HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, recently announced the HID Keg Tag family of RFID transponders that combine RAIN RFID and Near Field Communication technologies into a single tag for advanced supply chain management of returnable transport items. The new HID Keg Tag is ideal for advanced supply chain, logistics, inventory management and improved customer engagement for industrial returnable transport items such as bulk containers, gas cylinders, kegs and other curved RTIs. HID Keg Tags can be affixed to steel containers for long-range tracking, logistics and management from the warehouse during preparation to distribution and shipping. The tags also enable Internet of Things capabilities such as product authentication as well as the ability for customers to directly engage with items and vendors via smartphones.
“HID Global has been at the forefront of helping organizations streamline processes by securely connecting equipment, devices, inventory and billions of other things to local and web-based business applications using RFID,” said Eric Suligoj, Director Business Development, Smart Components, Identification Technologies with HID Global. “Our new HID Keg Tags optimize the full range of inventory lifecycle management processes by enabling long-range management and bulk scanning logistics throughout the supply chain and for customers. The tags’ cloud-connected capabilities improve the customer reordering process and provide valuable marketing data to help optimize inventory and refine marketing campaigns.”
The tags improve the efficiency of RTI operations while ensuring that the steel containers are safely transported and returned. Distribution center teams can use the HID Keg Tags’ RAIN RFID technology to help manage RTI refills, cleaning and shipping. At the recipient location, NFC technology enables customers to easily identify RTI content, manage expiration dates, process re-orders and interact with the vendor.
About HID Global
HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries.
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