TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for long-range identification, announces the installation of automatic vehicle identification for access control in Conakry Harbour, West Africa. The installation is being handled by TagMaster’s systems integrator, ETL Security of Conakry West Africa.
The installation is part of a rebuilding and modernisation project to improve the capacity, efficiency and security of the most important harbour in Guinea. In the first phase, the installation will be used for the access control of trucks and vehicles driving in and out of the harbour. Today more than 500 trucks and 200 other vehicles deliver around 1000 tonnes of goods every day.
These numbers are rising as the harbour continuously expands its business. The TagMaster RFID readers will be integrated with the port management system and control the barriers at the six lanes used for traffic, as well as control the access of approximately 500 pedestrians entering the harbour every day. The project has received international funding and is considered to be an important investment in infrastructure for the region.
To further enhance security achieved by the access control system, the project will use the MarkTag MaX ID Tags from TagMaster. The MarkTag MaX is an ID tag which is permanently attached to the vehicle windscreen and which shows when the ID tag has been tampered with. TagMaster readers and ID tags are in operation in all parts of the world and in all climatic conditions. The reliability of the reader is a cornerstone of the success of many demanding applications, such as harbour installations.
The combination of using TagMaster’s LR series readers and MarkTag MaX ID Tags results in a long-read range – a key requirement for this application. The user-friendly setup and integration of the LR series readers with the other systems used in the access control solution was another important factor when selecting TagMaster’s products for this installation.
“TagMaster is proud to expand its network of dedicated partners with a company such as ETL Security. TagMaster’s products are today used in several installations on the African continent and the number is growing. Good products, together with competent and service-minded partners are key to our global success” says Bo Tiderman, CEO, TagMaster.