our Smart software approach brings a set of tools which are configurable to meet any asset’s requirements - including security, compliance, chain of custody reporting and more. Utilizing our extensive and unmatched experience with RFID technology, coupled with our Smart software approach, we can deploy systems which have a substantially faster ROI,” concluded Mervau.

RFTrail’s solutions scale to meet the needs of any organization - from the Global Fortune 500 customer to the small and medium size enterprise. The Smart software approach allows RFTrail to tailor solutions for specific industries and to meet any company’s unique needs without the need for custom development. RFTrail’s RFID solutions allow organizations to benefit from ensured compliance, increased asset visibility, strengthened security and streamlined auditing processes.

“RFTrail fills an important and unmet need in the market for Unified Asset Management solutions,” continued Mervau. “We have systems deployed on five continents and RFTrail caters to a broad category of vertical markets seeking to gain control of their assets. Our customer-proven Enterprise RFID system has been exceeding the expectations of our customers since 2002.”

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Ensure Compliance with RFID

Organizations in all industries are facing the challenge of meeting regulatory compliance. With increasing government regulations and a rise in internal regulations, ensuring the compliance of assets has become both necessary and demanding. Fortunately, the utilization of RFID technology provides organization with an easy and efficient way to ensure compliance. With FileTrail RFID your assets are tracked as they move, allowing you to view an asset's current location and its location history. The knowledge of knowing where an asset has been provides critical data on asset usage. This heightened level of asset visibility also provides organizations with key information for purchasing, initial deployment, movement and disposition.

FileTrail's SmartMobile works to satisfy compliance by completing audits in a fraction of the time traditional audits require. This light-weight portable RFID reader works like a metal detector to conduct audits and locate missing items. Cut audit completion time by 85% and perform audits more frequently. The audit discrepancy reports help with reconciliation and accountability. Ensure your organization is equipped with the highest level of accountability, control and efficiency with FileTrail RFID.

Simplify Tracking with RFID Tagging Function

FileTrail's SmartMobile includes a feature for RFID tagging. Now, RFID Tags can be easily assigned using the portable RFID reader. This allows back-conversion of items or tagging of new items without requiring that they be brought to a central desk. This is a great breakthrough for clients using FileTrail to track file folders, boxes, assets, furniture or evidence.

Physical Records Management in SharePoint 2010

Are you managing your physical records in SharePoint 2010? FileTrail for SharePoint allows you to manage your physical records along side your electronic records within the SharePoint platform. With FileTrail for SharePoint you can apply native SharePoint functionality to your physical records. The solution also adds additional functionality such as compliance tools, RFID technology to track current location of items, federated retention and legal holds.

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The Truth Behind RFID Myths

With everything we hear about RFID technology, it's difficult to determine what is fact and fiction. There are quite a few misconceptions about RFID which may be causing organizations to steer clear from the technology. FileTrail delves into some of the most common misconceptions to clear them up once and for all. The cost of RFID tags are too high Passive RFID tags are actually very affordable. Each tag typically costs around $0.20- $0.40. The costs of RFID is also beginning to drop as more companies and organizations are implementing RFID technology.

RFID is primarily used in the retail industry Although there has been plenty of media attention on RFID implementation for retail purposes, companies in all industries are using the technology for a variety of reasons. Solutions such as FileTrail RFID can be tailored to track and manage files, IT assets, equipment or any type of physical item. FileTrail RFID has been deployed across a number of different verticals, some of which include: Medical Examiners Law Firms Cities and Counties Courts Pharmaceutical Companies Financial Institutions

RFID is not as accurate as barcodes Barcodes and RFID are often compared as many try and determine which is the superior technology. Both are used for similar purposes, the tracking management of physical items however they each have their advantages and disadvantages. Since many people are unfamiliar with RFID they will assume barcodes are more reliable and advanced. However, RFID tags can be read at further distances and they do not require a direct line of sight to be read. RFID is also less time consuming since individual tags do not need to be read one at a time.