AXCESS International Inc., a leading provider of RFID solutions and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), announces the installation of FleetTag at Trailiner Corporation, a freight trucking operator specializing in long distance hauling. FleetTag solved the intrinsic challenges faced by fleet operators managing their vehicle assets entering and exiting secure terminal facilities. In addition to providing secure automatic access within their facility, Trailiner utilized the active RFID technology to provide enhanced customer service and quality.
"We were able to integrate the AXCESS FleetTag system into our existing software system to prevent errors with truck and trailer connections, enable drivers to enter and exit the yard automatically and alert our dispatchers to provide customers with up-to-date notifications," stated Larry Beets, Vice President of Operations of Trailiner Corp. "In addition to the benefits to the drivers and customers, we found a cost saving because we utilized RFID to secure a gate without having to man the gate 24 hours a day."
"The value of our solution went beyond improved management and security by enabling Trailiner to provide a better service to its customers," commented Allan Griebenow President and CEO of AXCESS. "We provided an automatic, cost-effective real-time visibility, tracking, and control capability. We feel that 's adoption of RFID for pallets and cases in the supply chain creates a timely opportunity for FleetTag to extend those benefits in transportation to trucks and trailers."
The FleetTag system can easily be applied to vehicle and cargo tracking. FleetTag is part of AXCESS' comprehensive and patented ActiveTag RFID product line which uses small, battery powered tags (generically called "active" tags) that when automatically activated, transmit a wireless message typically 30 to 100 feet to hidden palm size receivers. The RFID tags can be mounted on metal surfaces, operate in harsh environmental conditions, withstand shock and vibration while providing consistent and reliable reads. The FleetTag software also includes a comprehensive suite of middleware and application software which allows real-time tracking of tractors, trailers and associated drivers in, out and within a specific facility.
The FleetTag System hardware included two types of AXCESS active RFID tags designed for a variety of surfaces and functions. The harsh environment metal mount tags were placed on the front of the trailer. The standard vehicle tag was attached to the tractor windshield. The tags are read from over 100 feet from the gate enabling the truck to roll up to the gate and the gate to automatically open. The drivers reduce the time spent at the gates going through paperwork because the system compares the two RFID tags as trucks enter or leave the facility and checks if they are the correct match to existing software and paperwork.
About AXCESS International Inc.
AXCESS International Inc., headquartered in greater Dallas, TX, provides Active and Semi-Active RFID (radio frequency identification) and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) for asset management, physical security and supply chain efficiencies. The battery-powered (active) RFID tags locate, identify, track, monitor, count, and protect people, assets, inventory, and vehicles. AXCESS patented technology enables applications including: automatic "hands-free" personnel access control, automatic vehicle access control and logistics management, automatic asset management, and sensor management. AXCESS is a portfolio company of Amphion Innovations plc.