I.D. Systems announced that it has been awarded patents 7,656,271 and 7,656,273 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, covering, respectively, a system for controlling access to mobile assets, and a mobile portal for tracking the movement of luggage.
The mobile portal for tracking luggage describes baggage handling vehicles equipped with both a RFID reader and a device that actuates the reader under certain operating conditions. The system identifies RFID tagged luggage as it is loaded, moved and unloaded – no matter where the vehicles may go.
The system also compares scanned luggage with the flight manifest to match passengers with their luggage, providing a greater security. If a piece of luggage is loaded without being associated with a checked-in passenger the system can automatically send alerts to initiate security measures on the baggage handling vehicles.