Thursday, February 19, 2015

T2 Systems Installs 154 TagMaster Readers for Duke University Parking

TagMaster AVI readers integrated into the T2 Systems parking management solution at Duke

Tacoma, WA | February 12, 2015 — TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range, high performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), was installed at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

T2 Systems, a parking solutions supplier, provided the University with a comprehensive and campus-wide parking system called T2 Flex that manages parking access and revenue control, permits, enforcement, event parking, and TagMaster’s hands-free access control system (model: XT-3).

One-hundred fifty-four (154) TagMaster long-range UHF readers were integrated into T2's unified solution to allow for quick, hands-free vehicle access for students, faculty and staff at more than 50 University parking areas. Drivers with these AVI tags no longer have to stop their vehicles in order to use a proximity tag or keypad. The long-range RFID reader identifies the vehicle's AVI tag as it approaches a gate and T2 Flex verifies the identity, triggering a gate to open for valid tags and denying access to anyone not permitted to park in that lot or garage.

By gathering accurate usage data in the University lots, Parking and Transportation Services are better able to allocate University resources to implement future development and parking options.

T2 Systems is a technology-focused parking systems provider with deep roots in the evolving parking industry. This commitment is evident in T2’s quality products and services, thought leadership and strong customer relationships. The company’s unified parking management and payment solutions provided under the T2 and Digital brands are in use by nearly 1,000 organizations across the US and Canada including universities, cities, towns, hospitals and parking operators.

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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

DoorKing and TagMaster NA Provide Access Solution for Cal Stripe

TagMaster AVI products and DoorKing Access Controllers allow for hands-free truck access.

TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), was installed at the Cal Stripe maintenance yard in Colton, CA.

Cal Stripe, one of the line-painting contracts for the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), originally used manually operated gates that required truck drivers to get out of their vehicles and open the gates themselves. 

Rising Star Industries installed the solution using LR-6 PRO readers, utilizing TagMaster’s long-range read lobes to open the DoorKing 9000 slide gates for the work trucks as soon as they are within range.  Tamper Evident (TpE) S1281 tags were installed on the windshield of maintenance and work vehicles to allow access 24 hours a day and select employees also have

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Measuring the Total Cost of Ownership in AVI (Part 1)

There are three primary areas of AVI that incur initial and follow up costs.  They include the readers, the tags and the service / maintenance.  This three part series will look at each aspect of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and illustrate how to calculate TCO.  In our first part, we evaluate the readers themselves.


When paying for an entirely new install, the customer is inclined to look at the bottom dollar price and will fail to include the additional costs that come from operating a technical AVI system.  Readers, while often not the largest single line item (tags are because of their quantity), they do have the largest initial single item cost.

One thing that will increase the TCO is the lifecycle length of the reader.  If your reader does not include backward compatibility and a long lifecycle, then your total cost over the lifetime of the project can increase dramatically.  Replacing a single discontinued reader may involve a total system replacement.

A second issue is the reader’s compatibility with

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

ACTS Allows for Bus and Pedestrian Access to Logan Bus Depot



TagMaster NA’s embedded software system authorizes personal access using proximity cards in addition to vehicle access using long-range RFID tags.



TACOMA, Wa. | April 17, 2013 — TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), was installed by Scheidt & Bachmann at the Logan International Airport Green Bus Depot.

ACTS (Access Control Tracking System) Essential, powered by ArmID, is reader embedded access control software that can control up to two long-range TagMaster readers: a Main reader and a Sub reader. Each tag read is an event that is verified against the database, time stamped, and logged. The web interface is where the database is updated and maintained, reports are downloaded, and gates can be opened remotely with the touch of a button.