I.D. Systems, Inc. (Hackensack, N.J.) , a provider of wireless solutions for improving industrial resource management, and C&D Technologies, Inc. (Blue Bell, Pa.) , a producer and marketer of electrical power storage and conversion systems, entered into a strategic agreement to market a new generation of wireless technology for managing the batteries that power industrial trucks. The I.D. Systems-developed system will be marketed under both the C&D Technologies and I.D. Systems names.
The new system is based on I.D. Systems' Wireless Asset Net platform, which utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to control, track, monitor, and analyze material handling vehicles and other industrial assets. The new system will integrate automated battery change management, in-depth battery and charger data collection, and advanced management tools for remote system monitoring and analysis. The system will reportedly provide users with more efficient battery swaps, more timely and detailed battery usage data, and improved control over battery temperature and depth-of-discharge data to extend battery life.
"Our ability to generate detailed battery and charger information is significantly enhanced and competitively differentiated by the real-time visibility and control afforded by I.D. Systems' industry-leading wireless technology," said D'Arcy O'Neill, C&D's v.p. of sales.
Source: I.D. Systems.