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RFID Readers Support National Highway authority of India's FASTpay

RFID Readers Support National Highway authority of India's FASTpay
FEIG ELECTRONIC has announced they have supplied more than 600 RFID readers to the National Highway Authority in India (NHAI). FEIG's RFID Reader is part of NHAI's FASTag program, that is a new open road tolling method that relies on open ISO standard radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to allow vehicles to pass toll booths and areas without having to stop to pay.

"NHAI achieved the first milestone in electronic toll collection when it operationalized one dedicated FASTag lane at all toll plazas from today. Now FASTag enabled vehicles can cruise through the dedicated FASTag lane without stopping at toll plazas on national highways," the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.

FEIG ELECTRONIC continues to supply ultra-high frequency UHF long-range RFID reader devices including the FEIG LRU3000 and the LRU1002 to this organization to help improve the FASTpay system and ensure traffic in India can continue moving. The hope is that this will speed up commute process times while reducing accidents.

According to a FEIG ELECTRONIC senior product manager, Manuel Haertlé, "the National Highway Authority of India made an intelligent decision to select the open ISO standard 18000-6C UHF RFID standard, as it's easy to enable the adoption of it, and it's offered at an affordable price. Additionally, FEIG's LRU3000 RFID reader is able to support the open protocol, allowing for free-flowing traffic that is traveling at more than 140 kilometers per hour."

With the introduction of this innovative technology, it's now easier than ever for commuters in India to get where they are going without having to repeatedly stop to pay tolls. The devices are extremely accurate and will ensure those traveling are charged the proper fee amount while utilizing the road, freeway or highway in question.

To start with, the RFID toll tags stored vehicle data such as registration number and class of vehicle, which help determine the exact charges at each toll booth it crosses. Recently, NHAI has also started putting encrypted vehicle-related data like the engine and chassis number in these tags. The RFID tags have the capacity to store more data to help with insurance and GSTIN number.

Additional information about these new devices and how they are benefiting the National Highway Authority of India can be found by visiting the FEIG website.

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