What It Does
The GAO Computer and Electronics Stores Inventory Management System uses the RFID technology to improve the inventory management of your business. This will not only save you time, but also will minimize errors in inventory process. You will also be constantly updated on where your goods and personnel are located. This technology is easy to apply on every surface and it will be sufficient to have a device such as a PC, tablet, or other mobile devices with which an employee can record every data just walking around the store or its warehouse. This will enable you to avoid manual scanning item by item that will speed up the process considerably.
There is a number of problems with inventory management systems in a shop specializing in the sale of electronics items. Each store has its own storage space where the goods usually have a bar code that indicates the type of item, the brand and its main technical characteristics. If these stickers are dirty or damaged, they would not be easily readable. This may increase the risk that the employee will locate the item in the wrong place and not treat it with due care. This problem can occur with any item in the store making it difficult to control the inventory and its management.
How It Works
To address these issues, GAO has developed the GAO Computer & Electronics Stores Inventory Management System based on the latest UHF Gen 2 RFID technology. It consists of:
(1) One or multiple handheld PCs, such as tablet PCs, PDAs (personal digital assistant), EDAs (enterprise digital assistant) or pistol grip intelligent terminals
(2) An RFID object tag for each item
(3) An RFID location tag for each shelf or area where the item is located
The handheld PC is preinstalled with both an RFID reader and the GAO Computer & Electronics Stores Inventory Management Software. It also normally has built-in Wi-Fi capability to communicate with a server via a local Wi-Fi network for data transferring, an optional barcode scanner and a high-definition camera.
An RFID object tag is attached to each item for its identification. A suitable tag can be chosen from GAO’s wide selection of tags to fit the specific properties of the store. There are RFID location tags for all surface types including metal, plastic, even for a specific item such as glass. An employee can then walk through the aisles of the electronic store with the handheld PC in their hand, automatically taking the inventory by walking within the range of the item. The RFID reader has a further range than a conventional barcode scanner, automatically tracking the location and inventory of each item simply by walking within the range. Therefore, no manual scanning of each item is needed. This dramatically improves accuracy and efficiency over conventional methods and reduces damage as the items do not need to be handled by the employee to scan them.
- No system installation is required since tags are simply placed on technological items and shelves or something indicating locations, and each handheld PC has been preinstalled with an RFID reader and GAO Computer & Electronics Stores Inventory Management Software.
- GAO Computer & Electronics Stores Inventory Management System utilizes RFID technology and dramatically improves accuracy. It has addressed the issues of the barcode-based conventional systems such as a line of sight requirement and reading errors due to barcode damage.
- Suitable for items of all types
- Suitable for electronic stores of any size
- One or multiple handheld PCs from GAO, which will be preinstalled with a UHF Gen 2 RFID reader and GAO Computer & Electronics Stores Inventory Management Software
- A UHF RFID object tag for each item
- UHF RFID location tags indicating which shelf an electronic item is located
GAO Computer & Electronics Stores Inventory Management System can be effectively used to manage inventories of all types of items in an electronics store or a room that sells or stores computers.
Inventories can include all technological items, such as smartphones, computers, televisions, video game consoles, kitchen appliances, home communication and alarm systems.