TCO Part 8 of 10: Time is of the Essence…

2 Jun No Comments TMNA Editor AVI, RFID, Total Cost of Ownership

Many RFID providers require a middleman, either for site licensing, technical training, hardware extensions, product fulfillment, or software development. Not every RFID provider is able to fulfill all of their customers’ needs without having to contract out part of the project. This adds to downtime, increased costs, and lost business

TCO Part 7 of 10: User Training and Support

1 Jun No Comments TMNA Editor AVI, RFID, Total Cost of Ownership

Whenever you make a significant investment, whether in a home, a vehicle, or an RFID system, it is essential to consider the level of service and support that is offered, both initially and over the long-term.  Unfortunately, installers don’t always receive the information or support needed to successfully install and

TCO Part 6 of 10: Maintenance Time/Costs

31 May No Comments TMNA Editor AVI, RFID, Total Cost of Ownership

Not all RFID is created equal. Many systems are simply not equipped to handle the type of stringent, ongoing application requirements that most installation sites need. Installers often see their systems failing or in need of frequent maintenance simply because the system installed was not the right fit for the

TCO Part 5 of 10: Entry/Exit Times

27 May No Comments TMNA Editor AVI, RFID, Total Cost of Ownership

As older parking systems continue to employ lot monitors for manual ticket handling and access control, organizations miss out on revenue and face decreased patron satisfaction. Vehicles that are forced to stop for authorized verification, whether manual or automated, can result in long vehicle queues and wasted time and money.

TCO Part 4 of 10: System Integration

26 May No Comments TMNA Editor AVI, RFID, Total Cost of Ownership

Not all RFID AVI solutions are designed to integrate into existing systems, which can lead to increased cost and installation time, not to mention added training on a new system. Some providers fail to mention that their systems will not integrate easily, leading the installer into a downward spiral of

TCO Part 3 of 10: Tag Fulfillment/Replacement

25 May No Comments TMNA Editor AVI, RFID, Total Cost of Ownership

Generally, RFID Tags are inexpensive compared to the other hardware and software costs associated with an RFID system. However, for sites with a large population of Tag users or frequent new users, Tag fulfillment costs are an important consideration; examples include universities and large hospitals. With projects like these in

TCO Part 2 of 10: Quality Hardware

24 May No Comments TMNA Editor AVI, RFID, Total Cost of Ownership

Just because a piece of RFID hardware boasts a low price tag does not mean that it will cost less in the long run. For most installers and end users, hardware reliability is one of the most important factors in choosing the right RFID solution, and rightly so; poorly constructed

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