How Technology Has Revolutionized Shipment Tracking
How Technology has Revolutionized Shipment Tracking
Advanced technology has revolutionized shipment tracking, but this is not a result on one individual form of technology but a combination of several technologies. These sophisticated forms of tracking can prevent the loss and theft of valuable cargo.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
A GIS is design for large-scale location tracking systems. It enables easy capturing and storage of geographical information, saving time and allowing transport analysis.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
GPS is a satellite navigations system comprised of 27 satellites that orbit the earth. At any one time 24 of the satellites are in operation, the other three are there in case one of the others fails. A GOS receiver is able to locate the position of at least four satellites and to calculate the distance to each and us this information to track the shipment location.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
RFID tags are small microchips that can be attached to cargo including vehicles, livestock, and consumer goods. The RFID tags are passive and can only transmit information if it is requested by means of a device that sends radio waves to activate the tag. The tag transmits data by means of a radio frequency that has been predetermined.
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
WLAN is comprised of a network of devices that use high frequency radio waves to transmit data with a range of 70 to 300 feet.
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