Star Systems awarded record eighth OmniAir Certificate for toll devices


Hong Kong-based RFID (radio frequency identification) hardware, tag and professional services provider Star Systems International (SSI) has been awarded OmniAir Certification for its eighth tolling device, more than any other supplier.  

SSI has announced that its Titan UHF RFID multi-protocol reader has been certified for high speed tolling and interoperability by the OmniAir Consortium, which is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles.

Designed specifically for high-speed, multi-protocol, revenue generating tolling systems, Titan supports four antennas and multiple RF communications protocols including: ISO 18000-6C/63, TDM (IAG), ISO 18000-6B-80k, ISO 18000-6B, ISO 10374 (ATA), Title 21 (T21), Artefato SJ5511, and FLEX.

In addition to high-speed, multi-protocol support, Titan has been designed with several innovative features including: cellular signal rejection, Doppler compensation and pre-distortion optimization. These features work together to deliver the highest level of read accuracy for demanding open-road tolling (ORT), multi-lane free flow (MLFF), and high-occupancy tolling/vehicle (HOT/HOV) systems.

Star Systems awarded record eighth OmniAir Certificate for toll devices Titan is designed for extreme outdoor weather conditions, and is fully FCC and ETSI compliant for global deployments. The unit boasts an upper operating temperature of -40°C to +70°C (ambient) and can transmit at full power using PoE+ (Power-over-Ethernet).

Complimented by an internal database that can persistently store up to one million transactions, Titan’s highly flexible software platform has been designed with future upgradeability in mind. Support for Gen2V2 and ISO 18000-63 encryption features provide secure over-the-air communications channels for applications where security is a concern.

SSI supplies passive tolling devices across the globe, with major deployments across India and Taiwan, as well as to members of the 6C Toll Operators Coalition and other tolling operators within the USA.

As well as the Titan Multi-protocol transceiver, the other seven of the company’s products to have completed testing and certification by the OmniAir Consortium are the: Orion 6C Reader, Apollo 3 Position Multi-mode 6C Tag, Gemini 2 Position Multi-mode 6C Tag, Solana Windshield/Headlamp Passive Transponder, Vektra Windshield Sticker Tag, Aries Headlamp Tag, and Venus Windshield Tag.

“The Titan reader is a ground-breaking product for the electronic toll collection market,” said SSI’s CTO, Stephen Lockhart. “By partnering with OmniAir and subjecting Titan to rigorous performance testing, we continue to show our commitment to our customers by demonstrating compatibility with industry standards.”

Jason Conley, executive director of the OmniAir Consortium, commented, “Congratulations to Star Systems for earning OmniAir Certification for their eighth tolling device, more than any single vendor. Our Certification provides assurance to tolling agencies that certified devices conform with industry standards and meet minimum interoperability and performance requirements.”

SSI’s CEO, Bob Karr, added, “We are proud and excited to offer Titan to our partners as a product that is certified by OmniAir. Our team is fully committed to supplying the market with high-quality and high-performance RFID products and backing up those products with world-class support.”

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