This system tracks linen such as towels and sheets in a hotel or similar establishment. RFID tags sewn into the seams of the linen are used to monitor which room the linen has been allocated to, whether it has been returned and where it is in the process.
The RFID tags are registered in the system and certain items of linen can be assigned to specific rooms.
When the linen is returned from the room where it was used, the hotel worker pushes it into the receiving chute and the RFID tag is scanned automatically. Where there is both white and coloured linen, a second chute can be provided to allow them to be sorted separately, simplifying the process at the laundry.
The system can generate a number of types of reports that highlight any exceptions where necessary, including:
- Total linen issued
- Total linen outstanding or missing
- Linen issued to and received from individual rooms
- Linen sent to and received from the laundry
- Linen washing cycle report
- Total inventory report