Announcements and media releases

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

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

Whilst we might take the humble barcode for granted today, the symbol is the result of decades of innovation and investment. The idea was first born 80 years ago by Bernard Silver and inventor friend Norman Joseph Woodland who patented the original concept of a ‘bullseye’ shaped machine-readable code in 1949. However, it wasn’t until 3 decades later that the first linear barcode, developed by a team of IBM engineers, was scanned at a supermarket check-out. Continue reading “The little-known history of the first ‘bullseye’ barcode” »

Blog post: Preventing equipment loss in hospitals and emergency services with asset intelligence

Thursday 6th of July 2017

Asset intelligence technology is poised to gain traction in the global healthcare and emergency services industry sectors after recent studies found missing mobile equipment could cost Australian hospitals AU$64M+ a year, even before accounting for the lost time nurses spend searching for assets [estimated at AU$957K+ per day in salaries] and the resulting impact on patient safety. Read “Preventing equipment loss in hospitals and emergency services with asset intelligence” »

Blog post: Improve safety and reduce recall cost with unique device identification

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

Recent recalls and product contamination warnings in the medical industry have highlighted the importance of comprehensive and accurate tracking of devices throughout the healthcare supply chain – from manufacture, through use, to end-of-life. Today, a major barrier to successful medical device visibility and traceability is the lack of a unique device identification system. There is still nothing to prevent manufacturers, distributors and other providers using the same identifiers for different things, making device recalls unnecessarily time consuming, laborious and costly. Read “Improve safety and reduce recall cost with unique device identification” »

Blog post: Collaborative data management platforms set to transform enterprise asset management

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

As an asset owner/operator, one of your biggest headaches is when something goes offline unexpectedly. To rectify it, you need ready-access to engineering documentation, maintenance history, through-life performance and operational data and more – data that is likely spread across multiple silos and external service providers. Furthermore, what is the confidence level that the data is complete, accurate and up-to-date, right now, as you are working to fix the problem? Today’s blog explores the capabilities of collaborative asset intelligence platforms and the benefits of moving your organisation towards a program of continual data improvement. Read 'Collaborative data management platforms set to transform asset management' »

Blog post: Managing evidence and chain of custody with asset intelligence

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

We’ve all seen police evidence being handled on programs like CSI, but the reality is more complex than the drama show implies. 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. Read how evidence tracking is becoming more automated, efficient and secure in this week’s blog: “Managing evidence and chain of custody with asset intelligence” »

Blog post: Tracing the origins – the importance of asset history

Friday 9th of December 2016

We all understand the threat of fake goods. However, not all counterfeits are created equal. In this week’s blog post we’d like to explore a lesser-known side of counterfeiting that requires an even more comprehensive, data-driven approach. Click here to read “Tracing the origins – the importance of asset history” »

Blog post: Asset intelligence technology for secure item-level authentication

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

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. Click here to read “Asset intelligence technology for secure item-level authentication” »

Blog post: Improving armoury and weapons management with auto-ID

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

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. Click here to read “Improving armoury and weapons management with auto-ID” »

Blog post: Case study: Maritime inspection rounds and watch-keeping events

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

In our last blog, we described how data captured during asset inspections gives organisations a real-time window into their operations. Following on from there, we’d like to share an overview of a recent project we’ve undertaken for the Royal Australian Navy [RAN] which serves as a good demonstration of this. Continue reading “Case study: Maritime inspection rounds and watch-keeping events” »

Blog post: Transforming inspection programs with enterprise asset intelligence

Wednesday 7th of September 2016

Traditionally, asset inspection programs have been repetitive, time-consuming and costly manual processes. Asset data may be isolated in disconnected information siloes or locked away in paper-based records that are incomplete, erroneous and out-of-date. This leaves organisations at a significant disadvantage – unable to make smart decisions about individual assets, and unable see the big picture across the entire enterprise-wide asset base.  Click here to read “Transforming inspection programs with enterprise asset intelligence” »