Friday, October 31, 2008

Shopping Made Simple with Hands-Free Parking

The Americana at Brands; Glendale, California

Summary -
The Americana at Brands is a $400 million dollar mixed-use urban development featuring luxury retail and housing in downtown Glendale, California, just outside Los Angeles. There are 75 shops and boutiques along with indoor and outdoor dining. The development encompasses 15.5 acres with 238 luxury apartments, 100 premier luxury condominiums, a movie theatre, and a two-acre park with a dramatic dancing fountain. Designed by Rick Caruso, The Americana at Brand is the model of luxury shopping and convenient living.

Sentry Control Systems performed the installation of TagMaster’s 15 Readers, SKIDATA’s entrance and exit columns, a unique Self-Park exit, concierge service, an Automated Valet System and Darktronics’ stall count-signs for each level allowing quick and efficient access for the residents.

Challenge -
A complex such as The Americana at Brands draws huge crowds that come to explore and enjoy the experience of luxury shopping and fine dining. Americana wanted a system that could prevent non-permitted vehicles from entering the restricted residential parking areas.

Solution -
The concern from Americana about the shoppers parking and wandering through restricted areas was addressed and overcome through the installation of TagMaster’s AVI system. With TagMaster’s AVI system the residents and shop owners know that only cars with TagMaster Tags will be allowed into restricted parking areas.

Conclusion -
In 2008, residents of The Residences Apartment Homes are able to park hands-free and worry free using TagMaster’s RFID technology in addition to Sentry Control Systems’ seamless integration.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

SKIDATA, Inc. configures perfectly with TagMaster's AVI System at Trump Tower

Originally Posted By: J Hrycko
From: SKIDATA, Inc.
Date: 6/10/2008
Reposted By: A Moore
From: TagMaster North America, Inc.
Date: 6/11/2008

For the Chicago Trump Tower Project currently underway, SKIDATA and TagMaster have collaborated to create a fully compatible PARCS and RFID Reader System.

SKIDATA's Distributor, Automated Parking Technologies, is heading up the project featuring TagMasters Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) System. It uses LR-series readers with Watchman firmware thats fully compatible with SKIDATA systems. Over 500 Tags are already in use with Readers in place by entrances and exits at the Trump Tower.

TagMaster had a positive response when asked about their integration with SKIDATA's Parking and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS). Ali Khaksar, Managing Director of TagMaster/North America, said "Thanks to software collaboration between TagMaster and SKIDATA, TagMaster Readers can be configured from SKIDATAs system and easily integrated with SKIDATAs system. This feature makes the system admin-friendly, a rather crucial quality for a system that needs to be deployed on a large scale. This is invaluable to anyone who maintains a large installation. With TagMaster's world-class RFID devices, designed for quick and simple configuration and step-by-step implementation, we will meet a need in the market and allow customers to maximize efficiency and profitability within their businesses.

Eric Risch, President of Automated Parking Technologies (APT), noted that the Chicago Trump Tower installation is about 70% completed and includes a wide variety of PARCS technologies:

- Entry and exit lanes using TagMaster AVI, Intercoms, and Cameras
- Full Lock-out gates with TagMaster AVI and Free-out exit gates
- Easy.Cash Pay-on-Foot Stations
- Remote administrative desktop control with revenue-monitoring software
- A Valet Parking System with SKIDATA integration

Eric Risch's input on the project is that The installation has gone very smoothly so far. They have been open for several weeks using the AVI and transient components of the system. In short, the Chicago Trump Tower's PARCS system clearly shows the user-friendly adaptation of SKIDATA's parking technologies with TagMasters Readers a collaboration which can increase revenue for venues using both RFID devices and other PARCS systems.

About TagMaster

TagMaster is a Swedish technology company based in Kista, Sweden. TagMaster AB designs and markets advanced long-range radio frequency identification (RFID) products and information services associated with automatic identification. Application areas for TagMasters products include Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), Parking, Transportation and More.

TagMaster North America is the direct distribution channel for the North America market and plays a key role in further expanding the business by providing outstanding sales support as well as pre- and post-sales technical support on all TagMaster equipment.
Contact us at: (253) 238-1421 or


SKIDATA, Inc., established in January of 2000, is located in Hillsborough, NJ and is a wholly owned subsidiary of SKIDATA AG. SKIDATA AG is an international market leader in access and ticketing systems for parking facilities, airports, shopping centers, ski lifts, sports/event stadiums, leisure centers, and amusement parks.

SKIDATA's client portfolio includes some top names in every sector and key clients in vehicular access. Currently over 3,500 SKIDATA applications are being operated successfully in over 30 countries worldwide. SKIDATA is a Kudelski Group Company (, a world leader in digital security technology. Kudelski SA is traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX KUD).

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Becoming Greener
We are RoHS compliant

With today's emphasis on cleaner living and green industry,
TagMaster is proud to report that our RFID technology, which
is currently established in AVI and other related Industries
are environmentally friendly and RoHS compliant effective
7.12.2005 under Directive 2002/95/EC and in addition to
previous FCC and CE compliance.

Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) affects both
manufacturers and distributors of electrical and electronic
equipment. RoHS requires that Lead, Cadmium, Mercury,
Hexacalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenysis, and
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers no longer be used in
manufacturing, as their use in production is dangerous human
health, as is the eventual disposal of these products can be
damaging to the environment. For more information about RoHS
compliance please go to

We are geared to lead by example and encourage other industry
leaders to take part in improving the environment. TagMaster's
team of experienced Sales and Tech Support Representatives are
here to assist you with all of your RoHS needs. We can provide
you with any certification you may need. Please call your
representatives today and find out how we can help you achieve
RoHS Compliance.