Carl Olov Carlsson with the next generation tag.
Kapsch has used the ITS World Congress to stage a major new product launch. The company says that not only is the new TRP-4010 next generation DSRC tag 50 per cent smaller, both in size and weight than any of the units available on the market today, but it sets new standards when it comes to customisation, flexibility and efficiency in the supply chain.
For instance, the TRP-4010 tag will be offered with an ability to use so called In Mould Design (IMD), a technique that gives the operator that is issuing the tag the option to offer a really exclusive appearance incorporation, for example, a logo or a picture. Kapsch says it could be the operator’s logotype, a picture, or anything else that can be produced in the form of a graphic file. This print is then moulded into the plastic enclosure of the tag at production, giving it a glossy and exclusive appearance.
For the environmentally minded, Kapsch points out that the new tag also provides interesting and attractive features. Since the size is 50 per cent smaller, the material consumption in production is minimised and the use of plastic, circuit board and metal surfaces have been reduced by over half.
In addition, since these tags are being shipped all over the world, the reduced size provides substantial savings in terms of shipping volume and use of packing material. On top of that, due to minimised power consumption, the device only requires a much smaller battery, giving less environmental impact while still offering the same lifetime as former tag generations.