RFID Inventory Systems, Inc. Introduces Its Patent Pending Tower Inventory System

TIS Helps Warehouse Owners Realize RFID Efficiencies

​The Tower Inventory System (TIS) is a dynamic Passive Radio Frequency Identification (pRFID) inventory scanning solution that enables faster cycle counts at a fraction the typical industry cost. The TIS also allows for flexibility of inventory reconciliation audits and simple software integration into current Supply Chain Management databases.

The TIS is self-contained and is comprised of four 6' pRFID panels stacked vertically to create a 24’ mobile array that includes: a battery, battery charger, inverter, PC to power/communicate with 4 pRFID readers and 16 RFID antennas. This TIS is designed to conduct autonomous cycle counts and inventory reconciliation while being transported throughout a warehouse by a single forklift operator.

Reducing the time required and labor associated with cycle counts allows warehouse owners the ability to perform more frequent cycle counts (daily/weekly) without disrupting day to day activities. These more frequent cycle counts allow warehouse personnel the ability to identify and correct the errors in a timely manner while maintaining the accuracy of the database at a high level. Other benefits of frequent cycle counts include:

  1. Fewer lost items
  2. Better location accuracy of stored items
  3. Less time looking for misplaced items
  4. Better database = fewer spares required to be stored in a warehouse

TIS open architecture software is developed by T&W Operations and is customizable for users who have unique requirements. The TIS software is designed so that users of varying computer literacy can easily operate the software to conduct cycle counts and generate reconciliation reports with little training. The elegant design of the TIS software also allows for easy exchange of data between the TIS and existing Supply Chain Management databases.

The TIS uses pRFID hardware manufactured by Alien Technology. The ALR-F800 reader’s discrete architecture offers substantial improvements in function and performance over existing products in the market, enabling new levels of flexibility for system enhancements and future proofing. The improvements including the ability to adjust its behavior to the rapidly changing warehouse environment and the inclusion of industry standard MicroSD and USB for adding memory and additional extensibility to other I/O such as cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

About RFID Inventory Systems, Inc.

RFID Inventory Systems, Inc. is a Veteran Owned Small Business based out of Temecula, California who manufactures the Tower Inventory System (TIS). The TIS provides a Passive Radio Frequency Identification (pRFID) Near Real Time Location System (NRTLS) that lowers the cost of cycle counts, enabling enable storage facilities the ability for a single user to conduct more frequent cycle counts (daily, weekly, etc.).


About T&W Operations, Inc.

T&W Operations, Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) Small Business based in Huntsville, Alabama. T&W Operations provides labor and support services for logistics operations with government and commercial clients. T&W Operations is ISO-9001 Certified and has staff who maintains a variety of professional certifications to include PMP, CISSP, and assorted Microsoft certifications that allow several partnership levels with Microsoft.


About Alien Technology

Founded in 1994, Alien Technology is a leading technology and product provider of UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Integrated Circuits (IC), tags, readers and professional services. Alien Gen 2 products, along with software solutions from partners, help solve business problems for customers to improve productivity, processes, security and asset tracking for closed-loop and supply chain systems. These solutions are implemented in industries such as consumer packaged goods, retail apparel, manufacturing, transportation, airports and cargo logistics, government and defense, and more. Alien’s facilities include corporation headquarters in San Jose, CA; the Alien RFID Solutions Center in the Dayton, OH region; and a sales office in Shanghai, China. Alien is a member of EPCglobal, GS1 and RAIN.





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About RFID Inventory Systems

RFID Inventory Systems, Inc. manufactures the Tower Inventory System (TIS) and provides RFID and Supply Chain Management consulting services.