Automatic Border Control System in Maharashtra

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RFID Windshield labels from Confidex, a supplier of specialty RFID Tags, are being used in the first fully automatic border check post control system in Maharashtra. The system is the kick-off for modernizing all border checkpoints throughout India as mandated by the government.

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is in the process of modernizing the state’s border checkpoints. The new system utilizes passive UHF RFID based Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) technology that enables both reliable large scale vehicle and traffic management as well as enhanced traffic flow.

The Confidex Windshield Label, resold by Confidex partner Rajkamal Barscan System, is issued and affixed on each vehicle’s windshield and automatically read when the vehicle approaches the checkpoint. The required vehicle information; tax, insurance, permit, pollution and driver, is instantly retrieved from the central database. This allows border officers to make quick decisions regarding the border control. The IT system infrastructure is provided by HCL Infosystems Ltd. The complete border check station infrastructure is contracted by Maharashtra Border Check Post Network Limited (MBCPNL), a sister company of Sadbhav Engineering Ltd.

“Confidex’s product performance, quality as well as the level of service has met the needs in our rapid ramp up of this passive UHF RFID vehicle identification project,” said KA Santhosh Kumar, Project Director of HCL Infosystems Ltd. ”This led us to define Confidex’s product as de facto form for RFID labels in the entire system.”

The Confidex Windshield Label is based on the EPCGlobal Class1 Gen2 ISO 18000-6C standard. The same standard is also being applied in the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) systems that will be launched in the near term by several authorities such as NHAI.

Hanna Kosunen, Confidex Marketing Director, Object ID, said, “Confidex is pleased to participate in this pioneering project with the local partners and supporting it with high volume RFID label manufacturing capability and product personalization services.”

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