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Deploying an NFC-based inventory system: a case study


Poullie, Patrick; Bocek, Thomas; Stiller, Burkhard (2015). Deploying an NFC-based inventory system: a case study. ERCIM News, (101):41-42.

Abstract

NFC tags and transceivers are ubiquitous and well supported. Like many academic research groups, the Communication Systems Group CSG of the University of Zürich owns many physical devices, which are required for research and teaching. Traditionally, a printed, human-readable inventory and attached labels have been used to keep track of these devices. A new inventory approach was developed with the aim of simplifying the data acquisition using an NFC tag-based system supported by an Android application. This approach was implemented, tested, and used productively. However, due to technical difficulties - namely, a poor response of NFC tags on metallic material - the NFCbased inventory system did not simplify data acquisition and consequently, the NFC-based inventory system was changed back to the label-based system.

Abstract

NFC tags and transceivers are ubiquitous and well supported. Like many academic research groups, the Communication Systems Group CSG of the University of Zürich owns many physical devices, which are required for research and teaching. Traditionally, a printed, human-readable inventory and attached labels have been used to keep track of these devices. A new inventory approach was developed with the aim of simplifying the data acquisition using an NFC tag-based system supported by an Android application. This approach was implemented, tested, and used productively. However, due to technical difficulties - namely, a poor response of NFC tags on metallic material - the NFCbased inventory system did not simplify data acquisition and consequently, the NFC-based inventory system was changed back to the label-based system.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:April 2015
Deposited On:18 Dec 2015 15:59
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:40
Publisher:European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
ISSN:0926-4981
Official URL:http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/images/stories/EN101/EN101-web.pdf
Related URLs:http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en101/special/deploying-an-nfc-based-inventory-system-a-case-study (Publisher)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:12669

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