Kista, Sweden, 21 April 2004. TagMaster announces the S1260/01 CombiTag, a unique access card that combines TagMaster’s highly successful long-range Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) system with the world’s most popular proximity solution, HID’s proximity technology.
The security industry has historically focused on keeping track of individuals. However, with increasing risks for terrorism, sabotage, and theft, the focus has shifted to a more holistic security thinking. No longer is it sufficient to keep track of only the individuals entering the security perimeter – their vehicles must be accounted for as well. The TagMaster S1260/01 CombiTag makes possible the uniform implementation and management of a security system that encompasses both people and vehicles.
One S1260/01 CombiTag costs less than buying the proximity card and the AVI card separately, which makes sound business sense.
All TagMaster long-range 2.45GHz readers and HID proximity 125kHz readers are compatible with the S1260/01 CombiTag. Integration with existing access control or time and attendance systems is easily achieved using a standard Wiegand interface.
”The CombiTag is an example of how technologies from HID and TagMaster can be integrated to bring new, unique benefits to customers as well as end-users,” said Magnus Rehn, President, TagMaster. “To the end-user the CombiTag makes life more convenient and secure. To the customer it provides the means to offer complete security systems that increase overall control, while reducing operational and investment costs.”
As the largest manufacturer of contactless access control readers and cards for the security industry, HID has shipped more than 150 million credentials to customers worldwide. HID pioneered the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for physical access control. Proximity and iCLASS™ technologies can be housed on the same credential and combined with other technologies such as magnetic stripe, barcode, or contact smart chip modules. This provides users the ability to leverage their investment in existing systems while seamlessly upgrading to new technologies and adding new applications. For increased security, users can add a photo ID or anti-counterfeiting element such as a hologram or ultraviolet ink.
HID’s experience in developing card technologies enables them to play a critical role in the evolution and adoption of contactless smart card technology used for applications such as access control, IT secure authentication, digital cash, the storage of biometric templates, and the storage and retrieval of critical information.