RFID-based document-tracking solutions have become commonplace in such locations as legal and medical offices. But one law firm has taken that solution to a new level, by tagging and tracking every sheet of paper for its most sensitive files, in order to ensure that it knows where ever page is located, and that nothing is ever misplaced. The solution was a collaborative effort provided by printer manufacturer Lexmark, using Plus Technologies‘ tag-identification software, as well as software and RFID readers supplied by ATM Software Solutions.
From the onset, it was a highly confidential implementation aimed at providing an efficient method for printing documents, each page containing an RFID tag encoded with a unique identifier. The law firm, which has asked to remain unnamed, creates documents in courtrooms or elsewhere, prints those documents and then tracks them as they are moved around its offices and are eventually destroyed. The firm produces thousands of such highly sensitive pages daily, and sought to track each page individually.