Our Data Collection Technology Expertise
RMS Omega leverages a network of industry partnerships and 20+ years of data collection technology expertise to provide solutions that help you achieve your specific business goals.
Our knowledge base ranges over multiple types of technologies, industries, applications, and manufacturers. When you work with RMS Omega, we leverage this expertise to give you everything you need from a single source, saving you time and costs from piecing a solution together from multiple vendors.
Data Collection Technology & Methods
There are many ways to go about collecting, exchanging, and analyzing your business data. That’s why we provide a host of different technology offerings to cater to different degrees of data visibility, accuracy, and business goals. The three main technology types for integrated data collection and tracking include barcode, radio frequency identification (RFID), and real-time location systems (RTLS). Each of these comes with its own unique benefits, use cases, and degrees of automation.
Barcode systems have stood the test of time as the starting block for automating the collection, aggregation, and exchange of business data. Furthermore, barcode technology is a feasible and cost-effective way to start gathering information on your products, parts, and inventory. These systems often include:
- Labels & tags.
- Printers or pre-printed labels.
- Barcode scanners and/or mobile computers.
- Data collection software.
RFID systems are becoming a more commonplace method for automating data collection and tracking inventory or assets. They also have inherent advantages over barcodes – like the no direct line of site scanning needed, less human intervention, and the ability to store more data on a single tag. Oftentimes, these systems can require adequate testing and services to ensure success. However, once they are effectively implemented they provide amazing returns on ROI. These systems often include:
- RFID labels & tags.
- Printers or pre-printed tags.
- Fixed or mobile readers.
- RFID software.
- System design and support services.
RTLS can utilize active RFID, Bluetooth, GPS, or Ultrawideband technology. These systems provide an even higher degree of automation since location data is constantly being emitted from tags and does not require any manual interaction. Furthermore, RTLS provides a higher precision of data with pinpoint inventory location and movement tracking. These systems often include
- Active tags.
- Anchors or readers.
- RTLS software.
- Tailored services and support.