Use Cases Track & Trace of Assets

Track & Trace of Assets

Track and trace systems provide real-time or periodic updates for the current and historical locations of containers, vehicles, or other property. Solutions can apply reckoning and reporting of the position of vehicles and containers that store the tracked property of concern. For example, if it is known the one thousand objects are stored in a container, it is more cost effective to track the container than each individual object. However, high value individual objects can also be monitored directly. Wireless tags can be attached to objects with fixed reference points receiving wireless signals from tags to determine their location, as when a pallet is loaded onto a truck. Alternatively, GPS or another technology can track the object using satellite or cellular networks. Examples of real-time locating systems include tracking products through an assembly line, locating pallets of merchandise in a warehouse, and tracking containers as they move across warehouses. The physical layer is usually some form of radio frequency communication, but some systems use optical or acoustic technology.
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Xerafy's RFID Tags Track Dental Equipment
Xerafy's RFID Tags Track Dental Equipment
Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine (CDM) employs school-owned dental instrument in their training and needed a way to accurately track the instruments in order to contain costs and manage the sterilization process.
Fully Automated Identification for Alping Italia
Fully Automated Identification for Alping Italia
Full material traceability ensures process reliability in production and it is a major building block for the economic success of manufacturing companies. To optimise production management, automated identification systems with tags which have barcodes printed on them are now increasingly used in production facilities and warehouses. This ensures full control from the receipt of raw materials to the finishing of the products and shipping.The steel industry in particular, is a difficult environment and the labels and tags that ensure full material traceability have to withstand extreme conditions. Raw materials and products have rough surfaces. In addition, the data carriers are exposed to enormous heat and heavy soiling. And last but not least, the whole identification process always has to be carried out under time pressure.
CAT M1 custom antenna for asset trackers
In the summer of 2018, Viatrax started a new LTE design project for their new GPS Tracker for LTE Cat 1M. Radientum was chosen to design the multiband antenna for the device. Despite the challenges, the product came out as a success.The GPS tracker itself was designed by an engineering company Device Solutions based in Morrisville, North Carolina. Device Solutions and Radientum worked closely in liaison to deliver Viatrax with the best possible result.When starting the project, Viatrax engineers were pondering whether they should locate the antenna on the circuit board itself or create a trace antenna. The latter was a better, but at the same time more difficult task.– Everyone agreed it was going to be a challenge. We discussed with the folks at Radientum and they said they guarantee it will work. If not, they wouldn’t have charged us for the work, Viatrax Automation CEO Mike Webster says.–  Radientum went back and forth with our design people to make adjustments. It turned out they did a really good job and the trace antenna solution will end up saving us a lot of money and parts.

The track and trace solutions market is projected to reach USD 3.93 billion by 2023 from USD 1.65 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 18.9%.

Source: Markets & Markets 

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