Bubble Laundry gives linens on rental to many of the big hotels in UAE. As per the hotel industry
regulations a linens life is based on the certain number of washing cycles it has gone through. To keep a track of the washing cycles each piece of linen was a difficult task.
The laundry was experiencing shrinkage in the linen inventory. They shared their concern with their software partner New Gen. New Gen started looking for the answer to this problem when they come across Technnowave Group which has been one of the leading software solution providers itself in the Middle East. Technowave had vast knowledge and expertise in the field of RFID as well as barcode based fixed asset tracking solution. The team Technowave took it as a challenge and decided to work with New Gen on their Bubble laundry project. RFID was the technology best suited for this project.
Once zeroed in on the technology, Technowave team tried and tested many RFID laundry tags. After series of tests carried out the best RFID Linen tag was finalized. These specially designed RFID laundry tags were stitched to the linens.
The next challenge was to fix the RFID readers. As the cleaning of laundry goes through the series of process, it was necessary to track the no. of linens at each stage. Right from the receipt of the
laundry came for washing till the clean laundry left the premises. After consultation with the laundry management, fixed RFID readers were fixed at all the critical places as well as onto the conveyer belts were the readings of the no of linens were required.
To take total count of the linens coming in the laundry and going out as well as at certain
important places RFID gates were installed.
These RFID gates/ tunnels were available in Europe but costing came around Euro7000. To help
the customer in reducing this expenditure, Technowave Team took this challenge and designed as
well as fabricated these gates and tunnels locally.
The employees of the laundry experienced extremely fast and accurate counting of the linens which
reduced their work load.
The management is satisfied due to the drop in the shrinkage of their linen inventory. Keeping a track
of the no of washing cycles and the stages of the washing each linen has gone through became much
easier and accurate. This helped the management to scale the life of the linens more accurately to
abide by the hotel industry standards.