Prepared for laundry tracking

Dibella has launched a new service for textile service customers: on request, hotel linen can be ordered with Datamars LaundryChips directly ex works. The transponders are permanently available in the Dibella warehouse - the goods are delivered fully equipped! Only the embedding of the tags on the textiles takes place in the laundry.


With the increasing automation of processes in a textile service company, Radio Frequency Identification Systems (RFID) have become more and more established. They identify the laundry items with an embedded transponder and can support the company manage them.


Ready assembled with Datamars transponders

RFID technology is based on two components, a data carrier and a reading system. To make life easier for our customers, we have been offering a special ‘LaundryChip embedding” service for years: We embed the RFID transponders, also known as tags, into each item of laundry on request. We have noticed that Datamars (CH), global leader in textile identification, pioneer in the field of industrially washable transponders, is used particularly frequently by our customers. The widespread use and high quality of the tags worldwide has therefore prompted us to offer our customers an additional service: On request, we can now equip laundry items ex works with the LaundryChips from Switzerland. To provide this unique service, we co-operate directly with the company. As our customer, you don't have to worry about ordering or delivering the tags - saving you time and effort!

Major cost advantage

This new system offers a significant cost advantage because: It is much more cost effective to send large batches of chips bundled together for production than to send hundreds of shipments per year for each individual order. The handling effort is increasing and shipping costs, especially overseas, have risen immensely. In addition, the customs authorities in some countries are very strict when it comes to importing chips, and this new system also minimizes the risk of customs-related delivery delays.


Transponder as a future service

The textile transponders have an invaluable advantage: they can be worked into the hem of an item of laundry, where they are largely invisible to the hotel and the guest.

We are already working on another service: we will soon be offering the option of reading out the chip numbers directly in our main warehouse and providing them as a CSV file together with the delivery note. This will eliminate the work step of scanning new goods for the textile service - when the items are received, the CSV file is simply entered into the system and can then be fed directly into the laundry cycle.

As there are different chip systems from company to company, this solution cannot be implemented directly for all textile service companies - but Dibella would also like to develop this further for and with its customers, please contact us!

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What is behind RFID technology?

The electronic tracking of laundry is based on RFID technology. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is the wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transmit data through tags (microchips), that carry electronically stored information and are attached to objects/textiles for automatic identification and tracking.


An RFID system consists of tags (microchips) that carry the data and a reading system (consisting of a reader with an antenna) that reads the data and sends it to a computer system. The reader transmits a low-power radio signal through its antenna; this signal is received by the tag (via its own antenna) to power an integrated circuit (chip). The tag uses the energy it receives from the signal when it enters the radio field and will briefly communicate with the reader to verify, control and exchange data. Once the data is received by the reader, it is then sent to a control computer for processing and management.

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