Tracking Innovations Frequently Asked Questions
Tracking Innovations has provided an array of questions and answers about the products,
services, and technologies offered at the company. Tracking Innovations' Real Time
Tracking System offers a solution which improves tracking, shipment visibility,
and better management/control of your companies shipping operations.
Below are the most Frequently Asked Questions Tracking Innovations receives:
Why is it helpful for customers to have the ability to monitor carrier performance?
Tracking Innovations' Real Time Tracking System gives customers the ability to monitor
performance, regardless of the carrier. The moment a shipment leaves its origin,
there is a great deal at stake. Until a shipment reaches a destination, costs are
directly related to the duration of the entire shipment. The Real Time Tracking
System provides the tools needed to track inventory. Ultimately, this supply chain
solution saves time and money. Follow the link to learn more
What reports are available through Tracking Innovations RFID supply chain solution?
Tracking Innovations' Real Time Tracking System has reporting features which include:
• Location (GPS coordinates)
• Sensor Data (temperature, humidity, shock/vibration)
• Out-of-Range Tags
How do I contact a representative to learn more about Tracking Innovations RFID
supply chain solution?
To learn more about Tracking Innovations' RFID supply chain solution, take a tour
or contact us.
What RFID system training do you provide to help customers get up to speed?
TII will provide a dedicated logistic RFID supply chain solution professional, fluent
in the system’s functionalities, who can assist in product configuration,
usage, interface abilities, and much more.
Is support available for Tracking Innovations Real Time Tracking System RFID supply
Tracking Innovations offers unparalleled system support. The primary objective
is to assist customers in implementing and maintaining the RFID supply chain logistic
software. For additional information, please contact us.
What are the technical components that comprise the TII Master Unit?
The Real Time Tracking System (RTTS) is comprised of a master unit and active RFID
tags. These tools create a dynamic duo which works with cutting-edge software to
provide the best-in-class security. The master unit communicates critical information
to the active RFID tags utilizing Global Position System receivers (GPS), Wi-Fi
transceivers, GSM cellular transceivers and Iridium satellite transceivers. Follow
the link to learn more
How do the active Radio Frequency Identification (aRFID) tags interface with the
Tracking Innovations' active RFID tags carry their own power supplies. The tags transmit
high power signals to the master unit. Pallets are prepared before
a shipment begins with up to five recoverable Master Units. These Master Units are
paired with 1 to 40 associated satellite aRFID tags (for a maximum of 200 total
aRFID tags). Each aRFID tag contains 512k of memory, which is used to store data
readings for temperature, humidity, shock, vibration, and so forth. They are powered
by four disposable AA batteries. The Master Unit stores this information until it
can successfully upload data to a Wi-Fi network, a cellular network, or an Iridium
satellite network. The system uses the most cost effective means of communications
RFID Tracking Devices
Do I need to incorporate tags with all freight shipment tracking?
Tracking Innovations' customers have the option for the master unit to be sent with
no tags or to be configured with up to forty recoverable tags.
Are the master units and active RFID tags able to be recovered or reused?
After each shipment, the master unit can be recovered and prepared for reuse. Depending
on the configuration and application, tags may or may not be reused. Learn more
about Tracking Innovations tracking hardware.
How are Tracking Innovations active RFID tags powered?
Tracking Innovations active RFID Tags are powered by four disposable AA batteries.
Each tag contains 512k of memory, which is used to store data readings. Tracking
Innovations endorses that fresh batteries should be utilized for each tag and the
master unit should have a full charge prior to a shipment.
Real Time Tracking System (RTTS)
What is a Real Time Tracking System (RTTS)?
Tracking Innovations' Real Time Tracking System (RTTS) is a supply chain solution
which provides instant access to freight and shipping data. It allows immediate
identification of the whereabouts of your company's most valuable assets. The Real
Time Tracking System utilizes advanced technologies which are driven by electronic
Why is it important to implement a Real Time Tracking System (RTTS)?
Implementation of Tracking Innovations' Real Time Tracking System is important for
various reasons: it is a supply chain solution which provides unparalleled visibility
and enables end users to control, monitor, and manage their cargo in-transit, regardless
of the carrier. The Real Time Tracking System has multiple benefits which can assist
companies on being exposed to live tracking data and keeping their fingers on the
pulse of day to day business operations.
How does (TII) Tracking Innovations’ RFID supply chain solution differ from
other RFID asset tracking systems?
Tracking Innovations' RFID supply chain solution utilizes advanced technologies which
include GPS, Wi-Fi, Iridium satellite, GSM cellular, active RFID, .NET applications, and
cutting edge hardware and software. These technologies collaborate together to deliver
critical information about valuable commodities traveling through supply chains
from origin to destination. Tracking Innovations supply chain solution takes real
time tracking to a whole new level. Follow the link to learn more
Can my existing system data be transferred to your Real Time Tracking System?
The skilled team of professional technicians at Tracking Innovations will work closely
with your company to facilitate the automatic integration of data into almost any
business system application, including:
• Flat Files
• And more
Are search capabilities available on this Real Time Tracking System?
Tracking Innovations' Real Time Tracking System offers ad-hoc search tools. This
allows searching and filtering of any field in the database. Learn more about the
reporting and searching capabilities of TII’s RFID supply chain solution.
RFID Shipping Software & Customer Programming Interface
How do customers interface with tracking data?
Customers have several options for viewing and integrating tracking data, including:
• Data Integration – Automatic business system interfaces
• Hosted Services – Secured 256-bit encrypted Web portal
• Mobile Devices – Mapping applications allow PDA device viewing
• Standalone Shipping Interface – .NET, carrier independent
• Handheld Shipping Interface - .NET, Motorola MC9000 series
Learn more about RFID supply chain solution customer interfaces.
What computer requirements are necessary to implement your RFID supply chain solution,
including software, hardware, memory, and network systems?
Tracking Innovations' RFID supply chain solution can perform and function on any
computer that has Internet capability. There is no special hardware, add-ons, or
network components are necessary to implement this system.
Which, if any, mobile devices, can accept Tracking Innovations application data?
Tracking Innovations' mapping applications can be viewed on mobile devices which
• Windows Smart Phones
• Palm Treo Models
• Blackberry Smart Phones
• Other PDA Devices
What types of shipping interfaces are available?
Tracking Innovations offers multiple options for viewing and integrating tracking
data. The Tracking Innovations sales team is thoroughly experienced in logistics
and can provide a solution to best fit your specific business process. Learn More ...