On What Standard Is the HCTRA’s EZ Tag Based?

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Ask The ExpertsOn What Standard Is the HCTRA’s EZ Tag Based?
RFID Journal Staff asked 13 years ago
Is the EZ Tag used by the Harris County Toll Road Authority based on any RFID standards? If so, which ones—and if not, are there commercial interrogators that will read it?

—Name withheld

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In 2006, the Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA), in Houston, Texas, began transitioning motorists to TransCore‘s multi-protocol eGo Plus RFID tags.

The so-called “EZ Tag” is a passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) transponder, based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 18000-6 standards. Any interrogator that employs the same protocol can read the random serial number stored on the tag.

—Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal

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