How Orion Solutions work for Ports & Marinas
NFC Group’s asset management solutions over the Orion Data Network are positioned perfectly for the goal of simplifying data communications and reducing operational expenses in your port access control and inventory and for Marina operations. Orion is an affordable technology created for asset tracking, logistics, network infrastructure, and many other services. The wireless technology allows you to create a smart, safe, secure, efficient, and centrally organised Port and Marina environment.
Our Orion solutions comprise GPS, non-GPS and switch tags that attach to each individual asset to give you a 360-degree view of all your assets on a 24/7 basis. Each tag has a unique identification number. At intervals, the tag sends out its unique ID number to a gateway or, in beacon mode, to a hand-held RFID reader. The Orion gateways captures the tags unique data and passes it to the middleware solution, which in turn organises the data for customised reporting on the Port or Marina’s operations. Passive RFID technology does not require a battery and active does and you may find you utilise both depending on the type of solution we design for you.
RFID is more beneficial and has wider application than GPS tracking as it does not require a “line of sight” connection between the asset and the tracker so you can use it even in the remotest parts of your port or marina. Your asset can be tracked at both long and short range, both on land and on water.
The data that can be collected is hugely varied, and can be pre-programmed to align with and meet your main business goals.