News from Kathrein Solutions IoT
Positive business casedue to scalable solution
In order to effectively and costefficiently realise roll-outs of this magnitude in plants worldwide, all interfaces and system components have to be defined and coordinated with each other. The required hardware and software has to be available in a standardised fashion. In order to achieve comparable and stable functions in all RFID applications worldwide, an internal shared service was established in the central IT. The advantage for the specialist sections in the plants is that an experienced RFID team is placed at disposal to support them during the implementations. Moreover, a central IT infrastructure can be used that may develop into a positive business case in a timely manner due to scaling effects.
Communities and road maintenance companies have a strong interest in quickly accessing relevant operational data without major effort. The RFID tags integrated into the nonwoven geotextiles of Provlies are linked with applications such as digital atlases, automatic traffic count, construction journals, sewer network maps and weather information. In addition, modules for condition assessment, construction or construction supervision can be integrated.
Kathrein starts with the next generation of RFID systems!
The requirements for modern identification systems are increasingly defined by ERP architectures. Compared to a large percentage of RFID systems being equipped either with a serial or proprietary port, only a few percent are equipped with a slow and not network-ready protocol today. The reason lies in a constant need for optimisation and efficiency gains in a production and logistics environment.
Highly sophisticated hardware and software is the key to value-adding future-proof IoT solutions. The Kathrein Group recognised that this is a successful model and already achieved this synergy two years ago. The reason is obvious: future-oriented companies always endeavour to implement smart complete solutions and to holistically realise processes. Kathrein now orientates its solution business totally towards its customers.
The Greek railroad operator wanted to improve the visibility of wagons—both rented and its own—according to Aris Kotsas, the director of TrainOSE's rolling stock directorate. Therefore, in 2014, it began seeking a technology-based solution as part of a wide-ranging project that TrainOSE had under way to modernize its data management.