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RFID Vehicle Tracking Solution Keeps Bangalore Buses Rolling on Schedule

Inventory Management RTLS and RFID

Convergence Systems Limited recently announced that the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is now successfully using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to keep track of city buses in Bangalore, India to increase efficiency, ease delays, and combat public transportation congestion. To date, all of Bangalore’s 1,000 city buses have been tagged and RFID readers are expected to be installed at the entry and exit points in a number of key bus terminals throughout the city.

The fully automated vehicle tracking system incorporates CSL's versatile CS203 integrated UHF RFID reader that offers long read range and high read rate, as well as either left or right hand circular polarization so they can be installed in close-range or long-range environments. Along with ABLogics' TechBee RFID tags and TechBee rTrack web-based software, CSL's RFID technology is helping the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation increase transit route efficiency, and keeping their buses and passengers on schedule.

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RFID Heating Up Global Cold Chain

The radio frequency identification (RFID) market for the global cold chain, has been moving slowly mainly due to high costs and the criticality of the technology. However, the implementation of various government mandates related to food safety and drug traceability in the U.S. and Europe, have injected new life into the market. Frost & Sullivan’s Strategic Analysis of RFID in Cold Chain Market project over 200% market growth in the next five years.

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