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At the Alvear Palace, a luxury hotel in Buenos Aires, it's important that staff members are always polite and never out of uniform. RFID cannot help with the former, but the hotel is utilizing the technology to ensure the latter by tracking and managing the lifecycle of its employees' uniforms.
The system employs 13.56 MHz passive tags and interrogators. It replaces an older, manual system that often resulted in misplaced uniforms, says company principal Sergio Del Pino, and sometimes led to inadequate supplies of clean uniforms for workers clocking in at the start of a shift.
The occasional short supply of clean uniforms was a big issue for the hotel, Del Pino says, because many uniforms are imported from Europe and, therefore, could not be quickly replaced. What's more, employees were sometimes forced to wear ill-fitting garments while awaiting replacements for lost uniforms, which reflected poorly on the luxury hotel.
Source: RFID Journal, http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/4288/1/1/
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