RFID-BASED CVM SOFTWARE WILL AUTOMATE TAXI DISPATCH AND TRIP FEE COLLECTIONS
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1, 2011—GateKeeper Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial vehicle management and parking access control systems, today announced that Nashville International Airport will install its Commercial Vehicle Management (CVM) System as part of the airport’s ground transportation system.
GateKeeper’s CVM software is part of an RFID-based system that automates many of the manual operational and administrative processes required to provide transportation for passengers arriving and leaving an airport. At Nashville, the system will automate the taxi dispatch process and the collection of trip fees, and will allow for the use of credit cards as a payment method for both individual drivers and taxi companies.
“Our CVM software allows airports to take advantage of RFID technology to increase revenues and lower operating costs in ways not possible with manual systems,” said GateKeeper Systems President Lynn Richardson. “This technology is a unique opportunity for airport ground transportation operators to see significant benefits.”
GateKeeper Systems teamed with RFID tag and reader manufacturer TransCore to submit a proposal for a turn-key system, which was selected over other proposals in a competitive process. The installation, which will include 16 lanes of RFID equipment that will monitor about 1,500 commercial vehicles, is scheduled to be completed by mid-2011.