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TagMaster High Performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Railway Applications

TagMaster is a world-leading supplier of long-range identification systems. Using 2.45GHz Radio Frequency Identification, TagMaster automatically identifies and positions all kind of rolling stock with high precision, at high speed and in the most demanding environments.

The system consists of readers and ID-tags, developed and proven to meet the specific requirements of the railway industry. The system is resistant to EMI, vibration and shock, which make it ideal for use in railway applications.

PASSENGER INFORMATION, TRACKSIDE MEASUREMENT AND POSITIONING

Traffic and passenger information: The TagMaster system provides real-time information of a train’s location. This information can be transferred to passenger information systems at stations and terminals. An example of such integration can be found in the Hamburg Metro.

Operation and maintenance: The TagMaster system integrates well with different kinds of measuring and control systems. Integrated with a wheel quality system on the Dutch Railway, the TagMaster system provides information of which exact wheel that has an abnormal condition. With a direct link to the maintenance workshop, a train with severe wheel flats can immediately be taken out for repair service. The result is a condition-based maintenance system that has substantially improved the quality level of the wheels and reduced the wear of the infrastructure.

Positioning for on-board management: The system enables accurate positioning of trains for on-board purposes such as passenger information on the train and automatic change of radio channel or power level in different zones. The system is used for positioning of railcars in the London Underground and the Madrid Metro.

INSTALLATION FLEXIBILITY

Tags mounted on the moving object: Tags are mounted on the locomotive or wagon whereas stationary readers are mounted on the side of the track or on the sleepers.

Reader mounted on the moving object: A Heavy Duty reader is mounted underneath the locomotive and Heavy Duty tags are mounted on the sleepers between the rails.

TAGMASTER READERS

The TagMaster reader consists of an antenna, a transmitter / receiver, a computer function to process and store information, and a physical interface for communication with other systems. The reader identifies ID-tags at distances up to 6m, and can also determine the direction of the train with its built-in Doppler radar.

HEAVY DUTY READER

The Heavy Duty reader has been developed for train- or sleeper-mounting. As a complement, TagMaster also supplies a handheld reader for identification of railcars in maintenance workshops.

For detailed information on Readers from TagMaster, please click on the TagMaster Readers link at the bottom of the page.

TAGMASTER ID-TAGS

All TagMaster ID-tags have a unique eight-digit identification number, and a 32-bit check sum, which ensures the high reliability of the system. ID-tags are available as read-only or read / write. Information storage requires only the TagMaster reader and software. The power consumption is not affected by the number of times the tag is identified and the life expectancy of the tag is therefore fully predictable.

THE TAGMASTER HEAVY DUTY ID-TAG

The Heavy Duty (HD) ID-tag is extremely resistant, totally encapsulated and maintenance-free. It has a predicted life expectancy of six, eight or ten years. The HD tags also come in explosion-proof ‘EX’ versions.

For detailed information on ID-tags from TagMaster, please click on the corresponding link below.

TRACK AND TRACE IDENTIFICATION EQUIPMENT – REFERENCE EXAMPLES

To increase the wheel quality and reduce the maintenance and infrastructure costs due to wheel defects, the quality system ‘GOTCHA’ has been installed on the Dutch Railway for NedTrain Services and ProRail. The system measures wheel quality and axle load at high speed, at several locations along the track. All passenger railcars carry TagMaster Heavy Duty tags that are identified at each measuring station by TagMaster readers to match the values with the correct wheel pairs.

TagMaster readers are installed to monitor the movements of 30 local trains at 12 stations in Bilbao, Spain, to improve the passenger information. Each train is equipped with tags on each side for identification by readers at the platforms.

The RFID system from TagMaster has been integrated with the Motorola TETRA radio system to provide The London Underground with a full-scale communication solution. Readers are mounted underneath the train cabs, identifying ID-tags mounted on the sleepers, enabling the on-board train radio to automatically change talk group as the train enters a new zone.

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TagMaster Invitation to Visit MetroRail 2013

TagMaster will again be joining the metro industry's leading decision makers at this year's MetroRail 2013 International Conference and Exhibition and we invite you to come and meet us there. MetroRail provides you with the opportunity to meet technology suppliers such as TagMaster, as well as industry analysts and metro experts from all over the world.

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In this type of application the ID tag is mounted directly on to the wagon or the locomotive and the RFID reader is mounted either on the trackside or on the sleepers. This configuration is suitable for applications requiring the automatic identification or position of a passing train at full line speeds.

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2 April 2013

TagMaster will again be joining the metro industry's leading decision makers at this year's MetroRail 2013 International Conference and Exhibition and we invite you to come and meet us there. MetroRail provides you with the opportunity to meet technology suppliers such as TagMaster, as well as industry analysts and metro experts from all over the world.

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15 February 2013

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications, has been awarded a major new contract by Alstom Transport S.A. in France to develop and supply RFID systems to Alstom's signalling division.

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14 September 2012

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for railway applications, has received additional orders for the XT-3HD long-range RFID reader from Trafikverket (the Swedish Rail Administration). This follows the successful verification by Trafikverket of the performance of the XT-3HD reader's in the field.

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28 June 2012

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications, has been selected by Thales Deutschland to provide RFID systems for use in their train detection system.

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2 March 2012

TagMaster would like to invite you to the world's leading event for the metro and mass transit industry, MetroRail 2012.

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15 November 2011

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications has been selected by Bombardier Transportation to provide TagMaster's advanced onboard RFID solution for a new Monorail mass transit system in São Paulo, Brazil.

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28 October 2011

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID technologies for access control, asset management and rail applications, has announced that it has received an initial order for a significant asset management related installation. The order was secured from a highly specialised, globally operating German producer of advanced chemical instruments and solutions. There will be 10,000 TM802 series customised Pharos tags installed to indicate status and store information of high-value and critical industrial supplies.

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26 October 2011

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for long range identification in access control, asset management and rail applications, has announced that 7iD Technologies GmbH, a strategic partner to TagMaster based in Austria, has ordered the delivery of 45 new TagMaster UHF XT-3 readers for an installation in Europe.

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20 September 2011

TagMaster invites you to visit its exhibition stand at Nordic Rail 2011, the railway transportation exhibition for the Nordic Region. Nordic Rail will be held in Jönköping in Sweden on 4-6 October 2011. TagMaster will be presenting the new XT-3HD UHF RFID Reader which is desig

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19 September 2011

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced long-range, high-performance identification systems based on radio frequency identification (RFID) for automatic vehicle identification and access control solutions in demanding applications, today announced the enhancement of the TagMaster security con

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28 June 2011

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for railway applications has received an important order from RICHOR, TagMaster's premium Chinese distributor, to supply 10,000 heavy-duty ID-tags. These customised 2.45GHz ID-tags form part of several equipment orders relating to the let

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22 May 2011

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced long-range and high-performance identification systems based on radio frequency identification (RFID) has announced the acquisition of the Free2move's RFID related business including its Malaysian-based R&D operation. Free2move RFID designs, produce

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22 May 2011

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for long range identification in access control, rail applications and asset tracking presents the new UHF EPC Gen 2 reader model XT-3. This new reader model further strengthens TagMaster's position as the leading supplier of long range R

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28 March 2011

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced long-range and high-performance identification systems based on radio frequency identification (RFID) systems for automatic vehicle identification (AVI) solutions has announced that its premium partner, Tagmaster North America has added Monterrey Intern

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12 October 2010

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for long-range identification, has announced that the vehicle access identification (AVI) installation at the Commonwealth Games 2010 is now in operation. The installation controls the access of vehicles to and from the sports arenas and

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27 September 2010

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for railway applications, and Confidex, the world’s leading supplier of high-performing RFID tag solutions, have signed a letter of intent (LoI) where both companies have agreed to co-operate in the field of RFID tag technology with a foc

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26 September 2010

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for railway applications, and Confidex, the world’s leading supplier of high-performing RFID tag solutions, have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) where both companies have agreed to co-operate in the field of RFID tag technology with a foc

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15 September 2010

TagMaster will be attending InnoTrans 2010, the International Railway Transportation Exhibition, held in Berlin, Germany from 21 to 24 of September 2010. TagMaster will be launching its new HR-2 Handheld Reader, which provides a fully mobile read/write capability for TagMaster's range o

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12 July 2010

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for railway applications, together with representatives from the Tongji University in Shanghai, has today signed an agreement on collaborative research concerning the development of RFID applications within the railway industry in China u

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13 June 2010

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications, has again, been selected by Lloyds Register Rail to provide RFID systems for the Gotcha Monitoring Systems® (Gotcha) supplied to ProRail in the Netherlands. The total value for the TagMaster equipment is in the

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23 March 2010

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for access control and rail applications, has delivered a newly developed UHF RFID system to Banverket (The Swedish Rail Administration), a rail infrastructure owner/manager in Sweden. The equipment will be used for a proof-of-concept

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4 January 2010

TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions for rail applications, has received a new major order from its Italian partner Generale Sistemi. The order, worth over SEK3 million ($425,000) will be supplied over the coming months to TagIt

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12 October 2009

Stockholm, Sweden - TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions, has seen an increase in volume of new business in China. The new go-to-market strategy in China, including the new distribution contract with Shanghai Richor Commercial (Richor) announced on 20 March 2009, ha

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30 September 2008

Stockholm, Sweden - TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications, launched the new S1470 CableTag at InnoTrans. CableTag is the latest addition to TagMaster's heavy-duty family of RFID tags and is designed to suit a range of applications within metro, li

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24 May 2007

TagMaster, the developer of advanced RFID solutions has been selected by Bombardier Transportation to provide an innovative solution for trains on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London. TagMaster heavy duty RFID readers are being supplied to Bombardier in Germany where new trains

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20 February 2007

TagMaster's board of directors today announced the appointment of Anders Holmlund, previously acting managing director, as managing director at TagMaster AB. The appointment will take effect as of today, the 19th of February 2007. "We have chosen Anders Holmlund as managing director for

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1 December 2006

The TagMaster RFID system will play a key role in the automation of power switching on locomotives on Chinese railways. The first volume order for an RFID system to be installed on 100 locomotives in China has been placed by the Guangdong Railway Bureau through TagMaster's local partner, F

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23 November 2006

Stockholm, Sweden, November 21, 2006 - TagMaster announces the first volume order for an RFID system to be installed on 100 locomotives in China. The order is placed by the Guangdong Railway Bureau through TagMaster's local partner FTRD Industry Co. Ltd. in Shenzhen who specialise in power

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19 September 2006

Kista, Sweden, 19th of September 2006 - TagMaster, world-wide manufacturer and marketer of RFID based identification systems in the 2.45 GHz range, launches the new LR-6 HD reader as part of their heavy-duty RFID product line. The LR-6 HD reader is developed for applications where a higher enviro

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14 March 2006

Kista, Sweden, March 14th - TagMaster has received yet another prestigious order for RFID products from Bombardier Transportation. The products will be part of Bombardier’s projects for Lines one and six in the metro of Madrid, Spain. TagMaster's heavy-duty RFID readers will be mounted

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7 October 2005

TagMaster's Spanish partner SIMEC has won a major order from Telefónica in Spain to supply the TagMaster RFID system for use at their new head office in Madrid. Telefónica is a versatile business group within the telecommunication and IT sector, with over 122 million worldwide customers

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31 May 2005

TagMaster, the innovative developer of advanced RFID solutions for wireless communication systems, has been selected by Bombardier Transportation to provide RFID products to their rapid transit project on the Neihu line in Taipei, Taiwan. TagMaster Heavy Duty RFID readers will b

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25 April 2005

TagMaster, innovator and developer of advanced RFID solutions for wireless communication systems, has together with the system integrator Mondragón Sistemas once again won a prestigious railway order in Spain. This time the TagMaster RFID system is installed in the Madrid Metro, the

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11 January 2005

TagMaster is one of the selected exhibitors that will be present at the EuroRail 2005 railway summit. The conference / exhibition will take place at the Hilton Hotel on 25 to 27 January in Berlin, Germany. EuroRail 2005 will bring together the region’s key decision makers from operators, infrastr

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2 April 2004

TAGMASTER SELECTED AS THE RFID SUPPLIER BY VOSSLOH IT AND HOCHBAHN IN THE HAMBURG METRO After extensive evaluations, Vossloh Information Technologies (Vossloh IT) has selected TagMaster’s RFID system to provide accurate information about the location of the trains in the Hamburg

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17 March 2004

March 15th, 2004. After two years of evaluation, TagMaster received its first major train order in P R China. TagMaster and Richor Communication Co. Ltd in Shanghai, the TagMaster General Distributor, has together with a local systems integrator successfully carried out the project. Deliveries of

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Kronborgsgränd 11

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