Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies / TagMaster NA Combine Long-Range Read and Smart Card

Users need only one tag for both long range and smart card applications

CARMEL, IN – October 23, 2012 – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announced that both aptiQ smart card users and TagMaster North America long range tag users can now combine the features of a long read range tag with the benefits of the highly secure aptiQ MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 smart card to gain access at parking garages, buildings and interior office space.

“It is literally two tag technologies in one. For example, TagMaster’s 2.45 GHz Microwave RFID (radio frequency Identification) technology allows customers to gain hands-free access to a corporate garage that utilizes TagMaster’s long-range RFID readers with read ranges up to 46 feet,” emphasizes Ali Khaksar, TagMaster North America’s president. “The encapsulated aptiQ technology can be used for all personal access to the building or office, even clocking into the time and attendance system.”

The aptiQ smart card utilizes extra layers of security protection such as mutual authentication, AES 128-bit diversified key encryption, and message authentication coding (MAC) to provide the industry’s highest security to each transaction between a contactless smart credential and reader.

“Combining Ingersoll Rand’s aptiQ smart card technology with TagMaster’s long-range identification technology into one tag provides the end-user with the convenience of using a single tag for dual purposes,” explains Diane Kehlenbeck, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies director of technology alliances. “Since the open architecture design of aptiQ smart card technology is built to ISO 14443 standards, end users can also add applications to the tag such as biometrics and logical access.”

Long range vehicle access controls are needed in multiple applications by a variety of users including universities and schools, hospitals and clinics, public transit authorities, utility fleet companies, commercial residential properties, airports and shipping ports, private/gated communities, businesses, government and military installations, and hotels and condominiums.

The new capabilities of combining long range vehicle access control with smart card benefits are now available by contacting either Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies or TagMaster North America.

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About TagMaster North America:
TagMaster North America, Inc. is the leading provider of long-range and high-performance RFID systems. We serve the North and Latin American marketplaces with the help of our wide network of system integrators, partners and distributors. We have the perfect solution for your automated vehicle access or RFID tracking projects. Our diverse family of readers, tags, and software solutions offer maximum flexibility and versatility. Seamless integration and reliable performance records are TagMaster North America’s distinct hallmarks, as well as excellent customer service and support.

About Ingersoll Rand:
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time-and-attendance and personnel scheduling systems; mechanical locks; portable security; door closers, exit devices, architectural hardware, and steel doors and frames; and other technologies and services for global security markets. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit or

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Cindy English, Ingersoll Rand
(317) 810-3756,

Ali Khaksar, TagMaster North America
(253) 238-1421,

Tom Brigham, Brigham Scully
(207) 941-1100,

Monday, October 1, 2012

TagMaster AVI Installed at Lankenau Medical Center Campus

TACOMA, Wa. | October 01, 2012 — 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 Lankenau Medical Center as part of the half-billion dollar expansion on the campus in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania that included revamping labs, refurbishing the medical center, building a new pavilion, and adding on more parking at the site.

Twenty LR-6 PRO long-range RFID readers were installed over 10 entry lanes and 10 exit lanes, allowing for contract parkers to enter and exit the garages hands-free using the S1255 MarkTag Classic RFID tag. Without the need to insert an access card or code, or even lower the vehicle window, the TagMaster system eliminates delays caused by congestion and reduces carbon emissions in parking garages.

The TagMaster RFID solution was integrated with Scheidt & Bachmann’s entervo.com2 parking management system with seven Pay Stations and automated express exit lanes for the reliable accounting of hourly parkers. The system not only manages the entry / exit of contract parkers and pay parkers, but also allows for a real-time connection to the Bryn Mawr Hospital Campus several miles away.

The Scheidt & Bachmann and TagMaster systems were installed to replace an outdated system previously used by Lankenau Hospital. Lankenau Medical Center is one of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals and a regional leader in heart, lung, and vascular care.

About TagMaster North America, Inc.:
TagMaster North America is the leading provider of long-range and 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, as well as excellent customer service and support.
For additional information, please contact:

TagMaster North America, Inc.
2007A 70th Ave West
Tacoma, WA 98466, USA
Tel: (253) 238-1421 / (866) 615-5299
Fax: (253) 238-7762