AeroScout, Inc., which makes Wi-Fi-based Active RFID products, and Deutsche Industrie Video System GmbH (DIVIS), a provider of video surveillance technology for logistics, announced an integrated Active RFID deployment for customer Pfefferkorn Spedition GmbH this week.
AeroScout and DIVIS Deploy Wi-Fi Active RFID Tracking Solution for Leading German Shipping Company
AeroScout, Inc., the leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Active RFID solutions, and Deutsche Industrie Video System GmbH (DIVIS), a leading provider of video surveillance technology for logistics, announced a unique, integrated Active RFID deployment for customer Pfefferkorn Spedition GmbH. Using this solution, Pfefferkorn management can now easily identify and locate packages, reducing the financial impact of shipment loss, damage or theft and third party claims.
“Given the sheer number of shipments that enter and leave our warehouse, the location of customers’ assets is crucial to our business,” said Mr. Klaus Weiss, general manager at Pfefferkorn. “With this solution, we are able to clearly identify and track every single shipment and package, by combining location data with video surveillance footage. In addition, this solution has substantially decreased the tracking time for shipments – from hours to seconds.”
The solution was jointly developed by AeroScout and DIVIS, and uniquely links RFID location data with video surveillance information to locate shipments. AeroScout’s Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tags are attached to mobile barcode scanners used to scan shipments entering and exiting the facility. When a scan is performed, the precise location of the shipment is logged, and linked to the relevant video footage from one or more cameras that cover the specific scan location in the warehouse.
The combination of accurate location data and complex video image management keeps time spent searching for videos to a minimum and allows the user to clearly identify every single shipment. Historical location and video data is also stored, enabling Pfefferkorn management to easily locate the exact video footage of a shipment being scanned as it enters and moves through the warehouse.
“With thousands of shipments being continuously sorted and moved, the partnership between AeroScout and DIVIS helps to provide valuable visibility into Pfefferkorn’s operations,” said Andris Berzins, Managing Director, EMEA at AeroScout. “This is a unique and innovative solution that meets the emerging security and operational needs of shipping providers and other enterprises.”
“We’re excited to partner with AeroScout to broaden the reach of our camera surveillance technology,” said Mr. Thomas Kroll, managing director at DIVIS. “As a result, existing customers such as Pfefferkorn can greatly reduce employee time spent on tracking shipments while achieving increased efficiency and productivity.”
AeroScout’s Active RFID solutions are built using standard Wi-Fi networking components, thus reducing the cost of a real-time location system. Wireless signals from the tags are used to determine precise asset location. Location and other sensor data can then be integrated with various 3rd party applications such as DIVIS, through a standard Web Services interface.
AeroScout is the market leader in Active RFID asset tracking and location solutions over standard Wi-Fi networks. The company’s enterprise visibility solutions accurately locate and monitor assets and people in both indoor and outdoor environments to improve business processes. A winner of the 2007 Red Herring 100 Spring award for innovative technology, AeroScout has several hundred customers worldwide in the healthcare, manufacturing and logistics industries, including Boeing and more than 35 of the world’s leading hospitals. Founded in 2000, AeroScout pioneered the Wi-Fi visibility market by introducing the industry’s first Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tag, and is widely recognized as leading the market in number of tags shipped. AeroScout is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.aeroscout.com.
DIVIS (Deutsche Industrie Video System GmbH) is a leading European manufacturer and installer for innovative video security and quality management solutions for logistics and offers individual system solutions for all logistics areas. Amongst DIVIS’ clientele are general cargo shippers, storehouses and parcel services. DIVIS has developed unique, individual system solutions for each of these applications that are optimally tuned for the corresponding work flow. www.divis.eu