Facility and method for tracking physical assets

  • US 6,614,349 B1
  • Filed: 10/02/2000
  • Issued: 09/02/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/03/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of monitoring an inventory of assets, each having a communication module, the method comprising:

  • providing a facility having a first wireless communication system operable to communicate with each module;

    generating a first communication between the first system and each module;

    based on the communication, establishing an inventory of assets in the facility;

    based on the inventory, identifying a missing asset absent from the facility; and

    generating a second communication via a second communication system operating outside of the facility.

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