Efkon E-Tag – new SmartTag-compatible infra-red gadget with improved efficiency and reliability

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With Contact n’ Go’ having discontinued gross sales of the long-running SmartTAG, Austrian digital toll assortment know-how supplier Efkon has now launched its own-branded infra-red (IR) gadget, the E-Tag. This gadget can be marketed below varied manufacturers, one among which is MaxTag by Sigma Know-how which is already on sale on-line.

Each the MaxTag and E-Tag characteristic new microprocessors and show for improved efficiency and reliability, stated Efkon Asia director Helmuth Blasch. “Most significantly, there is no such thing as a chance of cloning or threat of shedding management of your funds by incorrect deductions,” Blasch stated.

The E-Tag, and by relation, the MaxTag, can final 15 years or extra, as long as the gadget is stored inside a car and never topic to exterior surroundings situations and vandalism, he stated, including that each gadgets are transportable and simply transferred to be used between automobiles with out the necessity for specialised set up.

Client response to the MaxTag has been good, says Efkon, with greater than 1,500 models offered upon changing into accessible for buy on-line. The E-Tag can be accessible for buy by offline channels resembling choose Shell stations in addition to automobile equipment outlets.

Past the transportable E-Tag and MaxTag infra-red gadgets, Efkon plans to supply aftermarket set up of built-in options, resembling these supplied in some domestically assembled vehicles such because the Perodua Myvi and new Toyota Rush. Pricing for the built-in programs is just not accessible simply but, as Efkon continues to be in discussions with unspecified OEMs.

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Blasch additionally shared case research in Germany and the Netherlands on the implmentation of Efkon’s infra-red devoted short-range communication (DSRC) system in these international locations. The Efkon-installed Nationwide Truck Tolling System in a multi-lane, free-flow (MLFF) configuration has confirmed to be extremely efficient, stated Blasch, and caters to greater than two million vehicles travelling at speeds of as much as 100 km/h.

An intial plan within the Netherlands’ Westerschelde Tunnel to interchange the infra-red system with RFID was scrapped because it proved tough to precisely direct microwaves at particular stickers, significantly with the presence of enormous, reflective metallic surfaces resembling from close by tankers and containers, Blasch added.

The MaxTag is at the moment offered on e-commerce platform Lazada.

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