Recent News Releases

AVANTE to Expand its Container Tracking System and Services for Worldwide End to End Cargo Container Security

 End to End Contain Track and Trace with Real Time Alerts for Container Tampering, Intrusion, Geofence Exceptions
 Full 24/7 Visibility of Geo-Location with Compatible Communications in Any Continents and Countries and at Sea
 AVANTE is launching its proven e-seal container tracking services for worldwide transport
AVANTE container tracking system and services: 24/7 end to end cargo visibility
AVANTE container tracking system and services: 24/7 end to end cargo visibility

PRINCETON, N.J. – Sept. 13, 2019 – PRLog — AVANTE OS e-SEAL™ with optical fiber seal proved to provide the highest tamper-proof monitoring effectiveness capability for standard dry containers as well as oil tankers with its intrinsically safe sealing. In the upcoming IANA Intermodal Expo 2019 at Long Beach, AVANTE will show case its worldwide compatible version of its established and successful electronic cargo tracking system. AVANTE container tracking system uniquely coupled the GPS locating function to its fiber-optic based e-sealed to provide container end-to-end track and trace with real-time container tampering and intrusion alert.

Container Tracking System and Services with Fail-Safe Cellular/Satellite/Wireless Communications of Container Status at All Time
AVANTE Container Tracking System is engineered to report its GPS location on land,  at sea, and at ports of any countries along the transit. The e-seal integrity or any tampering or intrusion into the container will be reported in real-time to the stakeholders. The integrated cellular-satellite-wireless communication is engineered for compatibility for use in any countries of the world.

For reefers and high value loaded containers, a special AVANTE sensor-based ZONER™ device can be added inside the container before the container is sealed. In this case, the patented technology can report the condition of goods inside the container such as temperature, humidity, and intrusion detection from any of the six surfaces of the containers. This additional technology in detecting and reporting inside conditions by simply placing the ZONER™ device inside the container before sealing. No destructive drilling and labor for installation onto the container. It provides ease and flexibility for shippers. The ability to monitor inside intrusion and exceptions provides unparalleled security and in some cases safety monitoring of the goods being shipped.

Web-Based Solution with Mobile App for 24/7/365 Container Track and Trace Cargo Visibility to Stakeholders
AVANTE is launching its established electronic cargo tracking service business for worldwide transport with its extensive technology and many US and International patents. AVANTE is also adding the Mobile App for additional flexibility and visibility to the stakeholders while they are traveling or located anywhere at any time.

AVANTE to Launch e-Seal Container End-to-End Tracking System for Intermodal Cargo Security Real-Time Alerts for Container Tampering, Intrusion, Geo-Fence Exceptions, and Optional Use of Sensors for Inside Container Goods Conditions

By: AVANTE International Technology, Inc.
AVANTE e-Seal Container Real-Time Locating-Tracking System at Sea and on Land

PRINCETON, N.J. – Aug. 26, 2019 – PRLog — In the upcoming IANA Intermodal Expo 2019 at Long Beach, AVANTE will demonstrate its worldwide compatible version of its established and successful electronic cargo tracking system. Besides the traditional end-to-end tracking of containers from the exporting country to importing buyers, AVANTE container tracking system  uniquely coupled the GPS locating function to its unique fiber-optic based e-sealed lock to provide real-time geo-tagged container tampering and intrusion alert reporting. Fail-Safe Cellular-Satellite-Wireless Communications of Container Status at All Time AVANTE e-Seal Container Tracking System is engineered to report its GPS location on land,  at sea, and at ports of any countries along the transit. The e-seal integrity or any tampering or intrusion into the container will be reported in real-time to the stakeholders. The integrated cellular-satellite-wireless communication is engineered for compatibility for use in any part of the world. For reefers and high value loaded containers, a special AVANTE sensor-based ZONER™ device can be added inside the container before the container is sealed. In this case, the patented technology can report the condition of goods inside the container such as temperature, humidity, and intrusion detection from any of the six surfaces of the containers. This additional technology in detecting and reporting inside conditions by simply placing the ZONER device inside the container before sealing. This simple placement of tag(s) inside the container without having to drill or otherwise performing destructive installation on the container provides ease and flexibility for shippers. The ability to monitor inside intrusion and exceptions provides unparalleled security and in some cases safety monitoring of the goods being shipped. Web-Based Solution with Mobile App for 24/7/365 Cargo Visibility to Stakeholders AVANTE have established its electronic cargo tracking service business for last 5 years after its extensive technology development efforts resulted in many US and International patents. Its web-based solution provides full visibility to the stakeholder of each container via role-based access. AVANTE also provides Mobile App for additional flexibility and easier visibility to the stakeholders while they are traveling or located anywhere at any time.

Media Contact AL BOLA, AVANTE International Technology, Inc. +1 (609)799-8896


AVANTE Introduces Patent-Pending Real-Time 3D Container Locating System Systems for Optimization of Live Loading and Unloading

Date: 8/26/2019 (MENAFN – PRLog) — In the upcoming IANA Intermodal Expo 2019 on September 15 at Long Beach, AVANTE will demonstrate its 3D real-time container locating system for assisting intermodal yard in achieving optimized live loading and unloading operation. The traditional container yard management system relies heavily on the use of many spotters for locating containers during daily operation. This patent-pending locating solution holistically geo-tag the loading and unloading event and container recogntion in achieving the 3D container location. This capability does not add any operational activities and instead can reduce operational costs and increase efficiency in container yard management. Integrated GPS, Sensors and Image Recognition for 3D Container Locating AVANTE system holistically geo-tags the container loading and unloading movement and lifting events with imaging for container ID for confirmation of the work order. This end-to-end tracking of the known container with a known movement equipment and ID mark recognition achieved the fully automatic visibility of the all of the containers in the yard including the height location of the stacked multiple containers. AVANTE 3D RTLS for intermodal container yard management is web-based and designed for remote visibility, accessibility to the stakeholders, and easily integration of existing yard management software. Full Visibility of Inbound and Outbound Container Trucking for Live Loading and Unloading Optimization The ultimate goal of intermodal yard operation is to achieve as close to 100% live loading and unloading operational efficiency. The increase of traditional intermodal yard of 10% range of live loading and unloading to 50% or more can dramatically increase the capacity of the intermodal yard operation. In assisting achievement of inbound and outbound container visibility, AVANTE Mobile App is designed to links the specific waybill to the truck driver that is tasked to deliver to or pickup the container from the intermodal container yard. This allows the yard management system to have the real-time location of the truck and driver once they log in for the task. Two way communication is automatically established for the yard management to properly direct and assist the truck driver. The end-to-end visibility of the goods being shipped is thus complete from the time the container is picked up till its is delivered. The real-time  location and condition are available to the stakeholders with role-based access in the Cloud-based datacenter hosted by AVANTE. For more information on AVANTE Intermodal Container Yard 3D Real-Time Locating System: https://www.avantetech.com/products/rail-cargo-security

Media Contact AL BOLA, AVANTE International Technology, Inc. @avantetech.com +1 (609)799-8896

AVANTE Introduces Positive Train Control System with Total Visibility

Date: 8/25/2019 (MENAFN – PRLog) — In the upcoming Railway Interchange railway exhibition on September 22-25, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, AVANTE will introduce its positive train control (PTC) system coupling with total visibility solution for full forward visibility of clearance and switch point position alignment conformance. Train Locating System Beyond GPS and Eurobalise for Positive Train Control Both the US and EU are busy implementing positive train control systems to improve and rail safety for almost 10 years. Similar to the implementation in US, while 2,400 miles of interoperable ETCS-ERTMS systems were deployed and operable in EU today, the 30,000-mile “Core Network” of railroads are not expected to be finished until 2030. Imagine if there is an alternative sensor-based automatic train control system that can be implemented at less than 20% of the costs and 1/10 of the time and without disrupting the current train operations. Even if such system is implemented as a bridge or supplementary system, would it be worthwhile for consideration? AVANTE Positive Control System is designed with the painless implementation from free of interruption to train services and at much lesser costs. Instead of the wired locator units such as Eurobalise, a wireless device submerged underground or concrete can be installed in each track location in minutes rather than hours or days. The location reader of this patent-pending system is installed underneath the train engine with similar on cab computer system to provide the visibility and control. Full Visibility of Switch Position and Unforeseen Track Obstruction According to the US Department of Transportation, there are about 5,800 train-car crashes each year in the United States, most of which occur at railroad crossings. More than half of all fatal train accidents occur at train crossings that do not have active safety devises or have safety devices that are simply inadequate or, in some cases, have no safety devices to alert unsuspecting motorists. AVANTE Rail Visibility System is a patented solution (US 10,315,673; 9,434,397; 9,937,938 and pending patents) developed to provide visual image and alert in real-time and in all-weather conditions for rail level crossing, rail track obstruction, rail switch position alignment and integrity. With judicial placement of forward-facing multi-spectrum video and radar imaging systems, coupled with broadband communication provide onboard digital images and alerts to train engineers that not only eases anxiety but avoid accidents when obstructions lay ahead. This cost effective system provides all weather visibility for blind spots, level crossings and other critical rail sections to prevent accidents. For more information: https://www.avantetech.com/products/rail-cargo-security

News Releases

August 22, 2018

AVANTE International Technology, Inc. introduces a new, cost effective and comprehensive rail visibility system for Total Positive Train Control (PTC) to enhance train safety and operational efficiency. (Princeton NJ)  Positive Train Control is a rail visibility system in which trains receive information regarding locations and corresponding operational environments, such as other trains and switch-point positions. Some of the goals of PTC compliance as defined by the United States’ Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are:

  • Train separation
  • Collision avoidance
  • Line speed enforcement
  • Temporary speed restrictions
  • Rail worker wayside safety

An example of Positive Train Control’s functions is when the train receives an authority (known as a warrant) to travel at a safe speed. This is calculated by reading the train’s distance to a specific location through GPS signaling. Unless the GPS system can provide accurate geo-positioning in urban and subways regions, however, it must be enhanced with on-track location mechanisms to make accurate readings. These mechanisms also come with high installation and maintenance costs. (Up to thousands of US dollar per unit) Justifying Positive Train Control’s cost has been the main obstacle for the FRA’s compliance mandate. A 20 billion-dollar investment to install systems covering Class 1 train operations would require a bigger budget than that of the combined financial losses of preventable accidents reported by FRA in 2009. To meet this challenge, Avante has developed a robust, maintenance-free train locating system that costs less than a tenth of the traditional Eurobalise system to install. This patent-pending technology and self-energized device can be placed under rail lines or partially covered concrete for subways. They can be placed on tracks and programmed for ad hoc notification, which notifies oncoming trains to slow down when work is being done on rails. The self-energizing devices can also be encoded with special messages that translate alerts to passing trains.

AVANTE’s Total Positive Train Control solution (US 9,434,397; US 9,937,938 and pending patents) also includes:

  • A patented sensor for independent positive verification of switch point alignment for oncoming trains, including any on shared rails to prevent possible collisions.
  • A patented blind spot visibility system to provide optical-IR images of potential obstructions and ensure corrective actions by the oncoming trains
  • Patent-pending, on-track train sensors network to provide independent mutual visibility of trains on the same track for potential conflicts in proximity and provide accident-actionable avoidance
  • A patented rail crossing visibility system, which provides oncoming trains with an alert of any stationary obstruction in advance and avoid accidents

Each of these components in AVANTE’s Total Positive Train Control solution is designed to be implemented as a supplement or to compliment existing PTC system. It can also be installed as complete solution with lower costs and time frame. For more detailed information: https://www.avantetech.com/products/rail-cargo-security/train-control/ 

AVANTE Announces Solution for Fixing the College Board SAT Scoring Errors

(Princeton NJ)– AVANTE is proud to announce the awarding of an additional patent (10487,886) that can substantially improve test scoring and management. The 2006 scoring errors of SAT by the tabulation company engaged by the College Board highlighted a long over due need for a technological upgrade. The errors were attributed to the moisture induced paper expansion and inability to resolve lightly marked “bubble marks.” The inability to resolve lightly marked “bubble marks” and errors due to paper expansion or shrinkage are known problems in the industry for at least 30 years since automatic tabulation of standardized tests was first used. Combined with the inherent paper alignment errors, as much as 1.5% of tests¹ were tallied wrong in this publicized debacle. For the individual student taking the test, the highest error rate is 450 points¹ or 19% for a 2400 point test or 25% for a 1600 point test. Less known to the public, the same error rates also appear in tabulation of votes in US elections when paper ballots are used. The Federal Voting System Standards of 2002 now specifically mandate voting systems to have less than 1 error in 500,000 marks when the paper ballot is marked correctly (i.e. properly filled “bubble marks”). Systems based on discrete sensor/OMR technology struggle to meet this mandate. AVANTE International Technology Inc. is proud to announce a recently EAC certified system for tallying ballots using pixel count and document imaging technology. AVANTE Optical VOTE-TRAKKER® is the first to pass and exceed this stringent federal testing with zero errors in tabulation in 1,500,000 marks. In addition to tallying ballots, the same technology and system works for scoring tests and has been used for tabulation of surveys and questionnaires. The discrete sensor OMR technology relies on paper passing through the scanner “exactly” straight so marking positions with respect to width and length line up “correctly.”  With the use of the advanced technology of document imaging, AVANTE uses fiducial marks to scale for any orientation and paper expansion/shrinkage variations. The additional use of quantitative counting of pixels in each “bubble mark” also provides automatic self-checking for possible light markings and other human intent discrepancies and electronically retrieves the specific forms for manual tabulation. The following table is a summary of the differences between the traditional discrete sensor OMR and imaging plus quantitative pixel counting technologies.

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DISCRETE SENSOR-OMR AND IMAGING-PIXEL COUNT TECHNOLOGIES
DISCRETE SENSOR-OMRIMAGING-PIXEL COUNT
Recognition of filled “bubble mark”YesYes
Recognition of lightly filled “bubble mark”Mostly no (Need high threshold)Yes
Independence on timing tracksNoYes
Ability to resolve registration (fiducial) marksNoYes
Ability to resolve wrinkled and creased papersNoYes
Ability to resolve paper shrinkage/expansionNoYes
Recognition of “X” marksMostly no or marginal.Yes
Resolving barcode (type or individual form)YesYes
Resolving multiple and different pagesYesYes
Resolving random orientation of pagesNoYes
“Separating” written answers from “bubbles”NoYes
Automatic self-check for accuracyNoYes
Ability to retrieve individual test for recountNoYes
Speed (Per Scanner)Up to 10,000 pages/hr-scannerUp to 6,000 pages/hr-scanner
Accuracy> 1/1,000 (2006 SAT case: >1/100)<1/1,500,000 (Federal ITA tested)

¹ “SAT Problems Even Larger Than Reported”, Karen W. Arenson, NY Times, March 23, 2006 ABOUT AVANTE About AVANTE International Technology, Inc.: Since pioneering the use of RFID for many of the patented application in supply chain management, security access control and other specialized security applications, AVANTE has been a leader in developing patented technologies for fields such as ICT securing physical, logistical and financial security. With more than 38 US and international patents, AVANTE is one of the leading forces in containment and other transport security management applications, bio-metric authentication, secured financial and electoral processes, and positive train control systems and solutions. For more detailed information: https://www.avantetech.com/products/surveys/

Media Contact AL BOLA, AVANTE International Technology, Inc. +1 (609)799-8896