Leading the way in RFID applications
Recently SPT won a prestigious contract to provide complete Asset and Inventory management for the City of Ft. Lauderdale Fire Department—one of the busiest Stations in the US. According to the organization, one of the key reasons for selecting the SPT product line is its comprehensive approach to solving the department's complete needs within one application, and doing it with the latest technology including both Passive and Active RFID.
“The City of Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department is constantly striving to advance in updated equipment and technologies to enhance daily operations and overall accountability with all Department (City) assets. Through the use of RFID technology the Department will enhance Fire Logistics operations in regards to all supplies and equipment utilized. Fire Operations will utilize the technology to enhance ordering, restock and inventory checks. This new technology is accurate and reduces time frames drastically compared to actual physical counts that had to be conducted on a routine basis" — says Cris Dietz, Battalion Chief City of Ft. Lauderdale Fire & Rescue.
The updated solution combines a variety of applications all into one comprehensive system which manages Inventory—both serialized (such as narcotics), and non-serialized such as general station supplies (paper, mops, brooms, etc.). Furthermore, regarding Inventory, the system uses “smart shelf” (IntelliShelf™) technology thus removing the need for any human interaction.
Adoption of the innovative system by the City of Ft Lauderdale's fire-rescue department demonstrates how other Fire & EMS organizations can reap the benefits of specific/custom RFID asset and inventory management processes and tools.
Lifesaving equipment needs constant monitoring, and medical providers need to track drug supplies, equipment, temperature within a compartment or an ambulance, and availability of assets for mobile and in-house procedures. Medical responders, disaster-relief companies, and other industries face increasingly complex logistical situations whereby not having the “right equipment” on a call can prove catastrophic. This is where the “real-time”—all the time visibility of “mission critical” assets is essential and big part of the SPT solution suite.