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  • Editing Team 12:36 on July 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Vilant to Provide RFID System for Finnish Transport Agency 

    Vilant-rail-network-rfid-blogVilant was selected by Finnish Transport Agency, and an agreement was made for Vilant to provide an RFID system for the transport agency, which allows RFID to be implemented in the whole of Finnish state rail network. Vilant will install 120 specialized RFID Reader Units, integrating them with the existing detector network.

    The aim of the new system is to improve overall service and safety measures. All speeds up to 250km/h will be monitored in real-time in all areas including remote areas that the trains travel through.

    Liikennevirasto takes charge of the management, development and maintenance of the Finnish railway network to ensure that it’s safe enough. A network of detectors is constantly monitored by Liikennevirasto via RFID technology.

    The new RFID system will adopt a standard based solution, which will enable interoperability to allow information to easily flow between train operators and others. This makes preventive measures possible, for wagons can be more easily located in order to get quick fixes.

    Passive GEN2 RFID technology will be used for the new system where detectors will be located in various areas. The detectors will then collect information from passing rail cars on the tracks at any given time.

    “The results of the pilot were most satisfactory,” says Seppo Mäkitupa, Senior Officer at Liikennevirasto. “Vilant was able to show that the RFID System is reliable and working with almost 100% accuracy. This convinced us that passive GEN2 RFID technology works and we can start to take advantage of the benefits it offers.”

  • Derek Du 16:51 on July 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    RFID to Achieve Real-name Train Ticket in China ? 

    RFID_CHUNYUNChunyun refers to the extremely high traffic load of transportation in China around the time of Chinese new year. The high traffic load usually begins 15 days before the Lunar New Year, and lasts for around 40 days. This period is also called Spring Festival travel season, or Chunyun period. The number of passengers during the Chunyun period has exceeded the population of China, hitting the 2-billion mark in 2006.

    Due to the basic nature of Chinese railway tickets and the loosely set limitations on the number of “standing tickets” ,Scalpers profit greatly during the Chunyun period. Organizations of scalpers have emerged, and the scalpers inside the sometimes intricate network work collectively to make the most gain out of the tickets. They pick up tickets in great numbers minutes after they go on sale, and then deal them out in and around the railway station at highly inflated prices.

    The Chinese government tried a lot of ways to stop the Scalpers, but the effect was not obvious. Many people and media has suggested using a real-name ticket system in China. Actually, the real-name system was suggested for many years,but the railway departments always use various excuses to reject it out. Programs and technologies should not be the problem, Because the market has a lot of very good technology can solve this problem, RFID technology is one of them.

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