Recapping Relegen at PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference

‘Risk-based asset intelligence’ is an emerging discipline with the potential to transform asset-intensive organisations according to Relegen’s Founder and Managing Director Paul Bennett. Speaking at last week’s PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference in Sydney as part of Siemen’s Digihub, Paul Bennett said that Relegen is seeing this concept gain traction across sectors looking to improve data-driven decision making to reduce cost and risk, improve efficiency and extend return on assets. Continue reading “Recapping Relegen at PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference” »

Relegen to present ‘Right Data, Right Time, Right Place: Risk-based Asset Intelligence for Defence & Maritime’ at PACIFIC 2017

Visitors to this year’s Pacific International Maritime Exhibition and Conference will be able to hear Relegen speak on a number of key industry trends as part of the Siemen’s DigiHub. Continue reading “Relegen to present ‘Right Data, Right Time, Right Place: Risk-based Asset Intelligence for Defence & Maritime’ at PACIFIC 2017” »

The little-known history of the first ‘bullseye’ barcode

Whilst we take the humble barcode for granted today, the symbol is the result of decades of investment and innovation. It was 80 years ago in 1947 that Bernard Silver overheard a local grocery store owner talking about the need for technology to speed up purchasing and simplify stock-keeping. Silver mentioned the conversation to his inventor friend, Norman Joseph Woodland, and the two began problem solving. Continue reading “The little-known history of the first ‘bullseye’ barcode” »

Preventing equipment loss in hospitals and emergency services with asset intelligence

Asset intelligence technology is poised to gain traction in the global healthcare and emergency services industry sectors in an effort to combat the staggering amount of assets which disappear due to loss or theft. Continue reading “Preventing equipment loss in hospitals and emergency services with asset intelligence” »

Managing evidence and chain of custody with asset intelligence

We’ve all seen police evidence being handled on programs like CSI, but the reality is more complex than the drama show implies. Evidence provides law enforcement agencies with the hard information they need to pursue justice. But tracking the chain-of-custody of thousands of items from crime scenes, through storage locations, to laboratories and court rooms and back, can be a monumental task requiring significant manual effort. However, with the advent of asset intelligence technology, evidence tracking is becoming more automated, efficient and secure. Continue reading “Managing evidence and chain of custody with asset intelligence” »

Asset intelligence technology for secure item-level authentication

Today’s global marketplace offers us access to more products, through more channels, than ever before. This convenience, however, comes at a cost. It’s resulted in complex, fragmented supply chains, with less end-to-end visibility, making the origins of parts very difficult to trace – opening the door to counterfeits. Today’s blog explores some of the wide-ranging implications of counterfeiting and what organisations can do to protect their business. Continue reading “Asset intelligence technology for secure item-level authentication” »

Improving armoury and weapons management with auto-ID

Armoury management is not just about keeping weapons appropriately stored in a secure RFID cabinet or reinforced room. It’s also about managing allot of information associated with highly-sensitive assets – each with their own story to tell – in the context of complex workflows and compliance requirements. Continue reading “Improving armoury and weapons management with auto-ID” »

Lost in space no more: NASA using UHF RFID to track items on the ISS

When most organisations manage their assets, they usually have gravity on their side. So even while tracking the location and status of items can be complex, at least items will tend to stay where they were last put until something, or someone, moves them on. Crew members on the International Space Station (ISS) have no such guarantees. Continue reading “Lost in space no more: NASA using UHF RFID to track items on the ISS” »

Tagging spare parts in complex asset operations [Part II]

In our last post we described the importance of a secure serialisation platform, like Relegen’s asset intelligence product, assetDNA, when managing spare parts and their lifecycles in complex asset operations. But there’s another half of the equation – the tag that carries the global unique identifier [GUID] to bridge the gap between data in information systems and real-world assets in the field.

There’s no shortage of options – but finding the right tag for each instance takes some doing. With so many factors playing a role – fit/form/function, environmental conditions, lifecycles, workflows, tag technology and type, frequency, read ranges and more – it can be hard to know where to start. Continue reading “Tagging spare parts in complex asset operations [Part II]” »

Rigorous risk-based assessments boost asset management

In our last blog post we introduced the concept of a unified platform for risk-based asset management with our new assetDNA-riskDNA ecosystem. This week, we’d like to pick up from where we left off with a closer examination of the risk assessment tools offered up by the system – specifically as they relate to the management of operational assets – and share an interesting anecdote about a real-world application. Continue reading “Rigorous risk-based assessments boost asset management” »