TagMaster/CitySync markets new innovative products and intent to acquire Balogh
Latest in camera family – CitySync 50 ANPR Camera
High quality imaging with On-board processing
CitySync 50 is an All-in-one HD ANPR camera for 24/7 plate recognition for parking systems. Thanks to an onboard database, with email, relay, LED and Wiegand outputs, the camera can be used as a standalone Mini-ANPR system. Alternatively, utilising the JetParking server software, the cameras can form part of a full car park management suite. The camera is able to be setup in minutes, thanks to a web-based interface with intuitive wizard and colour-coded camera viewer. Furthermore it has a HD camera sensor providing a depth of field of over 10m with a single lens.
The high resolution also enables capture of the most challenging plates including those with half-height and stacked characters. The CitySync 50 camera is available with multiple illumination options including 850nm and 760nm infra-red and white-light. This flexibility allows clear, crisp, licence plate images to be produced in 24-hour conditions. The camera is complimented by the Jet recognition engine which is one of the fastest and most accurate in the World. The engine is supported full-time by our in-house development team. All the HD video is processed inside the camera housing, with no need to send high bandwidth video across the network. There is also no need to install high-powered ANPR processing devices.
Danny Malone, the ANPR Product Manager for CitySync stated in a Press release from March 2016, “There has been a renewed drive since the TagMaster acquisition, to get high quality products to the market quickly and efficiently. The CitySync 50 is following the launch end of last year of the CitySync 30 and shows our commitment to innovation”
A TagMaster innovation – An advanced feature
SecureMarkID® is security extensions using EPC Gen2/ ISO18000-63. It has been developed and registered by TagMaster and offers an outstanding ease-of-use while still offering a medium security level based on cryptographic functions. While EPC Gen2/ISO18000-63 systems traditionally have been using either the EPC field for identity (which can easily be illicitly copied) or the TID field (which is too long to be used in all access control systems without truncation and therefore is difficult to administrate), SecureMarkID® offers a solution to both these problems.
Easy to deploy and administrate Each tag has a readable identity printed on the tag to make administration and deployment easy. This identity comes in a sequence with consecutive running numbers. This identity is short enough to be sent to an access control system using most available Wiegand formats without truncation. It prevents illicit duplication of tags by using cryptographic functions. This security level is suitable for instance in long range vehicle access control applications. TagMaster also offers more advanced security options at higher security levels, but this will require more handling during installation and administration, see Data Sheet for ‘EPC Gen2 v2 Security’.
TagMaster, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Balogh group in France.
Balogh is a well-known RFID specialist which have been a technical pioneer within this industry since it was founded 1958. Balogh has offices for R&D and production in Paris, Toulouse and Normandy and is working towards the three RFID segments of rail, access/security and industrial.
Balogh S.A. and Balogh Normandie is in receivership (Redressement Judiciaire) since May 2015 and the parties will jointly submit a “continuation plan” which will be subject for approval by the court in Paris (Tribunal de Commerce de Paris), the approval is expected to take place in June and the acquisition is conditioned by the approval. The revenue of Balogh is approx. 3,5 M€ and 35 people are employed.
“TagMaster is excited taking this next step in our growth strategy and will together with Balogh become a stronger player within both Rail and Traffic Solutions and continue to build a relevant position as technology provider towards Smart Cities. We will use this opportunity to create a center of excellence for our Rail Solutions in France merging our French and Swedish knowhow, enlarging our product offering towards the major players with rail signaling and being able to take on larger projects. Within Traffic Solutions we will merge our product ranges resulting in fewer products, with larger volumes, and we will get access to more geographical areas and become stronger in France and other south European countries. We will also start selling our CitySync range of products through Baloghs sales channels“ says Jonas Svensson, CEO, TagMaster