Airport and airline officials are faced with a unique challenge of tracking tugs in real time, as well as unpowered dollies and carts.
Further complicating the issue, dollies and carts are can easily be lost, damaged and disconnected. Keeping track of these assets is difficult, but locating lost units is even more daunting.
Given this complex environment, the airport challenge is to provide a solution for real time situational awareness of unpowered assets and tugs in such a manner to produce a clear ROI to stakeholders.
Through the use of vTrack™’s real-time GPS tracking technology with integrated Long Range RFID system, unpowered and powered assets can be tracked simultaneously.
Each tracking unit monitors Long Range RFID tags, which have a battery life of over 5 years, of dollies attached to tugs as well as stray dollies.
This system provides real-time geo-spatial data (location, heading and speed), which can be integrated with 3rd party Command and Control Systems.