The Wireless Links RFLink solution is an Active RFID system that comprises of small RFTags that are placed on assets to be monitored that communicate via RF at 2.4GHz to the Piccolo Plus. In addition to its fleet management functionalities, the Piccolo Plus also functions as a hub for the RFTags that are within the RF reception radius of up to 250 feet (70m). The data received from the RF Tags is processed by the Piccolo Plus and, the data is routed by the Piccolo Plus via the cellular network to the fleet management and/or asset tracking server.
The RFTag sends the Piccolo Plus a ping message every 10 seconds. The message includes the unit ID, the RF signal strength, and optionally, IOs. Every RFTag may be assigned to communicate to one particular Piccolo Plus or any number of Piccolo Plus units defined within a system.
The RFTag has a powerful 32bit CPU with a 2.4 GHz IEEE802.15.4 transceiver and a battery that can power the tag for up to 30 months, all packaged within a small waterproof enclosure. The RFTags can communicate to a radius of up to 210ft (70m).
The RFTag sends the Piccolo Plus a ping message every 30 seconds. The message includes the unit ID, the RF signal strength, and optionally, IOs. Every RFTag may be assigned to communicate to one particular Piccolo Plus or any number of Piccolo Plus units defined within a system.
Driver identification - drivers IDs that are authorized to drive the specific vehicle are downloaded to the unit OTA and only the drivers that have the matching ID's are authorized to start the vehicle and the driver ID is sent to the control center database.
The RFTag's serve as wireless temperature sensors with internal or external temperature sensor support
The RFTag has the option of sending two digital inputs. For example, if the door of a container is opened, the RFTag will send the data to the Piccolo Plus which will generate an alarm message sent via cellular to the server.
For certain applications in which the 210ft (70m) communicaiton range is too powerful, the RFTag communication range can be shortened to 3ft, 6ft, 15ft, 30ft (1m,2m,5m or 10m) as needed
- 2.4Ghz IEEE 802.15.9
- IP67 waterproof enclosure
- Operating Temperature: 180mAh battery: -22º to 176º F (-30º to 80º C) / CR 2450 3v battery: 14º to 176º F (-10º to 80º C)
Storage Temperature: -40º to 185º F (-40º to 85º C)
Humidity: 0 to 99% 110F (40C), non-condensing
- CR 2450 3V coin battery
- or 180mAh 3.7v rechargeable lithium battery
- External Digital Temperature Sensor
- 2 Inputs
- 2.63" x 1.49" x 0.67" ( 67mm x 38mm x17mm)
- 3M two sided tape
- Magnets for mounting on metal surfaces
- Bolt in place with one screw