.:Case Study: AXCESS's RFID vehicle access control system installed at electric utility company for Homeland Defence Initiatives :.

AXCESS International Inc, a leading provider of Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems announced that its vehicle access control system is being utilised by Great River Energy, an electric utility company, to automatically control vehicle access at remote secured locations. The system provides automatic identification and validation of authorised employees, tracking employee activity and reducing the time it takes to enter the gated areas, hence providing security improvements needed for homeland defence initiatives.

"We needed to upgrade our security system from a manual lock and key system to electronic gate access," commented Mark Royseth of Great River Energy. "By installing AXCESS's access control system, we are able to automate entry into the facilities for authorised personnel and greatly enhance our security. In addition, we now have an event log that automatically tracks employee activity across multiple locations."

Employees are provided with an active RFID key tag that transmits its unique user identification to a palm size receiver tied to the gate controller. Entry is immediately provided for authorised personnel at gates where previously drivers had to exit the vehicle and manually unlock the gate. Now, with automatic identification and access the driver never leaves the vehicle, improving security and efficiency.

" The Great River Energy installation is another example of how our active RFID solutions increase both efficiency and the security needed to secure our homeland," commented Ben Donohue, VP of Business Development for AXCESS. "We continue to maintain our focus on providing active RFID solutions that are easily replicated and scaleable for homeland defense iniatives in such areas as public utilities; police, education and other municipal vehicles; and HAZMAT trucking."

AXCESS's patented ActiveTag RFID product uses small, battery powered tags (generically called "active" tags) that when automatically activated transmit a wireless message to hidden palm size receivers. The receivers are connected via an industry standard interface to existing security alarm equipment or networked on the existing corporate network. Optionally, the tag system can be used to trigger security video recording and live remote video transmission using proprietary AXCESS technology. The ActiveTag products are used for a variety of security applications, including automatic personnel & vehicle access to facilities, corporate asset tracking and protection as well as special purpose sensing. Automatic email alerting and paging is offered for rapid response to security incidents.


Great River Energy, the second largest power supplier in Minnesota, is a generation and transmission cooperative providing electric energy and related services to 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is the 4th largest G&T in the country. Headquartered in Elk River, Great River Energy has 700 employees in Minnesota and North Dakota.


AXCESS International Inc, headquartered in greater Dallas, Texas, provides Enterprise Dot™, Dual-Active™ RFID (radio frequency identification) and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) for asset management, physical security, sensing and supply chain efficiencies. The battery-powered (active) RFID tags locate, identify, track, monitor, count and protect people, assets, inventory and vehicles. The patented technology enables applications including: automatic "hands-free" personnel access control, automatic vehicle access control and logistics management, automatic asset management and sensor management. AXCESS is a portfolio company of Amphion Innovations.

For further information, please contact Electro-Com on 1300 130 806, sales@electrocom.com.au or visit www.electrocom.com.au .



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