Tuesday, April 19, 2016

TagMaster NA RFID AVI For Universities

Finals Are Stressful. Parking Shouldn’t Be.

T2 Systems partner with TagMaster NA for Duke University parking solution
APRIL 2016—Colleges across the country are gearing up for the most daunting time of the semester: Finals Week. Most students are burying their noses in textbooks to get in some last-minute cramming. Professors are busy planning their summer getaways and dreading the impending stacks of exams that need grading. But students and professors share one thing in common: no one wants to worry about fumbling around with inconsistent manual-access gates just to find a parking spot on test day. 

Today’s leading universities invest heavily in structural parking systems, and integrators and installers stake their reputation on the success of the solution they choose to implement. Potential areas include student parking and faculty parking, new student parking and veteran student parking, parking specific to a school of the college, and even sorority and fraternity parking. In a rush to get to class on time during a bustling day on campus, it is not uncommon for unauthorized vehicles to fill a lot allocated to a specific group. This starts a chain reaction of parking inefficiencies and diminishes the value of having structural parking systems in the first place.

That’s why numerous universities, as well as airports, hospitals, and other institutions across the nation are turning to hands-free, Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI). AVI is the goldmine solution that structural parking users have been searching for, using automated cutting-edge Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.  After deciding to implement an RFID AVI platform, choosing the right solution is critical. TagMaster NA, the leading provider of RFID platforms, offers AVI systems that are ideal for applications at colleges and universities. 

Hands-Free, Hassle-Free

Upon deploying an RFID AVI TagMaster system, students and faculty feel the stress of gaining entry and finding a parking spot lifted from their shoulders. TagMaster’s RFID Readers quickly verify a vehicle’s credentials to open an entrance gate and TagMaster Tags (transponders) serve as the identity authorization for a vehicle or individual. These systems allow students, faculty, and staff entry into their assigned lot without having to stop or roll down a window. This is especially helpful on rainy days, at night, during rush hours when queues are long, or when students are pressed for time because they stayed up all night to finish that 20-pager. Fortunately, the days of rummaging through the accrued stacks of paper inside a vehicle are over. Multiple options including dashboard, windshield, and rear-view mirror mounted tags make TagMaster’s RFID AVI even more convenient since credentials will be in one stationary, secure place. 

Benefits of TagMaster AVI in a University Setting

T2 Systems integrate with TagMaster NA for Duke University
1.    Safety. Colleges often have “emergency buttons” and phones stationed all over campus for students to use when their safety is threatened, but parking lots and garages remain vulnerable areas. Students using the library late at night or athletes attending early morning practices at the gym shouldn’t need to roll down their windows or exit their vehicle when entering a lot.

2.    Security. 21st century students have abandoned paper and pencils for expensive laptops, smartphones and tablets. While these technologies can aid the learning process, they also increase the chances of car break-ins and theft if students are forced to park in an open lot or on the street.

3.    Customizable. Universities know that school spirit plays a crucial role in student retention, rankings, and even alumni giving. That’s why TagMaster NA offers customizable RFID AVI options for the tags that are prominently displayed on or in vehicles. Tags can be customized to include the colors and logo of a university, include zone restrictions and validation dates, and can even be color coded to easily identify unauthorized vehicles.

4.    Tag Fulfillment. Budget planning is imperative for every business and organization, specifically for organizations in the business of education where budgets tend to be tight. Investing in a TagMaster NA AVI system also means investing in a convenient and efficient way to fulfill additional tag requirements. Universities have a constant flow of new students and faculty members, which makes streamlined tag fulfillment a must. With a tag fulfillment system in place, administrators are able to plan in advance for fulfillment shipments in an efficient and timely manner. These tags can be stocked on-site for quick and easy access when needed, or stocked by the system supplier for fulfillment on an as-needed basis.

5.    Faculty Access. Professors are exceptionally busy, and rarely have time to meet with students outside of office hours. The best students, however, are exceptionally tenacious, and would eagerly stop a professor on the way to their car given the chance. Dedicated faculty lots that are efficiently and reliably enforced with RFID AVI systems prevent such unwanted interactions, and make it easier for the faculty, any university’s most valuable asset, to get to class on time, every time. Satisfied faculty is an essential factor when choosing an RFID AVI parking system.

6.    Revenue. One of parents’ most common questions is, “Should my student bring their car to school?” Colleges have enormous opportunity to benefit from increased parking revenues if more students and parents are confident bringing a car to campus. Not having to park on-street can even reduce insurance premiums. Word travels fast on campus! Now is the time to start reaping the benefits of TagMaster AVI.

For these reasons and more, TagMaster NA has been the trusted choice of higher education RFID AVI across the country for nearly a decade. Please visit us at www.TagMasterNA.com and stay up to date with TagMaster NA on social media. 

Good luck to all students and faculty, and congratulations Class of 2016!

TagMaster NA Tag (Transponder) options for Universities (customizable options based on type of tag required).

Monday, February 1, 2016

TagMaster NA to Provide an Integrated Access Control Solution with Axis Communications

Integration of IP-based solutions offers innovative stand-alone, live-stream parking solution

TACOMA, WA | February 1, 2016 – TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range, high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), announced today that its embedded standalone access control solution now integrates directly with Axis Communications’ video streams. The integration enables users to monitor live streaming video directly within their parking control system.

 “TagMaster NA is a valued ADP partner that demonstrates the innovation that can be achieved by software vendors integrating with Axis technology.” – Alex Walthers, Business Development Manager, Application Development Program, Axis Communications, Inc.

TagMaster’s ACTS Essential software (Access Control and Tracking System), powered by ArmID, is able to verify and control access for up to two lanes of entry, or one entry and one exit for tracking.
Embedding the Axis video stream into TagMaster NA’s user interface provides operators with live streaming views of entrances and exits. TagMaster NA’s LR-series Readers with ACTS Essential software differentiates itself in that it combines web-enabled access control tracking software with a best-of-class long range RFID reader in one simple, small footprint device while eliminating the need for separate access control tracking hardware. This innovative combination along with Axis Communication’s market leading technology offered the unique opportunity to shrink this AVI installation footprint while increasing the capabilities of the AVI system.

“The integration between Axis’ technology and our ACTS Essential software allows us to reach a wider market of users in need of an innovative and cost effective parking solution like ours.” – Ali Khaksar, President and CEO of TagMaster North America, Inc.

TagMaster North America, Inc. is the leading provider of long-range, high-performance RFID solutions for AVI and rail bound transportation. Convenient and efficient RFID solutions from TagMaster NA can increase security and decrease environmental impact. Seamless integration and reliable performance records are TagMaster North America’s distinct hallmarks.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

TagMaster NA Receives Prestigious Excellence in Trade Award

TACOMA, WA | December 1, 2015— TagMaster North America's commitment to trade and growing through trade, has earned them the “Excellence in Trade” Award presented by the World Trade Center Tacoma for the year 2015.

The WTC Tacoma Globe Awards is the largest annual trade gathering in Washington State with over 400 business leaders, elected officials, and media in attendance. Previous years’ Globe Award winners include: Boeing, Torklift International, Green Mountain Coffee Rosters (Keurig), Brown and Haley, Costco, Access the USA, and Sygnet Rail.

The World Trade Center Tacoma Globe Awards is an annual event set up to honor local companies for their commitment to furthering our local economy through international trade. Each year they recognize three to four businesses in different categories that embrace the mission of the World Trade Center in their goal to increase trade, here, in the city of Tacoma. This year, The World Trade Center Tacoma members recognized TagMaster North America’s efforts with both the importing and exporting of goods and nominated them for the Excellence in Trade Award.

“It is an honor to be dedicated to furthering our local economy through a commitment to trade throughout the Americas and we look forward to continuing this effort. “stated Ali Khaksar, president of TagMaster North America. "We have a great team that is committed to this effort and does a great job of furthering our capability to do even more in the future.”

The World Trade Center Tacoma is part of a worldwide network of trade centers dedicated to furthering trade in their local economies by helping businesses succeed in the global market. The Globe Awards is the largest annual trade gathering in Washington and is hosted by the WTC Tacoma.

TagMaster North America, Inc. is the leading provider of long-range, high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions for Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) and rail bound transportation. Convenient and efficient RFID solutions from TagMaster NA can increase security and decrease environmental impact. Seamless integration and reliable performance records are TagMaster North America’s distinct hallmarks. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

TagMaster Conducts Contractor Audits for Logistical Command Center Through New Construction Site Installation

TagMaster RFID Readers exceed tracking and access needs for demanding construction site by verifying and recording personnel credentials, managing accounts payable, and doing so with 100% accuracy and reliability.

TACOMA, WA | July 30th, 2015 - TagMaster North America's RFID system was selected to help management conduct contractor audits in real time for a demanding construction site in West Virginia. The company is a premier general contractor and has provided their recent construction site with a turnkey solution by installing TagMaster's LR-3 readers and Work FLO - Materials Management software. TagMaster's long-range Microwave readers and embedded software offered site supervisors accurate vendor auditing transparency and efficiency in a simplified, all-encompassing system.

Site managers needed to field numerous subcontractors and vendors accessing the site with essential materials. The company had previously deployed another RFID system that was functionally limited and unable to perform consistently and accurately, which disrupted daily operations and hindered vendor management and material control.

TagMaster's LR-3 readers, coupled with the MarkTag MeM, provided 100% tag read accuracy during all hours of operation. ACTS provided an embedded access control solution with real-time updates and credential auditing. As this information is accessible through their network via web interface and any authorized connected device, no additional software or hardware was required.

Each vendor/subcontractor was issued a tag with a unique 8-digit ID code, facilitating verifiable audit tracking for all transports to the site. Vendors/subcontractors can submit their charges for services and tag information is verified through the database, eliminating errors in billing and payables.

Management saw an immediate return on the investment and, as the system is redeployable, they now have accurate logistical control and awareness for future projects as well.

TagMaster North America, Inc. is the leading provider of long-range, high performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions for Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) and rail bound transportation. Convenient and efficient RFID solutions from TagMaster NA can increase security and decrease environmental impact. Seamless integration and reliable performance records are TagMaster North America’s distinct hallmarks.