Dolphin RFID: Customized Turnkey RFID Solutions

Date:   Monday , January 02, 2017

The opportunities in Indian RFID landscape are immense as the country girds up to take itself to its rightful place in the world. The huge scales of operations which give the international competition a leg over our industry can only be countered and matched with use of technologies like RFID. Special mention must be made here for the Retail and Healthcare sectors with Aviation, Hospitality and IT/ITES closely following. Government sector with its affinity for automation is another huge opportunity waiting to happen.

The journey of Dolphin RFID began in 2008. The company was formed with a firm belief that sooner than later India would have to adopt the RFID route for automation. However, Dolphin had a major challenge which emerged due to the world meltdown of industries which caught the world unawares. This gave them an opportunity to concentrate on developing their own middleware which is an essential part of a successful RFID solution - instead of trying to enter the market with specific solutions which was the norm of the day - and which eventually led to the downfall of many startups in the field.

Dolphin RFID is a globally accepted end-to-end solution provider working across all frequency bands. As a pioneer in providing a robust RFID solution to retail, the company offers full solution from vendors to customers. This implies the ability to help vendors convert from the existing spreadsheets / barcodes based order compliance to full RFID based compliance drastically reducing the manpower required in the supply chain and improving productivity manifold.

Dolphin RFID brings together experts with extensive knowledge and experience in Technology development field who are able to offer totally customized solutions to a multitude of customers in a multilingual base and an extremely cost effective rate. \"With our proprietary copyright Java based middleware (EdgeWizard), we can seamlessly integrate with any ERP or legacy systems as well as back-end databases. Our solutions are technologically agnostic and universally accepted enabling clients to enhance operational efficiencies and see tangible results instantly. We also spend sufficient time in listening to our potential customers\' needs before offering them any solution,\" says Commodore SK Sawhney, President and CEO, Dolphin RFID.

Customized end to end Solutions

Dolphin RFID aptly justifies their unique, innovative, cost effective and end-to-end solutions through their tagline - \'Accelerating the IOT Revolution\'. Explaining further, Commodore Sawhney speaks, \"The name dolphin always gives visions of probably one of the best crafted mammal which moves effortlessly in water making optimum use of its momentum. Dolphin is also the best friend of the sea farers. Similarly Dolphin RFID effortlessly helps companies automate their processes - be itAsset, User or Vehicle related. As RFID is the cornerstone of the impending IOT revolution, we have aptly selected our tagline\".

A turnkey solution provider working across all frequency bands, Dolphin RFID supplies and supports customized turnkey solutions on a worldwide basis. \"By leveraging the power of modern day technology and IoT, today\'s organizations can set processes, create metrics, manage and control functions and measure success. We ensure comprehensive services which include complete hardware and software integration and support. Our customers track, trace, control, manage and streamline their assets using our technology and services. Our integrated services meet business specific needs to propel productivity and performance,\" adds Commodore Sawhney.

At present, Dolphin is pursuing six verticals whereas its RFID has applicability in all sectors. \"For better delivery and focus, we have selected six verticals to pursue for the India market -Retail, Healthcare, Hospitality, Aviation, IT/ITES and Govt. Sectors. Our flagship offering is efficient Asset Management across sectors,\" he adds.

Additionally, as a pioneer in green initiatives, Dolphin RFID has recently introduced an Android smartphone based Near Field Communication (NFC) solution which has revolutionized the way maintenance is carried out. In another first, Dolphin RFID has introduced a totally innovative way to manage tours using Android smartphones and active tags. \"At Dolphin, we have gathered all apprehensions our clients may have, right at our initiation and have creating convincing solutions for them all,\" he further adds.

The Journey of Thousand Miles

With a workforce consisting of 50+ employees, Dolphin\'s operations are spread across major cities including Mumbai and Pune. The company also shares their offices with group companies at Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore & Chennai. Dolphin RFID is well coveted for employment and have constant hits on our Career tabs of the website.

Discussing about the future roadmap of the company, Commodore Sawhney enthusiastically explains, \"We plan on expanding our business globally and focusing on international clients whilst continuing to nurture the Indian market. Our aim is to be a full-fledged MNC out of India. Dolphin has some of the most innovative RFID products in the world. We are planning for divesting 10-20 percent of the company in the near future at attractive valuations to fund the expansion plans both for domestic and international markets.\"

Key Management

Commodore SK Sawhney, President & CEO

Commodore Sawhney is a serial entrepreneur and an innovator by nature. During his 26 years service in the Indian Navy, he was the founder Director of Naval EMC Centre. He is a senior member of IEEE, USA, and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, India. He started Dolphin EMT Pvt. Ltd in 1993. He was the Country Head for Ingersoll Rand from 2005 to 2007. He then started Dolphin RFID Pvt. Ltd in 2008.

Major Contracts

Verizon, Apollo Hospital(New Delhi), Tata Power SED, Tata Medical Center, Indian Navy, Indian Army, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Schneider Electric, Max Healthcare, Alcon, Wells Fargo, ICICI Bank, amongst others.