Tendo company's specialists have implemented a pilot RFID project on accounting and inventory of fixed assets in the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Agreement on Implementation of the project was signed on February 2011 during a weekly visit to the Kazakhstan's capital Astana. Under agreements reached with officials from General Prosecutor's Office a pilot RFID-based system has been implemented, including one mobile terminal Motorola MC9090-G RFID, 500 Alien Technology RFID tags and a software developed by specialists of Tendo.
The main objective of the pilot RFID project was to improve the fixed assets inventory process. That's why an UHF RFID technology was used, providing the ability to read a large number of tags simultaneously from distances up to 3 meters and thus to shorten the inventory up to 4000 fixed assets / 1 person / 1 day. Distance range and speed of reading coupled with the ability to read RFID tags out of direct line sight also provide maximum usability of accounting - the operator just have to step into the room, click on the mobile handheld RFID terminal, walk through the room and for a few seconds gather information on all labels (fixed to assets).
An importance using of RFID technology for inventory was its enhanced physical specs of radio frequency identification tags - unlike the more traditional barcode labels, RFID tags have of a longer life lasting period, that eliminates the need for re-tagging of the fixed assets. As a result company's costs for the purchase of additional supplies (RFID tags) are reduced, the need to invite additional labor is avoided and saving personnel costs are achieved.
As result by increasing the speed and simplicity of accounting provided an opportunity to perform an inventory of the fixed assets on a regular basis within the month. Regular inventories ensures constant control over fixed assets, allowing to obtain the most updated information on the current availability and condition of the business property.
Deployment of the pilot project in Kazakhstan General Prosecutor's Office has been successful and therefore the current plan for the expansion and increasing the complexity of RFID system is to be developed. According to the plan, a comprehensive RFID control system will operate a real-time control of carrying in / carrying out of fixed assets.