InnoTrans 2014 - International Trade Fair for Transport Technology
Messe Berlin, Germany - Hall 7.1A - Booth #202
9/23/14 to 9/26/14
ELECTION & VOTING SYSTEMS
AVANTE provides the world's first optical scan, the OPTICAL VOTE-TRAKKER® paper ballot which uses digital imaging to achieve zero errors in 1.5 million marks and is the first patented optical paper voting system to provide irrefutable electronic auditability. AVANTE achieves its ballot counting accuracy, system security and voter accessibility with unparalleled patented system architecture. AVANTE also pioneered the use of both DRE with VVPR and paper ballot with optical scan systems for ranked voting with automatic instant run-off tabulation. AVANTE's OPTICAL VOTE-TRAKKER® is the first election system with proven 0% residual votes (unintentional undervotes).
TEST SCORING SOLUTION FOR CLASSROOM TEST ASSESSMENT AND GRADING OR NATIONAL TEST SCORING
AVANTE offers the first patented paper test scoring and assessment grading solution and system that achieves zero errors in 1.5 million marks. It is 100 times more accurate than traditional optical mark recognition (OMR) test scoring systems. Imagine no more errors in SAT or public standardized test scoring! AVANTE eTEST applications use a COTS document imaging scanner with its test assessment and grading software applications that use standard test sheets similar to most test and assessment sheets with the enhancement that you can print the test form yourself with laser printers.
SURVEY & CENSUS SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC DATA CAPTURING AND TABULATION SOLUTIONS
AVANTE presents the first patented paper survey and census system with accurate data capturing solution that achieves zero errors in 1.5 million marks. Besides being accurate in tabulation, the survey can be formatted automatically in flexible formats to reflect the specific needs for a variety of surveys and census data to achieve the optimum reflection of the statistics and opinions from the population being sought. AVANTE provides complete survey and census data capturing services from form generation, printing and mailing, tabulation of data for results and statistical analysis.
TRADESHOW & EVENT MANAGEMENT WITH RFID
Help exhibitors and attendees to meet using AVANTE's 2nd generation UHF RFID technology that combines the best of both worlds in long read UHF passive RFID and/or active RFID badge while maintaining the lower cost option of 2-D barcode lead retrieval. Energize your shows and events with benefits to both exhibitors and attendees using "mutual interest-alerts" when buyers and sellers of the right products and services are within a short distance. Automatic, non-obtrusive and non-intrusive data capturing is available for organizers on attendees' interests based on traffic and session attendance with RFID badges and recording readers. AVANTE's patented RFID lead retrieval system is ideal for CEU administration in professional organizational events and provides unparalleled convenience in capturing attendee badge data.
BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION SOLUTIONS FOR VOTING, DRIVER LICENSE AND NATIONAL ID APPLICATIONS
Voters, citizen and driver's license ID besides providing identification for specific voting, driving and citizen privileges are now used for many social benefits and national security applications. The use of physical biometrics is the most reliable authentication of the individuals bearing such ID card. Using its hash codes and physical and encryption security with the use of RFID smart cards as well as its patented technologies for OMR-ICR data capturing, biometric capturing and authentication, AVANTE offers many solutions for business and governmental transactions.
ENHANCING HEALTHCARE WITH RFID
Solutions include: patented RFID automatic point-of-care medication and patient matching, patented tamper-resistant RFID labeling and track-and-trace solution for pedigree management and counterfeit prevention, patented RFID real-time inventory shelf system, and patent-pending RFID real-time locating system (RTLS) for important hospital assets.
RFID KEY FOB, CARD AND HIGH TEMPERATURE RFID TAGS
AVANTE manufacturers reliable passive RFID key fobs and cards with customer designs and artworks. Specialty high temperature RFID tags and inlets (inlays) for high temperature, high reliability and sterilization applications are available. These high temperature stable UHF and HF or their patented combinations have been proven for molded plastics, tires and medical applications.
PERSONNEL SAFETY & ASSETS SECURITY MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING SYSTEM
The first RFID based security system using the combination of active and passive RFID badge technology for personnel visibility improves personnel safety and security. Multilayered RFID access control and security electronic access control management system, time-attendance management, biometrics and DVR are all integrated within a common infrastructure. RTLS (Real-time locating system) uses patented dynamic zoning with our RELAYERTM RFID reader network. Patent-pending "on-demand" RFID real-time locating capability provides emergency management for personnel evacuation while maintaining privacy during normal operation. AVANTE's RTLS is ideal for personnel security and safety management for college campuses, corporation complexes, underground mines, chemical manufacturing, storage facilities and other safety critical work environments. AVANTE also provides Wiegand compatible RFID smart card access control and security systems with a mix of both proximity and long-range read distances. These solutions are designed for compatibility with existing legacy applications and hardware. (View Video)
The AVANTE RFID based personnel & asset visibility system is now available in GSA schedule under GSA contract.
END-TO-END COLD CHAIN SECURITY SYSTEM FOR TRACKING LOGISTICS OF REFRIGERATED CONTAINER TRANSPORT AND REFRIGERATED WAREHOUSE STORAGE SECURITY
AVANTE offers real-time actionable reporting of temperature, moisture and other sensor data via a web-based data center with role-based access control to security management during refrigerated container transit and refrigerated warehouse storage. Temperature excursions beyond an acceptable range are reported in real-time via sms phone/text messaging and email using GPS-GPRS and SATCOM to allow for swift corrective action. RFID temperature tags inside reefer containers, trucks and carriers monitor and directly communicate with an RFID relaying device outside of the cold-chain refrigerated box. RFID temperature and sensor tags can be both container based or asset-based to provide real-time end-to-end visibility of critical vaccines, pharmaceuticals and perishable foods in the supply chain.
CARGO TRACKING SOLUTION: CONTAINER TRACKING SOLUTION AND INTERMODAL CONTAINER CARGO TRANSPORTATION & SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY SYSTEM AND MONITORING SERVICES
True six surface intrusion detection is a critical part of a container tracking solution. AVANTE cargo tracking solution utilizes dynamic signal strength attenuation and complementary sensors (patented and patent pending) for tracking cargo security. Web-based end-to-end supply chain container security tracking and monitoring systems use RFID technologies (patented). Combining GPS for geo-location, GPRS (cellular) and/or SATCOM (satellite communication) and dynamic zoning RFID real-time locating system (RTLS) provides unparalleled real time end-to-end supply chain and assets security for theft and loss prevention. AVANTE also pioneered the association and automatic capturing and linking of container stuffing personnel and transportation drivers using personnel RFID identification badges to provide unparalleled holistic and end-to-end supply chain tracking.
CONTAINER YARD REAL-TIME LOCATING (RTLS) TRACKING SOLUTION
AVANTE combines the use of GPS locating, motion and shock sensors, and RF communication to provide real-time location (RTLS) for tracking containers within a yard and storage environment. The incorporation of RFID ZONER-SEAL and ZONER-CTID tags with intrusion sensors provides a comprehensive security and efficient management solution in operating a cargo container yard with ultimate profitability.
REAL-TIME LOCATING (RTLS) & TRACKING SYSTEMS
AVANTE's RTLS uses patented dynamic signal strength zoning technology with low cost active RFID ZONERTM tags and grid RFID RELAYERTM network readers to monitor yards, warehouses, fleets, buses, schools, mobile assets, livestock, etc.
AVANTE RAIL CARGO AND RAIL OPERATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
AVANTE Rail Cargo and Rail Operation Management System is web-based solution incorporating many unique technologies such as RFID-based sensors, optical-infrared-Doppler Radar, GPS-GPRS-Satellite and Wireless Broadband technologies to provide one of the most cost effective real-time visibility of the cargo and train operation while achieving the positive train control mandates. This web-based solution is designed to easily interface and function in parallel with legacy hardware and software that are commonly in use in Africa, South America, Eastern Europe and Asia.
AVANTE has more than 15 years of history of innovations with the use of smart cards and RFID for personnel and product security. The company was the first to provide smart card electronic access control systems and the first RFID solution tradeshow and event attendance management system in the 90's. AVANTE was first to use a combination of active RFID and secure passive RFID technology in a single ISO card size personnel badge for personnel and assets visibility with advanced electronic access control management system and real-time locating system (RTLS) capability which can be activated either by the individual in need of help, or centrally activated to speed emergency evacuation and management.
The company was also the first to develop the use of radio frequency electromagnetic signal strength ratio as received (RSSI) for cargo transport monitoring and cargo tracking using RFID devices with different sensors placed inside the cargo container to provide intrusion detection from all six sides of a cargo container and trailer. The cargo tracking solution also provides data of temperature, shock and moisture inside the container box. The outside reader-monitoring RELAYER is equipped with GPS for geo-location and Cellular(GPRS) and/or Satellite communications (SATCOM) to provide real-time alerts when exceptions or intrusions occur. The system also associates the driver and other transportation staff via the use of personnel ZONER badges to the shipping process to provide a holistic view of the end-to-end supply chain security. The patented AVANTE Supply Chain Security Monitoring Solution provides a true real-time end-to-end container intrusion detection and cargo tracking solution rather than choke-point visibility. The enhanced cargo security and safety pays for itself in reducing thefts and adjudicating losses for ocean, air, and cold-chain and supply chain cargo container shipping. Many aspects of the Cargo Tracking Solution and particularly for hazmat applications have been tested and verified by the EPA EVT program.
The U.S. EPA Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV) provides credible performance data for innovative commercial-ready environmental technologies to help speed their implementation for the benefit of purchasers, permit holders, vendors, and the public. Additional information is available on the ETV Web Site at www.epa.gov/etv
In the years since 2010, AVANTE teams have deployed its technologies and solutions in projects customized for special operation environments in many countries in Africa, Asia, South America and domestically in United States. Some of the more notable projects includes the following:
- Biometric voter registration system incorporating fingerprint biometrics and designed hardware with capabilities to function without direct AC power for more than 16 hours. More than 22,000 units are deployed in Nigeria.
- Artwork theft prevention and monitoring system for high value antiques and arts deployed in United States. Real-time visibility for all artwork is tracked with the use of RFID-based sensor network coupling with video monitoring.
- Election results transmission and dissemination system for the General Election in Uganda. Close to 10 million votes were consolidated and diseeminated to the public in real-time.
- Real time personnel visibility and RTLS for high security embassy in Middle East. This system also provides the executive protection capabilities while they are outside of the compound with the use of specialty RFID based real-time locating system coupling with GPS-GPRS-Satellite communication capability.
- Parallel election results tracking system for the General Election in Angola. AVANTE team provides the capability for competing parties to confirm the election results in real-time using the geo-tagged data transmission and communication using the combination of cellular and satellite network.
- Extreme privacy and security controlled paper survey solution uses by government agencies in United States. This special application of the patented technology with unparalleled accuracy is similar to the OMR based optical scan election system.
- Web-based rail cargo and rail operation management system deployed in Africa. The system uses web-based technologies in providing real-time visibility of cargo shipping operation across the national railway. AVANTE designed and customized RFID-based sensor network and GPS-GPRS-Satellite technologies for real-time cargo booking, loading, unloading, locating, delivery, payment collection, wagon shunting and rolling stock maintenance management, train and crew scheduling, fuel level and usage monitoring, communication capabilities using cellular and satellite platform, and other rail operation management. Additional optional capabilities includes: e-sealing of cargo wagons and containers for real-time cargo security monitoring and track integrity monitoring. With the use of video-infrared-Doppler Radar technologies coupling with the real-time visibility of all trains on the same track and rail workers in proximity, and bi-direction communications and visibility of other activities on the same track for the train engineers, AVANTE Rail Cargo and Rail Operation Management System provides the state-of-the-arts positive train control solution (patent-pending) that is applicable in United States as well as emerging economies with legacy rail systems.
AVANTE International Technology, Inc. is a private company with headquarters located in Princeton, NJ. The company pioneered, patented and marketed the first voter verified paper record (VVPR) (sometimes known as voter-verified paper ballot, VVPB or voter-verified paper audit trail, VVPAT) for electronic voting. AVANTE was also the first in providing captured ballot images as part of electronic audit-to-paper ballot tabulation and quantitative pixel counting of marked ballots, for scoring of exams, standardized tests and tabulation of market and opinion surveys with less than 1 error in 1,500,000 marks.
AVANTE is proud to be a company that develops innovative products and implements its own solutions. We have an experienced staff of hardware engineers, software developers, and implementation specialists located in the United States of America, the Republic of the Philippines, Hong Kong and Shenzhen China.
It is the vision of the company to develop and market innovative products and services that have unparalleled advantages over existing solutions and to recognize and satisfy unmet needs for technological solutions in a changing world. AVANTE has more than 60 granted and pending patents in our portfolio with more than 20 in electronic and paper optical voting solutions and others in RFID applications, IT security solutions using biometric signature capture and authentication, web-based registration system capturing biometrics, cargo container intrusion detection and monitoring, access control with personnel real-time visibility and on-demand RTLS visibility along with many other solutions.
AVANTE, its sister company AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) and PanaSec Inc. are extremely proud of our contributions to our community's democracy, safety and security and our ability to contribute to the success of our customers.
AVANTE has extensive experience and expertise working on projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America. We are pleased to have received an Export Achievement Certificate from the US Department of Commerce: