MONTREAL, Canada – April 23, 2018 – FleetMind Solutions, Inc., the award-winning technology leader for “smart truck” solutions, today announced that it has purchased Patent No. 7,511,611 from long-time partner Casella Waste Systems, Inc. The patent essentially covers the tracking of a waste container with the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), barcodes and other electronic means. FleetMind will be showcasing its FleetLink line of products that include RFID and visual tracking of individual waste containers at Waste Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, April 24-26, in Booth #3407.
“Smart truck systems designed to meet the needs of the waste management industry need to include RFID systems integration or other electronic tracking means for effective asset management,” said Martin Demers, Vice President of FleetMind. “In a nutshell, intelligent systems that integrate RFID technology can automatically identify items such as bins or containers that are being serviced. After having deployed products for more than a decade that have allowed our customers to improve their service levels and productivity, we now own the patent that covers the use of RFID technology in this context. Casella Waste is one of the most forward-thinking companies in this industry, and this patent further strengthens Fleetmind’s waste industry leadership position and ensures a great competitive advantage.”
Picture: Example RFID tags
The patent covers the use of an identification mechanism, such as an RFID tag or barcode, associated with a waste container. The identification mechanism contains an identifier that can be used to uniquely identify the waste container, and that can be read by a vehicle with an identification reader. In addition, the location of the waste container can be determined using a GPS receiver. The waste container identifier and its corresponding location can then be stored in a computer for later transmission to a second computer, for example, by using a wireless communication link. The second can be used to associate the waste container identifier and the waste container’s position with a customer.
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FleetMind Solutions is the award-winning technology leader for connected smart truck solutions for waste management fleets. FleetMind develops the industry’s most advanced fleet management solutions specifically for waste and recycling environments. FleetMind systems have been successfully installed in thousands of vehicles across North America to link waste and recycling fleet operations to their drivers and vehicles in real-time to ensure optimal productivity, safety, sustainability, profitability and customer service. FleetMind is now a member of the Safe Fleet family. For more information, visit: www.fleetmind.com. To learn about the portfolio of brands owned by FleetMind’s parent company, Safe Fleet, visit: www.safefleet.net.