ATHENA Senitron’s RFID Asset Tracking, Inventory, and Automation SoftwareSenitron2019-01-23T10:12:54+00:00
Senitron’s RFID Asset Tracking, Inventory, and Automation Software Retail | Warehouse & Distribution | Industrial & Manufacturing | Personnel Tracking
100% Compatible with Hands-Free & Hand-Held RFID
Senitron’s Athena platform is an all-in-one RFID software solution for printing, encoding, tracking, inventorying, and automating RFID assets through organizations. It drives real-time access to the information such inventory, asset location, and automation through hand-held and hands-free RFID readers. Designed on a scalable platform, the Athena solution integrates into a variety of host systems and works with the latest hardware technologies. Athena has powered innovative solutions in a variety of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and retail.
Inventory & Tracking Visual Map View of Assets Visual Display of Misplaced Items RFID Transfer Slip + Automatic Transfer Slips Reports Integration
Print / Encode RFID Tags Multi-User System Fast & Automated Shipment Auditing Real-Time Alerts Web Based Solution Customizable / Expandable
Software Screenshots Note the software can be fully customized to rename column names and hide / show specific columns. Hence for each use-case the labels can be modified to match the organizations existing terms. Example HU#, Attribute 1, Pallet#, Product #, Badge # etc.
Inventory & Tracking Access to real-time inventory, such as asset quantities, current locations, and movement history.
Inventory “On-Hand Quantity View”
Visual Map View of Assets In addition to asset quantities and locations, you can also see where the assets are currently located on the floorplan.
Inventory “Asset Group Detail View”
Inventory “Specific Asset Detail View with History”
Multi-Location / Multi-User Platform Create an unlimited number of user to access the dashboard, with various permission levels. All locations are accessible within one dashboard.
Print / Encode RFID Tags “Unlike most other solutions, you don’t need to use a 3rd party label printing software.” You can Print or Encode RFID tags on the fly using the Athena dashboard, or via your organizations existing ERP / WHM / POS software.
Option 1 – Print RFID Labels from the Senitron Cloud Dashboard Print RFID tags, by entering an item number and clicking the print button
Option 2 – Print RFID Labels from your existing Organization Software Senitron will install its propriety RFID printer software on your computer, which will enable your existing ERP, WHM, or POS software to print RFID labels. The example below is Lightspeed POS. Other clients are using it with Retail Pro, SAP, Oracle, Counter Point. Senitron installs it propriety RFID printer software, and you simply print from any software.
Option 3 – Encode Tags for Hands-Free RFID Tracking Place one or more RFID tags on the RFID encoder pad, enter the item number and click Encode.
RFID Transfer Slip + Automatic Transfer Slips Creating transfer-slips with RFID will improve speed and efficiency by 400%. And on the receiving end, receiving and auditing incoming shipments will see a 400% improvement in speed and efficiency. Forgot to create a transfer slip? not to worry, the system will auto detect and auto create transfer slips and move the items to the new location.
Option A – Personnel can make RFID transfer slips directly from the Senitron RFID dashboard
Option B – Personnel can make RFID transfer slips using Senitron’s Windows / Mac OSx Desktop Application
Optional: Organizations that have an existing software, such as SAP, Oracle, WHM, ERP, or POS software can take advantage of the “Push To POS / ERP” button, which targets and populates the transfer-slip screen on the organizations other exist software (example SAP). This way both Senitron and the organization software will have the trransfer-slip data. Alternatively the transfer slip data can be communicate to the other systems via API’s or CSV exports.
Option C – Organizations / other Software vendors, can do a more in-debt integration with Senitron, by adding an RFID scan button into their app. Senitron will provide the specifications and API documents and support to the software vendor integration team. For example Retail Pro POS, software had direct integration with Senitron. Thus on all the screens such as sales screens, transfer slip screens, etc, there is an Senitron RFID scan button. When pushed the RFID data is read directly into Retail Pro. Once committed, the transfer slip data is committed via API to Senitron’s software.
Automated Shipment Receiving Auditing
As if RFID transfer slips aren’t cool enough, Senitron’s technology makes everything even cooler when the delivery truck brings the merchandise to the location which was meant to receive the shipment. As soon as even one item from the shipment is received the shipment voucher is marked as received in Senitron, and as every item is seen by the RFID readers, they are automatically marked to received. If in four hours of delivery all the items in the shipment are not visible and not received store management will get an email alert to address or report the issue. If in 24 hours all items are not received or addressed, headquarters will receive an email alert that the store is not following protocol.
Real-Time Unauthorized Alerts Receive Realtime alerts if unauthorized assets leave the premises, or if they are detected in unauthorized zones, via audio, email, text, or on-screen.
POS Integration & The Senitron POS Assistant App
Senitron’s solution can be used in conjunction with any existing POS system, such as Retail Pro, Lightspeed POS, Counter Point, etc. Depending on how the Senitron software is being utilized, one option is to inform Athena, when an product is sold via an external POS software, for two reasons. (1) the item will be marked Sold in Senitron as well, and removed from the Senitron inventory quantity. (2) the item will be whitelisted, so that the RFID readers by the exit point do not set off an alert.
Method 1 – Assets can be marked to sold/ decommissioned from the Senitron Cloud Dashboard, by personnel with the proper credentials. The user can scan or select the asset, and click the change status button on the dashboard for that item, and select to “Decommission” the tag.
Method 2 – Assets can be removed / sold via Senitron Windows Desktop App, called POS Assistant. This app usually sits on top of other POS apps, and can be used to quickly mark items to sold status. Additionally this app is capable of populating the POS sales screen at the same time, as it read RFID assets for sale.
Method 3 – Assets can be removed / decommissioned via API from a 3rd Party software, such as a POS software, WHM software, or ERP software. This would entail doing integration work between the two systems. Note, Senitron integration is already available for Lightspeed POS, Retail Pro, and Counterpoint POS.
Misplaced Items Detection & Visual Display To help personnel locate and return misplaced or separated items from their groups, the system displays the location of the misplaced items within the location floor plan, as well as their group locations.
Please note the Senitron software solution is constantly being upgraded with new features, improvements, and customizations. Contact us to schedule a live demo of some of our real-live clients using the system.
Athena is 100% compatible with hand-held RFID Readers & Fixed Hands-Free RFID Readers
The Athena platform is 100% compatible with hand-held RFID readers. Users can scan and upload the inventory directly to the dashboard as often as desired.
Important note: Using hand-held RFID is not exclusive, meaning clients may do hybrid solutions, where portions of a location are addressed using hand-held RFID, while other areas are covered with hands-free RFID. In all scenarios it is recommended that hands-free RFID hardware is deployed at the exit points to capture and alert theft (unauthorized removal of an asset from the premise)
Hand-held RFID is recommended and suggested in the following scenarios:
Assets with small RFID tags (smaller than 2.5×1.5 inches).
Assets in areas with without hands-free RFID hardware.
Assets in areas with weak hands-free RFID signal due to metal shelving etc.
Clients whom simply want to spend less going to RFID technology.
The Athena platform is 100% compatible with hands-free RFID readers. Fixed RFID readers can be deployed to ceilings, walls, shelves, exit points, shipping docks, etc. Once activated, the fixed RFID readers will continue to read and feed the flow of RFID data into Athena.
Important note: Using hands-free RFID is not exclusive, meaning clients may do hybrid solutions, where portions of a location are addressed using hand-held RFID, while other areas are covered with hands-free RFID. In all scenarios it is recommended that hands-free RFID hardware is deployed at the exit points to capture and alert theft (unauthorized removal of an asset from the premise)
Hands-free RFID is recommended and suggested in the following scenarios:
Assets that can use RFID labels with the size of 2.5×1.5 inches and larger.
Organization that prefer to have continuous monitoring and tracking of assets.