Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automated identification and data collection technology. In recent years it has become a part of most aspects of our daily lives from access cards at work to passports when we are going on holiday. The principle is that when you have an asset, object or person you wish to tag in order to identify, locate, secure, monitor, track or recover you attach a tag with a unique identification number. At intervals the tag sends out its unique ID number to a gateway or beacon its id to a hand-held RFID reader. The gateway or reader captures the tags unique data and passes these to middleware, which collates and organises the data for customised reporting to a business application and key personnel. The two main types of RFID technology are passive which does not require a battery and active which does.
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. Your asset can be tracked at both long and short range and the data that can be collected is hugely varied, giving you a very clear overall picture of the status of your asset.
Orion harnesses the power of the IoT, bringing you a highly efficient asset management solution, with 75% higher cost savings than other tracking technologies, and an award-winning data management system that enables you to make informed business decisions. The first to market solution of its kind, Orion is a next generation connectivity platform with an N+1 backbone infrastructure that engages the M2M marketplace with fully managed end-to-end turnkey solutions. Orion can be deployed quickly and cost effectively in any global location. From real-time analytics to high value retail tracking, monitoring and security applications, the Orion network has become the most popular and effective asset solution for large corporates and SME’s all over the world.
Orion embodies NFC Group’s mission to develop ground-breaking asset tracking and asset security technology and solutions, to help the governments, businesses and people of today create smarter, greener, secure and more connected cities for tomorrow.