Royal Dutch Army: Introduction of RFID based solutions for vehicle identification
General de Kruif supports vehicle identification with passive RFID technology
Oirschot/Delmenhorst, January 2016 – As part of a long-term project on the training and
education grounds of the Dutch Ministry of Defense, Tönnjes and Kirpestein presented RFID
based solutions for vehicle identification to Lieutenant General Mart de Kruif, commanding
officer of the Royal Dutch Army. Military vehicles were equipped with IDePLATEs and
IDeSTIXs, license plates and windshield labels with integrated passive RFID chips. Reading
units, which are mounted on a gantry, read the information stored on license plates and
windshield labels. De Kruif called this solution a real-life technical innovation which provides
concrete applications for military purposes.
“In these days the technical requirements of systems for a reliable and tamper proof vehicle
identification increase steadily”, explains Koert Kirpestein, managing director of Kirpestein
B.V., during the presentation. To meet these requirements, both companies are constantly
working on the development of their technical solutions.
General de Kruif visited the installation and was introduced to all details of the application.
The Project on the training and education grounds of the Dutch Ministry of Defense is
initially planned for one year. For this purpose, 100 vehicles were equipped with license
plates and windshield labels, using the latest kryptochip developed by NXP Semiconductors.
The so called UCODE DNA, in compliance with the highest security standards, works with an
encrypted authentication – even over long distances.
Certified tests confirm the functionality of the IDePLATE under all weather conditions and at
high speed. With these features it fulfills individual requirements and enables a variety of
applications – these include tamper proof vehicle registration and identification, traffic
management, section control, parking and access control.
Countries like Peru and Latvia have already commenced using the IDePLATE.