Schools, especially college campuses, often have many assets spread across multiple facilities, with high-value technology frequently going back and forth between them. Tracking equipment and supplies is a challenge in any school, and record keeping can easily become a nightmare due to misplaced assets, forcing busy faculty and staff to waste precious time tracking down audio visual devices, laboratory equipment or other supplies. If the equipment can't be found, many schools stretch their already tight budgets to unnecessarily purchase or rent replacements.
Metalcraft specializes in asset tracking, especially in the education world. The benefits of implementing education asset tracking technology with us include:
Reducing unnecessary equipment purchases
Tracking depreciation of equipment
Discouraging theft of school property
Maintaining accounting records in accordance with GASB 34
Tracking educational resources can be done with barcode or RFID technology, helping to maximize their use and keeping school budgets in line and on target, exemplifying ID Made Better®.
Metal Barcode Tags are ideal for customers who require permanent nameplates to stand up in harsh environments.
Metal Bar Code Nameplates combine reliability with the durability you have come to expect with any Metalcraft product. And now we’ve made them even easier to apply with a convenient break-away tab to assist with liner removal.
The 002” polypropylene Valumark label conforms to uneven and curved surfaces and adheres tightly to plastics that resist labels under moderate use. Subsurface digital printing eliminates lamination and keeps graphics bright when used, primarily, for indoor asset tracking.
Metalized Polyester Labels are polyester asset labels that have the appearance of expensive metal without the accompanying price tag. These silver polyester labels are digitally printed which allows for crisp, clean company logos as well as consistent, reliable barcode scans.
Durable .002" polyester Premium Polyester Labels adhere to uneven and curved metal and plastic assets. The .002” pressure-sensitive adhesive gives a strong bond. The subsurface, digital printing ensures barcode readability and crisp graphics.
Foil Bar Code Labels are ideal for customers who require a flexible label that will conform to most surfaces, yet will withstand chemicals, abrasion, solvents, and high temperatures.
Secure valuable assets and deter theft with Metalcraft's Destructible Labels! Made from a material that tears apart if someone tries to remove it, these labels offer a unique way to protect property.
Discourage theft and keep your property in tact with Metalcraft's Tamper Evident Labels. If someone attempts to remove the label, the word "VOID" is left behind on the surface of the asset and the back of the label.
Made from a flexible polycarbonate material with a textured, non-reflective finish, Premium Stylemark Labels look great and work even better.
This top-of-the-line polyester label features our thickest polyester combined with a .0035" thick adhesive.
ID Advantage labels are ideal for high volume applications in a mild-to-moderate environment. The optional .001" thick clear polyester over laminate provides additional protection to the bar code and/or copy.
What is RFID? A Basic Guide to Radio Frequency Identification
What is RFID? Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that uses a radio wave to identify an object. The main components of an RFID inlay include the IC (integrated chip) which executes commands and stores data; the antenna which absorbs RF waves and helps broadcast the signal; and the substrate which is the material that the chip and antenna are attached to.
School Inventory Made Easier Utilizing RFID Tracking
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that you often hear about and how it holds great promise for a lot of applications and systems throughout everyday life. Even though it has been around since WWII, it's only been in recent decades have RFID systems have spread silently into most aspects of public and private life including school districts.
RFID Tracking Technology Is Keeping Your Kids Safe
Already college campuses throughout North America are experimenting with RFID technology as a means of keeping track of the whereabouts of their students, at least while on campus. With the ever-prevalent threat of theft and assault on college, as well as several infamous campus shootings in recent years, some colleges have squared away sizable budgets to keep track of their student body, moment-by-moment, in the event of a crisis or necessary evacuation.
Metalcraft and Bar|Scan, Inc. partner to provide fixed asset solution for school district
Great partnerships stand the test of time and the decades-long partnership between Bar|Scan, Inc.® and Metalcraft has done exactly that. Bar|Scan, Inc.® is a full-service provider dedicated to delivering the best asset management software for over 32 years to customers in a cost-effective manner using the latest in asset tracking technologies.