The only way to ensure the success of any RFID or wireless system
installation and implementation is to get a complete understanding of the
layout, environment and obstacles inherent to the location of the new system.
AB&R accomplishes this by conducting what is commonly referred to as a Site
Wireless Site Survey and an
RFID Site Survey are similar in their intent and objective, there are a few
subtle differences that are worth pointing out.
RFID Site Survey
This goal of an RFID site survey is to supply our customers with a
guideline to use when they are placing RFID tags on their assets and setting up
RFID portals in their facility. The aim is not to document every item (as assets
change over the years) but rather to pick a sampling of current assets and
document the optimal tag placement, tag type and tag range for each type of
asset in the organization. The goal is to provide a document for future guidance
when needing to determine tag type, tag placements and additional RFID portal
Wireless Site Survey
When implementing a data collection application, a company can purchase the
best equipment, have the best software and the best intentions and fail
miserably if the wireless infrastructure does not work as it should. We
recommend that any wireless backbone be installed using a correctly performed
"Wireless Site Survey" as a design.