Transcore has announced it has exceeded 150,000 radio frequency identification (RFID) satellite communications transceivers worldwide and surpassed 25 million RFID tags and 45,000 RFID readers worldwide.

Its RFID tags are deployed in wireless toll collection systems in use in Florida, Georgia, Taxeas and Oklahoma, as well as in transportation applications in 39 countries.

“Going from five guys and a vision to transportation applications in 39 countries is humbling,” said Jerry Landt, Transcore’s chief scientist. “While this achievement was probably incomprehensible to us at the time, RFDID sustained commercial success in transportation built on a foundation for RFID developments we see today.”

Transcore recently introduced its 3sixty solution, a product suite that merges six logistic capabilities into a single platform to provide in-transit visibility of freight movement. The service combines RFID and satellite communications to operational systems.

In 2004, Transcore acquired GlobalWave satellite communications, which it said led it to becoming the first manufacturer to offer both RFID and satellite communications. GlobalWave allows users to monitor, manage, track and communicate with remote and mobile assets from a Web-based interface. That network supports over 500 commercial transportation companies and the U.S. Dept. of Defense.

In 2005, it introduced Slap & Track, a trailer tracking solution that leverages GlobalWave’s GPS technology. Transcore said that this technology has the potential to help companies reduce tractor-to-trailer ratios, reduce cargo theft, and help recover misplaced or stolen equipment.

Additionally, the company’s eGo paper-thin windshield sticker tags surpassed the hard-case models it replaces, which marks a shift in RFID tags becoming more widely accepted and more versatile in transportation applications, said Transcore.

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