Real-Time Locating & Tracking Solution and Systems

The fixed site and mobile personnel and assets Real-Time Locating Solution and Systems of AVANTE have uses in many areas. The following are some applications that are enabled with our unique patent-pending RFID technologies:

  • Car park management systems including access control management and real-time locating capability
  • Hazardous and waste material transport security and management
  • Fleet management
  • Student busing, school safety and visibility
  • Yard and warehouse assets tracking and management
  • Livestock tracking and pedigree management

Real-time locating system for monitoring critical chemicals can provide visibility for added security and safety in chemical facilities.

Real-time locating systems and solutions may be coupled with temperature and pulse sensors to help monitor the health of animals over a wide pasture environment. The ZONER tags with sensors may be reused over a 5-10 year period for valuable assets.

AVANTE Real-Time Locating System and Solution coupled with GPS-GPRS-SATCOM is a powerful method in providing unparalleled student safety during transit and in school.

Vehicle fleet management is another RFID real-time locating system and solution application that provides high efficiency in asset utilization.

RFID coupling with GPS-GPRS-SATCOM can be an effective recovery method in tracking stolen vehicles.

Some or all of the above applications are covered by one or more of the following US patents: 7,513,425; 7,508,308; 7,501,954; 7,423,535; 7,382,255; 7,342,497; 7,319,397; 7,158,030; 7,098,793; 7,036,729; 6,961,000; 6,943,688; 6,883,710; 6,703,935; 6,696,954; 6,657,543; and other pending patents.

The AVANTE web-based with location based solution is ideal for construction and equipment companies and logistics firms in optimizing the value of their assets.

The unique AVANTE web based asset management solution and system uses “Motion Computing” tablets and its software solution for real-time location of asset and personnel that have been developed and honed over the last five years. The GPS-based technology coupled with cellular and satellite wide area networking and communication software has proven to help utility companies track assets such as corporate vehicles and personnel more effectively and efficiently.  With a mobile phone and a GPS mapping application, an executive can pinpoint the location of equipment, asset or employees and set alerts via e-mail, SMS or phone for any exceptions.  Executives or sales staff can also pull down the real-time location of the available assets.

Real-Time Locating/Asset Visibility and On-Demand Personnel Visibility for Personnel Safety

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The key to effective asset tracking and supply chain management is having real-time visibility. Some real time locating asset management systems and solution implementations have yielded return of investment (ROI) in less than a year.

REAL-TIME LOCATING PROVIDES ASSETS VISIBILITY
Problem Addressed Benefits
What are the assets within the monitoring area? (“Who-What”)
  • Real-time inventory
  • Visibility of assets
  • Better supply chain management and cost savings
Where are the assets? (“Where”)
  • Facilitate asset utilization
What are the conditions or events that happened to each asset? (“What-When”)
  • Visibility of utilization of assets
  • Visibility of the assets’ movement and utilization
  • Facilitate servicing and maintenance

In the case of supply chain management, real time visibility can dramatically enhance supply chain security and may help to save most of the current 6-10% loss encountered by the industry. For most supply chain management applications, real-time visibility to the last control access point or choke point may be adequate. Passive barcode or passive RFID tags, at lower price per tag or label, are cost effective solutions.

Real-Time Locating System Cost-Performance Comparative Analysis
AVANTERTLS (433 MHz) WiFi (2.45 GHz) UWB (6-8 GHz) Time-Lapsed Method (2.45 GHz)
Technology
  • Received signal strength with dynamic zoning
  • Not dependent on line-of-sight
  • Received signal strength
  • Time Difference of Arrival
  • Need line-of-sight for accuracy
  • Time Difference of Arrival
  • Need line-of-sight for accuracy
Visibility in Time
  • 1 Second
  • >10 Seconds
  • >5 Seconds
  • >10 Seconds
Visibility in Environment
  • Same for Indoor and Outdoor
  • Independent on humidity
  • Same for Indoor and Outdoor
  • Some dependent on humidity
  • Mostly Outdoor
  • Indoor needs line-of-sight
  • May be difficult on rainy days
  • Mostly Outdoor
  • Indoor needs line-of-sight
  • Some dependent on humidity
Accuracy for Assets
  • 3-6 ft
  • 10-20 ft  Some systems claim 4-10 ft
  • 0.5-10 ft Depends on line-of-sight
  • 5-10 ft Depends on line-of-sight
Accuracy for Personnel
  • Proven accuracy for personnel badges
  • Difficult when near humans
  • Difficult when near humans
  • Difficult when near humans
1,000 Assets System (Price may vary depending on different requirements)
Cost of Tags(1,000 Assets)
  • $30 ea.
  • $30,000
  • $50 ea.
  • $50,000
  • $50 ea.
  • $50,000
  • $50 ea.
  • $50,000
Cost of Reader Network (For 100,000 sq. ft space)
  • $2000 ea.
  • 4 readers minimum
  • $8000
  • $30 ea.
  • Use existing WiFi access points
  • $0
  • $2000 ea.
  • 4 readers minimum
  • $8000
  • $2000 ea.
  • 4 readers minimum
  • $8000
Total System Hardware Costs
  • $38,000
  • $50,000
  • $58,000
  • $58,000
10,000 Assets System (Price may vary depending on different requirements)
Cost of Tags(10,000 Assets)
  • $20 ea.
  • $200,000
  • $40 ea.
  • $400,000
  • $40 ea.
  • $400,000
  • $40 ea.
  • $400,000
Cost of Reader Network (For 100,000 sq. ft space)
  • $2000 ea.
  • 10 readers minimum
  • $20,000
  • $30 ea.
  • Use existing WiFi access points
  • $0
  • $2000 ea.
  • 10 readers minimum
  • $20,000
  • $2000 ea.
  • 10 readers minimum
  • $20,000
Total System Hardware Costs
  • $220,000
  • $400,000
  • $420,000
  • $420,000
Other Comments:

  • Implementation labor costs should be similar based on same needs for “calibration”
  • Software costs should be comparable and is not included in this comparison
  • Contrary to most assertions, system costs are directly proportional to the costs of tags.

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