One reason many Small Medium Enterprises do not readily adopt RFID technology is
they do not have the capital expenditure to deploy the various RFID equipment that
they may only need to use once or twice a year or during selected intervals. Also
there is the cost of maintenance of the equipment to factor into the equation.
Instead of providing RFID as a solution, Smartag is working closely with other telecommunication
service providers to provide RFID as a managed service bundled together with broadband
access. This enables companies to realize the potential of RFID immediately. Smartag
Solutions Bhd is able to fill this niche by offering these SMEs the option to rent
or lease RFID equipment on a short term basis.
For example, a company would like to conduct an annual audit on its fixed assets.
The company can engage Smartag to provide the RFID printer and handheld readers
on a rental basis for the duration of time that they conduct the audit. The assets
would be tagged once and then in subsequent years they can rent the readers whenever
they want to do another audit.
Another example would be an events company that would like to use RFID tagging to
identify and track the delegates attending a conference. They could arrange to lease
the fixed readers and door gantries to enable this technology to be used at their
event. Similarly, exhibitors could rent RFID enabled kiosks which could provide
them valuable information regarding the visitors to their booth.
Smartag also provides customers a breadth of advanced RFID-related technology, such
as tags, readers, middleware and software application for tracking, tracing, inventory
management and security. All the while helping to keep the customer’s operating