With more than $25 million in artwork in its possession, The University of Delaware has good reason to take asset tracking seriously, and Radiant RFID is helping them do just that. The university's art museum, Old College Gallery, houses more than 10,000 artworks and artifacts, and frequently hosts rare and value exhibits on loan. Radiant RFID's advanced tracking and monitoring technology uses the latest in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to track assets in a wide variety of environments with unparalleled accuracy and reliability.
Radiant RFID's Virtual AssetTracker involves Motorola's XR series of fixed RFID readers. These readers are place at key areas throughout the Old College Gallery. RFID tags are affixed to pieces of art in order to identify and track individual peices. The RFID readers will detect movement of any tagged artwork and activate security cameras to provide video coverage of all incidents.
Executive director of campus and public safety, Skip Homiak, explains the University's desire to proactively reduce crime by implementing the new technology, saying, "The objective is to maximize our police department resources to provide optimized security for university assets, as well as faculty, students, staff and visitors."
Mike Poldino, vice president and general manager of RFID, Motorola Solutions, says "The integration of Radiant RFID asset tracking technology with Motorola's fixed RFID readers provides a solution that will allow the University of Delaware to increase visibility to high-value artwork through automation and continue to efficiently manage its campus safety operations."
The University of Delaware plans to utilize the Virtual AssetTracker solution in other areas around campus where asset tracking and security are required.
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