InvoTech is a Microsoft Certified Partner on the leading edge of technology developing computer software for over 20-years. InvoTech software uses Microsoft’s recommended best practices for software programming. InvoTech software is developed using Microsoft VB.NET, Microsoft SQL Server Database, and Crystal Reports.
Equipment Integration and Interfaces
InvoTech integrates equipment and supplies into our software to provide complete solutions. The primary equipment that is integrated into all of the InvoTech Systems are RFID Readers and/or Barcode Scanners, and Signature Capture Terminals. In addition, the InvoTech Systems interface together, with other management systems, and with uniform conveyor equipment.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. InvoTech uses passive tags that collect energy from a nearby RFID reader interrogating radio waves. Unlike a barcode, the tag does not need to be within the line of sight of the reader, so it may be embedded in the tracked object. Each RFID tag contains a unique ID number. RFID tags are attached to each individual uniform and linen item. The RFID tags used by InvoTech withstand all laundry processes for up to 200 wash cycles. Multiple RFID tags can be read simultaneously.
A barcode is an optical, machine-readable, representation of data; the data usually describes something about the object that carries the barcode. InvoTech uses barcodes that systematically represent data by varying the widths and spacing of parallel lines, and may be referred to as linear or one-dimensional. Each barcode contains a unique ID number. Barcode labels are attached to each individual uniform piece. The Barcode labels used by InvoTech withstand all laundry processes and outlast the uniforms on which they are applied. Barcodes must be within the line of sight of the scanner, and barcodes must be scanned individually.
Electronic Signature Capture
An electronic signature, or e-signature, refers to data in electronic form, which is logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign. This type of signature provides the same legal standing as a handwritten signature. InvoTech captures electronic signatures from employees to establish total accountability when uniforms are assigned, loaned, or sold.
Wireless communication is the transfer of information between two or more points that are not connected by an electrical conductor. Wireless operations permit services, such as long-range communications, that are impossible or impractical to implement with the use of wires. InvoTech uses wireless communication with the portable handheld RFID and barcode readers to enable the flexibility of recording activities with the uniforms and linens without being at a computer.
The InvoTech Systems interface together for the most complete solution and inventory tracking through the laundry process. The InvoTech Linen System and Uniform System interface with the Laundry System. In addition, the InvoTech System interface with other management systems (human resources, accounting, and purchasing) to automatically exchange information.
The InvoTech Uniform System and Laundry System interface with uniform conveyor equipment to facilitate automated uniform sorting at the laundry and uniform distribution to employees.