Kazakhstan customs control agency employs Hi-G-Tek, NTC wireless RFID cargo security system

ROCKVILLE, Md., 10 April 2008. Hi-G-Tek, a 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), to implement a cargo monitoring system for the Customs Control Agency (CCA) of Kazakhstan.

ROCKVILLE, Md., 10 April 2008. Hi-G-Tek, a 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), 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 uses 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.

"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," says Micha Auerbach, founder and 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."

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