Today customers are demanding a better experience, higher quality, and faster results. The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) was introduced in 1954, and standardized in 1981. Since then not a lot has improved in our ability to track a vehicle through manufacturing, resale and maintenace.
More than 50 years after it's invention we still have people physically walking around to read VIN numbers! By leveraging RFID to identify vehicles you can quickly and accurately know where that vehicle belongs, or if you trust it to enter your facility.
These tags are commonly used for vehicle access control, fuel dispensing, border crossing identification, vehicle inventory, fleet management, and more. Since most vehicles are primarily made of metal and glass, line of sight is needed to read a passive vehicle tag which is usually affixed to the vehicle windshield or hung from the vehicle rear view mirror. Virtually any need to accurately monitor the identity of a vehicle within a short range, at speeds under 150 Km/h (93 MPH), can use SkyRFID passive tag solutions to provide excellent performance while keeping costs controlled.
These tags can be concealed on the vehicle as there is no need for line of sight for them to work. In addition to the longer distance, they also correctly detect at speeds over 650 Km/H (400 MPH) from any angle, instead of only in front of the vehicle like passive tags. We've successfully deployed the active tag technology with airborne helicopters and small aircraft to achieve even greater distances to locate equipment on oil fields, large construction sites, ranches, military training grounds and city/emergency vehicle fleets. SkyRFID active tag solution uses high security synchronous (symmetric) encryption, pairing the tags and readers for you unique deployment. No other 433 system will be able to read your tags, and you will not receive the noise of anyone elses tags in your system.
For secure vehicle authorization into your facilty, SkyRFID passive UHF integrated fixed readers can be deployed at each entrance and exit of the facility. Our IP65 watertight certified midrange integrated reader is successfully used throughout the world in almost every climate imaginable. It's our most common deployment due to it's reasonable 12 meter (40 foot) long read distance when used with SkyRFID Windshield tags. Since 12 meters may be too short of a read distance, or on occasion too long of a read distance, SkyRFID also supplies a short range integrated reader and a long range integrated reader to meet whatever read distances are required.
Requiring only 12 volts of DC power, all of our readers are able to operate properly with the included AC convertor, or be battery/solar powered in areas where there is no power supply or the power supply is unreliable.
Rear view mirror hang tag offer a basic level of authorization that can be move between vehicles. These tags contain unique unalterable serial number and use unique SkyRFID encoding and security protection to ensure the tag cannot be duplicated. Printed with your logo or graphics, they come in small and large sizes.
Adhesive windshield tags provide a higher level of security since the tag stays with the vehicle. Affixed on the inside of the windshield by the driver, these tags do not come off easily. Optionally coming with special destruction slits to make the tag unusable if removed/tampered with. Available in narrow and wide read variations depending on your application requirements. All of these tags are approximately 100 mm x 25 mm or 4” x 1” in size making them perfect for inside windshield mounting applications.
In the case of trucks or tractors that also pull trailers, each tractor can trailer can be fitted with their own asset tags. This allows each tractor-trailer combination to be identified for full visible into resource utilization and facility grounds operation. Drivers can also carry ID badges to provide a complete picture of who's driving what vehicle, with what assets, and where that vehicle came and left the lot. Security guards at high security facilities can also use this informaion to verify vehicle occupancy and contents to ensure nothing that shouldn't leave is.
Fully configured turnkey solutions are available through our sistser company, CloudCollected. From a single entrance-exit to national distribution complexes, everything can be managed from a single user interface. All gate transactions are reported with date and time stamp and gate number in the back office. The SkyRFID back office application has full control over authorization, and can limit access be vehicle, driver, gate or day and time. Reports can be generated and filtered by date, time, daily, and monthly vehicle access. Reports for vehicles still available in the yard, average number of vehicles per day, vehicle utilization, average number of entrances and exits per day, and enhanced granular reporting capabilities.