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Skelmersdale software firm provides tech for iconic folding bike company – Prolific North

Skelmersdale software consultancy CoreRFID is supplying RFID tracking technology to Brompton Bike Hire.

The hire firm is a sister company of Brompton Bikes, makers of the iconic folding bicycle. CoreRFID is supplying Brompton Bike Hire with RFID readers and tags to track for more than 2,300 bicycles for rent by the public, and staff at St Bart’s Hospital and NHS London.

The project includes the Wheels for Heroes scheme which offers NHS employees free bicycle rental as an alternative to public transport during the Coronavirus crisis.

Each Brompton bicycle has an RFID – radio frequency identification – tag which enables special readers to accurately track and measure their usage.

The Wheels for Heroes initiative is aiming to continue beyond the pandemic and encourage active and healthy travel amongst NHS staff.

The company is expanding rapidly across the UK and is committed to providing an efficient, flexible, healthy and environmentally friendly solution to travel for the future.

CoreRFID Technical Sales Director Richard Harrison said: ‘RFID is a tried and tested technology which raises the accuracy and effectiveness of key processes while reducing running costs.

‘It’s highly flexible and in recent months we’ve adapted RFID for multiple uses by the NHS such as new hospital fitouts and supplies of oxygen cylinders as well as applications in logistics, manufacturing and safety inspections.”

CoreRFID Technical Director Munzi Ali added: “Brompton bicycles are iconic. The RFID technology helps Brompton Bike Hire track these valuable items and show their usage and value to the public and NHS staff.”