Silent Partner Technologies (SPT) has been selected by the University of Alabama to provide an RFID asset tracking system to protect the university’s historic costume collection.
The University of Alabama collection includes nearly 9,000 items of clothing, dolls and doll furnishings. It includes thousands of special occasion garments and military uniforms, some of which were produced more than two hundred years ago.
Unlike manual inventory, RFID technology offers real-time tracking without the physical handling the fragile items. This will minimize the possibility of damaging the historic collection. Once each item has an RFID tag, there will be instant alerts if the article is moved.
The SPT solution also provides RFID tracking for the many accessories dating back to the 19th century, including picture hats, kid gloves, purses, and shoes.