Zebra subsidiary WhereNet Corp. lifted the vfeil from its new multimode WHereTag IV active RFID asset tag this week, which supports both ISO 24730 and IEEE 802.11 (Wi Fi) protocols.
The tag works with WhereNet’s integrated wireless architecture adn offers real-time location, messaging, telemetry, and workforce communication applications.
WhereNet Corp., a Zebra Technologies company and a leader in wireless solutions for tracking and managing enterprise assets, announced general availability of the multimode WhereTag IV active RFID asset tag. Supporting both ISO 24730 and IEEE 802.11 (Wi Fi)-based real-time locating system applications, the WhereTag IV works with WhereNet’s integrated wireless architecture for real-time location, messaging, telemetry, and workforce communication applications, providing constant asset visibility with the degree of location accuracy matched to the enterprise customer’s specific business requirements.
When used in multimode, WhereTag IV’s capabilities allow assets to roam seamlessly through multiple location technologies providing constant asset visibility with varying degrees of location accuracy matched to application requirements.
Expanded Cisco Relationship
The WhereTag IV multimode asset tag leverages WhereNet’s fully integrated RTLS architecture, which combines WhereNet’s time difference of arrival (TDOA) technology to locate asset tags in ISO 24730 mode, and the Cisco Wireless Location Appliance part of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, which locates tags in IEEE 802.11 mode.
Through an open application programming interface, and in accordance with the Cisco Compatible Extensions tag program, the WhereTag IV transmitter is compatible with the Cisco 2700 Series Wireless Location Appliance. By adding the Cisco Unified Wireless Network with the Cisco Wireless Location Appliance and the Cisco Wireless Control System to its RTLS architecture, WhereNet offers a seamless solution as its Visibility Software Server gathers data from the multimode WhereTag IV and filters the appropriate information as required by the specific application software.