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1 2012 Asset Tracking & Radio Frequency Identification White Paper National Office Systems, Inc Rickenbacker Drive, Suite 400 Gaithersburg, MD T F The Space & Information Professionals

2 Contents Asset Tracking & Radio Frequency Identification... 3 Abstract... 3 RFID Overview... 4 What is RFID?... 4 RFID Tags... 5 Active Tags... 5 Passive Tags... 5 RFID Readers... 6 RFID and Barcoding... 6 RFID Scenarios... 7 Healthcare and Pharmaceutical... 7 Providing Inventory Management... 7 Validating and Tracking Shipments... 8 Processing Recalls... 8 Providing an Authentication Record... 8 Logistics, Public Sector, and Government... 9 Packing and Securing the Container... 9 Transporting the Container to the Vessel... 9 Ensuring Shipment Safety... 9 Reaching the Final Destination Potential Challenges of RFID Implementation Systematic Asset Management (SAM) What is SAM? How can SAM help my organization? How can I find out more?

3 Asset Tracking & Radio Frequency Identification Abstract Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is revolutionizing the way organizations around the world track the location and movement of vital organizational assets. RFID technology utilizes wireless RFID tags that transmit a unique identifier. Objects with RFID tags can be tracked throughout company locations. Over time things move -- people move, departments move, organizations move and assets move too. The question is, did they move where you wanted them to? When you want to reconfigure your space do you know what spare items and components you have in store? Do you know what condition they are in? When did you last check that what you have in stock is actually what you are paying for? Do you know when items that require service are in compliance with service records? Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) plays an important role in businesses where the need to conduct a full asset audit (furniture/fixtures/supplies/records), create an up-to-date inventory, tag your vital assets for future tracking for depreciation and insurance purposes, track your assets when they move, identify when your stock is obsolescent and give options for environmentally-friendly disposal and, sadly, identify when things just go missing. The technology is already helping law enforcement, government, and military locations to control their evidence, weapons, and records. Soon other organizations are expected to find innovative uses for RFID. Hospitals will be able to instantaneously pinpoint the exact location of expensive equipment through RFID systems. Not only will the technology help hospitals maximize the use of equipment, but it will help them provide better care. In the pharmaceutical industry, companies may soon use RFID to help monitor the distribution of drugs around the world. This will help them reduce product counterfeiting while helping them better control inventory and monitor product quality. National Office Systems, Inc. (NOS) recognizes the significance of RFID technology in creating unprecedented opportunities for businesses. Through the use of its products and partner solutions, NOS provides an innovative platform solution that will enable businesses to optimize RFID technology to create greater organizational efficiencies, such as reducing inventory time and accuracy and improving employee efficiencies, thereby ensuring an improved customer experience. 3

4 RFID Overview What is RFID? RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification and is a technology that uses radio waves to transfer data to and from RFID tags usually attached to objects for the purposes of identification and tracking. Due to the wireless nature of RFID, tags can be scanned at high speeds and without line of sight unlike traditional identification systems such as barcoding. Although RFID technology can trace its roots back to 1945, many recent advances in embedded electronics have allowed RFID to be used to track anything from documents to weapons. The first major implementations of RFID included freeway toll booths, parking areas, vehicle tracking, factory automation, and animal tagging. In 1998, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Auto-ID Center began to complete global research on RFID. The Auto-ID Center focused on: Reducing the cost of manufacturing RFID tags. Optimizing data networks for storing and delivering large amounts of data. Developing open standards for RFID. The work of the Auto-ID Center helped to make RFID technology economically viable for pallet and carton-level tagging. The Auto-ID Center closed in October 2003, transferring all its RFID technology and information to the EPC-Global organization. The most common application of RFID technology today is for tracking goods in the supply chain, tracking vital assets in corporations, and tracking parts from a manufacturing production line. Another common application is for security RFID is used to control building access and network security, and also for payment systems that let customers pay for items without using cash. As technological advancements in RFID lead to an even higher level of data transmission in addition to an inevitably lower cost RFID technology will become ubiquitous within the supply chain industry and other industries, increasing overall efficiencies and dramatically improving the return on investment (ROI). 4

5 RFID Tags RFID tags come in many varieties ranging from larger battery powered units to externally powered chips thatt can be as small as a speck of dust. These tags store a unique identifier as well as an assigned 12 byte identifier called an Electronic Product Code (EPC). In addition to identification data, some RFID tags contain additional memory modules to store additional information and/or sensors to read environmental information, such as temperature, or to flag tampering or removal attempts. Tags can be attached to a variety of objects including: folders, boxes, laptops, guns, bottles, furniture, clothing, or personnel. Each different application may require the use of a different type of RFID tag, so it is important to select the proper tag for your implementation. Although theree are many different flavors of each, all RFID tags are one of two types: Active Tags Transmit tag identification information constantly (similar to a beacon) Able to provide real-time location within a reader grid Require battery or direct power Larger and more expensive Passive Tags Transmit tag identification information only when in the presence of a reader Powered wirelessly by nearby readers Smaller and less expensive 5

6 RFID Readers RFID readers are available in either stationary or portable devices in a wide array of form factors, including: doorway portals, handheld PDAs/tablets, and vehicle mounted units. Selection of an RFID reader will need to take into account the specific type(s) of RFID tags to be read as well as the intended use of the reader. These different types of RFID readers can perform many different functions; for example, handheld RFID readers can be used to easily preform inventories and locating missing objects, whereas stationary readers can provide automated scanning of objects passing through a zone or chokepoint. RFID and Barcoding Although it is often thought that RFID and barcoding are competing technologies, they are in fact complementary. The wireless nature of RFID whichh allows you to scan multiple tags at once, without line-of-sight, can also make it difficult to scan only a specific object in an area with many RFID tags; however, barcoding can be utilized in these scenarios to allow a specific object to be scanned quickly and easily, without losing all the benefits of RFID when multiple objects require scanning. This synergy allows the following benefits: Tags can be read by stationary RFID readers without human interaction. Tags can be read rapidly in bulk, allowing for fast and efficient inventorying. Barcodes printed on tags can be scanned individually to retrieve information on a specific object. Barcodes can be used to identify locations or to assist data entry. 6

7 RFID Scenarios The following fictional scenarios demonstrate just some of the benefits of RFID technology for various industries. From inventory management and real-time product visibility to increased productivity and greater security, companies around the globe are realizing a strong return on investment (ROI) with RFID. Healthcare and Pharmaceutical The benefits of RFID for the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industry will far exceed the supply chain level in the near future. In addition to ensuring safer pharmaceuticals, RFID will improve the drug manufacturing processes and inventory control, increase patient safety, streamline business processes, reduce costs, protect brand values, and reduce counterfeiting. In the United States, illicit counterfeiting organizations are successfully introducing potentially unsafe, diverted, and counterfeit drugs into the drug distribution system. Anti-counterfeiting techniques, such as authentication and track-and-trace technologies, facilitate the identification of counterfeit drugs and minimize consumer exposure. Perhaps most importantly, the technologies reduce the financial impact that counterfeit drugs have on the existing prescription drug distribution system. For any drug distribution shipment in the United States, there is a significant danger of drug counterfeiters intercepting the shipment, altering the drugs, and then distributing them to pharmacies or directly to consumers. The following fictional scenario shows how RFID, a track-and-trace technology, is used by one pharmaceutical company for inventory control, anti-counterfeiting efforts, and more. Providing Inventory Management ABC Pharmaceuticals, a leading global pharmaceutical company, implemented RFID to enable the realtime identification of individual products throughout its supply chain. With the primary goal of ensuring the safety of its shipments, ABC Pharmaceuticals implemented RFID tags that contain an electronic product code (EPC) on each sealed drug carton. The RFID tag is immediately scanned when it enters the internal inventory supply, and the data is automatically updated in a central database. Maintaining this level of seamless visibility enables the company to have real-time access to its ready-to-ship supply so that they can prevent stock-outs and respond immediately to incoming orders. It also prepares the items for immediate shipment the RFID tag automatically ensures that the inventory will not leave the premises without an update to the central database. 7

8 Validating and Tracking Shipments The RFID tag attached to each sealed carton provides a brief description of the drug and a unique serial number, and identifies ABC Pharmaceuticals as the place of origin. Because ABC Pharmaceuticals ships their products globally, the information on the RFID tag is ideal for customs agencies and various international distribution companies, who can scan the tags and check a database to validate the shipment s origin. This is also effective for domestic deliveries. On some occasions, ABC Pharmaceuticals ships directly to pharmacies in the United States. When the shipment arrives, anyone working at the pharmacy can look up the serial number in a database and view information about the shipment. If a particular carton does not have a serial number, or the serial number does not match the number indicated on the shipment order, the carton is suspicious. If more than one carton contains the same serial number or if there are other discrepancies, it is clear there was interference or tampering with the shipment. If counterfeiting is involved, the authorities can use the audit trail created by RFID to determine the point at which the counterfeit medicine entered the supply chain. Processing Recalls ABC Pharmaceuticals had an incident in which one of its delivery trucks lost its refrigeration mechanism in transit. The driver did not realize there was a problem until after the delivery had been made to the distribution center, and the drug cartons had been sent out to various destinations. As a precautionary measure, ABC Pharmaceuticals issued a recall for all of the cartons that were on the shipment. Fortunately, the RFID tags for these cartons contained the EPC, manufacturing lot number, and expiration date. When the driver delivered the shipment to the distribution center, each item was scanned as it was unloaded, and then scanned again when it was reloaded for its final destination. Because all of the information was accessible in a centralized database, ABC Pharmaceuticals was able to identify and track each of the recalled cartons in transit by using the lot number and verifying the EPC. In addition to making a note in the database that would send an alert flag when the items were next scanned, they were able to notify the pharmacies of the recall so that the cartons could be pulled immediately upon delivery. Providing an Authentication Record According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), RFID is one of the most reliable track-and-trace technologies for providing an accurate pedigree or help secure record of origin for pharmaceuticals. The EPC code stored in the RFID tags acts as an electronic pedigree that ensures pharmaceuticals are manufactured and distributed under safe conditions, without tampering and without counterfeit drugs being introduced into the supply chain. With an electronic pedigree, ABC Pharmaceuticals is able to provide a reliable and cost-effective record of authenticity to its distributors and pharmacies. Consumers can also access the product s pedigree to ensure their prescription drugs are legitimate and safe. 8

9 Logistics, Public Sector, and Government With the global nature of the United States economy, maintaining the integrity of shipping ports is an essential part of trade operations, economic stability, and security. The need for increased port security in the United States is a subject on the minds of many Americans today. Despite efforts to implement tighter security throughout the shipping industry, less than five percent of all containers are opened and examined before entering United States ports an alarming fact given the potential risks. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is helping to eliminate these risks by providing unprecedented tracking capabilities for the shipping industry. Port personnel can use RFID to track containers through each stage of the shipping life cycle, from warehouse distribution and container stuffing to transport and arrival at the final port destination. RFID is currently being used as part of Operation Safe Commerce, a collaborative effort between the federal government, the maritime industry, private businesses, and others to develop best practices for the safe transport of containerized cargo. The following fictional scenario demonstrates some of the ways in which RFID technology is aiding Operation Safe Commerce and similar initiatives to help secure ports around the world. Packing and Securing the Container The container shipping process begins at the ABC Research manufacturing plant, where the purchase order is received and filled. ABC Research delivers cartons of goods to their warehouse and the cartons are loaded into a 40-foot shipping container. When the container is full, it is secured with a padlock. At this point, the container has an active RFID tag that acts as a security device. Port security personnel can use RFID readers at any time during the shipment life cycle to ensure that no tampering has occurred. In certain instances, ABC Research equips its containers with radiation sensors that work jointly with the RFID tag. The sensors signal an alert if any level of radiation is detected coming from the container. Transporting the Container to the Vessel The padlocked container is then transported from the ABC Research warehouse to the local port. At the port, local customs agents use RFID readers to identify the container and its contents and provide a terminal release. At this point, the ABC Research container is loaded onto a transport vessel and is ready to be shipped to its destination port. Ensuring Shipment Safety The vessel reaches its first port of call in seven days, but the container is not handled at this particular port. The vessel reaches its next port three days later, where the final transport vessel is waiting. The ABC Research container is loaded onto the new vessel, where personnel inspect and scan the container with a handheld RFID reader to verify its contents. The data is sent immediately to a centralized database, where it is evaluated based on metrics that determine the security rating of the container. At each checkpoint throughout the life cycle of the shipment, personnel can use RFID readers to determine whether the container has been opened and if so, how many times whether any tampering has occurred, and also if radiation is present. Because this data is immediately transmitted to a centralized database, any port personnel can view and assess a container s safety rating in addition to its location long before it arrives at the port dock. 9

10 Reaching the Final Destination After stopping at two addition ports of call, in which the ABC Research container is not handled, the transport vessel reaches the final port destination. The container is offloaded from the vessel and scanned immediately, updating the database with its arrival information. The container is then picked up by local customs agents who use RFID readers to verify the container s identity and safety rating, and then provide a terminal release. At this point, the ABC Research container is picked up by ABC Transportation Inc. to be taken to its final destination. Despite the number of parties involved with the transport, and with nearly 300 containers coming off the ship, RFID technology enables personnel to scan each container and immediately assess the level of risk for each. Depending on the tag information provided, the driver can decide to inspect the container or load it immediately. The ABC Research container showed no signs of tampering, so it was loaded onto a truck to begin the 10-hour journey to the ABC Research warehouse. When the container arrives, it is scanned a final time before the seal is broken and the cartons safely offloaded for storage. Potential Challenges of RFID Implementation The following list represents potential challenges to consider when implementing an RFID solution. Systematic Asset Management, our flagship RFID tracking software, identified in the following section, addresses these challenges. Large volumes of data Readers scan each RFID tag several times per second, which generates a high volume of raw data. Although the data is redundant and discarded at the reader level, processing large volumes of data can be difficult. Product information maintenance When a high volume of RFID tags are processed by the reader, the attributes of each tagged product must be continually retrieved from a central product catalog database, a process that results in challenges for large-scale implementations. Configuration and management of readers and devices When a large number of readers and related hardware devices are deployed across multiple facilities, configuration and management can be challenging. The implementation of automated devices for these processes is essential. Data integration across multiple facilities In an enterprise with multiple facilities that are geographically distributed, it is increasingly difficult to manage data in real time while at the same time aggregating it into the central IT facility, a process that can place a significant burden on the network infrastructure. Data ownership and partner data integration When there are different companies involved in business processes, such as commonly found in the supply chain, it can create issues pertaining to the ownership and integration of the data, thereby compromising the integrity of the solution architecture. Data security and privacy Depending on the nature of the business application and the solution scenario, security and privacy challenges could have a significant impact on the architecture. 10

11 Systematic Asset Management (SAM) What is SAM? Systematic Asset Management (SAM) is a cutting-edge asset and record tracking software that combines the latestt RFID, barcode, and other tracking and data storage technologies to provide a complete solution for a variety of different tracking and record management needs across a vast array of industries. Each implementation of SAM is customized to meet the specific needs of your organization by a dedicated team of experienced professionals who take the time to understand your specific business needs and leverage the right technologies to get you the most value. SAM is built on multiplatform technologies such as JAVA and supports most database servers and storage engines, allowing traditional software barriers such as operating system to become a non-issue. SAM can also integrate with existing software packages to extend your current capabilities. How can SAM help my organization? SAM can be configured to track any object or record via RFID or barcode and provide an assortment of different features, including: instant search, history, reporting, notifications, or workflow functionality specific to your needs. SAM is a perfect match for busy file rooms, secure armories, museum collections, hospitals, moving companies, and much more. If you haven t thought about how better tracking or records management can add value to your organization, our expertise can assist in leveragingg available technologies with a high ROI. How can I find out more? For additional information on tracking and managing an organization's vital assets, NOS today by phone at or the company at get in touch with 11

12 7621 Rickenbacker Drive Suite 400 Gaithersburg, MD T: F: The information contained in this document represents the current view of National Office Systems, Inc. (NOS) on the issues discussed as of the date of publication. Because NOS must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of NOS, and NOS cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information presented after the date of publication. This White Paper is for informational purposes only. NOS MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT. NOS may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in this document. Except as expressly provided in any written license agreement from NOS, the furnishing of this document does not give you any license to these patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property. Unless otherwise noted, the example companies, organizations, products, domain names, e- mail addresses, logos, people, places and events depicted herein are fictitious, and no association with any real company, organization, product, domain name, address, logo, person, place or event is intended or should be inferred National Office Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Systematic Asset Management (SAM) is a registered trademark of National Office Systems in the United States and/or other countries. 12

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