The objective is that this is not just Bosch's proprietary RFID tag. "We have an existing customer who is using this where a third of the tools were Bosch and another two-thirds were non-Bosch manufactured tools," says Doherty. "We supplied tags for all of their tools. So Bosch provides the individual aftermarket tags, as well as the new tools with the tags in them".
"Similarly, we are gladly providing the format of our tags to any of the tool tracking applications," Doherty adds. "We started initially with a company called ToolWatch because we had a working relationship with them on several different fronts. They adjusted their software to read our RFID tags."
The goal is to gain better control over your tool and equipment investment. There is a huge cost--saving potential by preventing theft and knowing where your tools are so you don't have to rent or purchase what you already own.