Stemco, Axcess team for RFID development

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Axcess International and Stemco have teamed up for joint development of RFID-based solutions for heavy-duty commercial vehicle fleets. These solutions will utilize semi-active tag technology and hardware from Axcess that will be integrated seamlessly with Stemco’s BAT RF active RFID mileage and tire-pressure data collection sensors. Future products utilizing these combined capabilities are in development and planned for release in 2007.

“We are very excited about working with an industry leader like Stemco to bring best-of-breed RFID products to the trucking industry,” says Allan Griebenow, president and chief executive officer of Dallas-based Axcess. “Our Semi-Active RFID architecture is perfectly suited for providing on-demand sensor data to Stemco’s customer base.”

BAT RF by Stemco focuses on creating RFID-based sensor solutions to enhance safety, reduce costs and improve maintenance efficiencies for heavy-duty fleets. Stemco — based in Longview, Texas — is a division of EnPro Industries.

Axcess’ ActiveTag RFID systems use small, battery-powered semi-active tags that, when activated automatically, transmit a wireless message typically 30 to 100 feet to hidden palm-size receivers that are connected via standard network simultaneously to the enterprise system software, the existing security alarm equipment and standalone management software. The tags are used for a variety of enterprise productivity applications, including automatic personnel access control and tracking, automatic vehicle access control and payload management, automatic asset management and protection, and special purpose sensing. Automatic e-mail alerting and paging is offered to facilitate rapid response.