Ascendent ID Reveals RFID-based Material Tracking System for Mining Industry

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Ascendent ID, the leader in expanded functionality long range RFID announced today the release of its material tracking system for the mining industry, designed to automate previously labor intensive and error prone transactions.

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With our unique ability to reliably read and write to our tags at distances of up to 70 feet, we can save our customers considerable time and money due to increases in efficiency and error elimination.

Ascendent ID, the leader in expanded functionality long range RFID announced today the release of its material tracking system for the mining industry, designed to automate previously labor intensive and error prone transactions.

Haul trucks carrying ore or other material to be tracked are outfitted with Ascendent ID’s long-range, rewritable RFID tags. Ascendent ID’s readers are installed at the loading areas or on the loaders as well as at the truck scale or dump site.

As the truck is loaded, information such as the date, time, product, loader number, and site location is automatically written to the memory of Ascendent ID’s RFID tag by a reader in the loading area. When the tagged truck approaches the scale or dump site, another Ascendent ID reader identifies the truck and reads the tag memory containing information about the material being hauled. This information is automatically sent to the customer’s system, which eliminates the time and errors associated with paper tickets and manual entry. Reporting is automated and provides instantaneous tracking of productivity by driver, date range, or site.

Because of Ascendent ID’s extended read and write range, the driver can focus on driving the vehicle, not doing paperwork and keeping records.

Company President Doug Crane states, “With our unique ability to reliably read and write to our tags at distances of up to 70 feet, we can save our customers considerable time and money due to increases in efficiency and error elimination.”

Ascendent ID’s system can easily be expanded to provide increased site security for vehicle access into pit mines, plants, and yards since the same tags used for material tracking can also be used to grant vehicle access into secured areas. Integration is straightforward and the system can be customized to work with virtually any third-party software.

Ascendent ID’s battery assisted tags have many of the same benefits of fully active RFID tags, but offer significant advantages in cost, longevity, and more precise control of read distance and direction. A single Ascendent ID reader can be configured for bi-directional truck scale automation or control of multiple gates, simplifying and reducing the cost of installation. Ascendent ID’s readers can also support relay control of lights or aubilble indicators for transaction confirmation and triggering of gates for independent, standalone operation.

About Ascendent ID:
Ascendent ID is the premier manufacturer of long range RFID used for process automation, yard management, and Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) for parking, security, and tolling applications. Its portfolio of versatile products includes multi-zone RFID readers, long-range RFID tags with rewritable tag ID and memory, and integration software for targeted markets. Ascendent ID’s products are available through installation and integration partners worldwide. For more information about Ascendent ID, please visit http://www.ascendentid.com

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