View Technologies, a joint venture between Stanley Black & Decker Inc. and RF Controls, has announced the inView Platform, a software framework that enables solution providers to access real-time data for the billions of items incorporating RAIN RFID (passive UHF) tags in retail, manufacturing and logistics.
Through the combination of its patented Echo smart antenna technology and software-based services, the inView platform provides item-level visibility that can be integrated into enterprise systems, applications and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms. The Echo smart antennas continuously identify, locate and track RAIN RFID tagged items within 150 feet to deliver tag location, continuous visibility and hands-free functionality.
The inView platform delivers key insights for businesses, such as pinpointing important item locations, determining if shipments enter or leave the dock according to plan, or providing notifications when merchandise is misplaced or needing replenishment on a sales floor. Built to enable third-party applications to run more efficiently and accurately, the inView Platform offers three tiers of service:
Locate—provides a real-time stream of 3D position data for RAIN RFID tags.
Track—provides a stream of zone movement data when tags move from one software created zone to another, as well as provides access to historical location and movement data
Act—provides attribute enrichment and rule-based events to be triggered based on zone movement, which generates actionable and meaningful alerts and notification for business processes.