Flowfinity Wireless Inc., a Vancouver-based provider of enterprise mobile apps for business process automation, has announced support for RFID scanning with Android smartphones. Leveraging built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) features of popular smartphones, Flowfinity software allows companies to customize their own data collection apps and mobile forms that perform interactive or background RFID scanning without the need for peripheral hardware.
RFID scanning with Flowfinity on Android smartphones can be used to keep track of high-value items such as laptops or servers, take inventory of spare parts and products, perform rounds with RFID checkpoints, or scan other RFID tags. Flowfinity allows data collected or scanned from Android devices to be sent directly to a standalone database or integrated with enterprise systems.
Mobile forms and apps are fully customizable without programming, so that companies can create their own adaptable system for scanning and managing RFID data collection. Workflow such as automatic notifications can be built-in, for example sending an email notification if an item is found outside a pre-determined zone or if a mobile employee fails to record a checkpoint during an inspection tour.
“Traditionally RFID scanning involved purchasing and maintaining expensive hardware, but with recent technology advances in Android devices, that is no longer necessary,” said Dmitry Mikhailov, President & CEO, Flowfinity. “With Flowfinity, companies can improve the productivity of their mobile employees and reduce device management costs at the same time by replacing proprietary hardware with more versatile smartphones.”
Flowfinity Actions is a cross-platform mobile solution compatible with iOS, BlackBerry and Android smartphones and tablets. RFID scanning is available with devices that support in-device NFC such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Galaxy S III.