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Cenmetrix delivers pioneering RFID tree-tracking solution in Sri Lanka

4 December, 2022

With the recent expansion drive in providing innovative automated RFID solutions across a range of industries, Cenmetrix partnered with Sadaharitha Plantations, to deliver a first of a kind in Sri Lanka, RFIDs to track the life cycle of a tree in their plantations. In large areas such as plantations, like in any industry, RFID technology can be effectively used to track and manage assets and inventory.

With this solution, all historical data is tracked, so everyone with access to the tree tracking system can see dates and times of the activities involved in the plantation process.

The RFID nail tags can easily and securely be mounted into trees, enabling accurate real-time tracking, and supplying Sadaharitha Plantations the data needed to optimize processes, workflow and tree management.

RFID nail tags are moisture and weather resistant and its stability across fluctuating temperatures ensure long term performance.Through the handheld readers, data of the trees are synchronized to a central software via a cloud based solution.

Expressing his views on this latest initiative, ChittanandaKulatilake, Director, Cenmetrix said “We realized the need for evolving technology across the agro and agroforestry industries. It’s an effective way to free up labour so that labour can be allocated for value adding activities. What we have done here is inserting a nail tag which comes with an in-built microchip and antenna that can be read by a RFID scanning device. The scanner turns the radio waves into digital data. Our solution integrates hardware, the RFID tags, handheld scanners and cloud software to deliver real time results. The system is capable of tracking inventory as individual trees, rows and plots.”

“We were looking for a more efficient and digital way of tracking our trees, that allow us to have up to date information about the inventory and the cost of maintaining agarwood trees in a plot against the routine activities which include many aspects such as inspection, measuring, removing, replanting, etc. The manual system we had was labour intensive.

The RFID system has made our process much more transparent, as it pushes data of each tree in real time so our customers can be kept updated of the progress of their tree and investment. With this successful completion of the first phase, we plan to expand this project with the rest of our 1 Million+ trees as well” Commented RaqueebYoosoofmiya, Director Information Communication Technology, Sadaharitha Plantations Ltd.

Cenmetrix (www.cenmetrix.lk) is a Sri Lankan based digital identity management solutions company counting over 15+ years of market experience with 800+ customers and 8500+ deployments globally. By deploying innovative technologies such as biometrics, RFID, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and IoT, Cenmetrix provides its clients with the data and insights to enable them to monitor, measure and monetize their critical investments.