Ascendent ID announced the latest release of its RFID-based yard management system for semi trailers, shipping containers, and other large moveable assets.
Trailers and containers are tracked with Ascendent’s long range RFID tags. Multiple lane readers are also installed at yard entrances, exits, and critical choke points for automated date and time capture of passing trailers. Ascendent ID’s Avera LodeStar web-based yard management software features a mapped, graphical representation of the customer’s yard, with search results highlighted on the map for quick identification.
Shunt trucks, or hostlers, are equipped with Ascendent ID’s mobile reader system which records the location of the trailers in the yards and wirelessly sends the data back to the server running Ascendent ID’s Avera LodeStar software. Reports can be exported to a variety of formats including PDF, Word, and Excel and alerts can be set to send an email or text message when specific conditions are met.
Avera LodeStar can be installed as a standalone yard management system or integrated with legacy dispatch or logistics software. Add-ons such as maintenance tracking and load routing can automate these processes, letting dispatch personnel focus on the most pressing issues.