Hi-G-Tek and NTC Design Wireless RFID Cargo Security System for Customs Control Agency...
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Hi-G-Tek and NTC Design Wireless RFID Cargo Security System for Customs Control Agency of Kazakhstan Solution delivers real-time visibility across Kazakhstan's 4000-mile trade lane ROCKVILLE, Md.--(Business Wire)-- Hi-G-Tek (www.higtek.com), a leading developer of RFID sensing and control solutions for tracking high-value cargo and sensitive materials, provided its technology platform to Kazakhstani-based systems integrator, Science Technical Center (NTC) (www.ntc-nt.kz), to implement a cargo monitoring system for the Customs Control Agency (CCA) of Kazakhstan. NTC designed and installed a solution around Hi-G-Tek's integrated radio frequency identification (RFID) cargo monitoring technology at several major Kazakhstani border checkpoints between China and Russia. The Automatic Delivery Control System (ADCS) is used by the CCA to secure the 4000-mile journey against black market theft, with the intent of increasing commercial cargo traffic and associated customs tariff revenues. The CCA project utilizes a combination of Hi-G-Tek outdoor data readers, handheld readers, and reusable Hi-G-Locks to secure and track containers and trucks traveling through the country. The Hi-G-Locks secure container doors and have the capability to confirm loads electronically through a programmed cargo manifest. On-board sensors monitor the state of the container doors and provide automatic warnings of attempts to tamper with locks. This information is relayed via the reader network to NTC's Management Software, an enterprise software package, which records the electronic manifest captured by the Hi-G-Tek RFID application during a truck's entry into the country and provides real-time sensor information while the cargo is in transit, allowing Kazakhstani officials to act instantly should a security breach occur. "The Republic of Kazakhstan serves as a major commercial trade lane between China and Europe, with more than $2 Billion (USD) in goods passing through the country each year. To expedite cargo traffic between China and points west, Kazakhstan understood that it needed to streamline the customs process, while securing the trade routes against black market theft to attract additional commercial traffic," said Rashid Abderzakov, NTC-NP, General Manager. "After evaluating several RFID solutions, only Hi-G-Tek met the requirements set forth by the Customs Control Agency. With its advanced wireless trade lane security solutions, Hi-G-Tek and NTC were able to deliver a solution that has led to cargo-related crime reduction in the region, while increasing integrity within the customs process and increasing government revenue from tariffs. As a result, Kazakhstan intends to expand installation to include all customs posts throughout the country." "NTC offered the perfect complement to Hi-G-Tek's technology platform and, with our help, they were able to design a comprehensive cargo security system for the Customs Control Agency of Kazakhstan," said Micha Auerbach, Founder & CTO, Hi-G-Tek. "NTC's integrated system incorporated an x-ray inspection system, information monitors, a mobile radiation control laboratory and the cargo management and control solution utilizing Hi-G-Tek's wireless active-RFID technology. This provided Kazakhstan with the solution to effectively guarantee the security of cargo traveling through the country. In addition, it has automated the registration, control and tracking of all cargo related travel producing significant labor savings due to the reduction of manual inspections at border checkpoints." About NTC The Company, Scientific and Technical Center New Projects, (www.ntc-nt.kz) was founded in the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana City, in 1999 as the one of the largest system integrators in the territory of Kazakhstan. The company's activities include the design and construction of security systems on a large and corporate scale for police, customs, security services and municipalities. Solutions include application of the following technologies: CCTV - the Company is one of the biggest suppliers in the territory of CIS, ANPR, RFID, security systems, access control, biometry, radioactive material detection, narcotic and explosives detection, large size trucks, vehicles and railway x-ray scanning. The Company is part of MIDAGI Holding (www.midagi.biz), which consists of 19 companies in Kazakhstan, Great Britain, USA and Israel. MIDAGI Holding Company is an international company leading in the production and sale of a variety of high-tech solutions, information technologies solutions and other products all over the world. About Hi-G-Tek Hi-G-Tek is the developer of Highly Intelligent RFID asset sense and control solutions for fuel distribution and global trade lanes. The company's patented "sensing" technology has applications in several key markets, including homeland security, transportation, fuel distribution, military, biomedical, and global trade lanes. Hi-G-Tek's unique active RFID solutions provide unparalleled levels of real-time security and "sensing" of key assets, whether stationary or in transit, indoors or outdoors. Its sophisticated technology not only detects where an "asset" is, but also its status or condition--anytime, from anywhere in the world. For additional information, visit www.higtek.com. Press Contact: DPR Group, Inc. Christine Randle, 240-686-1000 email@example.com or Company Contact: Hi-G-Tek Gina Lehman, 301-279-0022 ext. 3027 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2008
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