Kazakhstan deploys RFID at borders

16 Apr 2008

The Republic of Kazakhstan's Customs Control Agency (CCA) is using RFID technology to guard cargo passing through its borders against theft.

CCA has deployed a wireless cargo monitoring system designed by local system integrator NTC. The system uses RFID technology from Hi-G-Tek.

The system, which provides real-time information from cargo trucks in transit, was deployed in several major Kazakhstani border checkpoints between China and Russia.

Kazakhstan serves as a major commercial trade lane between China and Europe, with more than $2 Billion in goods passing through the country each year.

The RFID-powered system is meant to guard cargo against theft while increasing tariff revenues for the CCA.

The system has also automated the registration, control and tracking of all cargo-related travel, reducing manual inspections at border checkpoints.

The CCA has plans of expanding the system with installations in more checkpoints around the country.

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