TagMaster North America recently announced the newest to the ACTS embedded software family, ACTS Flex. The software will be officially unveiled June 10th at the IPI International Parking Institute Conference & Expo 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.
ACTS Flex, powered by ArmID, is reader embedded middleware that allows communication between TagMaster long-range readers and third-party access control software using the TCP/IP connection.
ACTS Flex can be used in a variety of applications. A typical application for a TagMaster long-range reader with ACTS Flex is a parking area protected by a barrier. ACTS Flex translates the tag information collected by the reader using JSON, XML, or Plain Text which is sent to the access controller or host computer using the TCP/IP connection. The access controller or host can either open the barrier, or tell the reader to send a relay command to a connected external device, such as a signal light or barrier.
"Though TagMaster North America provides a standalone Access Control and Tracking System solution (ACTS Essential), we saw the need for a middleware such as ACTS Flex to better serve our customers who have developed--or hope to develop--their own custom software that could communicate with the TagMaster long-range RFID readers using a popular connection," said Ali Khaksar, president of TagMaster North America. "TCP/IP is fast, and many locations already have a network infrastructure in place which reduces installation costs."
TagMaster readers have multiple industry standard connections including RS232, RS485, and Wiegand. With the creation of ACTS Flex, system integrators may now take advantage of the TCP/IP connection which previously was only used for reader configuration.
About TagMaster North America, Inc.
TagMaster North America, Inc. is the leading provider of long-range and high performance RFID solutions for Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) and rail bound transportation. Convenient and efficient RFID solutions from TagMaster NA can increase security and decrease environmental impact. Seamless integration and reliable performance records are TagMaster North America's distinct hallmarks.