Advantages from the use of RFID in construction

The Construction industry has a dynamic and uncontrolled work environment, where tracking components/materials and accessing to related information are challenging tasks. Failures in effectively tracking components/materials and in accessing to the related information on demand can result in schedule delays and additional labor costs.

Automated asset tracking helps to improve efficiency and save costs for manufacturing facilities, which are tasked with managing hundreds of pieces of equipment, files and other assets across large facilities. See the location of items in real-time for visibility into workflow status and resource planning.

Reduce capital expenditures and rental costs through efficient use of equipment and ensure compliance with maintenance and regulated processes.

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Paper records kept onsite can become lost or be incorrect, and are often not timely since they can only be recorded into a computer system after being brought to the office.
Smartx Hub electronically stores location and status data about the assets being used during construction, so that onsite construction managers, or staff members at remote locations, can view which items are being stored or installed as construction takes place
RFID is an inventory tracking technology that provides superior inventory intelligence that can be used to improve business processes throughout every link in the supply chain.

The Smartx Hub® Personnel Tracking System is a fully integrated personnel tracking solution that can monitor personnel in real-time. The system is powered by three key components:
- Personnel Location Software
- RFID Wearable Tags
- RFID Readers or Edge Gateways
These three components work together to locate personnel and can be customized to address the needs of any business environment.Best of all, staff tracking solutions are achieved via passive RFID and/or Beacons, so there's no interruption in staff routine.

When you know where your people, equipment, and visitors are, you gain new visibility to staff performance.



The Smartx Hub® platform includes a broad range of applications: par level management, asset utilization, shrinkage/theft control, inventory management, preventive maintenance, recall management, rental management and integrations to maintenance management systems.
With Smartx Hub®, managers can track shipped assets and receive notifications upon items arrival or departure in other sites, improving traceability and ensuring items arrive at the correct destination.The data can be integrated to any inventory management system in order to ensure optimal scheduling and planning. Improves high value asset security and adherence to regulations.
The Smartx Hub® enables overseeing the location of all vehicles, trailers, containers, and racks as well as yard service vehicles throughout the yard in real-time while automatically generating accurate inventory information. Prevent shortages and operational disruptions. Automates the management of asset maintenance, warranties, repairs, upgrades and dispatch. Automate PAR-level management.
Automating the management of these mobile assets means all users can be held accountable for the units that pass through their facilities, so shrinkage and their losses can be curtailed, cycle times can be optimized and RTI inventories can be right-sized and lean.


Asset Management & Optimization

For manufacturers, a tool or parts crib is essential to the manufacturing process, where employees can find indirect materials like tools that are crucial components in their daily workflow. With Smartx Hub® implementation, you can realize several benefits like improved tool maintenance and optimization as the repair history for each tool is now automatically tracked and recorded and increased efficiency and employee productivity.

Smartx Production Flow Management

Harsh environments such as refineries, off-shore facilities and chemical plants, require taking special measures to ensure personnel safety. Smartx Hub® wireless integrated software has been developed to process and manage the RFID data, providing real-time visibility, and transforming the data into reports, analytics, automated alerts and other actionable knowledge on the location, condition and security of assets and shipments. The solution also offers automated monitoring of telemetry conditions such as temperature, pressure and humidity of remote assets and vessels.

Tools and Equipment Tracking

RFID UHF technology provides unparalleled speed and accuracy advantages compared to bar code and other RFID technologies for tracking tools and spare parts in production processes and stock rooms. Assurance that the right tools and trays are available when and where they are needed. Serialized RFID equipments, case and pallet-level inventory management greatly increases accuracy, speed and traceability over traditional barcode systems.

RFID guides your uniforms through our plant

Using wearable tags at the uniform, or personnel tags such as lanyards and ID badges that are integrated with Smart Sensors technology. With Smartx Hub® you can track your staff as they move throughout different locations, areas or zones. Each tag is given a unique Personnel ID, which means each person can be identified, increasing workplace safety, especially in emergency situations where knowing workers presence is vital. The garment first passes over a reader antenna fixed into a counter and zone detection.

Yard Management

By placing a small RFID tag on the cars, you can automatically identify and log the cars and other vehicles that enter the parking, premises or any other designated area. Create greater efficiency with a Smartx Hub® solution for yard management. Better synchronize your yard operations, loading docks and gate check-in with actionable and optional real-time intelligence. With Smartx Hub® you can ensure a continuous flow of material, parcels and goods to your distribution centers or manufacturing plants, keeping your costs down.

RFID for Automatically Tracks and Manages Supplies

Smartx Hub® is a complete software solution that links with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to instantly track and manage supplies transported between onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities worldwide. The fully integrated solution can help the oil and gas industry minimize rig downtime, enhance asset utilization, reduce manual processing, and lessen data errors, write-offs, shrinkage and theft.

Reduce cost of leased Asset’s through more efficient inventory tracking.

By placing a small RFID tag on the trucks, cars, equipment or trailer, you can automatically identify and log the cars and other vehicles that enter the job site, parking, premises or any other designated area.

Create greater efficiency with a Smartx Hub solution for yard management. Better synchronize your yard operations, loading docks and gate check-in with actionable and optional real-time intelligence. With Smartx Hub you can ensure a continuous flow of material, parcels, and goods to your distribution centers or manufacturing plants, keeping your costs down.

Increasingly stringent traceability regulation worldwide requires companies not only to provide a complete audit of product and ingredients movement in the supply chain but also compels them to track secondary packaging and materials handling equipment flows associated with product shipment. In addition, the supply chain suffers significant costs annually, associated with the loss of equipment/assets and their subsequent replacement.

SmartX Hub® offers an affordable and efficient way to get the greatest value from YARD inventories.
RFID tags on each individual unit make it possible to accurately and automatically track its movement, using fixed readers at strategic in-and-out portals at the GATE or mobile devices (handheld, cellphones, tablets) readers for mobile read points at remote /customer facilities.


"Because RFID, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS technologies read multiple tags at once without requiring a line of sight, customers are able to more quickly and accurately locate assets without scanning labels one-by-one. When tracking assets is easy to do, it gets done."

Frequently Asked Questions

Smartx Hub® Platform is a web-based asset inventory and management, allowing customers to enjoy the best user experience and simplest deployment available. No expensive software licenses are needed. Smartx® takes care of the networking, hosting, and product maintenance for you, letting you focus on your rental management business. Data is automatically backed up daily. For our larger customers, traditional enterprise licensing is available, and Smartx Hub® can be integrated with existing databases or servers.
The Smartx Hub® Asset Manager is a powerful tool that will help you in managing your inventory and quickly locate the assets. In it, users can view important information about your asset like status, current location, container location, barcodes, and serial numbers. Tagged assets and individuals are detected, the massive inflow of data is processed by the system to identify, locate and decipher events of particular importance.
Smartx Hub® allows the scheduling of equipment or parts maintenance events and performing/logging these maintenance events at the proper time. The ability to schedule both one-time and recurring maintenance, and then perform/log these events with uploaded reports provides a full and complete audit trail. With after-action reports, you will be able to see when equipment maintenance is performed, what it cost, who it was performed by, and any notes provided.
Tracking the chain of custody is keeping a record of asset transfers among people, "when" and "who". It seems very simple and straightforward, but it is actually very difficult to do if you are using emails or excel sheets to track physical assets. The Smartx Hub® action module enables you to checked-out/in your assets. It reduces assets losses, write-offs, and purchasing costs by instantly logging essential equipment transaction data in a central location. This tracking tool helps you eliminate data entry errors and ensure you always know who has which assets, where they are located, and when to expect them to be returned.
The Smartx Hub® adds the convenience of a fully integrated, straight-line depreciation system to the core of our asset management software. The Smartx Hub® Asset Depreciation module helps you manage and track depreciation for the purposes of accurate financial accounting. It’s built-in tracking methods allow you to monitor and report on the cost and value of your assets over their useful life. In addition, you can configure reports needed for tax and insurance purposes and warranty extension.
Smartx Hub® provides custom reports module. Reports can be Excel, PDF, or CSV format, depending on your needs. Web Reporting allows access to stock information online via a web browser on any smartphone or computer. This web-based inventory reporting feature only requires access to a PC or smartphone with a web browser and access to the Internet. Smartx Hub delivers standard reporting including: Exception Report ; Matching Report ; Lost Inventory ; Total Inventory ; Moved Assets

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