3M Wins GSA Contract For RFID File Tracking Systems

The U.S. government will be better able to track its files thanks to 3M. The General Services Administration (GSA) will be using 3M's RFID File Tracking Systems to help track the physical files that float throughout government offices. GSA awarded 3M a five-year contract.

To track these files, a tiny microchip and antenna are embedded inside a tag affixed to each file. As a file moves through various offices and checkpoints, a complete file location history is kept and can be viewed on any network computer. This system is integrated with existing records management systems.

"In an environment where cost reductions and improved productivity are becoming more and more critical to operations, tracking missing physical files is a costly and ineffective use of staff time," said Dave Sayers, marketing development, security systems division. "3M RFID Tracking Solutions frees workers for high-value activities."

For more information, visit http://www.3M.com/RFID

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