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Inventory and Asset Tracking Via Mobile Devices

If you are reading this, then you know how mobile technology has affected your company. No longer is content stuck in a book on a school library shelf, nor are survey instruments and tools sitting in a storage room at your engineering company. Students read and receive information on iPads and tablets and many times surveyors are in charge of their equipment for days or weeks in places far from their home office. So, if you cannot physically check to make sure you have all your assets, how do you keep track of them?


Simple: Mobile technology + Scanning technology + Internet connectivity.

Barcode technology has been around for a long time. QR code technology, around long enough to prove itself, magnified scanning capabilities. We all know the power of the Internet and mobile devices. By harnessing the power of QR codes, mobile devices, and the Internet (with cloud-based software), you get a new class of business tools which can track assets on-the-go.

Asset tracking tools are plentiful, but one tool that could be used by everyday businesses and organizations lacking dedicated IT support is GoCodes.

Here’s how it works – When a GoCode identification tag is scanned with a smartphone, it connects the phone to the free, cloud-based asset tracking website, and sends information including GPS location, to the site. Other information, such as service and maintenance records or depreciation information can be linked to the unique QR Code of any individual item. GoCodes highly-secure, globally unique identification labels feature a patented technology with GPS tracking. This technology significantly reduces the likelihood of assets becoming lost, misplaced, or stolen. In fact, an independent field trial demonstrated that over 50% of assets lost were recovered with the GoCodes system.

The table below shows GoCodes features and the different deployment options.

GoCodes Cloud Management Software also works with RFID and NFC technology as well as QR codes. These special GoCodes asset tags can be scanned by many Google Android powered smartphones and tablets just like a QR code scanner. These tags can also be scanned with other RFID scanners including handheld and proximity scanners. By using RFID/NFC tags and Android devices GoCodes is able to provide a powerful and affordable RFID tagging solution that can be scanned in the field with common Android Smartphones and Tablets.

For help in selecting an inventory and asset management system that meets your needs, check out these tips.

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