With more than 50 years of experience, FEIG ELECTRONIC showcases their Free-Flow Tolling Technology for the first time at the IBTTA International Bridge and Tolling Technology Association Exhibition
Baltimore, MD — October 15th, 2018— FEIG ELECTRONIC, a leading global supplier of controllers, sensors, identification and payment technology, announced their innovative technology portfolio for Free-Flow Tolling Systems and Stationary Plaza Tolling for the first time in America, during the 86th IBTTA, International Bridge and Tolling Technology Association, Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. FEIG’s comprehensive electronic tolling technology offering includes passive RFID readers and antennas, contactless payment terminals, barrier control units, and inductive loop detectors for open road, free-flow tolling.
FEIG was founded in 1966 with more than 350 employees with Distribution Partners serving 150 countries throughout the world. Headquartered in Weilburg, Germany, FEIG Electronic opened a USA location in Duluth, GA to serve their customers in the United States and primarily focuses on identification technology using RFID.
Visitors at the IBTTA show learned about FEIG’s latest ETC references like the Mersey Gateway Bridge near Liverpool, UK. This six-lane bridge operates using state of the art UHF-RFID technology to ensure free flow tolling. Users register online to obtain the EPC class1 Gen2 transponder which is attached to the windshield for vehicle identification. Each lane has a FEIG UHF Long Range Reader LRU1002, two UHF Long Range Circular Antennas ANT.U600/270 are installed above each lane in addition to a camera that records the license plates of passing vehicles. The serial numbers of the transponders and the image data of the number plates are transmitted to a host – if a registered transponder number is assigned to a vehicle owner, a debt is initiated from his account. If this is not the case, the holder receives a penalty charge notice.
“FEIG’s Free-Flow Tolling Technology offers high-speed identification and contactless payment with maximum reliability and security. Our system prevents fraud and misuses because our technology uses encrypted functionalities and cryptographic authentication to identify cloned transponders,” said Manuel Haertlé, product manager of electronic tolling collection for FEIG ELECTRONICS. “We are pleased to join the IBTTA and support ISO interoperability standards for the industry.”
FEIG’s long-range, UHF RFID technology conforms to well-established international standards and meets the challenges of high-speed vehicle identification. Passive UHF RFID technology allows toll collection in traffic without having to stop at a toll station ensuring optimal flow of traffic for the users while reducing operator’s costs.
About FEIG ELECTRONICS, Inc.
FEIG ELECTRONICS INC, a leading global supplier of RFID readers and antennas, is one of the few suppliers worldwide offering RFID readers and antennas for all standard operating frequencies: LF (125 kHz), HF (13.56 MHz), UHF (860-960 MHz). A trusted pioneer in RFID with more than 50 years of industry experience, FEIG delivers unrivalled data collection, authentication and identification solutions, as well as secure contactless payment systems. FEIG readers, which are available for plug-in, desktop and handheld applications, support next-generation contactless credit cards, debit cards, smart cards, NFC and access control credentials to enable fast, accurate, reliable and secure transactions. Further information under www.feig.de