Zebra Technologies has introduced its WhereLAN III, a third-generation real-time location systems (RTLS) sensor. This new technology yields 1 m accuracy, provides customers a better real-time visibility to handle assets and helps increase the returned value at a considerably low ownership cost.
Navis, a division of Cargotec and a partner of Zebra Technologies, supplies Zebra’s WhereNet product line, to the marine container terminal sector. An installation of WhereLAN III was recently evaluated at Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) in California to follow the movement of the container across the terminal.
Anthony Otto, LBCT’s president said that the new WhereLAN III will ensure high quality of service and that LBCT will benefit from upgraded features of WhereLAN III’s Navis Terminal Operating System.
WhereLAN III contains a software-defined radio along with Snap Shot technology and digital signal processing that maximizes the location precision of earlier models. The newly created wireless timing technology gets rid of the cost of timing cables and Ethernet drops without losing location accuracy. WhereLAN III allows cable-free installations for outdoor and indoor applications by using optional Wi-Fi and wireless time synchronization. This location sensor also enables total remote performance with solar energy systems.
WhereLAN III is designed to meet the needs of various industries. For instance, drivers need not look for vehicles when stowing them for transport or other operations and auto manufacturers can perform parking spot level fidelity for vehicle tracking. With the help of WhereLAN III, industrial users can point out the location of containers and racks at any time.
WhereLAN III is designed to be completely compatible with the earlier generation of location sensors and allows customers to utilize both generations together.