Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC), based in Burnaby, British Columbia has integrated TagMaster’s RFID system with Coencorp’s automated fuel management system, FuelZone Transit, at all six of its service locations.
TagMaster RFID tags are mounted on the roof of each bus with readers installed above each fuel lane. TagMaster readers check the bus in as it enters the pumping area. The fuel management system then identifies the bus and unlocks the appropriate pumps, while a Coencorp wireless Vehicle Data Unit transmits information such as mileage and idle time to the system controller.
TagMaster’s LR-6 readers installed on the ceiling use an adjustable read lobe to only read the tag on the bus parked beneath the reader, which allows multiple readers to be located close together without reading across lanes.
The TagMaster tags have fully predictable life spans, independent of the number of times read, allowing CMBC to plan replacements and avoid monitoring the remaining life of the tag. TagMaster tags are able to withstand vigorous carwash jets and brushes every day and stay securely mounted to the roof of each bus.