India approves Star Systems Venus tag for ETC use (ITS International Article)

Star Systems, a Hong Kong-based provider of UHF RFID tags for automatic vehicle identification, has announced that its Venus windshield tag has received approval from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) for use across India’s national highways. The tag has met the requirements of India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Resolution H-25011/4/2011-P&P (Toll) Vol II, and is deemed fit to be used with the country’s United Electronic Toll Collection System, across all toll plazas along the national highways.

The announcement comes just in time for Indian automobile manufacturers who must comply with the new Central Motor Vehicles Rules, which require that vehicle builders must fit a RFID tag on the windshield of all motor vehicles starting in October 2013.

The Venus windshield tag is uniquely suited for ETC using ISO 18000-6C passive tags. It uses patented Break-On-Removal (BOR) and tamper-evident technology to ensure physical tag security, along with unique data security algorithms. It is tuned for vehicle and tolling applications where it is critical to have a robust and consistently reading tag, without issues with cross lane reads.

Jet Lai, senior applications manger of Star Systems International, said, “The Venus windshield tag offers Indian automakers a ready-to-use solution to meet the latest government regulations. Tags can be custom printed and programmed to meet each individual automaker’s needs. We not only provide tags and readers, our customers also benefit from our team’s full expertise in implementing UHF RFID systems for electronic tolling collection and vehicle identification solutions.”