BMW Australia has experimented Radio Terminal Systems’ RTS Gate Controller 1000 (RTS GC1000) on its stand at the recent Melbourne International motorshow.
The gate controller system enabled BMW’s corporate clients with barcoded passes to gain access through a turnstile into an area set up for corporate entertainment purposes.
The RTS GC1000 is a remote gate controller, which has been designed to enable remote access to doors, gates and turnstiles.
BMW Australia found the product, which was originally loaned to them to trial at the event, useful. David Hassett, IT Infrastructure and Projects Manager, decided to purchase the unit: “We would like to purchase it rather than return…yes, we like it that much!” stated David Hassett.
Murray Goulburn has implemented the controllers in a similar context, activating turnstile gates through scanning of ID cards.
The RTS GC1000 is also being used by Amcor fibre Packaging in NSW, who use the controller to detect and stop a conveyor, if products are the wrong way around.
It then automatically rotates the pallet. An Amcor Victorian site intends to use the controllers to interpret barcode information and determine if products need to be shrink wrapped or not.
Brendan Bryant, RTS Business Development Manager, comments: “We have found the inexpensive GC1000 to be very popular, as they allow for unattended access to doors, gates, and turnstiles with a valid pass or remote signal via WLAN or SMS/GPRS. The product removes the need for sophisticated controller units or industrial computers.”
The RTS product range is available directly from Radio Terminal Systems (RTS) in Australia and selected resellers. RTS has been developing custom solutions for many clients including Amcor, Murray Goulburn, Versacold, Oxford Cold Storage, Montague Cold Storage, Watson Cold Storage, Peerless Foods, PFD Food Services, P Pullar and Secon Freight Logistics.