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Nastro Technologies, a veteran-owned tech startup specializing in asset tracking technology, has announced the launch of the BitRip App. The app, when combined with proprietary heavy-duty labels preprinted with dynamic scannable codes, can be used to organize and track critical information, connecting physical objects to critical digital information.
Downloadable for free, BitRip is used with BR Code labels and allows users to easily manage assets in the field by digitally storing, and editing, any information to that specific label. BitRip provides the accountability of a paper trail without the pile of papers on a desk.
Battlefield Inspired, Field Tested
U.S. Marine veteran, CEO, and co-founder of the company, Nicholas Dimitruk, said that BitRip and the associated tape were conceived in field combat operations. “We were in dirty, rapidly changing, dangerous places and using expensive, mission-critical gear. We realized that people in other industries had the same headaches, stress, and urgency to get the mission done quickly and effectively, so we invented this technology,” he said.
Dimitruk explained that the app and labels deliver functionality well beyond QR codes and traditional barcodes. BitRip and BR Codes are completely fluid and flexible, and users can easily assign – and update – digital assets, links, and more, to them any time. The labels are preprinted on a roll and can be immediately deployed in the field.
QR Codes are assigned to a single web address, must be configured and printed before field deployment, and are less durable than BR Code labels. Traditional barcodes aren’t intended to be assigned to a specific asset, are generic, and can’t provide specific information about the assigned asset.
While there are endless uses for the labels, the construction industry is specifically using them to track and manage the movement of building materials from manufacture to installation. Each BR label can be loaded with information about the product, such as its origin, manufacturing details, shipping information, installation instructions, warranty, and more.
The data can include photos, audio, hyperlinks (including video links), PDFs, text, and more. This helps streamline supply chain operations, reduce errors, and improve visibility and traceability. Every user scan imprints a timestamp, geolocation, and user identifier, giving each code a uniquely trackable history – you can see what was done by whom, providing outstanding visibility of your assets.
Catherine Chapman, Nastro Technologies co-founder and vice president of sales and product, added that BitRip and BR Code streamline worksite activities by giving users a simple set of tools to connect information to physical objects and locations.
“This is a workable, realistic, and efficient solution to everyday worksite challenges like inventory tracking and safety inspection documentation, and it has hundreds of other uses that have yet to be discovered,” she said.
The app and labels are designed to be incredibly easy to use and to withstand harsh environments.
Nastro Technologies also offers the BitRip Desktop Pro Plan, which delivers expanded capabilities beyond the free mobile app, including: the ability to manage multiple users across multiple projects; import/export data; high-volume label creation; scan activity dashboard; smartsheet integration; connect to other workflows via an open API; and much more.