Final month, Contact ‘n Go introduced that it had discontinued gross sales of SmartTAG units via its channels as a part of its progressive change in direction of the brand new radio-frequency identification (RFID) system for toll assortment.
Whereas the RFID system – which is presently present process a public pilot programme – shall be launched in January subsequent yr, the SmartTAG system will stay in operation, and nonetheless has loads of customers.
In gentle of this, Efkon Asia, the Austrian know-how supplier of the infra-red (IR)-based ETC system, has assured the greater than 4 million customers within the nation that the corporate will proceed to offer gross sales and repair help for the on-board unit, which was initially designed and developed as an extension of the Contact ‘n Go system.
The corporate says that it’ll introduce its personal IR TAG machine (which resembles the final model of the SmartTAG unit), and plans to have in place a nationwide gross sales and repair community for the unit by October. It mentioned that the machine shall be accessible underneath numerous manufacturers, considered one of which is MaxTag by Sigma Know-how, which is already on sale on-line. The locally-made unit can also be being exported to Vietnam and Indonesia.
“We’re assured that this IR TAG system with its 13-year monitor document and greater than 4 million happy clients on this nation will proceed to show its price as an environment friendly, handy and cost-effective cashless toll assortment system,” Efkon Asia director Helmuth Blasch mentioned by way of a press release.
The MaxTag is presently offered on e-commerce platform Lazada.
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