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Carl Brown
Warrenton, Virginia
RFID and Software Developer
Interests: software development, rfid, asset tracking
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Using our Nox system, you can walk out of your tool room and automatically track and checkout the items. The RFID portal (the Jamison Gnome) protects your RFID antennas and provides an industrial, finished look. Along with our Nox Terminal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Usually we have some sort of RFID picture here... But, with the earthquake in VA, we thought we'd post a link. The building shook, we all ran outside and finally had a chance to meet our neighbors as we discussed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Just don't get this guy to wire your stuff... Installing RFID equipment pretty much means PoE. Most newer network devices (Telephones, Cameras, and RFID readers) work well using PoE and it makes wiring much easier. No AC to run, fewer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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If you are going to ship to the DoD -- you need RFID. So, what's the best solution? 1. Pre-programmed: Pro-Tags: You can go with our pre-programmed RFID tags for smaller volumes (fewer than 1,000 shipments per month). 2. In-House:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Mobile Zebra RFID Printer The Zebra R110Xi Rev 4 is still our favorite printer making over 9,000 tags per hour. But, sometimes just one RFID tag is all you need - and you need it on the other side of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Closeup of our NoxVault handheld RFID scanner keyboard Look at all those great big beautiful, colorful keys. To date, we don't know anyone that uses them. But, someday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Sometimes, cleaning the printers gets out-of-hand. One time we had some really gooey rolls of labels that got adhesive on everything. We broke out the heavy-duty $1.99 nail polish remover and went to work getting it right. A few other... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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We clean our printers after every roll of ribbon. It doesn't need to cost a lot. We just use some alchohol, cheap swabs, and a dust buster. There are some cleaning products that are fancier but we like to keep... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Congratulations to everyone at Simply RFiD and thanks to all our customers! We started at sales order #1 in April 2007 (we re-started @ #1 when we switched to Netsuite). Since then, we have helped about 200 companies every month... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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How do you take inventory? Pen-and-Paper? Excel? A Fixed-Asset-Tracking solution? Guess? Here's an entire cart of banannas -- this isn't far off from how most inventory counting systems work. There are two parts to taking inventory. 1. Collecting the data.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Using our NoxVault handheld RFID reader, you can easily track when items are due for calibration and get a graphical representation for a better feel of 'how much is coming due'. NoxVault can also locate (beep when located) items that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Bend but don’t break This here is a picture of our rugged NOX-TM15 RFID tag. This bad boy has this largest read range of our TMx rugged tags and is also the largest in size. It measures 148.0 x 18.2... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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No Missing Tags How do we make sure our customers get the right number of tags every time? The answer is our Matrics RFID/Antenna Reader. Sure it might look old, but it does the job. When each RFID tag is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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How do you track your fixed assets? Climb under the desk and reach around a dark corner, holding a flashlight to find a barcode to scan? Or do you climb up on a chair to reach the one of hundreds... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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A few weeks ago, I toured a military issue point for clothing and ran across this stack of RFID tagged clothing awaiting issue. There were thousands of shirts, pants, boots, and socks awaiting issue to troops. The DoD said RFID... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Every one of these RFID readers is sending 100+ RFID tag reads every second. Nox sorts the tag data and decides what's important. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Our customer spray painted their Astra RFID reader for aesthetics. Brilliant! Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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We ship hundreds of custom RFID tag orders every month. Remembering who-has-what RFID tag is critical -- and we use NetSuite to keep us organized. Last month we showed the special Netsuite custom-options screen we enter about every RFID tag... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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This was version 1.0 of our checkout screens. How do you check out your assets? Pen-and-paper? Barcode scanner? How often do you think, "My hands are full -- I'll just check this out later." What's cool about RFID: Just walk... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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That's the first reaction. Though, most people are a bit more polite and say, "Do you have anything smaller?" Oh, there are smaller handheld RFID readers. They just don't work very well. Once you've tried the NoxVault, you'll realize: it's... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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We made these item-level RFID tags to start our launch into India with our partner, GyaanTech. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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This post will be up on our FaceBook page in a bit (if It's not already there) -- please send your votes there! We'll post the answer Friday. The closest vote gets Jennys maze-winning hex bug. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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One technique we use to be super-duper-fast: RFID Tags as routing triggers. In this situation, we have SHORT tags we place on boxes to let the Nox RFID conveyor know it's OK to short ship this box. This allows the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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This was Version 1.0 of our Nox Item-Level RFID Pack Station. The best part of this installation: Excel Manufacturing. Jose and his team were -- and still are -- awesome. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at Simply RFiD
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Our Nox-TMx tags are sorted in groups of five on a foam tray, and ready to be placed onto assets. Tip: Don't drop a stack of them on the floor. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Simply RFiD