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I.D. Systems Awarded Patents for Access Control and Luggage Handling
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Hackensack, NJ -- I.D. Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDSY), a leading provider of wireless asset management solutions, today announced that it has been awarded patents 7,656,271 and 7,656,273 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, covering, respectively, a system for controlling human access to mobile assets, and a mobile portal for tracking the movements of luggage. The capabilities described in these patents apply particularly to I.D. Systems' wireless Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) for managing fleets of industrial trucks, rental vehicles, and airport ground support equipment. These systems are used by leading manufacturers, distributors, retailers, rental companies, and airlines to improve safety, security, efficiency, and productivity in their day-to-day operations.
"This award adds to our portfolio of more than a dozen patents issued and pending, and further protects I.D. Systems' intellectual property rights against competition, which is critical strategically as the global markets for wireless vehicle management and airport baggage tracking grow," said Kenneth Ehrman, President of I.D. Systems.
The patented system for access control for remote mobile assets focuses on a device that interfaces with the asset, stores key operator authentication and authorization data, and selectively controls whether the asset can be enabled for operation. An individual who wishes to operate the asset must first present an identifying token; based on defined environmental conditions and the individual's credentials, including group affiliations, the system device enables or prevents operation of the asset.
The patented mobile portal for tracking luggage describes baggage handling vehicles equipped with both a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader and a device that actuates the reader under certain operating conditions. The system identifies RFID-tagged luggage as it is loaded, moved, and unloaded—wherever the baggage handling vehicles may travel. The system also compares scanned luggage to a predefined list, such as a manifest that matches airline passengers with their luggage. In the event of a security issue, such as a piece of luggage being loaded without being associated with a checked-in passenger, the system can automatically initiate security measures on the baggage handling vehicles.
About I.D. Systems
Based in Hackensack, New Jersey, with subsidiaries in Texas, Germany, and the United Kingdom, I.D. Systems is a leading provider of wireless solutions for securing, controlling, tracking, and managing high-value enterprise assets, including vehicles, powered equipment, trailers, containers, baggage, and cargo. The Company's patented technologies address the needs of organizations to monitor and analyze their assets to improve safety, security, efficiency, and productivity. For more information, visit www.id-systems.com.
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