IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR CONTAINERS WITH TRANSPONDER WITH DATA RECORDING ON RAM CARD AND RADIO MODEM TRANSMISSION PROCESS AND FUNCTIONS:
On-board identification system Baron enables containers identification in order to optimize refuse collection service. Containers are provided with transponders (with 10 digits code read-only transponders). Collection vehicles are equipped with specific antennas that are positioned on the container hooking rack and effectuate the transponders lecture.
When the antenna is within a distance of 10-20 cm, the transponder transmits its id code on a frequency of 134,2 kHz.
The system operates according to the following procedure:
• The system signals to the operator that the reading process is active by a green light.
• During the container lifting cycle, it transmits the id data to the on-board terminal, which triggers an acoustic buzzer. The signal is intermittent if transmission is positive and continuous in case it is negative, with consequent automatic stop of the container turn-over device.
• The system can be directly connected to the satellite unit, it doesn’t need any control equipment in the cabin: in this case the installation becomes easier and cheaper. Moreover, the satellite equipment downloads data by gprs with the exact coordinates of the event, which permits to certify the performed service.
• With on board computer Force One, at the end of identification cycle, the operator can verify on lcd the graved data, setting up reports on the window agenda and interacting in real time with the service user. The operator saves data on the USB key and communicates, as for the previous version, data via gprs to the central server.
The terminal provides function keys to set out an operator code in order to transmit different coded messages: a starting shift code, a TAG setting code in case of unsuccessful reading, and other additional codes with recordable messages for information on the collection.