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Localization Solutions for Logistics and Industry

Locate goods, people and objects in real time and on time

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Our Solutions for Locating goods, vehicles, people

There is not a standard or superior technology for localization but rather the one most suitable to meet the level of accuracy required by each individual company. For this reason, Open Mind Tech always creates custom solutions based on operational needs, employing multiple localization technologies within the single solution if necessary.

Our localization systems mainly employ RFID Tags, Beacons, Electronic Labels with LED light, UWB (Ultra Wideband) transponders and RTLS (Real-Time Locating Systems) as the main technologies to locate goods, vehicles or people – in static or in motion.

Goods Location

Location of goods allows the identification of individual components, packages, pallets, or entire lots in an indoor and / or outdoor environment (company yards) both in a static and moving position, guiding the operator in a timely manner.

Here are the main applications:

Location: Punctual real-time identification of an asset, package, pallet or machinery

Access control: to monitor the entry / exit of goods from specific areas (Plant, warehouse, production lines, buffer areas, consolidation areas, etc …)

Timely identification of an asset based on FIFO logics

Monitoring of supply times of production lines

The technologies mainly used for these solutions are RFID Tags, Beacons and Electronic Labels with LED light.

Means Location

Geolocation of vehicles allows the identification and / or tracing of individual vehicles and devices in an indoor and / or outdoor environment (company yards), whether static or in motion.

AGV /Forklifts: Geolocation of forklifts and AGV / LGV for monitoring delivery times and any malfunctions Company Fleets: Optimization of routes, monitoring and traceability of company vehicle fleets

The technologies mainly used for these solutions are active RFID tags, Beacons and UWB transponders.

People Location

People Location allows to monitor operators and visitors in indoor and / or outdoor environments (company yards) for multiple reasons:

Safety: in the event of areas at risk, fire, danger, etc … the system allows you to instantly check the position of the people to be assisted

Access control: to monitor entry / exit with possible management of restricted access areas

Activity monitoring: to monitor the stationing times of an operator in a specific area or to monitor the interaction between objects and people

The technologies mainly used for these solutions are RFID tags, Beacons and RTLS.

The Advantages of Localization Solutions

For companies, having an automated system for locating goods, people or vehicles means saving time, costs and resources, trnaslating into improved productivity and process efficiencies.

In fact, having the ability to locate a commodity accurately, perhaps by locating it remotely on a map, enables:

  • cancel search time
  • locate an asset in real time and accurately
  • monitor procurement and staging times
  • control the gates and accesses through which goods pass
  • improve workflows

Localization solutions also offer:

Data Analysis

The use of Open Mind Tech digital systems allows the acquisition and historicization of the data relating to the operations performed, thus allowing the creation of a database of useful information for analysis and statistics relating to the movement of objects and the movement of people: very important functionality for Companies that want to grow from an Industry 4.0 perspective

Integration with company software

The Om-Link platform, middleware at the basis of Open Mind Tech’s Geolocation Solutions, manages all the technologies (ESL, RFID, Beacon, UWB, etc …) involved in the Solution and interfaces with any type of ERP, MES, corporate WMS depending on the degree of integration required and according to the security policies in force at the client company.

Versatility of technologies

Some of the technologies used in the realization of the Localization Solution can have a double meaning. For example, the Electronic Labels used to locate a package, offer the possibility to show all the information related to this item (thanks to the graphic displays), to be used to guide operators during the picking phases (thanks to the LED lights), to be used to manage Stock & Inventory Management operations

Technologies used in Localization solutions

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