Using RFID to manage inventory of metering assets


Conference: Metering, Billing, CRM/CIS America 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Presenter: Garrett Johnston
Abstract: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)is an increasinglyeconomical technology that enhances utilities abilities to track and identify meters and other important assets. Large utilities throughout the USA recognize that RFID can help reduce or eliminate lost meters, while improving supply chain efficiences, inventory control and material processing. The presentation will explain and analyze how FRID technology works; the current drivers of RFID technology for meter inventory; advantages over barcode technology; case studies from utilities that have justified use of RFID for meter tracking and RFID’s prospects for the future.