Hi-G-Tek, a developer of active-RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) sensing and control systems for tracking cargo and sensitive materials, is offering its 18.7 Secure Series. The new product line meets the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 18000-7 active-RFID technology standard and includes both a family of Interrogators (Readers) and Transponders (Tags).
The ISO 18000-7 standard protocol, now required by the US Department of Defense (DoD) for use worldwide, operates at 433 megahertz. This frequency features low power consumption that allows the incorporation of various sensor attributes including breach, shock, light, temperature, and humidity. In addition, the standard establishes a method for an automatic identification of assets at distances up to 100 meters.
The ISO 18000-7: March 2008 version of the standard was named in the recent US Army Product Manager Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT) offices award of an RFID III contract to supply active-RFID to the DoD and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies. This contract was awarded in December 2008 to four contractor and active-RFID supplier teams including Hi-G-Tek and its prime contractor Unisys Corp.
The RFID III contract will supply a universal, integrated platform to all government and military users of active-RFID components for logistics and location tracking and conditional monitoring of cargo and assets.
Hi-G-Tek is a proponent of the ISO 18000-7 standard and a founding member of the DASH7 Alliance, an independent industry action group whose goal is to promote the protocol in global commercial and defense industries.
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