FAST AND SECURE SERVICE WITH RFID-TAGGED PHONES

With RFID Siemens has gained considerable savings in both time and costs, and a giant step has been taken in the fight against counterfeiters.


Background

Siemens Enterprise Communications Manufacturing GmbH & Co. KG (SECM) is a system service provider for the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) with an annual turnover of EUR 260 million and a production site in Leipzig, Germany.


Challenge

SECM wanted to reduce the amount of manual work in its operations and speed up the logistics, installation and service processes.


Solution

  • SMARTRAC’s globally functioning Web™ RFID inlay programmed with a unique identification number is embedded inside each business telephone.
  • The Web RFID inlay has ideal dimensions and excellent performance even when it is embedded into the phone's plastic protective cover. Moreover, it is not affected by the nearness of other RFID tags.


Success

Siemens is able to read data from the RFID tagged phones in the logistics center without having to unpack them from the boxes. When linked with the CRM systems, it is possible to track customer deliveries and gain base data for evaluations and stock overviews. The RFID tag inside the phone also makes counterfeit or imitations nearly impossible.