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VarodaRent Uses RFID To Manage Rented Moving Equipment
- Aug 23, 2016 -

For the past four years, VarodaRent, a Dutch company that provides containers and other moving equipment on a rental basis, has been using radio frequency identification technology to track the movements of its boxes, containers and other assets as they are automatically sent to customers and then returned. The company is now deploying the same RFID solution, provided by Belgian company Aucxis, to two more facilities at which its half-million assets will be tracked. The system consists of EPC Gen 2 passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags, handheld readers and Aucxis Base Gates, each of which contains a fixed RFID reader with four 30-degree antennas.

VarodaRent was founded in 2011 as a spinoff of Dutch moving company P.A. van Rooyen, to rent out reusable plastic containers used for moving and storage—including some measuring up to 20 feet in length—as well as small packing boxes and dollies. The firm has approximately 500,000 assets in about 100 different categories, says Patrick Schoonenberg, VarodaRent's general manager, and the number rented out at any given time depends of the time of year. "In busy times," he states, "it is up to 80 percent." One of its primary customers is P.A. van Rooyen itself.

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