Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. An RFID tag is an object that can be attached to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification using radio waves. Chip-based RFID tags contain silicon chips and antennas. Passive tags require no internal power source, whereas active tags require a power source.
Tracking of equipment and cargo in a transportation system is crucial in order to achieve operational efficiency. The Suraj RFID system provides the means to identify and position these assets at high speed, with high precision and in the most demanding of environments. With a growing need to improve efficiency, automating supply chains and tracking valuable assets have become increasingly important.
Suraj informatics has developed a series of long-range RFID solutions, making it possible to automate the identification process of moving objects. The our system provides accurate identification even in traditionally difficult environments where alternative methods can’t meet the demand for speed and range. The Suraj RFiD system allows customers to implement fully automated asset tracking systems.
The most significant of all advantages of RFID systems is the non contact, non-line-of-sight nature of the technology. Tags can be read through a variety of substances such as snow, fog, ice, paint, crusted grime, and other visually and environmentally challenging conditions, where barcodes or other optically read technologies would be useless. RFID tags can also be read in challenging circumstances at remarkable speeds, in most cases responding in less than 100 milliseconds.
The read/write capability of an active RFID system is also a significant advantage in interactive applications such as work-in-process or maintenance tracking. Though it is a costlier technology (compared with barcode), RFID has become indispensable for a wide range of automated data collection and identification applications that would not be possible otherwise.
Real-Time Location System (RTLS)
RTLS (Real-Time Location System) is a wireless radio frequency solution that continually monitors and reports real-time locations of tracked resources.
RTLS is a positioning system that utilizes Wi-Fi rather than GPS to accurately pinpoint location. RTLS is quickly deployed using mesh networking technology and is easily configured and maintained. Optionally, RTLS can be deployed on existing Wi-Fi networks. Meritech RTLS provides all the tools necessary to track people and assets.
- Deploy RTLS quickly with minimal configuration.
- Track the location of assets in real-time.
- View the history of asset position and movement.
- Automatically alert users of asset events.
- Examine location information using a web browser.
RTLS –With Yard Operations:
Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) have emerged over the past six years as an alternative and cost effective method for tracking the location and status of assets within local areas, such as yards and remote storage and delivery sites.
RTLS systems differ from:
Other types of automatic identification technologies in that tagged assets are not required to be scanned or pass within close proximity of a reader in order to be detected. In contrast, RTLS tags transmit their ID’s and status information at frequent intervals via a low power radio signal to a central processor, which computes the location of up to thousands of tagged assets within yards and remote sites. The result is a completely automated inventory of all tagged yard equipment all the time.
- Real-time visibility of all trailers on site
- Current location
- Location history and trace-ability
- Visual client alerts– Trailer status information
- Eliminate Yard Checks
- Improved yard operations
- Reduced spoilage
- Reduced demurrage fees
Application area :
- Containers, Chassis in Shipyards
- Equipment, people in Healthcare/Enterprise
- Pallets/Cases, forklifts in Warehouses
- Cargo at Airports
- Cars in Manufacturing Plants, Parking Lots
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