GuoGuang Opera Co. has been producing Chinese operas since it formed through the merger of three opera troupes in 1995. The works it presents are highly elaborate, with eye-catching visual effects and scenes incorporating acrobatics and kung fu. A performer may wear a costume composed of a dozen pieces, as well as carry a variety of props.
GuoGuang Opera Co. is known for incorporating modern technology, including special effects, into its traditional theatrical programs. This month, the company is turning to technology to solve the problem of locating costumes and props among the 65,000 items that it stores at a warehouse. With RFID tags and readers, GuoGuang hopes it can ensure that the pieces are easy to find when needed, and that nothing ends up missing at the worst time possible—right before a performance.
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