With version 3.4, Kathrein Solutions is launching another important update of the IoT suite CrossTalk. The software, which is widely used in RFID, AutoID and RTLS environments, has been enhanced with numerous new and improved functions. In addition, there are more than 100 new functions and improvements for the application and reliability of the software.
With the IoT suite CrossTalk, thousands of AutoID systems are managed in productive operation. The robust and modular software integrates all common RFID devices and RTLS systems. Standardized IT interfaces, such as the web services SOAP/REST, MQTT, EPCIS or OPC/UA can be used right "out of the box".
The web user interface has now been further separated from the core of the software and has received a new modern design. This simplifies the use of the system for the user and allows for even faster customer-specific adjustments to the interface in the future.
The new version simplifies license management. There are now only read point-specific licenses for the Base and Full platform. New reading points are simply added. All license purchases are clearly displayed in a new list. If the software is installed without a license, a 90-day evaluation version is automatically available.
Many customers and partners have been waiting for the automated documentation feature. With the help of the new System Documentation App, the entire installation of the software with all apps, configurations, parameters, and settings can be saved to a PDF with just one click. This helps to keep the state of a productive installation complete and very easy to document.
For our ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) market segment, which includes tolling and parking solutions, the ITS app is now an important integration module. This significantly simplifies the combination of RFID and intelligent camera solutions for vehicle identification. We also support the highly secure UCODE DNA technology, which prevents the counterfeiting of RFID transponders and can be read at speeds of up to 220 km/h.
The Android operating system, combined with barcode and RFID scanners, is also finding its way into the market for industrial mobile devices. Some of the previous Windows Mobile-based devices have already been discontinued. At the right time, we have ported our CrossTalk mobile technology Mobile Application Framework to Android. All existing applications also run on the Android version. Since most of the new devices are launched with new hardware (drivers) and a different screen resolution, minor adjustments to the applications are necessary.
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 visualization 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.