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RFID News Roundup

Smartrac, Compass Marketing partner on smart retail labeling ••• China Eastern Airlines adds RFID for tracking luggage at Shanghai airports ••• Swift Sensors joins Zebra's PartnerConnect Program ••• iDTRONIC releases RFID solution for forklifts ••• MachNation publishes IoT device-management score-card ••• Element Materials Technology to provide Zigbee Alliance certification testing ••• Ericsson, Telia pilot dedicated cellular network for Internet of Things.
By Rich Handley

China Eastern Airlines Adds RFID for Tracking Luggage at Shanghai Airports

China Eastern Airlines has announced that it has deployed radio frequency identification devices for luggage tracking at two civil airports in Shanghai. This month, the airline put the RFID solution into operation at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

RFID technology is gaining traction throughout the global civil aviation industry. Compared with other baggage tag scanning technologies, the airline reports, RFID provides air passengers with faster and more efficient service, while providing real-time information regarding their luggage.

Beijing Daxing International Airport is scheduled to deploy the RFID-based baggage-tracking system in September of this year as well, according to China Eastern Airlines. China's civil aviation authorities are currently working to create safe, green, smart and human-oriented airports, the airline adds, including the facilitation of easy, efficient luggage management.

USER COMMENTS

Paul Drolshagen 2019-08-07 01:18:08 AM
There is a big challenge with RFID on forklifts in avoiding unwanted tag reads, especially in high metal environments. Also load would need to be picked up again from the same side, else it would require a second tag. And what about moving more than one pallet at a time? There are other options available. One is based on tracking forklifts with 2D LIDAR sensors (laser localization) and using x,y,z coordinates to automatically identify pallets and storing bins in racks and bulk storage areas. This works with almost any kind of load, indoors and out. And it avoids recurring cost for tagging the load to track.

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