CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2014
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Founded in 1985, Quicken Loans is a financial institution headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Quicken Loans is the nation's largest online mortgage lender.

As part of its commitment to innovation, Quicken Loans is continually developing new mobile apps. To test these apps, team members may borrow a wide variety of mobile devices.

Our Mobile RFID Inventory Tracking System uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology to automate the process by which team members check in and check out mobile devices.

A team member’s ID badge unlocks the cabinet where the mobile devices are stored. Devices are checked out simply by removing them from the cabinet, and devices are checked in simply by putting them back. Team members receive email notifications when devices are checked out or checked in, or if a device must be returned.

Our system identifies mobile devices wirelessly using an RFID scanner to read RFID tags attached to the devices. The scanner enables our system to determine what devices are in the cabinet and when devices are removed or returned to the cabinet.

Our Mobile RFID Inventory Tracking System is managed using a web app that supports desktops, laptops, tablets and phones. Users can view the checked-in/checked-out status of existing devices as well as add new ones.

Our web application is written in the .NET MVC framework, with a Windows Web API back end. Our system uses the Impinj Speedway Revolution R420 RFID reader.