VR Transpoint and Vilant Systems have partnered together to deploy Gen 2 RFID technology in 10,000 freight wagons of VR Transpoint as well as all the locomotives and passenger wagons of VR Group, a state-owned railway company in Finland.
RFID technology provides VR Transpoint with a logistics processes in rail yard – defect management, asset inventory management, automation and more. With RFID tagging, VR Transpoint personnel can track wagons automatically and exchange data through the use of handheld devices.
Information is automatically and instantly registered into the logistics system and work instructions are also digitally delivered through the handheld devices. This results in real-time and error-free information flow for the management of assets.
The Vilant software platform enables multiple applications utilizing RFID tags. In the rail industry, some of these applications include tracking of assets; integration with weighing of wagons; defect marking and tracking; as well as, several cargo customer services.