Canton, MA – International Electronics, Inc. (IEI) (NASDAQ: IEIB), a leading manufacturer of electronic access control and asset management solutions for industrial and commercial applications, today released RF Gateway-Direct Connect, a communications gateway that extends data transfers between fleet vehicles and the base station up to one mile. Suitable for large facilities or multiple facilities, the product permits greater flexibility and range in the management and control of material handling equipment.
RF Gateway-Direct Connect is a product option in IEI’s PowerKey® Fleet Management System, which provides complete control and data collection automation for industrial vehicles. The PowerKey architecture contains a broad range of features and capabilities that can be used to collect vehicle usage information through its automated wireless radio network. It is designed to enhance operator accountability and reduce vehicle damage. PowerKey’s built-in scripting program automates daily checklists of industrial vehicles and helps insure OSHA compliance.
The PowerKey RF Gateway-Direct Connect establishes RF communications for data transfer between vehicles and the PowerKey base station computer. Using a 900 MHz spread spectrum frequency-hopping technique, communication with each vehicle is impervious to environmental interferences.
“We believe RF Gateway-Direct Connect is an important feature in our PowerKey product line as we continue to receive interest from fleet management personnel at large, dispersed operations,” said Michael Oyer, Director of Industrial Products for IEI. “It is currently installed at large operations such as Visteon Corporation, one of the world’s largest suppliers of technology solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide. With successes such as the Visteon installation, we firmly believe that RF Gateway-Direct Connect will establish IEI’s PowerKey product line as a fleet management system with the broadest range of features and capabilities at the lowest cost of ownership of any product on the market today.”
RF Gateway-Direct Connect is available immediately from IEI at a list price of $795. Because the unit is network attached and can be placed anywhere on the corporate network, installation is simplified, particularly in large facilities or installations with a campus of buildings. Selective placement of multiple RF gateways support area position reporting of all fleet vehicles.
About International Electronics, Inc.
International Electronics, Inc. (“IEI”), an ISO9001:2000 certified manufacturer, designs, manufactures, markets and sells electronic access control equipment and browser-managed security platforms used in residential and commercial security systems and wireless access control and fleet management systems for industrial mobile asset applications. IEI’s products include its Door-Gard™ and Secured Series™ access control lines, its LS line of integrated battery operated door locks, its eMerge™ browser-managed access and security management products and its line of PowerKey™ industrial access control and fleet management products. IEI markets its security management and access control products to leading distribution and electronic security installation companies, and its PowerKey™ products directly to material handling equipment users worldwide. For more information about IEI visit www.ieib.com.