Asset Tracking

MPR Location System is an RFID cloud based asset management solution designed for simple installation and scale-able implementations. It can easily be installed across a network of locations allowing assets to be tracked across multiple sites and for the life of the asset.

MPR Location System operates seamlessly within an organisation, identifying assets during its life and use and tracks their location live!

Arcus has been developed in Australia and Singapore for the world market. Arcus does not require local servers reducing cost and greatly simplifying installations, maintenance, and infrastructure. Cloud Computing is becoming the most common server infrastructure.

Each RFID portal can be used for multiple functions, so for example a security portal is also used to update a last seen asset location.

Arcus can interact with building control systems opening doors via the building control system or directly via the reader.

The MPR Location System is made up of Association stations, Portals and PDA devices for Stock-taking and Searching capability.

Once items are associated with a RFID tag, they are tracked as they pass and Detection Unit.

Traditionally location-based technology has relied on an antenna being installed physically on a shelf or on an array of antennas that can be used to tri-laterate the real-time location of an item within a 3 dimensional space (RTLS). This approach has been refined as technology has improved over the years but it is still not really able to be implemented in a cost effective way on a large scale such as within an entire library or workshop. Apart from the substantial RFID hardware cost for a reasonable sized facility, the retro-fitting of the hardware into the existing infrastructure is a major problem. We could summarise the key challenges of this approach below:

  • Shelves and rooms with different sizes and shapes;
  • Partitions, shelves and equipment made from differing materials (wood vs metal);
  • Electrical power & network installation and concealment for each shelf;
  • Retrofitting the size of reader and antenna, cabling into the existing facility;
  • Radio signals can travel when shelves are made of metal, when there is space between shelves or shelves are open backed;

All of these points have significant impact to services and facility design. We fully understand the challenge to overcome these problems and do not think the cost of RFID is justified when implemented in this fashion. Therefore we have created a solution that captures the tagged resources last location every time they pass a detection point. This approach is cost effective in that many of the detection points already exist and additional points can be added as and when necessary to improve the location result. We call this our Multi-Point RFID Location System (MPRLS).