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Is it RFID tag is used at toll?

Is it RFID tag is used at toll?

FASTag is a RFID passive tag used for making toll payments directly from the customers linked prepaid or savings/current account. It is affixed on the windscreen of the vehicle and enables the customer to drive through toll plazas, without stopping for any toll payments.

Which frequency range does a traffic toll gate RFID system use?


Frequency Bands Antenna Usage
Ultra High Frequency (UHF) 860 MHz – 960 MHz Single or Double Dipole – Pallet or Case Level Tagging – DOD & Walmart Mandates
Microwave Frequency 2.45 GHz & 5.4 GHz Single Dipole – Container Rail Car – Auto Toll Roads – Pallet Level Tracking

What is RFID toll?

As the vehicle passes through a toll, an overhead scanner reads the radio-frequency from the TNG RFID Tag and charges the toll fare. The Tag will be linked to the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet from which the fare will be deducted from the Touch ‘n Go eWallet balance.

What is difference between RFID and NFC?

While RFID technology can be used over long distances, NFC technology is limited to small distances. RFID tags can generally be scanned at distances of up to 100 meters and do not require a direct line of sight to the reader.

Can existing RFID be used for FASTag?

If a vehicle already has an RFID tag, it might already be activated. When you buy the vehicle, RFID tag payment was also done. It might also have a minimum balance of INR 100 or 200 as is required by the bank. You can recharge it with your Customer ID or Wallet ID of FASTag.

How far away can RFID chips be read?

Far-range UHF RFID tags can read at ranges as far as 12 meters with a passive RFID tag, whereas active tags can achieve ranges of 100 meters or more.

How far can RFID be tracked?

Active RFID systems typically operate in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band and offer a range of up to 100 m. In general, active tags are used on large objects, such as rail cars, big reusable containers, and other assets that need to be tracked over long distances.

How do you use RFID on the highway?

In a scenario whereby different lanes are used for entry and exit points, the charging mechanism will be based on the exit lane. However, according to PLUS’ terms of use, you should always enter and exit the highway using the same payment lane. (E.g. enter via TNG, exit via TNG. Enter via RFID, exit via RFID).

How much is an RFID chip?

Generally speaking, active tags are $25 and up. Active tags with special protective housing, extra-long battery life or sensors can run $100 or more. A passive 96-bit EPC inlay (chip and antenna mounted on a substrate) costs from 7 to 15 U.S. cents.

Can Samsung read RFID?

The Samsung Galaxy SIII is an Android-based smartphone that can read passive high-frequency (HF) RFID tags based on the Near Field Communication (NFC) protocol.

Can a smartphone read RFID?

Can my phone be used as RFID tag? Yes, you can use your phone as RFID tag. For Android or Windows phones you enable NFC.

How do I link my RFID tag to my bank account?

Download the myfastag app & get in touch with the fastag issuer bank. The name of the issuer must be there on the fastag itself. If a vehicle already has an RFID tag, it might already be activated. When you buy the vehicle, RFID tag payment was also done.