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RFID solutions for car and bike sharing
As a provider of car and bike sharing, you have your finger on the pulse in many cities around the world. To ensure lasting satisfaction among your customers, you need reliable systems – for instance, to identify who is unlocking and using which city bike or cars. An RFID solution will give you valuable tracking data and let you link the system to payment and member administration systems.
And your customers will also notice the convenience of RFID: Membership, rental, return and payment are secure, uncomplicated and reliable.
Discover why ELATEC delivers the optimal solution
To effectively provide share services for bikes and cars, you need a technical partner you can depend on: The partner has to make sure vehicles can be rented quickly and easily, that the technology at the rental/return station works, that all related software systems are running soundly and that they can respond quickly when it's time to adopt new technologies or changes to the business model.
You can count on ELATEC – even for international business, because our devices are multifrequency capable and communicate with more than 60 standards: That reduces complexity and saves money.
Time-to-Market is getting more and more important for our customers.
The products of ELATEC help to reduce the Time-to-Market of our customers significantly as well as reducing design inrisk for the engineer as well.
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RFID in theory and in practice
How you can benefit from RFID in other areasContactless user authentication and access control have become an indispensable part of our everyday (work) lives. Give your customers, employees and partners in other fields of application the convenience of RFID.
You have questions. We have answers.
How do RFID readers work?
When you use an RFID reader, it produces an alternating magnetic field at a frequency of 125 / 134.2 kHz (low frequency) or 13.56 MHz (high frequency). This field supplies energy to one or more transponder (media) located in its range. At the same time, data is exchanged between the reader and transponder through this field.
What can I use RFID systems for?
There are many potential uses for RFID technologies. Do you need technology-based personal identification (e.g. employee ID, personal ID, passport)? Not a problem with RFID! RFID is also a reliable solution for the identification of animals, contactless payments, time recording and physical access control (e.g. doors, turnstiles, lockers, ski lifts). And that’s nowhere near everything: Other potential applications include product identification, product protection (e.g. theft prevention), goods tracking, lifecycle management, Internet of Things (or IoT), fleet management and car or bike sharing.
How does RFID benefit me?
When you use RFID transponders, one of the benefits is that they don’t need visual contact to be read or written. RFID gives you a comparatively wear-free technology. For instance, there are no contacts that deteriorate (neither in the reader nor the transponder). This eliminates scanning problems that can occur with the contact-based credit cards or magnet stripe cards. Unlike printed barcodes, you can also write information to many RFID tags. RFID is also capable of withstanding environmental conditions like the wind, weather, UV radiation, soiling and chemicals. RFID also provides a scalable degree of security (e.g., from simple read-only tags to high security transponders tested by EAL/common-criteria).