Singapore’s #SCDF makes large purchase of #RFID devices

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Seen in RFID World Canada, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) took an unprecedented step to make their operations much more efficient. The organisation which is in charge of overseeing civil defence in the island state recently made a large order of passive RFIDs from Hitachi Asia Ltd to streamline inventory management. Previously, SCDF used manual methods to track the equipment in their inventory, with the purchase of passive RFID systems, they can better manage their tracking process in the future. The traditional method of using manual count is prone to the age old menace of human error. The use of a passive RFID system would not only eliminate the possibility of human error but also save SCDF personnel massive amount of time doing the mundane but necessary drudgery of inventory tracking.

The order is a fairly large one for a government body of SCDF's size. It requires the RFID vendor to provide SCDF with 13,000 passive RFID readers and 55 RFID handheld readers to be deployed in fire stations throughout the island by April of this year. In addition to that Hitachi is expected to deliver a customized system that is synchronized to their inventory list by the same April dateline.

To find out more about how RFID can help improve your business in terms of inventory tracking and management process, join us at RFID World Asia 2012 from 25 – 27 April in Suntec Singapore. Register online or download a copy of our brochure to find out more about the event.

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