AeroScout, Inc., a pioneer in the field of Enterprise Visibility Solutions, today announced that the Port of Venice, Italy, has installed and is now operating the companys Wi-Fi-based Active RFID system to track the accurate location of vehicles in the ports lot. The installation, requested by the Port Authority of Venice, was completed by AeroScout partner Teleporto Adriatico (TPA), which intends to extend this functionality to other European ports.

In the port environment, continuous movement of high-value items such as vehicles results in confusion, efficiency loss and ultimately lower profits for port operators and their customers, said Andris Berzins, VP of Marketing and Business Development at AeroScout. AeroScouts Wi-Fi-based system delivers the ideal solution for increased efficiency at a low cost, and our work with TPA at the Port of Venice is proof positive of the established demand and business case for this technology.

The Port of Venice has a unique automotive vehicle inventory problem. Since no vehicles are allowed in the city itself, many Venice-based businesses utilize the Ports parking facilities for visitors, as it is the closest a vehicle can get to the city. The Port requires visitors and businesses to register for parking online, and closely monitors the vehicles that remain at their lot. By utilizing the AeroScout Visibility System, they can now assign an AeroScout tag to each vehicle, and track that vehicles accurate location on the lot at all times.

Teleporto Adriatico has analyzed the RFID and Wireless technologies available on the international market, and found that the AeroScout solution is ideal for offering port customers quick and valuable improvements to their operations, said Francesco Pedrini, General Manager at Teleporto Adriatico.

Teleporto Adriatico intends to use this installation as a reference case for expanding the AeroScout system to other ports around the Adriatic region. Ports can use the real-time location information enabled by AeroScout and TPA to increase the efficiency of transport and logistics operations, ensuring a speedy turnaround for customers, lower searching time for assets such as vehicles, and reduced theft.

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