AeroScout Delivers World's Largest Wi-Fi-Based Active RFID Tag Deployment to City Link.Leading UK Logistics and Parcel Delivery Firm Selects AeroScout for 15,000 Tagged Assets to Improve Efficiency and Customer Service
SAN MATEO San Mateo (săn mətā`ō), city (1990 pop. 85,486), San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1894. It is a commercial and retail center with some high-technology manufacturing. San Mateo, Spanish for St. , Calif. -- AeroScout, Inc., the leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Active RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. solutions, has announced a major deployment of its asset tracking tags for express parcel delivery firm City Link, the UK's carrier of choice for high-value delivery services.
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JDH Joint Distribution Host Consultancy Limited installed 15,000 specially designed Wi-Fi tags with an extended battery life, which will be used at City Link's depots around the UK. These rugged, Wi-Fi-standard tags jointly designed by AeroScout and JDH Consultancy Limited are being used to manage the company's dynamic inventory of 'roll-cages', which house and protect its high-value parcels during transit.
At any moment in time, up to 300,000 parcels in 15,000 cages at 70 UK locations can be monitored and located in real-time from City Link's National Distribution Centre in Wednesbury, West Midlands West Midlands, former metropolitan county, central England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county embraced the Birmingham conurbation and comprised seven metropolitan districts: Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Birmingham, Solihull, over the City Link Cisco Wi-Fi network See wireless Ethernet and 802.11. . By maintaining accurate and real-time visibility of roll-cages, City Link has improved the efficiency and speed of its delivery services.
"City Link is one of the UK's premium high-value express delivery providers, specializing in time-critical services," said Alec Cormack, IT Director for City Link. "We have a history of technology innovation, being one of the first UK carriers to utilize two dimensional barcodes on all our parcels. We are very pleased to be the first company in the express delivery market to roll out Wi-Fi-Based Active RFID tag An RFID tag that has its own power source. Contrast with passive RFID tag. See RFID and RFID tag. tracking across our business."
Cormack continued, "The implementation has already proven successful in optimizing our overnight trucking schedule and is helping us to continue to improve our industry-leading delivery performance. We look forward to extending the technology later in 2007 and working in partnership with our clients to provide truly innovative real-time tracking solutions, tailored to our clients' requirements."
"City Link is the largest Wi-Fi deployment of its kind in the world, and demonstrates both the very real need for such solutions within the logistics sector, and the scalability of the AeroScout solution," said Andris Berzins, Managing Director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Refers to that region of the world. For example, one might see products packaged differently for the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific markets. at AeroScout. "With this deployment, City Link has taken an innovative approach to improving business efficiency and cementing its position at the heart of an extremely competitive market."
The project was delivered through systems integrator JDH Consultancy Limited, which evaluated several companies in the Active RFID marketplace. AeroScout was selected due to the strength of its complete solution, including the high functionality and reliability of its tags, its innovative location software and its ability to use Wi-Fi across a remote set of facilities.
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AeroScout is the leader in Active RFID asset tracking and location solutions over standard Wi-Fi networks. Its enterprise visibility solutions accurately locate and monitor assets and people in both indoor and outdoor environments to improve business processes. The company has over 200 customers in the healthcare, manufacturing and logistics industries including Boeing and more than 25 of the world's leading hospitals. Founded in 2000, AeroScout is headquartered in San Mateo with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.aeroscout.com.
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About JDH Consultancy Limited
JDH Consultancy Limited is a systems integrator and has been established since 1992, the company provides data capture and mobility systems to a diverse market place. Services include design, integration, hardware and software solutions. Our reputation for excellence has been built upon strong technical support and customer service. If you are interested in mobile data capture, mobile computing Using a computing device while in transit. Mobile computing implies wireless transmission, but wireless transmission does not necessarily imply mobile computing. Fixed wireless applications use satellites, radio systems and lasers to transmit between permanent objects such as buildings systems, or bar coding equipment contact JDH Consultancy Limited. www.jdh-consultancy.co.uk