RFID Technology: Introduction and Application
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is one of the most promising and fastest growing auto-identification and data capture technologies currently. It serves to automatically identify objects, collect information about them, and transfer and record this information into a back end computer system where it can be further transformed into business intelligence. In this era where information technology is becoming increasingly advanced, where businesses are continuously improving their operation performance, and where customers are demanding faster service, it is essential to implement automatic identification systems, such as RFID, to streamline workflow and provide more accurate and timely service support. Find out more about RFID technology, its operating mechanisms, and the current application trends in this white paper.
Saving Lives with Intelligent In-Vehicle Systems
Approximately 1.2 million people die from traffic injuries and accidents each year. It has now become first priority for governments to ensure road safety and decrease fatalities through the implementation of in-vehicle emergency call systems. In the event of an accident, this system automatically dials the emergency number and utilizes GPS and wireless communication to transmit location information and crash status to related response centers for emergency support. Currently, the Pan-European eCall and the Russian ERA GLONASS are under development, and full scale operation will start in 2013. In addition to the direct benefit of saving lives and increasing emergency response times, the automotive and telecommunications industry may also benefit from the provision of new services based on the emergency call platform. Find out more about the eCall and ERA GLONASS and their impacts on the future telematics industry in this white paper.
Global Navigation Satellite Systems: The Present and the Future
‘Global Navigation Satellite System’, or ‘GNSS’ in short, is a generic term used for a constellation of satellites with worldwide coverage that function to send positioning and timing signals to receivers located on Earth. Devices integrated with GNSS receivers allow us to locate and be located on the world map. The most well known and mature system – GPS – is developed and maintained by the United States of America. However, as different nations look towards system independency, other GNSS such as GLONASS, GALILEO, and COMPASS are expected to mature soon. This white paper investigates these seperate systems and related fleet and asset management applications.