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Trimble Introduces RFID System for Real-Time Construction Equipment Identification and Tracking

Trimble introduced today the Trimble Tracker RFID System, a new solution for construction asset location tracking using Trimble ThingMagic RFID technology. The Trimble Tracker RFID System allows contractors to locate and track assets quickly and easily in real-time, and then access the information in the office with Trimble Asset Manager, a Web-based database application.

The Trimble Tracker RFID System combines Trimble ThingMagic RFID technology, GPS and telematics to provide a complete, integrated solution for asset tracking, seamlessly connecting the field and office. High accuracy combined with wireless automatic updates to the office gives equipment managers the ability to quickly find assets on site or in the laydown yard for storage.

The contractor places RFID tags, available in a variety of shapes and sizes, on selected assets such as machine attachments, trench boxes, concrete forms, pumps, hand tools, signs, storage trailers and other project-related materials. Using handheld, vehicle-mounted and gate-mounted Trimble RFID readers, asset location updates are sent wirelessly to the Trimble Asset Manager database in the office for centralized data management and reporting. The data is then also wirelessly synchronized back to employees in the field.

Real-time identification and tracking can reduce the time to locate and transfer equipment, deter theft, reduce equipment loss, and increase asset utilization. Contractors can also decrease annual equipment expenditures through better management of existing assets.

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