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Honeywell unveils passive vehicle RFID tag for toll collecting ••• Connect&GO offers RFID wristbands for amusement and water parks ••• Idox Health intros RFID asset-management solution for health care ••• Rigado unveils IoT suite with Bluetooth 5 support ••• LEGIC Identsystems selects WISeKey as security partner for mobile services.
By Rich Handley
Nov 16, 2017

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Honeywell; Connect&GO; Idox Health; Rigado; LEGIC Identsystems, and WISeKey.

Honeywell Unveils Passive Vehicle RFID Tag for Toll Collecting

Honeywell has announced its latest passive RFID tag, which enables secure vehicle identification while preventing counterfeiting, spoofing or the exposing of customer data to unauthorized users. The IT70 tag can be used for highway tolling applications, electronic vehicle registration, and vehicle access and payment.

The tag can be read from car and truck windshields at ranges of 10 meters or mere, even while a vehicle is traveling at speeds of more than 160 kilometers per hour. Drivers throughout Brazil are using the tags to access toll roads and pay for gas and parking, the company reports.

"Organizations want to prevent unauthorized use of the tags, and their customers need the peace of mind that data being transmitted from their car is secure," said Hank Stephens, the RFID product leader of Honeywell's Productivity Products business, in a prepared statment. "We incorporated a range of cryptographic standards to provide two-way authentication and data security with up to six access keys with fully configurable privileges."

Since it is a fully passive RFID tag, the IT70 requires no further maintenance once it is applied to a vehicle windshield. The tag features up to six access keys, cryptographic encryption support with the ability to perform AES-128 functions three times faster than competitive tags, and the ability to withstand extreme environmental conditions ranging from -40 degrees to 85 degrees Celsius.

"Although commonly used for toll lanes and parking garages," Stephens added in the prepared statement, "these secure RFID tags can also be used for other electronic payment transactions, such as buying gas without having to leave your car."

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