Looking for the latest information on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)? Or maybe you have questions on a specific application. Either way, the Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blog has got you covered. This valuable resource contains helpful articles and answers to questions posed by customers just like you trying to solve their toughest identifying and tracking problems.

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In Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blogs, you will find:
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What is a QR Code?

What is a QR Code?

This article takes a deep dive into QR (Quick Response) codes, from what they're used for to their advantages and disadvantages.
Types of Barcode Labels

Types of Barcode Labels

Barcode labels come in a variety of different sizes, shapes and materials. This article covers some examples of barcode types.
A Comprehensive Guide to Asset Tracking Technologies

A Comprehensive Guide to Asset Tracking Technologies

The choice of asset tracking technology depends on various factors. Check out this article to learn about some of the common asset tracking technologies and their key features.
students in class

Asset Tracking in Education

In our latest industry sourcebook - Solutions for Education - you will find valuable information on asset tracking in schools as well as real-world case studies from our customers.
barcode symbologies

Introduction to Barcode: 1D and 2D Barcode Symbologies

Barcodes come in many forms, but do you know how a barcode works? Our introduction to barcodes spells out the basics to help you make the best choice for your application.
Asset Tagging Application Instructions for Asset Tag

Asset Tag Application Instruction Video

We demonstrate how to apply an asset tag to ensure the tag will adhere and stay in place for a long time.
tool tracking

Even Ben Franklin Knew the Importance of Tool Tracking

RFID can not only help you manage your inventory of tools, but also help you track the tool condition and warranties.
RFID Tags or Barcode Labels - Choices and Possibilities

RFID Tags or Barcode Labels - Which is the Better Asset Tag Solution?

The technology you choose (RFID tags or barcode) depends on a variety of factors, including the material the tag will be attached to and if you need line-of-sight to read the tag.
Selecting barcode symbology

Beyond the Barcode: Selecting a Symbology for a Linear Barcode

Linear barcodes are probably the most basic type of barcode used and with better barcode integrity and the availability of more characters to use, Code 128 reigns supreme.
Tool Tracking Software for RFID Tags and Barcode

Barcode or RFID? Choose Your Best Fit

Equipment and tool tracking using mobile apps and hardware like barcode provides information wherever and whenever there’s a need.
plastic pallets - returnable asset tracking

Returnable Asset Tracking - Containers, Pallets & Totes

Returnable containers, pallets, and other mobile assets are vital to a company's inventory management processes. Metalcraft can help with returnable asset tracking.
Barcode label data matrix comparison

Custom Barcode Labels - QR and DataMatrix

While both QR codes and DataMatrix codes can hold large amounts of information, DataMatrix codes can be made very small and are thought to be more secure.