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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2009 vol. 13)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 22-30
Jorge González Fernández , DHL Exel Supply Chain
Juan C. Yelmo García , Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Yod-Samuel Martín García , Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Jorge de Gracia Santos , Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Accurate tracing at the parts level can play a key role in easing and managing maintenance operations within the railway industry, the same way it streamlines freight operations on more traditional deployments. Transf-ID is an RFID-based tracking system for use in the rail freight industry that will identify cargo and rail vehicles but also mechanical parts that are frequently serviced. The system includes middleware as well as hardware components, combined in an end-to-end solution that translates tag scans into meaningful business events. All tagged items are scanned on the move at checkpoints, leading to valuable information regarding their traveled routes.
middleware/business logic, pervasive computing, IT applications

J. d. Santos, J. G. Fernández, Y. M. García and J. C. García, "Transf-ID: Automatic ID and Data Capture for Rail Freight Asset Management," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. , pp. 22-30, 2009.
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