An example of the sophistication that a properly designed RFID system can reach and of the uncountable benefits provided is the StoneID system developed by F.C.S. Solutions for the natural stone industry, often cited in national and international technical magazines for its technological innovation value. The StoneID application traces the single items of process (both blocks and slabs) thanks to tags especially created to obtain the best possible results even in a hostile environment: hot and cold temperatures, exposure to rain or sun, mud, dust, etc…. Moreover, an automatic reading system – almost maintenance-free – on the production lines (polishing, resin-treating, etc…) allows to trace each phase of the manufacturing process of the slabs, detecting wastes and tracing the change of processing state of the slabs (from cutting phase, to polish- or resin-treated finish, etc…). For the StoneID implementation, F.C.S. Solutions used the UHF frequency providing several advantages rather than the "traditional" RFID systems:
F.C.S. Solutions is involved and supervises the whole StoneID project with the same experience and professionalism always characterizing this company engaged for years with the main natural stone producers.