The two sister companies operate out of a single large facility in Rochester, N.Y. AmChar is also marketing AdvanTech's RFID solution to its retailers. The solution involves the attachment of EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to guns, and the use of fixed and handheld RFID readers to determine goods' locations as they are received at ATI's and AmChar's Rochester warehouse, as well as when they are shipped to gun shops or other customers. Retailers could then use the readers themselves to track the firearms' arrival and sale.
Over the past 12 months, AdvanTech has been developing the solution's firearm-tracking software, known as A&D Secure, which manages RFID read data, says Paul Lowe, AdvanTech's director of technology integration services.
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