TagMaster has received additional orders for its XT-3HD long-range RFID reader from the Swedish Rail Administration (Swedish: Trafikverket). The first readers were supplied to Trafikverket under the supply contract issued to TagMaster and its system integrator Swarco at the end of 2011.
The RFID readers are being rolled out by Trafikverket as part of its nationwide system for tracking goods wagons as they pass detection sites on the Swedish mainline rail network. TagMaster will deliver additional XT-3HD long-range RFID readers to Trafikverket which are fully EPC Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) compliant.
The XT-3HD is the heavy-duty model of TagMaster’s XT-series of ultra-high frequency readers and is certified to the requirements of the demanding railway environment. The XT-3HD is based on TagMaster’s existing fourth generation reader technology and includes an open architecture Linux operating platform.
To enable the detection of untagged wagons, axle counters have also been interfaced directly to the XT-3HD reader in this application. Trafikverket, along with several other infrastructure owners in Europe are implementing RFID wagon tracking systems and by specifying the use of an ISO standard, they will provide interoperability over boarders for the various stake holders across Europe.