Perakendede RFID İle Konteyner Takibi

Auchan-Fransız süpermarketleri 1,8 milyon ürün konteynerini RFID ile takip ediyor


Nov. 4, 2011—Fransız süpermarketler zinciri  Auchan Group, üreticiden dağıtıcılara, dükkana gelişlerinden yıkama süreçlerine kadar olan tüm tedarik zincirinde RF teknolojilerini kullanıyor.

Son iki yıldır kullanılan RFID çözümü hem konteyner takibi, hem bu konteynerlerin varış zamanlarını hem de AB normlarına göre yıkanıp yıkanmadığının takibi için konumlandırılmış durumda.

Yaklaşık 1,317 dükkanıyla  Auchan Group dünyanın 12. büyük gıda perakendecisi konumunda. 2007 yılında o zamanlar kullanılan kartlı sistem ve tahta palletlerin kullanımı durduruldu ve tekrar kullanılabilir plastik konteyner kullanımına geçildi. Bu sayede depolama alanlarında verimlilik, ürün ve sebzelerin daha iyi korunması ve ürünler dükkanda sergilenirken daha ilgi çekici bir sunumla müşteriye sunulması sağlanmıştır.

Hangi konteyner ne zaman geldiğinin bilgisini alabilmek için daha önce gelen her konteyner üzerindeki barkod görevli personel tarafından tek tek okutuluyordu. RFID teknolojisi ile birlikte gelen konteynerler ve içeriklerini tanımlama ve geliş zamanlarını öğrenme işi otomatize olmuştur. Auchan, konteynerlerini  Cogit LGCden kiralıyor ve bu konteynerler Fransa ve İspanya genelindeki birçok dağıtım merkezi ve dükkana gönderiliyor. Bu karışık gönderim sırasında konteynerlar kaybolabildiği gibi çalınadabiliyor. Buna ek olarak AB standartları gereği , her konteyner kullanıldıktan sonra dezenfekte edilmelei ve yıkanmalı. Otomatize edilmiş bir takip sistemi olmadan, her bir konteynerin bu süreçten geçip geçmediğinin takibi pek mümkün değildi.

Auchan, yükleme kapılarına RFID okuyuclar takarak mal kabulu ve sevkiyat süreçlerini otomatik olarak kayıt altına almış oldu.
RFID sistemi hayata geçirilmeden önce 100% okuma oranına en yakın konumlandırmaları test etti ve şu anda sistem yaklaşık %98 doğruluk oranı ile çalışmaktadır. Her bir okuyucu her geçişte  paletler veya forkliftler içinde  12km/s hıza kadar geçen yaklaşık 200 kadar konteyneri okuyabilme kapasitesine sahip. 2011 yılı sonuna dek 130 dükkanında bu sisteme geçen Auchan, 2012 yılı içinde üreticlere de el terminalleri vererek ve konteyner kiralaması yapılan Cogit şirketinin yıkama ünitelerende de okuyucular yerleştirerek sistemin otomazisayon oranını arttırmayı planlamaktadır.

Ek olarak yazılım sayesinde perakendeciler istatistiksel verilere bakarak konteynerlerin hangi hızlarda üretici, dağıtım merkezi, dükkan   ve yıkama istasyonlarından geçtiği bilgisini alabiliyorlar. Bu sayede olası gecikmelere karşı sistemde değişikliklere gitme şansı doğmuş oluyor.

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RFID Park Çözümleri

IBM RFID li Park Çözümlerini Daha Akıllı Bir Dünya İçin Kullanıyor

IBM, Streetline şirketi ile birlikte  belediyelerin park yöneticilerine kendi işlerine odaklanma şansı tanırken, sürücülere de boş park yerlerini daha kolay bulduruyor. 

Streetline’ın ParkSight çözümü manyetik sensörler ile bir park alanında bir aracın var olup olmadığını belirleyebiliyor. IBM ise kendi yazılım platformu Cognos üzerinden Streetline sisteminden gelen istatistiksel verilere dayanarak  değişik park lokasyonlarında parketme alışkanlıkları hakkında analizler yapıyor.

IBM’in”Akıllı Dünya” konsepti dahilindeki “Akıllı Şehirler” açılımı, özellikle kentsel yerleşim alanlarında verilecek olan servislerin ve altyapının iyileştirilmesi konusuna odaklanıyor.  Bu iyileştirme servisleri arasında akıllı elektrik şebekeleri, su yönetim sistemleri, yeşil binalar ve trafik  sıkışıklığı çözümleri bulunuyor.  Stokholm’de trafik akışını IBM sensörler, kamerlar ve lazerler ile çözmüş bulunuyor. Şimdi de Streetline ortaklığı ile park yönetimi konusunda ki çözümlerde bu “Akıllı Şehirler” çözümlerine eklenmiş oluyor.

IBM son zamanlarda yaptırdığı anketler doğrultusunda şehirlerdekiş tarfik sıkışıklığının %30’unun boş park yeri bulmak için tur atan araçlar tarafından yaratıldığı sonucuna ulaştı.  Yetersiz park sistemleri sadece sürücüleri değil, dükkanlarına müşteri çekmek isteyen iş sahiplerinide etkilemektedir.

Streetline bugüne kadar ParkSight çözümünü San Fransico’nun da dahil olduğu birçok kentte kurdu (bu çözümün detayları için SF Uses Wireless Sensors to Help Manage Parking).
Çözüm, 2.4 GHz frekansında pille çalışna kablosuz sensörlerin mesh network üzerinden IEEE 802.15.4 air-interface  protokolu üzerinden haberleşmesi üzerine inşaa edilmiştir. Streetline’ın kendi RF etiketlerine sahip sensörler park yerine yerleştirilmekte ve sinyalleri yakınlardaki bir ışıklandırma direği veya kalıcı yapılar üzerindeki okuyucu-tekrarlayıcılar tarafından alınır. Her sensör park yerinin boş olup olmadığını belirler ve bu bilgiyi tekrarlayıcıya iletir. Bu tekrarlayıcılar ise bu bilgiyi bir gateway cihazına iletir, Bu cihaz da bu bilgiyi bir internet bağlantısına yönlendirir. Bu sayede bilgi merkezi bir veritabanına işlenir.
Streetline Sensor
Tipik bir park çözümünde Streetline yaklaşık 120 ila 200 sensör, 15-20 tekrarlayıcı ve bir gateway cihazı  yerleştirmektedir.Son 12 ay içinde 14 yeni müşteri bu sistemi kullanmaya başladı.  Yeni müşteriler arasında Kaliforniya şehrindeki sürücüler Streetline’ın ücretsiz akıllı telefon uyuglaması olan “Parker” i kullanarak hangi park yerinin boş olduğunu öğrenebilmektedir.ParkSight verilerine şehir yöneticileri de ulaşabiliyor ve örneğin hangi yerde hangi aracın park süresini aştığını ve bu sayede park elemanlarının araca gerekli ücretlendirmeleri zamanında ve eksiksiz yapmasını sağlayabilmektedir.
IBM’in analiz çözümü sayesinde belediye park çözümleri yöneticileri hangi park görevlisinin verimli çalıştığını, en çok ücret verimliliğinin hangi bölgede olduğunu  ve belirle alanlarda park sürelerinin uzunluğunu hızlı, ve doğru olarak ölçebilmektedirler.
Streetline sensor

Havayolları ve Raylı Sistem Sektörlerinde RFID Kullanımı Yaygınlaşıyor

RFID GAINS TRACTION IN AIRLINE AND RAIL SECTORS

OCTOBER 13, 2011

The transportation sector continues to be a hotbed of activity for RFID. This week Avery Dennison announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract by McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nev., to continue to supply RFID tags for its baggage handling system.

Although McCarran doesn’t represent a new deployment, additional airports are lining up for rollouts. Alien Technology shipped product to five major international airports in 2011. While most are pilots, two of them represent long-term contracts.

The rail sector is also seeing increased activity, especially in Europe where TagMaster announced a deal to deliver its UHF track-side readers to the Swedish Transport Administration.

VDC Research says the RFID solutions market in transportation was worth more than $1.1 billion in 2010, and is expected to expand 17 percent this year. Nearly one billion tags were consumed globally in 2010, and that number could exceed 15 billion by 2015.

The uptick in baggage handling follows several years of inactivity after airports in Hong Kong, Lisbon, Italy and Las Vegas — the U.S. pioneer for bag tagging — all experienced great success with RFID. In Hong Kong, handling costs per bag have declined from $7 to less than $4.

The major benefit of RFID use at airports is for baggage tagging, thereby reducing the amount of bags that go missing each year. Eventually, customers will benefit additionally from RFID-enabled check in at airports, which is currently being piloted by Qantas Airways in Australia. Other consumer facing use cases, like using RFID to track the progress of trips from start to finish, are longer term projects.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says that RFID bag tags could save the aviation industry more than $700 million each year. IATA estimates that the ROI for these systems is about 12 months. Typically, it costs about $100 to recover a lost bag, and mishandled bags are a key issue affecting customer satisfaction.

At the Lisbon airport in Portugal, misplaced bags have been reduced by more than 50 percent, and the time it takes for customers to receive their bags has been reduced by two-thirds. The primary reason for the increased efficiencies is the near 100 percent read rates offered by RFID, as opposed to the bar code systems that often misread three out of every 10 bags.

Airports are discovering interesting use cases for RFID. This summer, Copenhagen Airport deployed RFID to handle large volumes of baggage from passengers on cruise ships. When passengers depart a cruise ship in Copenhagen to fly home, the airport must process a large volume of baggage in a short period of time. During the peak of tourist season this summer, 16 RFID-enabled check-in positions were installed to receive the baggage, where an RFID tag is attached before the bag proceeds to the carousel. Once a piece of baggage reaches the right chute, the RFID system visually alerts the operator to confirm which flight the bag is on.

The airport is considering expanding the system to the entire airport in the future.

“The RFID solution has proven to be so robust that we have not had a single day of interruption in operations,” Søren Elkjær, department manager for baggage administration, CPH, said in a press release. “For CPH, the spin-off benefit from the project is that the RFID technology has now been tested in a limited, but live production environment.

Shifting from Demark to Sweden and the rail industry, TagMaster, has been awarded a supply contract to deliver its new UHF track-side readers to the Swedish Transport Administration. The readers will be used to automatically identify both Swedish and international goods wagons as they pass detection sites on the Swedish mainline rail network.

The STA, along with several other infrastructure owners in Europe, are implementing wagon tracking systems conforming to the EPC Gen2 standard, paving the way for the introduction of a European wide system where interoperability is a the primary requirement.

While it could take years to nail down standards, leaders in the European rail community are working hard to set EPC as the de-facto standard. Earlier this year at an RFID in rail meeting in Stockholm, most participants agreed that UHF 18006-C should be the European standard for the identification of wagons.

“There is a need for a European standard if RFID in Rail projects are to maximize their benefits,” says Alice Mukaru, business manager for AIDC?at GS1 Sweden. “If a standard is not used, each infrastructure manager will have to install readers capable of reading the different tags on  wagons that it wants to get information from, which would make implementation complex and expensive.”

Sweden has elevated the need for rail car tracking due to the fact that 60 percent of the cars travelling on the 10,00 kilometers (about 6,200 miles) of rail in the country are from other European countries. The STA has identified the need to track goods wagons both on its own network and those of other European networks due to requests from train operators who want to know where their cars are, and from freight shippers seeking accurate and timely information about wagon movements and inventory tracking, as well as the need to link information from their detector systems to the right wagon.

Complicating the task is the fact that some rail projects currently operating in Sweden and the EU were in place long before EPC technology was developed.

“This is part of an ongoing project within Europe to adopt the UHF Gen 2 standards for identifying goods in wagons,” said Richard Holt, director of transportation at TagMaster AB. “Previously there hasn’t been a standard in Europe, so we are working closely with GS1 on standards. It is quite a complex process especially in Europe because you have so many interested parties.”

According to GSA, estimates that they will need approximately 700 readers to cover all tracks at stations hubs and marshalling yards. The initial pilot will begin by deploying 30 readers, and will be expanded to include 200 more readers in 2012-13. The remaining readers will be rolled out the following year.

In addition to using RFID to track rail cars and their contents, several companies in Europe are already evaluating the use of AIDC technologies such as barcode and RFID to enable automatic data capture of their MRO processes. Some of these companies have identified the need to coordinate these activities so as to standardize how to identify critical parts and which technologies to use.

RFID_Kasa Kuyruklarına Son

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Friday, October 28, 2011

ShelfX announced the debut of its self-checkout and inventory management solution. Using the combination of RFID and NFC technology, the self-titled ShelfX system enables retailers improved inventory management, real-time pricing updates and enhanced customer loyalty.

When a shopper approaches the ShelfX Smart Shelf with an RFID-enabled ShelfX Card the ShelfX system greets them by name, offers discounts and makes additional suggestions based on their customer profile. It then processes their payment and, on the back-end, the inventory is automatically updated.


Retailers no longer have to send inventory personnel through aisles to check stock levels. The ShelfX Smart Shelf tracks stock and knows the exact item and quantity of the item being stocked. The real-time solution also broadcasts an alert if items are running low and require re-stocking.

Similarly, since shopper checkout is processed automatically, retailers are able to optimize staffing levels and avoid the time-consuming practice of scanning bar codes and manually entering SKUs. [end]

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Tekstil RFID

DAZZLE fashion equips item-level RFID with UPM inlays

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Friday, December 9, 2011

International fashion brand DAZZLE has implemented an item-level RFID project in their China retail chain using UPM RFID inlays. The fashion brand collection will carry hang tags equipped with UPM ShortDipole and UPM Belt RFID inlays to improve supply chain and sales channel management.

With the item-level RFID system in place, the DAZZLE fashion group aims to improve efficiency and optimize shipping and receiving operations, and improve inventory accuracy. Using handheld RFID readers, retail shop personnel can also easily check inventory levels to improve on-shelf availability and replenish of sold-out items.


At its warehouses, the company will use trolleys with RFID readers to confirm that the right apparel has been selected. Once delivered to each store, every box will be read and verified, further enabling accuracy and efficiency of storage, and EAS functionality will also support anti-theft purposes.

In addition, a combined RFID reader and antenna at the checkout will permit multiple garments to be scanned simultaneously for fast customer service. At the next implementation phase, DAZZLE will develop RFID-enabled smart displays that show customers’ purchases, provide product information and offer matching accessories in interaction with the customer. [end]

Burger Kıng_RFID li İçecek Otomatları

BURGER KING ROLLS OUT RFID-ENABLED SODA MACHINES TO 850 UNITS

DECEMBER 11, 2011

RFID technology is entering the fast food business in a big way. Last week Burger King announced that is installing Coca-Cola’s RFID-powered Freestyle soda dispensers at all 850 of its U.S. owned restaurants.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the high-tech soda machines will be rolled out by April. The machines rely on Indy chips produced by Seattle-based Impinj.

RFID-powered soda machines will be arrive at many Burger Kings by April.

The move will boost the install base for the soda machines by nearly 50 percent. The machines are currently operating in 1,772 locations, including movie theaters and restaurants. In what could be a huge endorsement for the Freestyle machine, Burger King has also reccomended that its 7,000 US franchisees also install the machines.

Freestyle is a touch-screen operated soda dispenser that allows users to mix and match their own personal drinks, dispensing more than 120 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine. Users will be able to test flavors never before available in the U.S., such as caffeine-free Diet Coke with Lime, Fanta Peach and Minute Maid Light Orange Lemonade.

The Freestyle system is an example of the vast market opening up for applications that add RFID to devices that are not primarily RFID readers. The Freestyle system uses RFID to track the flavor cartridges inside the machines. Each drink dispenser has four Impinj Indy chips inside that provide the ability to read the tags in syrup cartridges so that the machine can trigger supply chain replenishment.

The solution also allows Coca-Cola to guarantee that flavor cartridges are authentic, and to recall or shut off a tap for a certain flavor when necessary. The Freestyle machine is a great example of UHF RFID’s value – the technology is embedded and used in such a way that it provides real business value and improves consumer experience.

“The ability to customize your own beverages combined with the quality that Coca-Cola Freestyle delivers to our guests is a perfect addition to our most recent new menu offerings,” said Steve Wiborg, president North America, Burger King Corp. “Adding Coca-Cola Freestyle further enhances our guest experience. We’re excited to be the largest franchise system in the U.S. to roll out the fountains in all company owned restaurants.”

Burger King hopes that the The Freestyle machiens will jump start beverage sales, which have been falling for several years. The NPD Group reports that there has been a six percent drop in total beverage servings (excluding tap water) at restaurants over the last five years, representing a decline of 2.7 billion servings.

Otomotivde Otomasyon

Moda & RFID

In Fashion one day you’re in and one day you’re out

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02 December 2011

and for that very reason of being “IN” brands compete in who is the best to produce the consumers’ favorite catwalk styles into affordable fashion articles.

Brands have invested a great amount of time and money to fine-tune their design, purchasing, logistics and manufacturing operations to keep up with the demand. RFID can help retail to be IN as the benefits of RFID are indisputable:  significant sales uplifts, cuts in operational costs and in overall more satisfied customers and staff.

 

In-Fashion_2011

Sell more

The best known factor behind gaining sales uplifts is the fact that there are no longer out-of-stock situations or at least they appear seldom. Furthermore, the exact information on what’s on stock allows retailers to better recognize what’s in and what’s out or allocate stock from one store to another when items sell better in one area than another.
RFID will also help retailers to recognize if and when an item goes missing. This is possible as performing cycle counts, small inventory rounds and product searches can be done in minutes. Recognizing the fact that an item has gone missing, will help to predict shrinkage as well as to instruct the staff to follow especially the items likely to interest a thief.

Sell to SoMoLo Shoppers OR sell no more
The current decade presented retailers with an all growing new demand from consumers: the social, mobile and local presence: Today’s consumers expect the same services to be available online, in the social media and in the traditional brick and mortar stores.  50% of US shoppers consult their phones while shopping, 80% of them in the store, online is currently the fastest growing (up with 20%) apparel retail platform in the UK and 40% of British online shoppers would expect to have a click-and-collect service. This presents the retailers a chance to sell again to the same consumer as they enter the store to pick up their purchased item.
At the same time 47% of the technology experts employed by UK Fashion Retail state that the current solutions do not allow them to meet the consumer’s expectation. One example of this is the handling of Cross Channel deliveries. And that is where RFID comes in! It will be possible to maintain a limited stock in the store and yet reserve items to consumers immediately as an online purchase has been made. Furthermore the replenishment of the stock will speed up with accurate information.

Know more
As RFID makes individuals of all items, the retailers gain knowledge of a number of things: where in the supply chain a particular item is, has the item been purchased and then returned, who has handled my items, for how long are individual items handled, for how long are individual items being tried on in the fitting room, which items are tried on, but not purchased and so on and so forth.
All information in today’s information society is key and opens up a possibility for the retailer to rise above their competition and for this very reason numerous retailers running an operation of 10-50 retail outlets have decided to adopt RFID in 2011.

For whichever way you look at it: everyone running brick and mortar operations will benefit from RFID. Is 2012 your year?

 

Have a closer look to some research on the issue:

Draper’s Technology in Fashion Report:http://mediazone.brighttalk.com/event/Emap/8909a6e385-5670-registration

Commerce in Motion: http://www.commerceinmotion.com/download?file=cim-ebook

Havacılık Sektöründe RFID ile Bagaj Takibi

Tagsys, ICM Airport Technics Market RFID Bag Tag to Airlines

The tag, based on the one used by Qantas, can not only be used to streamline baggage check-in at airports that have deployed RFID readers, but also display flight data on its built-in electronic-paper screen at non-RFID-equipped facilities.

By Claire Swedberg

Nov. 16, 2011—Eighteen months after launching its Next Generation Check-In (NGCI) system using radio frequency identification to automate baggage check-in at Perth Airport,Qantas Airways has permanently deployed the solution at all six of its major Australian airport locations, as well as at dozens of smaller regional airports. The system features the airline’s Q BagTag, which contains an EPC Gen 2 passive RFID inlay and attaches to luggage, thereby enabling self-service RFID-enabled baggage drops to be used at all of its hubs in Australia.

ICM Airport Technics and Tagsys—the two companies that created the technology behind the system—are currently developing a generic version of the RFID-enabled baggage tag, dubbed the Permanent Bag Tag (PBT), that could be used by other airports and airlines worldwide. The new tag could not only be read at airports that have deployed RFID interrogators, but also display passenger and flight data on its built-in electronic-paper screen at those lacking RFID.

At Qantas’ self-service baggage drops, passengers follow prompts on a touch screen, and then place their bags on the conveyor belt, which weighs each bag while an RFID reader captures its Q Bag Tag’s unique ID.
In July 2010, Qantas Airways went live with the first phase of the NGCI program, at Perth Airport (seeQantas Launches Its Next Generation Check-in System). There are 80 RFID-enabled check-in stations at the six major airports, Tagsys reports, noting that by October of this year, the Qantas automated system had processed more than four million bags, with more than three million Q Bag Tags in circulation. Each Q Bag Tag can be reused for an unlimited number of flights.

The solution also aids baggage handlers, by displaying each bag’s destination on a video monitor as the luggage passes an RFID reader, thereby helping to ensure that bags are not misrouted to the wrong airplane.

ICM Airport Technics supplies baggage-handling systems, such as check-in kiosks and X-ray machines. Since July 2010, the firm, together with Tagsys, has equipped all six of Qantas’ major Australian airport sites with the two companies’ RFID-based self-service bag-drop system.

The Q Bag Tags are utilized only at airports in Australia, so ICM Airport Technics and Tagsys intend to market their generic version for use at all airports worldwide, whether or not RFIDinfrastructure is already in place. The PBT tag, the companies explain, will come with a small electronic-paper screen for visually displaying information, such as the flight number, the owner’s name and possibly a bar code.

The RFID chip built into the Q Bag Tag can store the details of up to four flights, and can be reprogrammed at read points for future flights. Qantas is providing the tags to its customers for use in conjunction with contactless loyalty cards that can be utilized as permanent boarding passes to speed up the self-check-in process. In addition, the airline is selling its Q Bag Tags on its Web site for AUS$49.95 (US$50.35), though its online shop is currently offering a “buy one Q Bag Tag, get the second free” promotion, and frequent fliers can use their points to obtain a Q Bag Tag for free. Qantas Airways declined to comment for this story.

Each Q Bag Tag contains an EPC Gen 2 passive RFID inlay.
Upon first arriving at the ICM Self-Service Bag Drop—after obtaining a boarding pass via a home computer or a smartphone—a passenger can place his or her suitcase, with a Q Bag Tag attached to its handle, on a weigh-scale conveyor belt. A reader built into the conveyor reads the bag tag’s unique ID number. The traveler then follows prompts on a touch screen connected to the RFID-enabled conveyor, indicating the type of baggage that he or she is checking in—for example, a suitcase or an oversized item. The customer then places the bag on the scale conveyor belt, which will weigh the luggage while an RFID reader captures its tag’s unique ID number. If the baggage is overweight, the passenger is given the option to pay an extra fee, or to remove items from the bags in order to reduce the weight.

The system activates the reusable Q Bag Tag, says Rainer Dinkelmann, ICM Airport Technics’ software development and IT manager, writing flight and final-destination data directly onto the Q Bag Tag’s RFID inlay. The conveyor then carries the luggage into the baggage-handling system (BHS), where it is sorted and screened by means of RFID.

If a bag is too small, or soft, it will need to be placed in a hard plastic tub, equipped with a Tagsys ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tag with a unique ID indicating its status as a Qantas tub. Once the system detects a tub tag ID, it automatically deducts the tub’s weight.

At each airport, RFID reader tunnels on the BHS read the Q Bag Tags for the purpose of sortation. A screen located at each loading position displays the flight details of the Q Bag Tag being read by the interrogator. According to Alain Fanet, Tagsys’ CEO, baggage handlers read the screen to ensure that the luggage is being sorted appropriately and is then sent to the correct conveyor or carousel.

“As part of the system, the permanent bag tag can unlock efficiencies throughout the check-in and sortation process,” Fanet states, “which will not only improve the accuracy of luggage handling, but speed passenger processing at the gate, and ultimately improve travelers’ experience.” Qantas would not reveal the extent to which it may have reduced passenger wait times, or increased sortation accuracy and efficiency.

“ICM Airport Technics Australia has learned a huge amount from this deployment,” Dinkelmann says. “We have made a number of software improvements to the [automated baggage-handling system] since the Q Bag Tag system first went live in July 2010. There were many challenges in the Qantas NGCI project, because many changes were made to many airport systems all around Australia.” One such change involved the upgrading of the airport’s existing baggage-handling equipment to enable the reading of RFID. The biggest challenge facing the automated bag-drop system was to design a product able to meet the requirements of Qantas’ Customer Experience team, which is charged with identifying and meeting the comfort and convenience needs of Qantas’ passengers.

“They wanted a product that was open and inviting to promote passenger flow through the departures hall,” Dinkelmann states. “We had to design a product that was able to read the bag’s Q Tag on the scale conveyor, which is totally open, without reading other RFID tags [on bags not placed on the belt]. This was a huge technical challenge.” ICM Airport Technics and Tagsys custom-designed the reader, antennas and middleware that controlled the RFID reading and writing, in order to ensure there were no stray reads at any airport installations.

In addition, Tagsys and ICM Airport Technics report that two unnamed European airports have expressed interest in their Permanent Bag Tag system. The PBT tag will be made available in 2012, the companies add, with retail pricing dependent on the company providing the tags to passengers.

RFID ile Tren ve Vagon Takip_TagMaster

Bombardier taps TagMaster for automated transit system

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TagMaster was selected by Bombardier Transportation to provide TagMaster’s advanced onboard RFID solution as part for a new monorail mass transits system in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

TagMaster HD Readers will be mounted onboard the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 trains and provide both primary train location information and accurate positioning information to the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 CBTC onboard control system.


The 24 kilometer (approx. 15 miles) monorail line, known as the Expresso Tiradentes, is a fully automated driverless transit system with the capacity to transport up to 48,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd) between the Vila Prudente and Cidade Tiradentes urbanizations.

The system will also use TagMaster’s Field Programmable version of the HD Tag, which will enable the Bombardier Installation Team to program individual tag location information in the tag, based on the actual mounting position.

The initial Bombardier orders, valued at approximately $490,000, are for TagMaster readers which are anticipated to ship later this year. Additional orders for tags and system spare parts for the project are also slated during 2012. [end]

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