Kathrein Solutions Transforms Parking and Fleet Management for One of the Largest Insurance Companies in the World

UHF RFID Technology Installed for Cloud-Supported Access Control and Fleet Management

Kathrein's UHF RFID technology and IoT CrossTalk platform transform fleet management and parking

One of the largest and strongest insurance companies in the world does not only focus on the best performance for its customers; the company has also decided to make its own park and fleet management state of the art. The insurance group relies on the passive UHF RFID technology and device management from Kathrein Solutions in Ismaning.

The Group has over 9,000 employees in Germany. At its various locations, it was necessary to develop a smart solution for easy access control of the employees’ cars and the pool vehicles. The goal was to create an automated access and exit system for authorized employees and pool vehicles, as well as to track the fleet for the internal cost allocation.

In order to optimally meet the modular and flexible requirements, the company opted for the ARU 3570, a Kathrein reader with an integrated wide-range antenna and 2G/3G communication. With its IP67 protection class, the reader is perfectly suited for such an outdoor installation.

The Kathrein IoT platform CrossTalk takes over the complete device management, monitoring and raw data preparation at the sensor level. The filtered data is transferred to a back end in the event format, depending on the customer’s requirements. For the insurance company, the back end is a cloud that receives the reader data from CrossTalk and permanently provides the current white list (list of authorized RFID transponders). The white list data is regularly retrieved by each reader via a CrossTalk agent (CrossTalk runs remotely on the reader’s Linux operating system). If a transponder has been successfully authorized, the reader issues a digital output signal (GPIO) command to open the correct barrier.

Together with Kathrein Solutions, the Group was able to implement an innovative solution with technological perfection for parking applications. The installation enables the employees to quickly and easily drive in and out, as well as to facilitate fleet management for the group. The reliable and secure RFID system has significantly improved the speed with which authorized vehicles can enter the company premises.

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Kathrein Solutions provides AutoID turnkey solutions including hardware, software, services and support. From the first proof of concept up to the go-live implementation, Kathrein supports customers in applications for logistics, industrial automation, retail and vehicle identification. The possibility of offering all necessary components and tools from one source enables us to give our customers the most powerful solutions. From track and trace visualisation to seamlessly incorporating any kind of identification technology — including solutions such as barcode readers, active RFID systems and wide area network technologies — we combine the best suitable features and generate interfaces with all kinds of ERP systems. First-class service and customer-oriented support round off our portfolio. We provide RF simulation, application support, software integration and implementation as well as operation and maintenance — all from a single source.
Find out more about Kathrein at https://www.kathrein-solutions.com

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