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RFID solution upgrades and simplifies plant tracking methods in the horticulture industry

  • Author:Lucy
  • Release on:2021-07-02
TSC Printronix Auto ID, a well-known RFID printer brand, has partnered with Harvest RFID and Tadbik to provide tracking services for high-value plants in the agriculture and horticulture industries. With Harvest’s unique RFID software platform RealHarvest™, combined with TSC Printronix Auto ID’s printers and Tadbik’s RFID tags, growers in the gardening industry will easily track, count and manage inventory through a set of customizable functional suites . These feature sets enhance existing business processes.

This collaboration brings an all-in-one solution for asset tracking and printing to the horticulture market, simplifying the valuation of large nurseries and the way to determine the location of specific plants in large quantities of plants.

"The challenge facing this industry is obvious: it is extremely difficult to find a specific plant in a large nursery, or to count thousands of plants. Barcodes are far from an ideal solution, and RFID has changed the rules of the industry, so users It is possible to pinpoint specific plants from the central dashboard or nursery floor.” said Chris Brown, RFID project director of TSC Printronix Auto ID. "With our T6000e RFID printer, as well as RFID plant tags and labels, you can quickly and efficiently use custom printed information and RealHarvest software platform and readers to locate, track and monitor plants and their transportation from single plants to batches , Even high-value assets like trolleys and irrigation equipment."

The efficiency and visualization provided by RealHarvest RFID software can solve the uncertainty problem in inventory management, thereby improving nursery resource deployment and asset management. The staff can easily determine which plants have been sold, which are still on sale, the planting date of each plant, the number and location of the plants in the nursery, and so on. RFID technology allows users to integrate data, avoiding expensive and time-consuming manual processes. All data can provide event-based recording and reporting on smartphones, tablets or laptops.

"Harvest RFID is a provider of end-to-end solutions for plant growers. Deploying our hardware and software solutions can immediately bring value to growers and change the way they work." Matt, Vice President of Business Development, Harvest RFID Campbell said. "The company's Tool Shed is a complete solution package, including RFID-enabled plant tags, RealHarvest software, readers, antennas, T6000e printers, and various other components required for each customized solution."

Growers can use this complete solution to achieve 24-hour automation and real-time visibility of their business activities. Among them, the T6000e printer is a device that can perform multiple functions at the same time. It can print, encode, and use the optional ODV-2D integrated verifier for barcode verification. This unique feature is not only ideal for complex nurseries and gardening plants, but also for supply chains that require high-quality barcodes and RFID tags.

Tadbik’s Sales and Business Development Director Mikhail Yanuf Max said: “As a provider and manufacturer of RFID smart labels and label packaging solutions, we have built-in inlays for plant labels, such as Avery Dennison Belt MR6. Print on site And coding helps growers manage inventory through real-time information and higher data accuracy. These unique, high-quality RFID plant tags have been rigorously tested in the RFID printer and label verification laboratory of TSC Printronix Auto ID Testing and verification to ensure compatibility with T6000e RFID printers."

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