Matrics Creates New Ways to Secure Lives and Assets for Safe Commerce’ Using Advanced RFID Technology; Responds to Homeland Security Initiative With Advanced RFID Technology to Provide Unique Real-Time Tracking of People, Vehicles, and High Value Assets
Matrics, a pioneer in the advanced development and standardization of low-cost, high-performance third generation UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) smart tag technology, is aggressively pursuing applications across the security spectrum to provide real-time visibility of people and things.
The dramatic improvements in technical design and costs to manufacture smart tag technology have opened up entirely new uses for RFID while providing new levels of cost-effective solutions for a multitude of new, security applications.
“New government and private business requirements for more effective and far-reaching security capabilities are emerging just as new RFID technology advancements are being commercialized. The result is that numerous RFID-based security applications are now effective and affordable for more businesses and government agencies than at any time in the history of the technology,” said John Shoemaker, Matrics’ V.P. of Corporate Development. “For security, the future of RFID is now, and Matrics has the financial and technical stamina to deliver these applications successfully,” he added.
Applications in the Homeland Security arena in support of “Safe Commerce” that Matrics is pilot testing include:
– Vehicle registration and proof of insurance
– Emissions inspection/control/enforcement
– Access control for vehicles in any gated application: military
installations, residential gated communities, corporate and
university campuses, and other facilities
– Revenue access control for parking to allow express passage of
vehicles and automatic payment and tracking with an audit trail
– Imported goods traceability
– Container tracking and tracing including intermodal transport via
air transport, shipping, trains and trucks
– Air Cargo and baggage or “trusted shippers”
– Airline passenger “trusted traveler” programs
– Evidence management for law enforcement
– Inventory control of high value assets
– Border crossing for vehicles, drivers, passengers and personal IDs Matrics and its partners are proactively making end-users aware of how advancements in RFID technology can be implemented to create secure, discrete and convenient security systems. From sophisticated Homeland Security applications to employee access control and asset management, today’s RFID technology provides protection and functionality that was previously not possible or only available from much more expensive, wireless tracking systems.
“The bottom line is that the price of RFID is coming down dramatically while the performance continues to improve at unprecedented levels,” said Shoemaker. “Now, we can read a tag that has no battery, in any orientation, at speeds in microseconds and from distances exceeding 20 feet. And the price of a tag continues to drop based on volume and the type of packaging needed.”
Matrics can now deliver cost-effective RFID technology to more applications than ever before while improving visibility and ensuring greater security of assets and people.
Matrics offers a cohesive, RFID product portfolio that includes a proven line of passive UHF (902-928 MHz) smart inlays and labels, Visibility Manager(TM) middleware software and reliable readers. The new, third generation chips will work in the same reader infrastructure as existing, first generation Matrics chips, and will operate in full accordance with industry standards. Matrics tags comply with “Type 0” UHF RFID specifications defined by the Auto-ID Center, headquartered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Matrics Inc., based in Columbia, Maryland, is a provider of RFID technology and visibility solutions for supply chain, security and asset management. Patented wireless tracking technologies provide users with the most reliable and cost effective solutions to provide the comprehensive visibility of assets throughout the enterprise. Matrics is presently engaged in pilot tests with several Fortune 50 companies.
For more information, visit Matrics on the web at www.matrics.com.
SOURCE Matrics Inc.
CONTACT: Kevin Rushalko of Spectrum Marketing & Communications, +1-603-924-6692 or [email protected], for Matrics