News from Kathrein Solutions IoT
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.
The companies found that a system combining passive UHF RFID and digital camera technologies could identify
Vehicle registration and identification technology company Tönnjes, license plate manufacturer Kirpestein B.V. Automotive and RFID chipmaker NXP Semiconductor report that they have completed a trial that proves passive ultrahighfrequency (UHF) RFID license plates can effectively identify moving vehicles even in the most challenging environments.
In the long term, UHF RFID will replace existing RFID applications because of its greater function range and superior performance.