WhereNet Corp., a vendor of wireless systems for tracking and managing transportation equipment, has released version 4.0 of the WhereNet Marine Terminal Solution (MTS). The tool utilizes an ISO 24630 standards-based, active radio frequency identification (RFID) real-time locating system, with the option to add differential global positioning system technology. The single, integrated wireless system includes WhereNet's Visibility Software Server (VSS) middleware; container tracking application-specific software (MTS); a hardware infrastructure consisting of WhereLAN locating access points, and the new WhereTrack controller. The last integrates a WhereTag active RFID transmitter, GPS receiver, and Wi-Fi modem into a single ruggedized device for container-handling equipment tracking. The system tracks grounded, stacked containers via an interface between the WhereTags and sensor data provided by Paceco Corp.'s Position Tracking Interface Unit device for rubber-tire gantry cranes. WhereNet is a unit of Zebra Technologies.
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