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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Available from TransCore Inc.

Our ability to capture data then integrate with our in-transit visibility, maintenance, repair yard, and inventory management service offerings provides a unique capability within the transport industry. The combination provides seamless integration for rail, truck, barge, chassis container, and other intermodal applications.

In 1991 the North American rail industry adopted a mandatory standard based on TransCore’s Amtech wireless RFID technology. All railcars in interchange service in North America are required to be equipped with our radio frequency tags, allowing railroads to manage cars and locomotives nationwide. TransCore’s tags are also encoded per the ISO 10374 container identification standard. Tractor tags are encoded per the ATA standard for trucking applications.

After a multimillion dollar investment in research and development, TransCore recently introduced its next generation rail products. The new multiprotocol rail reader (MPRR) and train recording unit (TRU) are designed to support the rail market’s transition to updated automatic equipment identification (AEI) technology.

Our line of wireless products electronically identifies and monitors rail and intermodal equipment. This allows rail, port, marine, and trucking companies to track and monitor equipment effectively, resulting in increased equipment utilization and reduced re-handles, dwell time, and overhead. TransCore’s RFID systems are also used in automatic train positioning systems.

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