UHF RFID board specifically designed to identify containers
With billions of containers in circulation in world (approx 200 million TEU), the main issue of those who must transport them is knowing how to locate their container and or course the goods that are being transported.
ISO “International Organization for Standardization ” has established a unique identification code for every single container.
This alphanumerical code has 11 figures and is known as the “CODICE BIC” by the “BUREAU INTERNATIONAL DES CONTAINERS” Paris.
From the code we can identify:
The CONTAINER NUMBER
A CHECK DIGIT
TTNU 302512 4
The proprietor: 4 letters
[fourth position: U,J,Z for worldwide traffic] Service number(6 digits, proprietors choice)
+ Check digit number.
The owner code, also known as Alpha Prefix, is only be issued for the whole world by BIC, while the service number is determined independently by the owner and the self-checking digit is automatically calculated by an algorithm starting from the previous ten letters and numbers.
The marking system of each container is normally performed using the letters and numbers, from the self adhesive plastic material that are applied on each side of the container to make sure it can be visually identified.
The control of each individual container is done visually by a human being that brings it back manually on the relevant documents.
A REGULARIZED CONTAINER, CAN HELP REGULARIZE OTHERSI
This is the control system largely used for checking containers: but it has serious deficiencies: Mainly the possibility of duplicating the same code on the self adhesive labels and applying it to more than one container.
As a result, as if by magic, an inspected and regularized container, automatically checks other containers “Homonyms” uninspected and therefore illegal.
The danger to the State and economical nature (is millions of dollars for every single container) also relative to the security (dangerous goods, arms explosives, chemical or biological hazards).
Human error when reading the container ID and documents is around 12%.
Even if the error in unintentional, the economical damage is still thousands of dollars for the parties involved – both private companies and the Customs who handle the inspections. The time required to read the ID code, write it down on the relative document and then check this is lengthy.
… The time taken has been calculated at between one to three minutes for each single container, which, if multiplied by hundreds of thousands of containers handled each year, gives an impressive figure of working hours that are used up to identify a container. The cost is millions of dollars.
ALL THIS CAN COME TO AN END IMMEDIATELY using an RFID tag which visually states the number and identification code of the container, but CANNOT BE MODIFIED ON AN ELECTRONIC LEVEL .
RFID stands for “Radio-Frequency Identification”
RFID ELECTRONIC IDENTIFICATION
Easy to apply RFID plaque “TAGETE ” can be immediately used in any terminal equipped with doors with RFID readers and interfaces directly with any management system.
It can be read from several meters away and reduces human error to zero.
The placque is also fitted with a unique serial number and a user memory that can store info and data according to the requirement.
The RFID tags within our
CONTAINER RFID E-LABEL are of the ISO standard : ISOIEC 18000-6C EPC CLASS1 GEN 2.
MADE IN ITALY
This numbering on the chip is in turn linked to the container ID number, and together they ensure the identification of the container which can by no means repeated or copied.
The RFID tag can store the following basic information:
- Movement date
- Type of operation
- User who carried out the operation
- Container number
- Possible to add a further security code
The advantages of this model help raise productivity rate of container identification and container entrance/exit within the port.
Furthermore, as it is unique, the RFID tag cannot be duplicated electronically, thus the history of the container movement is available for any kind of security check.
Our patented product (TAGETE*) can offer the above functions, without compromising the working order of an RFID seal in the event that it too is applied to the container.
Together, these RFID seals, provide an electronic control of the container that offers a level of security yet to be surpassed.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION TAGETE
|Size||216 x 315 mm|
|Operating temperature||-40° a +70°|
|Operating frequency||860 – 960 MHz|
|Protocoll||UHF – EPC Class 1 GEN 2 Compliant|
|Total memory||512 bit|
|Reading distance||Max 15 m (recommended)|
TECHICAL DATA OF THE READER
EPR FAST LANE
– Operating frequency: 865-869 MHz, ETSI EN 302-208
– Protocol: ISO 18000-6C; EPC Class1 Gen2;
– Antenna: Special Embededd antenna system;
– RF Power: Programmable via software +32.5 dBm (fino a +30dBm se utilizzo di POE)
– Reader power supply: POE IEEE802.3 o 24 Vdc, 0,8A tramite alimentatore esterno;
– Alimentazione di rete: 100-240 Vac, 50/60Hz
– Communication port: Ethernet 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (RJ45);
– Sensors: for trigger signal
– Address Configuration: DHCP, Static, LLA + mDNS
– Enviromental Conditions:
– Operating Temperature: -20°C + 50°C
– Storage Temperature: -20 °C +60°C
– Size for base module: 350 x 560 x 270 mm
– Weight: 4000 g
– Certification: CE (FCC can also be supplied)
– Housing: Alluminio anodizzato & Polietilene
– Protezione IP: IP55
Kit TEMP: kit operating temperature from – 40°C a + 75°C
Kit LED Alert: kit for led alarm and buzzer
Kit I/O interface: kit for signel interfacing I/O with external devices
MOBILE READER EPR GUN
– Product: EPR UHF GUN
– Dimensions: 146 x 74 x 126 mm
– Weight: 330g – 550g (depending on options)
– Processor/Memory: Marvel pX A270 520 MHz – Marvel PX A320 820 MHz (option) – 128 MB RAM/256MB ROM
– Operating system: Windows CE 5.0.
– Display: 3.5 TFT LCD256K color LCD QVGA resolution (240Wx320L) with backlight
– Battery performance: 3000 mAh Lithium Polymer main Battery Pack for PDA
4400 mAh Lithium Polymer main Battery Pack for UHF unit 100 mAh Lithium Polymer Back-up Battery
– Interface: Keyboard buttons and Touch screen, numeric key Hands free Speaker, Microphone/Receiver Headset Port
– Environment: -20°C ….. 50° C – 1.5 meters to polished concrete – IP54 sealing
– Standard communications: USB 1.1 Bluetooth WLAN 802 11b/g
– Optional communications: CDMA EVDO or 2000 1X GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA
– Exposition Slot: 1 Micro SD Slot. 1 SIM Slot
– RFID Unit: UHF- ISO 18000-6 C (866-954MHz)
– Options: 1D Laser Scanner or 2D Barcode Imager – 1.3 Megapixel fixed focus camera with flash – GPS Receiver
Single Slot Cradle – 4 Slot Cradle – Vehicle Cradle
– Supports ISO18000-6 C (inc. C1G2)
– 2m+ of reading distance
– small/ light/ easy to use
– Windows CE 5.0
– USB + Bluetooth + WiFi
– Battery 3000 + 4400mAh (long life)
– CE approved