[LINK] Expert advise sought please...
dlochrin at d2.net.au
Thu Jan 17 21:35:31 EST 2008
On Thursday 17 January 2008 10:13, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> ...esp from Geoff R.
> I'm thinking RFID here rather than barcodes, but their ID code would
> also need to be human readable, just in case a reader is not available.
> This is for my Nepal project and I have doubts about the lifespan of
> barcodes in the working environment.
The goal seems to me to be eminently reasonable. A similar process used to be employed to track individual parts of jet engines and their engineering history through overhaul cycles, and probably still is.
But I agree with Bernard Robertson-Dunn. I'd go for a solution which is as low-tech as possible, and a database in which each item is identified by a serial number seems appropriate. This could be extended to include the solar PV cells and other components & subsystems, not to mention daily peak & average power demand if required.
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