Murata has launched its id-Bridge suite 4.0. This advanced web-based platform facilitates end-to-end management of RFID systems on any scale. It takes care of the acquisition, aggregation, conditioning and interpretation of data from tagged items so that this can consequently be utilised to make better-informed strategic decisions.
The development of the suite has relied on in-depth collaboration with RFID experts at the University of Parma, and input from key players in the retail and consumer goods sectors. Through the intuitive dashboard feature, users can obtain a detailed overview of processes and physical product movements. They may also refer to predetermined KPIs to verify that targets are being reached. The direction of movement for tagged items can be defined, making supply flows easy for operatives to understand.
The solution is appropriate for an extensive array of different use cases, bypassing the requirement for customers to create a bespoke system from scratch. The RFID management platform is straightforward to execute and maintain, as well as being configurable to satisfy specific demands. The platform can run on a local server or be connected to the cloud to collect data from multiple site locations.
Benefits can be achieved in retail stores and outlets, distribution centres and warehouses, hospitals, transportation networks, pharmaceutical suppliers and food suppliers.
“This latest update to the id-Bridge platform presents our customers with a valuable business intelligence solution. The platform already manages the data from 40 million tags deployed worldwide, and these new capabilities are certain to bring it even greater commercial traction,” states Francesco Fantoni Guerci, CEO at Murata ID Solutions. “Through access to the new dashboard facility, customers will have access to comprehensive data sets that will provide high degrees of logistical insight, from small implementations all the way to large scale operations. Furthermore, the inherent flexibility of this platform means that data exchanges can be modified as system requirements change.”