In our post yesterday, I provided information about rugged RFID tags and asset tracking in harsh environments. Another popular use for rugged RFID tags is uniform and linen tracking in healthcare facilities and hotels. Rugged RFID tags in flexible mounts can withstand repeated washings and boiling temperatures while still providing tracking.
Many hotels and resorts are using these flexible RFID tags for linens and can track inventory levels in each room, while also deterring employee and guest theft. Hospitals are also using these tags for their garments that must be washed at high temperatures to sanitize for bacteria. Large hospitals are responsible for managing a high number of work garments and RFID provides real-time trackingof garments as they move from the laundry to storage areas in the hospitals. With RFID, hospitals and hotels are realizing improved stock visibility and management of their assets.