What is printed on the tags?
There are times when only Asset Serial number and QR code is present on the tags and then there are times when serial number, QR code, Asset Location, Asset name etc. are also there on the tags. So basically, the information present on the tags can be customized according to the need of the client.
What is the quality of tags that we provide?
Hotels generally clean their assets with cleaning sprays like Colin which results in fading of the tags (over a period) if they are not protected with any layer. Solution: it is a polyester sticker; it does not tear up and on it for extra protection we paste a transparent sheet which protects it. Durability is usually 4-5 years.
What are the pros and cons of using Paper/Wine tag?
Paper Tag/Wine Tag are easy to rip off or get torn. However, a ripped off paper tag always leaves a mark when we try to rip it off. It helps save double tagging, as they can see that it was already being tagged. It also protects thefts etc., as the assets were already being tagged.
What is the benefit of using polyster tags?
Polyester Tag are untearable and hence more durable.
What Gumming is used for paper/polyster tags?
We mostly use 3M gum for sticking tags so that no one can remove it. And then to protect it we also use plastic stickers on it.
When are metal tags used?
When we have to tag assets that have high temperatures or chances of paper damage like water pilferage, we suggest metal tags.
How do you tag assets which have hot temperatures?
We avoid those areas of assets which have hot temperatures, for instance on generators we put stickers on the generator panel. If a client insists that they want to stick only on generator, then we suggest them to utilize metal tags. All the information is engraved on metal tags. It can be easily screw it, rib it, paste it, permanent stick metal to metal sticker
What is the difference between RFID & QR Code tag?
The technical difference is that with QR Code one has to do manual scan each asset for capturing asset information but with RFID scanner you can automatically capture asset list within a given diameter. It avoids manual scanning of assets.
In what case will RFID tag be beneficial?
The best use of RFID tag scanner is premises where with just one scan from the door it will show you all the assets present in a room. For example for verifying assets in a hotel room or a restaurant kitchen.
What are the Costs & types of RFID tags?
There are two types of RFID tags Non-metal tags which cost Rs. 20 and metal tags which cost Rs. 50. Metal tags have information engrained, whereas non metal tags have information printed on it.
Are RFID tags Affordable?
Let’s take an example: if there are 10000 assets and non-metal tag used then it will cost 2 lacs & if metal tag used then it will cost another 5 lacs for tags. In places where you need to scan multiple assets at once or where valuable assets need to be monitored, RFID tags justify the expenditure.
Do you provide scanners with RFID tags?
We do have RFID scanners but they need to be purchased separately.
What types of RFID scanners work with Asset Infinity?
Zebra & Chainway handheld scanners are integrated with Asset Infinity mobile application. Anyone who is going for RFID tag verification must have a scanner.
Do I need a scanner for QR code or barcodes?
QR Code and barcode can be scanned with normal smartphone just like we make UPI payment by scanning QR code. The same scanning process needs to be done in Asset Infinity app. However, for RFID tag scanning you need special handheld scanners.
How do you print tags?
We use thermal printers and resin ink to print our tags. Parking tickets are also thermal printer, but the ink quality we use is far superior for longevity. TFC & Zebra thermal printers are used to print these thermal impressions.
Can tags be printed in color?
The colours available in thermal printing are Black, blue, red. However, one tag can be printed only in a single colour.
Are RFID tags different to look at?
When you hold an RFID tag against light you can see a circuit behind it. The same is not applicable for simple printed tags.
Can I hang a tag from an asset?
Yes. In such a case we suggest plastic moulded tags. These tags come with a hole punched in it for hanging.
Does size of RFID tag matter?
Yes, the smaller the tag the lesser is the distance from which you can tag it.
Do RFID tags come only in one shape?
No. RFID tags can be in various shapes and sizes as per requirement.
What is an NFC tag?
NFC (Near field communication) tag is passive RFID. Passive RFID has two types first is UHF (ultra-high frequency), HF (high frequency). HF tag works only on tap.
What is the benefit of NFC tags?
First of all, since these are not paper tags they cannot be ripped off. Secondly, NFC tags do not require a special tag scanner as smartphones are enabled with NFC technology so with just tapping all the information can be collected.
Can the label be customized for my brand?
Yes, we can customize the labels as per the brand by adding their logo or creating stationery specific to them.