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Overview
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Track, Trace, and Locate

 

Reduce time and material waste by using UHF RFID or barcode tracking to find your inventory, tools, or containers. Trace food production using GS1 global standards.

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Measure Improvements

 

Measure time intervals and locate bottlenecks by receiving data on the status and movement of your assets and employees.

Integrate with Your Software

 

Work with our integration partners or use our REST APIs and work with our engineering team to increase data utilization.

Channel Partners

 

TallyFlow is designed for systems integrators, MSPs, and other solution builders. As a partner or client, our strategy is to work with you for the deployment of your full solution as part of a long-term relationship. 

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Features and benefits of asset tracking

Features and benefits

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Video: Introduction to TallyFlow

Video: Introduction to TallyFlow

How do I set up an RFID tracking system?

One of the most common technologies used to track assets is RFID. To set up an RFID tracking system, you need to have the following hardware and software components:

 

  • Antenna

  • RFID reader

  • RFID tags

  • Controller (computer)

  • Tracking software

Hardware requirements

The hardware requirements for an RFID tracking system are an antenna, an RFID reader, tags, and a controller. A controller can be a PC, tablet, or embedded computer. Photos of the hardware components are given below, along with average pricing. 

Rodinbell RFID Antenna

Antenna

Starting at $100

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Reader

$700-$1200

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RFID Tags

Tags

$0.10+

Pricing based on volume

Note: Please contact us for hardware recommendations. We'll work within your budget to find the best hardware that will be effective for your business. 

Software requirements

In addition to hardware, you also need tracking software such as TallyFlow to report on where your items are.

 

Steps to set up your tracking system 

Once you have the hardware and software components, set up the tracking system by using the following steps as a general guideline. 

  1. Assign tags to assets.
  2. Install antennas and readers in strategic zones (see illustration below for an example) or entry and exit points so the readers and antennas can read the RFID tags. 

  3. Track your assets with our TallyFlow software. Our software is cloud-based, so you can view the tracking data from any device at any location. 

What can I track?

While RFID can be used to track almost any item, some of the most common are: 
 

  • Assets 

  • Tools 

  • Containers

Integrations​

  • Data collection sources

  • Data connections

    • AMQP, MQTT, REST, ZeroMQ

Which RFID frequency is best for my application?

We support passive UHF and NFC frequencies. While both fall under the umbrella of RFID, they have very different applications and read ranges. Some tags have both UHF and NFC frequencies in the same tag. 
 

  • UHF - With a passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) system, tags can be read within 20-25 feet of the reader antenna, and 10 feet to the left or right of that antenna. This is useful for bulk scanning, and for setting up zones in a warehouse. Specialized tags or battery-assisted passive (BAP) tags can be read further.
     

  • NFC - With NFC, tags must be within a few inches of the NFC reader in order to be read. Each tag must be read individually, similar to a barcode. The advantage of NFC is that it can contain more information than a barcode.

How do I set up an RFID tracking system?
Hardware and software requirements
Steps to set up your tracking system
What can I track?
Which RFID frequency is best for my application?

Example Asset tracking configuration illustration

An example asset tracking configuration chart for a warehouse environment is given below. 

Warehouse RFID Tracking Illustration

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Example RFID tracking configuration
Tracking by industry

​Tracking by Industry

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Manufacturing and Distribution

A common problem in manufacturing and distribution is lost or stale material. Being unable to quickly find material often results in rebuilds and material going to waste.

 

TallyFlow is using unique ways to track inventory; using RFID, barcode scanning, photos and other technology, the location data is sent to TallyFlow cloud. The TallyFlow reporting and searching capabilities will give you insight into the location of your inventory.

 

TallyFlow provides timestamps for when items were near a reader, giving you counts and locations for your workflows. Read our blog post about work-in-process solutions, or learn more on our work-in-process inventory management for manufacturing page.

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Produce Growers

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Section 204 is designed to improve food safety, and compliance does not need to be overly complex or expensive. Using GS1 global standards with barcodes and RFID, TallyFlow can provide the Key Data Elements (KDEs) required for your Critical Tracking Events (CTEs).  Talk with one of our representatives to schedule a demo.

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Construction

An active construction site is a complex environment of the coming and going of people, equipment and materials. Knowing who or what is on site can be a complex and time-consuming problem. TallyFlow provides reports of Daily Construction Reports (DCRs), RFID-tagged workers and materials, photo documentation, and integration with Procore. For safety, you can see who may still be on site in case of an evacuation. RFID tags can also offer cutting-edge sensor technology, such as checking moisture in curing concrete. Contact us for additional details.

Industrial Workers

Industrial

For companies who use PLC to control industrial equipment, the TallyFlow ModBus TCP module can store RFID tags and data into ModBus registers. This functionality helps you save money by using your existing ModBus equipment to obtain RFID tag data.

Tracking by solution

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Check in check out asset management
Track your tools and equipment easily from a central location with our TallyFlow software with check in/check out capability. View where your tools are located instantly, and get notified if your equipment has been checked out too long.

Learn more on our check in check out asset management page

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Work-in-process inventory management for manufacturing
Simplify your manufacturing process and gain actionable insights with TallyFlow, our comprehensive work-in-process asset tracking solution. TallyFlow combines RFID and barcode technologies to provide near real-time tracking and visibility into your work-in-process inventory. By optimizing your manufacturing operations, TallyFlow helps you reduce lead times and minimize defects. Learn more on our work-in-process inventory management for manufacturing page

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Case study

Inventory tracking at the Network of Hope Food Bank

The Network of Hope Food Bank serves communities in Western Pennsylvania. Robin Pikur, managing director, turned to TallyFlow to help her keep track of inventory location, usage and levels.

Learn more by reading our case study

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Case study
What is different about TallyFlow compared to other tracking software?
Installation
Pricing
Support
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What is different about TallyFlow compared to other tracking software?

TallyFlow is cloud-based where many systems require an on-site server. See ‘Why TallyFlow” and “How is TallyFlow better” in the TallyFlow Q&A Google Doc.

Installation

TallyFlow is a cloud-based solution requiring minimal setup time and configuration. Start tracking your items or personnel with no customization required. Cloud software scales easily from very small installations to large facilities. 
 

  • Local Installation - For our customers living within a 3-hour drive of Pittsburgh, PA, we’ll visit your business in person and make recommendations for hardware that will best suit your environment. We can get a pilot system up and running within weeks, and we have flexible pricing options. We can also help set up a pilot system within 50 miles of Raleigh, NC and Greenville, SC. 
     

  • Remote Installation - Using our Conductor and TallyFlow software, we can tune the parameters of your installation: adding users, setting zone information, adjusting RFID or BLE settings and updating software, all remotely. 

Pricing

Since pricing varies depending on the project, please call us so we can discuss your budget and hardware needs. 

 

Support 

Our support team is available from 8-5pm Eastern at +1-724-452-9366 and by email at support@sdgsystems.com. We offer training for your local team to equip them to resolve most problems that you may experience.

Brochure

View our TallyFlow brochure below. 

Contact us

Contact us

If you're interested in setting up an RFID tracking system, please call us at +1.724.452.9366, email us at info@sdgsystems.com, or fill out the form below.

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