The introduction of barcode printers, scanners and mobile computers into public sector institutions creates efficiencies and reduces costs by aligning and improving processes. Auto ID equipment can also give managers and decision makers more accurate information from which they can make better decisions.
The use of Auto ID technology is already widespread for some functions within the public sector, such as in libraries, with the process of checking in and checking out books and other materials. But with newer technologies those proposing innovative uses of auto ID technology allow for far more than these traditional applications. Any number of applications can be designed which combine the latest software and hardware. For instance, identification cards can be tied to attendance records, building inspectors can use scanners to record and gather data whilst onsite and inventory can be tracked in a matter of seconds.
In other government applications, there are even more possibilities. Mobile scanners and printers enable more efficient and accurate issuing of electronic citations for parking monitors and inspectors, and these devices can communicate this information back to a central system in real time. Scanners and printers can also streamline and help ensure accuracy in the process of issuing these documents.
Barcode printers and scanners can also provide a much needed solution for record keeping, allowing you to track document movement and inventory, which is often a challenge for governmental departments bound by open records laws.
In a time when everyone—especially those who work with schools, libraries and the public sector—is being asked to do more with less, barcoding technology is a cost-effective mechanism to improve departmental organization and performance. It can also help free up valuable human capital to work on areas where such organizations may be stretched thin.
- Records/evidences/files management
- Specimen labelling
- Law enforcement
- Restricted-area access
- Traffic and parking ticketing.
- Stock and Inventory Management