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Real-time Location Services (RTLS): Applications, Services and Company Analysis 2013

Real-time Location Services are changing processes and procedures in yards, hospitals, warehouses, factories and any facilities in which location determination and tracking in real-time is crucial. RTLS applications support operational areas for logistics and other services, to combine identity and location of any type of items or objects, allowing for efficient location procedures through automatic determination/tracking with the click of a mouse button.

This report provides analysis, case study assessment and evaluation of the following:

  • Indoor RTLS and key players
  • RFID tag types and their applications
  • Current and next generation applications
  • Protocols, standards, and technical details of RTLS
  • Regulatory mandates regarding RFID focusing on RTLS
  • Different RTLS technology approaches: GPS, WiFi, RFID
  • Real-life implementation analysis with example case studies
  • Importance of RTLS for large scale Tracking and Management
  • How the RFID industry has grown and penetrated into daily life
  • GPS based Tracking w/o Active RFID and Implementation of the system
  • RTLS in various verticals including Healthcare, Yard/Port, Inventory, and more

The report also addresses challenges and opportunities in deploying/operating RTLS including available solutions and the methodologies.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to RTLS
  • Understanding RTLS Technologies
  • Types of Tags
  • Passive Tags
  • Semi Passive RFID Tags
  • Active RFID Tags
  • Active Tags with Sensors/GPS
  • Difference between Active and Passive RFID
  • Privacy Issues
  • Ensuring Privacy and Security
  • RFID in Practice
  • Manufacturing
  • Scheduling Assembly Orders
  • Picking
  • Checking the Right Goods Are on the Right Truck
  • Retail
  • Store Level Inventory Control
  • Receiving
  • Shelf Stocking
  • Store Replenishment and Ordering
  • Point of Sale Checkout Process
  • Theft
  • Find Merchandise in the Store
  • Customer Loyalty
  • RFID Applications
  • Prominent Application Types
  • Item Tracking and Tracing
  • Inventory Monitoring and Control
  • Asset Monitoring and Management
  • Location-based Services
  • Google Location Based Services
  • Evaluation of Real Time Locating System (RTLS)
  • Need and Purpose of RTLS
  • Discriminating the various types of RTLS
  • RTLS Clasification
  • RTLS Advantages
  • Improved Productivity and Cost Avoidance
  • Decreased Cycle Time and Taking Costs Out
  • Reduced Rework
  • Reduced Business Risk and Control of Assets
  • Improved Security and Service
  • Improved Utilization of Resources
  • Increased Revenues
  • Exception Management
  • RTLS Business Models
  • Standards and Protocols
  • RTLS Standards and Protocols
  • Telecom Company Advances
  • RTLS Services and Contracts
  • Precision factors related to RTLS
  • RTLS Evaluation Techniques
  • Modern Technologies Incorporating RTLS
  • Latest Scenarios
  • RTLS applications using Passive RFID
  • RTLS Applications via Active RFID
  • RTLS Applications via WiFi
  • RTLS Applications via GPS & GPRS/CDMA/WiFi
  • RTLS via Cloud Architecture
  • Benefits of RTLS with Cloud Computing
  • Next Generation RTLS Applications and Sensor Networks
  • RTLS Software Applications
  • Evaluation of Key RTLS Applications
  • RTLS in the Automotive Industry
  • RTLS in Healthcare
  • Benefits
  • RTLS Applications in Public Safety
  • Future RTLS Applications
  • Indoor Location based Services
  • Working Principles
  • Implementation Domain
  • Evaluation of Indoor RTLS
  • Ekahau RTLS
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Nokia RTLS
  • Google WiFi Location Service
  • Apple RTLS
  • Skyhook WiFi Location Service
  • RTLS Growth Analysis
  • Fastest Growing RTLS Applications
  • Mobile Payments and RTLS
  • Major RTLS Shortcomings
  • Antenna Characteristics
  • Anti-collision Concepts
  • Privacy Issues
  • Overcoming the Bottlenecks
  • Next Generation RTLS Systems
  • Application Benefits of RTLS in the Cloud
  • RTLS Company and Product Analysis
  • Key Players in the RTLS Ecosystem
  • Company and Product Analysis
  • Company - AeroScout
  • Products
  • Company - Identec
  • Products
  • Company - Savi
  • Products
  • Company - Intelleflex
  • Products
  • Company - Ekahau
  • Company - Tagsense
  • Products
  • Company - WhereNet
  • Products
  • Company - Pinc Solutions
  • Products
  • Company - ContainerTrac
  • Products
  • Case Studies
  • Reva - RTLS Solution Based on Passive RFID
  • Bluetooth-based RTLS Solutions
  • Brooke Army Medical Center - RTLS Implementation
  • Wi-Fi RTLS to Locate People, Equipment, and other Assets
  • RTLS Developments
  • New Business Processes
  • RTLS - Intelligent Services
  • Smart Vehicle Identification using License Number Plate
  • Automated Vehicle Registration
  • RTLS in Public Transport
  • Tracking Assistant and RTLS Consumer Devices
  • RTLS Status Worldwide
  • France
  • Protocols
  • National and Private Companies working with RTLS
  • National Company
  • Private Company
  • Current Status of RTLS in France
  • Fraud Prevention and Anti-counterfeiting
  • Medical
  • Transport and Fare Cards
  • Logistics and Retail Supply Chain
  • Possible Future Developments in France with RTLS
  • Germany
  • Protocols
  • National and Private Companies working with RTLS
  • Current Status in Germany
  • Possible Future Developments in Germany with RTLS
  • United Kingdom
  • Protocols
  • National and Private Companies working with RFID
  • Current Status of RTLS in UK
  • Possible Future Developments in United Kingdom with RTLS
  • United States of America
  • Protocols
  • National and Private Companies working with RFID
  • Current Status of RTLS in the United States
  • Possible Future Developments in the United States with RTLS
  • Growth and prospects of RTLS in the Future
  • Future RTLS Systems
  • RTLS Application and Sector Adoption by Sector
  • Future Growth Sectors for RTLS
  • Conclusions
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