Dassnagar Infosystem's technical expertise is pronounced by the type of
projects that have been executed :
RFID asset tracking systems :
Air line cargo container tracking
Freight container tracking
Library Management System
Air Line Food trolleys
Air line Cargo Container tracking
An airline at JFK needs 14 cargo containers shipped to LAX
tonight, yet only has 11 containers at JFK, then the inability
to manage container inventory costs the airline a loss in
shipping revenue. There is another challenge. When a forwarder
receives a container, and does not return it to the originating
airline, the airline must purchase new containers to maintain a
workable inventory. In fact, most airlines maintain a higher
than necessary inventory to mitigate just these two problems
The inability to have cargo containers at the location needed
for shipping is costing shippers millions of dollars each year.
This impact is immediate because of the loss of shipping
revenue. The long-term impact is damaged customer relationships.
In addition, the complete lack of charges for demurrage (the fee
a container owner charges for a container being held by the
recipient longer than a preset time), cost carriers additional
millions of dollars each year. The current processes used to
track containers employ inefficient, paper-based, manual methods
that rely on outdated software programs using outdated computer
systems. These old mainframes do not communicate the data
effectively or efficiently to the internal video terminals or to
the new outside PC terminals. The processes are slow and prone
to error. These outdated systems simply do not meet today’s
rapidly changing business needs.
Dassnagar uses :
- Intelligent Asset Location software to take complete control of container management
- Container ID utilizing RFID – unique inexpensive tags with carefully placed readers to provide real time location information
- On-line Tracking – from anywhere, anytime using web-based, multiple airline systems
- ULD Software –track container history,list container contents information, determine a container’s
current location, track forwarder information, log Master Air Waybill information, process demurrage information, and store and track airport information.
Freight Container Tracking system
The purpose of the proposed Container tracking system is to identify the current location
of 20’ and 40’ freight container at any point in time and to allow correct billing
to user of freight container. The current manual system does not allow the
identification of current locations. The system uses manual data entry through
forms filled in by people at different locations. The forms are returned for
central data entry into the computer system, mainly for billing purpose.
Problem areas with this method have been identified as :
- Incomplete data entry - manual entry error
- Incorrect data entry - manual entry error
- No data entered Misplaced or lost forms, before the data is entered into
the computer system
The result of the above possible mistakes leads to :
- Incorrect or no billing to customer
- Loosing track of container location
- No return of container after unloading
- Loosing a significant amount of container per year
Currently there are approximately 50,000 containers in circulation.
Approximately 3,000 containers are lost or become
in-operable every year and 2,000 containers are added to the total on an annual
basis 5,000 containers are purchased every year.
Entry and exit point to identify Container's are:
- Entry & exit of container yard (empty container)
- Loading onto truck (road transport)
- Unloading from truck at customer site
- Entry and exit at loading docks
- Entry & exit of ship (sea transport)
To rectify the identified problems, an automated identification and tracking
system is considered.
Plausible technological solutions may be :
Barcode: Using barcode technology to identify the container and its
location has been eliminated as an option due to the possibility of barcode
being duplicated, blurred or destroyed through the lifetime of the container,
though it would be the least expensive option.
RFID Technology :
RFID technology has been identified as the preferred
solution. Containers that are tagged can be identified at any point in time
with elimination of the above problems.
GPS: Container can be identified at any point in time after being
loaded onto trucks if required. At this point in time it has not been
considered as high priority. However, having active tags in place on each container
allows the identification of a container wherever it is lying may be in a ware house
or a junkyard or on a railway wagon, ship.
Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems, based on GPS/GSM technology,
can be used to transmit the container location real-time back to any location
if real-time tracking is a criteria.
Due to the nature of this application (containers are maintained within a
closed loop i.e only used within the same company) an RFID passive tag
system is recommended. The recommended system does not allow real-time locating
of container, as this has not been a requirement. The system is based on the
last know position of a container, making the assumption that this is the
current location. The only limitation is the "capture
field" which is upto 3 cm. The reason being that the
passive tags operate in lower frequency bands and the power
supplied by the hand held readers to activate the powerless tags
is limited. Using Stationary readers and passive tag systems may
increase the capture field upto 1.5 meter.
Putting a system in place where the actual position of each container can be
identified at any point in time would make it necessary to use an active tag
system in combination with fixed reader stations at each possible location.
The cost for such a system is un-proportional to the requirements currently identified.
Library Management System
Dassnagar offers a dedicated Asset Management system designed for
Library Management (automation of the book handling process
including checkout, inventory maintenance, and check-in
activities). When combined with automatic or Computer Assisted
sorting equipment, RFID facilitates and speeds up book
sorting. Automating this process allows librarians to spend
more time with customers increasing customer
The system provides an intelligent way for libraries to
maximize their investment in RFID with optimized memory and built-in EAS
features. As an RFID systems provider, Dassnagar has invested significantly
in developing and certifying an international standard and state of the art
RFID systems offering, and has built strong partnerships with library
automation equipment providers to offer complete integrated solutions for
- RFID tags replace both the bar code and EAS
(anti-theft) device allowing for much faster conversion of
library materials in new branches. In existing libraries,
RFID tags can co-exist with existing EM anti-theft
- Check-out stations can be automated with easy,
intuitive interfaces Book returns can be automated with
check-in, EAS activation, and systems updates completed
simultaneously in the book return chute,
- Fast on-the-shelf inventory allows for much better
accuracy in collection management and increased book turns
resulting in reduced book purchasing. This allows
libraries to expand their collections without increasing
RFID systems in Libraries can eliminate significant manual labor, generating
typical ROI under 1 yr.
Airline Food Trolley tracking system
Maintain complete and easy control of expensive catering
trolley inventory. Increase usage per trolley, reduce trolley
purchases, and monitor maintenance by trolley manufacturer.
Of most importance is the ability to automatically manage
location awareness. Make sure that the right trolleys are at the correct
catering facilities to meet daily flight schedules and airline requirements.
- Catering trolleys are in a closed loop system, but actual
location is unknown
- trolleys disappear from the closed loop system
- Challenges arise when a specific number of trolleys are
needed to fulfill a flights capacity and not enough
trolleys are available
- In order to have the correct number of trolleys available,
extra trolleys are maintained in inventory
Dassnagar uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and readers
combined with logistics software. Trolley tracking is done with an
inexpensive real-time location system. All trolley information is online
and available to all qualified companies and individuals. In addition,
an intelligence package supervises location requirements to eliminate
trolley shortages and last minute emergency movement of trolleys to
fulfill flight requirements.
The heart of the solution is a web-based, multiple airline,
tracking system operated by DIS. This
system allows owners and users of food trolleys to see the
location of their trolleys via their own browser.
A small multiple read rugged RFID tag is attached to the
bottom of each food trolley for identification. Rugged tags
are not damaged by steam or chemical cleaning processes.
A floor reader is placed at the front and rear doors of
the caterer delivery trucks, and the receiving and delivery
doors of each participating catering service warehouse. Readers
are placed in the cleaning, trolley preparation, storage-hold,
and shipping areas. Each reader is wirelessly linked to the
central online tracking system operated by DIS.
The tracking software records each identification tag to
the trolley with its description, owner information, and usage
history information. Then, every tag read from each location
is recorded. The accumulated information will display the
last recorded location of the food trolley.
All information is available via a secure connection to
the hosted database. Access rights will allow trolley owners
to see only their own asset information.
The information that is needed in tracking food trolleys:
- trolley identification as the trolley leaves the aircraft
and enters the catering truck
- trolley identification as the trolley enters the catering
facility as an empty used trolley
- trolley identification as the trolley has been cleaned
- trolley identification as the trolley is placed into
- trolley identification as the trolley is loaded
- trolley identification as the trolley leaves the catering
facility as a loaded trolley
- trolley identification as the trolley leaves the catering
truck and enters the aircraft
Depending on the size of the catering facility, additional
wireless products will be needed. In all cases, Dassnagar
installs and implements the tagging and tracking applications.
All communications are placed into the DIS system.
The fees for these applications vary based on the size of installation.
Tags and readers used by DIS are currently in use in airport facilities
and need no special testing or permits.
Identification and tracking will quickly produce:
- An increase in the availability of trolleys
- A record of activity for each trolley, which will help
in a valuation of specific vendor reliability
- A record of repair trips
- A last location of missing trolleys
- An elimination of trolleys being used by unauthorized
- A reduction in trolley losses, therefore lowering trolley
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