AXCESS releases FleetTag Active RFID system solution for commercial and government fleets

DALLAS, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AXCESS International Inc., a provider of Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems introduces FleetTag into its ActiveTagâ„- product line. FleetTag is being marketed to the $490+ billion trucking industry to resolve the intrinsic challenges faced by fleet operators managing their vehicle assets entering and exiting terminal facilities. AXCESS’ FleetTag system can be scaled from integration with stand-alone gate controllers to enterprise-wide Yard Management software applications.

The FleetTag System hardware includes several AXCESS active RFID tag choices designed for a variety of surfaces and functions. These include harsh environment metal mount tags on truck and trailer bodies, standard vehicle tags for tractor windshield application and personnel tags carried by drivers. The System also includes TCP/IP and standard access control enabled receivers and a variety of wake-up antenna designs from road-loops to side mount solutions.

The FleetTag System software solution also includes a comprehensive suite of middleware and application software which allows real-time tracking of tractors, trailers and associated drivers moving in, out and within a specific facility. OnLineSupervisor (eOLS) provides such features as real-time email alerts (PDA, and cell phone), trend analysis and standard and user defined report generation. The middleware module of eOLS can easily link into existing database applications.

“Our FleetTag system is a logical extension of our success in tagging vehicles for government, public utilities and commercial fleets,” commented Allan Griebenow President and CEO of AXCESS. “We feel that today’s rapid adoption of RFID in the supply chain creates a timely opportunity for FleetTag to extend those sought after efficiencies to the truck unit level.”

AXCESS currently has installations in a variety of fleets including military vehicles, municipal buses, school buses, gas and electric utility trucks. “The ability of this FleetTag system to be easily applied to metal surfaces, operate in harsh environmental conditions, withstand shock and vibration all while providing consistent and reliable reads make this a perfect solution for the trucking industry,” stated Jim Ferguson, Vice President, Strategic Sales of AXCESS. “Our experience tagging HAZMAT trucks and other critical Homeland Defense assets has provided AXCESS the expertise necessary to design and bring to market the FleetTag system solution.”

AXCESS’ patented ActiveTag RFID product uses small, battery powered tags (generically called “active” tags) that when automatically activated, transmit a wireless message typically 30 to 100 feet to hidden palm size receivers. The receivers are connected via an industry standard interface to existing security alarm equipment or networked on the existing corporate network. Optionally, the tag system can also be used to trigger security video recording and live remote video transmission. The tags are used for a variety of security applications including automatic personnel access to facilities, automatic vehicle access to parking areas and yards, corporate asset tracking and protection, as well as special purpose sensing. Automatic email alerting and paging is offered for rapid response to security incidents.

About AXCESS International Inc.

AXCESS International Inc., headquartered in greater Dallas, TX, provides Active RFID (radio frequency identification) for physical security and supply chain efficiencies. The battery-powered (active) RFID tags locate, identify, track, monitor, count, and protect people, assets, inventory, and vehicles. AXCESS’ Active RFID solutions are supported by its integrated network-based, streaming digital video (or IPTV) technology. Both patented technologies enable applications including: automatic “hands-free” personnel access control, automatic vehicle access control, automatic electronic asset management, sensor management, and network-based security surveillance. AXCESS is a partner company of Amphion Capital Partners LLC.

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