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RF Code Gets Test-y: We Have the Technology!

Posted by Sylverre Polhemus

Here at RF Code, we are dedicated to improving the range and usability of our asset management and environmental monitoring solutions. Our testing includes serious quality testing in real-world data centers and our labs. We also encourage our employees and families to try out our solutions in real-world and simulated situations...

mad-scientist.jpgAnd, as it turns out, we can turn anything into a testing opportunity. No intern to carry a tag around? Attach one to your school-age child's backpack and see when they come home. Or use the office drone, if you can wrest the remote away from the employee currently flying the thing through, around, beneath, and above parts of the corporate space.

Temperature sensor tags are not only for data centers; they can be installed in an office to provide documentary evidence that it's too cold in here. In your attic, so you can amuse your coworkers by announcing how hot it is up there today. (No one could ever figure out any other reason for this. It wasn't as if he gave out prizes if you guessed right!)

Temperature sensors can also be mounted on an Xbox to show when the device is in use if that's something you want to know. No time clock is surely no concern when the (volunteer!) employees' cars are tagged—we can check a dashboard to see who hasn't made it in yet. And given Austin's increasingly problematic rush-hour traffic, the reasonable assumption is that they're still on the way. Hey, at least this way they're testing, even if they are just inching along the road.

It's not all about geographic location, security, temperature, humidity, fluid, and current. We test every aspect of our solutions. Occasionally at some small risk to ourselves, though always as little as possible. But, hey, somebody has to do the static shock and current transformer testing and try out third-party device integrations, and we do stock earplugs and pain relievers to mitigate the annoyance.

Communications protocols, battery life, ease of placement—we test everything. Even the things you can't see, like the transmission from our IR-enabled tags and locators. IR signals are not typically visible to the naked eye, but now there's an app for that. None of the staff has yet walked into a wall from being too busy watching the phone, but it's surely only a matter of time.

We've stocked up on bandages, just in case. Perhaps we should mount proximity locators to each and every wall, and set up alerts to warn those people when they're about to bruise their noses ...

We have the technology. How can we use it to help you?

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