Digitalise your manual asset inventory now


If you are manually keeping track of your assets inventory or using barcodes to keep track in old-fashioned way, we have good news for you.

INDTRAC App now lets you import all your barcodes and use the App to track those assets. And when you decide to move on from old barcodes to the new world of QR Codes, INDTRAC App will keep them ready in advance.

Simply download the codes, print them in your printer at whatever size you wish and start fixing them on your assets. Your inventory would be QR-code-ized in no time. You do not need barcode reader, computer or anything. Your staff use their smartphones alone to manage your assets now! Total freedom from being stuck to a computer or even a place.

The App is all that you need to manage your assets from anywhere in the world!

Just download the App, register your site and voila, your digital asset inventory is ready.

And if you need a minor customization of the App, or you need customization of the QR Code, just call us or email us. We will deliver it to you in no time.

So what are you waiting for? Start your warehouse revolution now!

Continuous temperature monitoring in cold storage chain

cold storage room

Temperature Monitoring in Cold Storage: Challenges

Data Gaps and Inaccessibility: Traditional temperature monitoring systems often rely on manual data recording or single-point sensors. This can lead to data gaps, inaccurate readings, and delayed response to temperature fluctuations. Additionally, accessing real-time data remotely can be cumbersome and require specialized software, hindering responsiveness and decision-making.

Scalability and Integration: Cold storage facilities need to monitor vast areas with multiple temperature zones. Implementing traditional systems across such a large scale can be costly and complex, requiring extensive wiring and maintenance. Integration with existing infrastructure and data management systems can also pose challenges.


IoT and Wireless Solutions: The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) presents opportunities for real-time, remote monitoring with wireless sensors and networks. These solutions can provide data from multiple points within the storage facility, enabling comprehensive temperature mapping and proactive alerts.

Even if your cold storage runs at -30ºC, we have the right sensor for you. It's not temperature alone, we can help you monitor humidity or air quality in a closed space continuously, be it in hospital chamber or cold storage chamber.

AI-powered Analytics and Predictive Maintenance: By leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, cold storage facilities can analyze temperature data to predict potential issues and optimize energy consumption.

How INDTRAC helps?

With INDTRAC Sensor App, cold chambers can now collect and monitor temperature data wirelessly in real time. The App lets you see current data, watch trend over last two days, set custom thresholds to monitor and generate daily reports from anywhere. INDTRAC works with BLE sensors from all leading vendors so that you can choose the right sensor for you. The solution is designed keeping in mind users in Europe as well as Asia. You can buy sensors from local vendor and use INDTRAC App to monitor your facility.

Call INDTRAC today and see how IOT based continuous monitoring revolutionizes cold storage management.

Custom QR Code design for enterprise

Recently we received a request where the customer needed to track hundred thousands of assets under its inventory. They added a few of constraints.  One of them was that the tags had to withstand extreme weather. The environmental temperature ranged above normal range of temperature. It also had to be water-proof.

They had another requirement, the tag had to have some specific text and design. We felt that this may be a need for many enterprises struggling to inventory their assets with a really low budget but with a specific design requirement. The simplest of them would be that the tag show the logo of the enterprise.

To cater to these needs, we launched our bulk QR Code design service where INDTRAC will deliver finished QR Code tags with custom design and size to the customer. Needless to add, these tags would be usable with INDTRAC QR App for tracking those assets.

As usual our promise for the low cost of ownership for the customer holds for this service as well.

AI Doctor is almost ready

For a hospital’s managing director, most crucial and expensive resource is doctors’ bandwidth. Imagine an ailing patient entering the hospital for the first time.  In US, a GP would visit him and run the first-level diagnosis. Based on his analysis a line of treatment would be indicated or the patient would be referred to a specialist.

In India, the patient would go to the the front desk and they will guide to the appropriate department based on patient’s answers.

In both cases, It is humanly impossible to remember about vast number of medical issues with correlated symptoms. This means that initial diagnosis could take a little while, sometimes at the cost of patient’s time and patience.

Now imagine that front-desk is equipped with doctor-grade AI or the GP is assisted with doctor-grade AI, like ChatGPT, trained on vast corpus of medical data and researches. It is somewhat like all the specialists are standing behind the GP to help him reach correct diagnosis at the quickest time possible.
With the help from AI, pin-pointing the right department would be faster for the front-desk assistant. AI can help the GP handle a lot more load with higher accuracy.

Medical Generalist AI

With faster initial diagnosis, hospital’s productivity increases by magnitude. The fact is technology already has reached this level. Commercialization may take another year for the regulation bodies to create guard-rails for the use of such technology ubiquitously. But advanced hospitals may start utilizing the generalist AI service much earlier.

DeepMind Med-PaLM

Particularly two companies are at the forefront now. Google’s DeepMind is almost ready with Med-PaLM. Med-PaLM is a multi-modal large language model (LLM) trained on vast medical data. In the recent report it claims to be 90% accurate in its responses. It’s repertoire is vast if not comprehensive. It can understand Clinical Languages. It can analyze images (radiology etc). It is claimed to speak Genomics too!


And there is OpenEvidence, promoted by Mayo Clinic. Theirs’ also is a multi-modal large language model but with an extra chip on its shoulder. Unlike other LLMs like ChatGPT, it is trained with real-time data. With real-time data streaming into it, it would be up-to-date about latest medical findings on every sector –or that’s what they claim when the service will be commercially ready. It could be very soon since they recently claimed[2] it to score above 90% in United States Medical Licensing Examination.

OpenEvidence AI claims to become the First AI in History to Score Above 90% on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

Opportunity or Threat?

GPOnline finds that England needed nearly 7,400 more full-time GPs to manage the patient care. According to a 2021 WHO report, India was just above the 2006 standard of 22.8 healthcare workers per 10,000 population. With professional doctor-grade generalist AI at disposal of every hospital, relief is not going to be quantitative alone, it can add qualitative improvements in patient diagnosis in terms of reducing diagnostic time, improving accuracy and potentially reducing number of tests for the patient.

With a professional team always monitoring the model’s answers and fine-tuning the model’s learning, the improvement will be continuous and so will be the efficacy of the system.
Following the current trend, entire service most likely will be made available as SaaS for the hospitals and clinics. SaaS model also will help bringing incremental cost of adoption down to an affordable basis.

In summary, it looks like that generalist medical AI is going to bring paradigm-shift in patient care in not a very distant future. How pervasive the adoption would be though would depend on a hospital’s patient-care economics.

Read more

1.DeepMind announces Med-PaLM
2.First AI in History to Score Above 90%
3.OpenEvidence official site
4. Med-PaLM official page

Understanding asset tag technologies

Indoor asset tracking is coming to mainstream now. Whether in hospital, or in warehouse, people are realizing that there are certain benefits that they cannot ignore any more in their business context.

But before you adopt it, would you not like to understand what it takes to implement? Of course there is this software called Real Time Location System (RTLS) but what about the tags? This is an attempt to make it simpler for you to decide.

Many Tag technologies

Every asset tracking system requires tags to be fixed on your assets. Now there are different tag technologies, like RFID, LoRA, BLE, UWB etc.

RFID can be both passive and active. Passive RFID tags do not have battery and therefore do not transmit by itself. RFID readers in vicinity sends search packets and the passive tags respond to them (they are passive after all!). Active Tags regularly send data which nearby Reader/Gateway captures. Sometimes people use Active RFID interchangeably with BLE or Bluetooth Low Energy.

So which tag should you choose?

The plain answer is it depends. For example, not all RTLS vendors support all tag types. In most cases vendors sell tags and other hardware as part of the full package solution. Other important factors depend on what you actually need.
Passive RFID tags cost the least among all of them but RFID readers some times miss reading passive RFID tags. In fact reading consistency is about 90%-95% for RFID readers with UHF antenna (UHF is the fastest among all the RFID system).

On the other hand UHF RFID readers are very expensive. Compared to that BLE devices cost magnitude cheaper. BLE is more accurate as well. UWB is the newest of the technologies and the technology is capable of precisely location an asset within a few centimeters. Hospitals traditionally went with RFID tags, many with vendor-proprietary active RFID solution. Proprietary solution makes you locked-in with vendor.

Incidentally INDTRAC RTLS works with almost all different hardware and tags and lets you change your tag system in future. For example, let’s say you decided to adopt BLE now. Later if you decide to upgrade to UWB, you can do that with INDTRAC.

Now coming back to relative benefits and costs. Typically UWB is the costliest solution at this point but offers most precise location articulation.

Here is a simple comparison chart for all the tags for quick reckoning.

Technology Radio Frequency Identification Bluetooth Low Energy Long Range Ultra Wide Band
Range Short (~ 20 feet) Short (~ 40 feet) Very Long (~ 1 mile) Long (~ 100 meters)
Accuracy Low (~ 10 feet) Medium (~ 2 feet) Low (~ 100 feet) High (~ 1 inch)
Power Consumption Low Low Low Medium
Tag Cost $0.10 – $1.00 $0.50 – $5.00 $1.00 – $10.00 $5.00 – $50.00


In summary, if you follow traditional solutions, you would use RFID. If accuracy is paramount for you, you would have to choose UWB. But in most cases, BLE serves both ends. It also offers relatively long battery life for tags. Gateways also do not cost as much as UHF RFID. They are also easier to install or replace. INDTRAC supports both Indian brands as well as international brands like Zebra , Impinj or INGICS .

Why hospitals need relook at equipment service model

A hospital’s visible operation is about its patients and its doctors and other care-giving staff. But behind a smooth healthcare service, equally crucial is break-free running of plethora of medical equipment. Breakdown of a single equipment can severely impact hospital’s schedule and therefore operational cost.

To appreciate this better, imagine a patient, scheduled for a non-trivial medical intervention, arrives the hospital. Typically the staff needs 30 minutes to make the patient ready. The doctor arrives 20 minutes before the scheduled slot and asks his team to check the readiness of the instruments. The team while checking found a critical instrument faulty. Administrative team now have to replace the equipment but back-office finds that standby equipment has missed service window and is out of service contract now.

How can the hospital owner avoid such costly oversight?

Solution 1:

An asset and service inventory that is always updated, can help the hospital manager avoid such surprises.

1. Back office can maintain a service schedule and contract documents for all assets online.

2. Hospital management can review it in its operational meeting every week and ensure that no equipment misses the service schedule and no impending service contract renewal go unchecked.

But this can add a lot of book keeping overhead on the team and management. How can we make it painless for the team?

Solution 2:

Use a tool like INDTRAC service reminder.

INDTRAC App lets you add you reminder for every aspect related to service or contract renewal. All one needs is add the details of service date, periodicity (monthly, yearly, half-yearly etc..) of every asset service date and every contract. The App will start sending daily reminders to the administrative team days in advance for every service and contract date so that you do not miss any of them.

Interesting thing is this reminder service can be used independent of indoor tracking service.

That means you do not need BLE (Blutooth Low Energy) or RFID to use this service. All that is needed, is to download the INDTRAC QR App and start using it to manage all assets and service reminders.

Additional Benefits

Medcity News has compiled few important data that can help a hospital owner to decide why this is important.

According to them,

  • The average medical service contract took 3-4 months to activate, with greater than 75% of contracts (relatively) low dollar.
  • 63% of the contracts had different prices for the exact same model.
  • Variability ranged from 40% to 60% in contract costs on the same asset and identical entitlements.

References : Why healthcare needs a new model for equipment service

With the App-driven approach, all the service and contract data would be digitally available and analyzable at any time from one’s phone. That would enable centralised review of all service contracts. Centralised planning and negotiations in advance for service contracts can drastically reduce the variability and cost surprises for the hospital management.

Source tracking with QR Code

What is Source Tracking?

Customers today demand traceability of the goods they buy.  Commonly termed  Source Tracking, the idea is that the buyer should be able to find the source data of the goods they buy in the shop.

How is it done?

There are many ways to do that. One way is using block-chain system to add every transactional data into a immutable data repository — effective but a little elaborate if not too expensive.

QR codes offer a versatile and powerful solution that enhances traceability, improves efficiency, and saves costs. QR Codes offer both uniqueness, authenticity at almost negligible cost.  Simply using a smartphone App, generate QR Code and fix it to the product. This is called source tagging or tagging at the source.

As the goods move through the supply chain, workers scan the QR code fixed on each item and in that process creates logistical trail for the item — all records are retained and thus provides the traceability for the buyer.


Enhanced Traceability

QR codes enable accurate and detailed tracking of products from origin to distribution.

Real-time Inventory Visibility

As the QR Code is scanned in the App, inventory information is updated in real-time. With enhanced accuracy of the data, inventory can optimized in real time.

Efficient Product Recall

QR codes facilitate swift identification and targeted response during product recalls — minimizing the impact on the supply chain and preserving customer trust.

Minimal Infrastructure Investment

QR codes require minimal infrastructure investment, utilizing existing smartphones for scanning.  If you use INDTRAC QR App, you can generate the QR code using the same app. Businesses can achieve cost savings more than 60% compared to other source-tracking methods, significantly reducing operational expenses.

In Summary

QR codes offer unmatched advantages in source-tracking within the supply chain, adding powerful quantitative metrics. With enhanced traceability, real-time inventory management, efficient product recall processes, and substantial cost savings, businesses can optimize their operations and gain a competitive edge.

Call us today and usher in hassle-free QR Code based traceability to your supply chain at the lowest cost.

How to track asset states digitally

Manage assets from your phone

Recently we met a factory floor shop manager. We asked how he keeps track of so many equipment and instruments. Does he use any system to identify and track them?

He said in his mind he knows where each asset on the floor, is and since they are all inside the workshop area, he knows he can track any asset without much difficulty.

We asked what are the typical lifecycle states of each equipment and how he keeps track of which asset is in at what stage? He had a little difficulty in explaining that workshop maintains a book and whenever an asset is decommissioned or in service, an entry is made in the book.

Do you see any issue with the way assets are managed?

Obviously there is no digital inventorization of the workshop assets. Nor the manager can know if any asset is taken out of the floor or if an asset has returned after service in last few hours unless he manually searches.

You obviously can do better.

All assets can be digitally tracked with a simple QR Code. Added advantage is no need to keep books manually.

INDTRAC App lets you define your asset life cycle stages.

Let’s assume almost all assets on the floor, go through the following stages:

  1. Check-in
  2. In use
  3. In-service
  4. Decommissioned

In INDTRAC App, go to Admin -> Workflow States. Click Create

In the Add Workflow States, Add Check-in as Name and Asset ready for Provisioning as Description. Click Submit. Create other states likewise.

Now when you scan the Asset’s QR Code to update location, App will prompt to pick the Workflow States too.

In the Manage Asset tab, you can view the current state of any asset by selecting the asset from the list (after search) and clicking Current Location button.

Location History shows past locations and states that the asset has undergone.

As you can see, with INDTRAC App, entire asset tracking can be done digitally without wasting time in manual record keeping since the App itself now keeps the record. Moreover you do not need anything else other than the INDTRAC QR App to make this transformation.

  Start your digital transformation journey with INDTRAC QR App alone.

How QR Code helps small businesses in efficiently managing assets

App based asset trackingIn small businesses capital good and assets are major investments. Managing them efficiently should therefore be of paramount importance. Paper-based way of asset tracking and record keeping is time-consuming if not error-prone and costly.
Using QR Code can make the process simple, fast and entirely digital. It can streamline processes, improve worker productivity, enhance asset traceability, ensure accurate record keeping and importantly deliver cost reduction due to higher asset utilization and reduced worker downtime.

In a typical case, the asset manager uses a smartphone App to generate QR Code for each asset. He/She prints them and fixes each QR code on respective asset. Now workers start using the App to update current status. The Asset manager can track all assets from his smartphone from anywhere in real-time.

In a recent survey, organizations acknowledged the challenges they faced in maintaining accurate asset records. QR code-based digital asset tracking systems alleviate these issues by automating the data capture process. Every time an asset is scanned, relevant information such as location, maintenance history, and user details are recorded digitally, ensuring a comprehensive and reliable record-keeping system. This accuracy not only saves time but also improves overall data integrity.

A study claimed that businesses can reduce asset loss by up to 50% through effective tracking and management.

In summary,

  1. One can  create, print, label and track existing assets using QR codes at a marginal cost of RFID based system.
  2. QR Codes are extremely convenient as they can be accessed and generated through mobile App
  3. QR Codes are a lot more resilient and flexible compared to bar codes.
  4. App can help one to customize alerts / notifications to track asset check-in / check-outs.
  5. QR code also help one to track asset service dates and asset service renewal dates using real-time App notifications.
  6. One major benefit is that using QR Code, the organization can easily monitor asset’s condition digitally throughout the asset’s life. With asset audit becoming entirely digital, business’s ability to plan ahead for future procurement becomes so much easier.

INDTRAC QR Code App helps businesses track their assets digitally with QR Code alone.

QR Code Asset Tracking App launched

INDTRAQ QR Code android App for Asset tracking is now available. If you are a small business owner and want a simple solution to track your assets, we request you to try our QR Code App. No credit card is required for registration. Simply download the App and install in your android phone.


Easy to Use

After installing the App, follow the link to register your site. Once site is ready and live, which typically takes about twenty-four hours, you can login to the App.  By default you are the Admin of your site.

Once you login, add your assets, create unique QR code for each asset, download the QR code in your Google Drive. Print and fix it on the asset.  Now configure your site in the Admin console. Add location tags for each unique location your assets are expected to be. Add process work flow steps.

Now invite your users and let them start tracking the assets or updating the asset status.



Use for free

Our free plan is limited to 10 assets and 5 users. If you need to use it for more assets, please call us to explore our premium plans. And please do not forget to share your feedback with us. If you like the App, please rate us 5 star in Capterra and G2