TagMaster was selected by Bombardier Transportation to provide TagMaster’s advanced onboard RFID solution as part for a new monorail mass transits system in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
TagMaster HD Readers will be mounted onboard the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 trains and provide both primary train location information and accurate positioning information to the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 CBTC onboard control system.
The 24 kilometer (approx. 15 miles) monorail line, known as the Expresso Tiradentes, is a fully automated driverless transit system with the capacity to transport up to 48,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd) between the Vila Prudente and Cidade Tiradentes urbanizations.
The system will also use TagMaster’s Field Programmable version of the HD Tag, which will enable the Bombardier Installation Team to program individual tag location information in the tag, based on the actual mounting position.
The initial Bombardier orders, valued at approximately $490,000, are for TagMaster readers which are anticipated to ship later this year. Additional orders for tags and system spare parts for the project are also slated during 2012.