Barcoding, Inc. Acquires Miles Technologies, Inc. to Increase Central U.S. Presence and Expand RFID Capabilities

May 20, 2013

Growing Systems Integrator Merges Central Region Office With Lake Zurich, Ill.-Based Barcode and RFID Equipment Technology Provider to Better Serve Enterprise Customers

BALTIMORE, MD–(Marketwired – May 1, 2013) – Barcoding, Inc., a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Miles Technologies, Inc., in order to increase its presence in the central region of the United States and expand its radio frequency identification (RFID) capabilities. Based in Lake Zurich, Ill., with two office locations in the greater Chicago market and one in St. Louis, Miles Technologies is a provider of barcode and RFID equipment and a developer of software applications for warehouse management and asset tracking.

As a result of this acquisition, Barcoding will strengthen its portfolio of RFID and auto-identification technologies by offering the full breadth of Miles Technologies’ solutions. By increasing its presence in the Central United States, Barcoding can better service and support enterprise customers from its Chicago office, as well as uncover new business opportunities in the Central and Western United States. For Miles Technologies, current clients now have access to a larger “Go Live” and “Continuing Care” support network with Barcoding’s Professional Services Group. Additionally, Miles Technologies’ customers can obtain new mobile capabilities, as Barcoding’s solutions extend warehouse technologies beyond the four walls, including fleet and delivery management and custom software solutions.

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MIT Research Lab the Latest to Deploy RFID for File Management

April 16, 2009

As was recently the case with the Florida State Attorney’s Office, the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had no real system in place to keep track of its files. Instead, personnel files and project and funding proposal applications were stored in separate offices, with employees pulling needed files and returning them later, with no log record kept in between. Krista Van Guilder, the RLE’s manager of media and design, told the RFID Journal that files were occasionally lost and often very difficult to find. Enter RFID.

The process works as follows: First, all files were moved to shelving in one central office. Then RFID tags were attached to the inside of each file folder. Staff members needing a file go to that central office, pull the file from its place, and wave the folder past the RFID reader attached to a wall-mounted touch-screen computer nearby. The reader logs the tag’s unique ID number while the computer pulls up an employee roster on the computer. The employee touches his or her name, and the file is officially checked out. To return the file, the employee follows the same process.

If another employee needs the file while it is still checked out, he or she can consult the custom, Web-based software developed by Barcoding, Inc., look up the file or employee name associated with it, and determine the file’s location. In situations where the person who checked out the file can no longer find it, a Motorola MC9090-G handheld RFID reader can be used to scan the room or area for the file’s unique ID number. The reader beeps when it reads the number, and while it can’t yet pinpoint the exact location, it will narrow down a search area to a particular desk or shelf area.

If your current file management system is not as effective as it could be, would you consider using RFID to improve it?