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Tönnjes International Group

is a global leader in the field of vehicle identification, as a technology and systems provider.

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We Are the Tönnjes Internationl Group!

“Our Vision: Safer roads and secure mobility through smart vehicle identification.”

Managing Directors, TÖNNJES INTERNATIONAL GROUP GmbH

Jochen Betz, Olaf Renz, Dietmar Mönning, & Jörn Bertram

Managing Directors

Giving Mobility a Smart and Secure Future

As a technology and systems provider, TÖNNJES is a global leader in the field of vehicle identification. The product range can be split into the EVI (electronic vehicle identification), software, security solutions and production technology segments. From manufacturing licence plates to creating a central licence register, the company handles every step when it comes to successfully and securely identifying vehicles.

With the RFID-based IDePLATE system, TÖNNJES has developed an electronic security licence plate that protects against manipulation and fraud whilst, at the same time, enabling smart applications. TÖNNJES products are already in use in many countries around the globe. The company generates 100 percent of its revenue from transactions abroad.

To give vehicles around the globe an identity, to create a system between the authorities and drivers and to make the entire thing as secure and modern as possible – that is TÖNNJES’s mission. The growing number of cars, motorbikes, lorries and transport trolleys that are on the move on roads around the world is a major challenge for cities and municipalities.

In order to create and maintain order and security, TÖNNJES offers tailored solutions for vehicle identification made in Germany, which can also be integrated into existing systems.

Security License Plates, Vehicle Identification & Registration

As one of the leading suppliers worldwide of security license plates as well as vehicle registration and identification systems, the Tönnjes Group focuses on the customer-specific development of international vehicle registration systems through its export companies for protecting the vehicle registration as well as subsequent identification of the “national vehicle fleet” against attempts at manipulation, counterfeiting and theft.

TÖNNJES runs more than 50 branches and joint ventures in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America. By establishing local manufacturing and distribution companies, the company is able to act as a service provider for the respective regulatory authorities or traffic police. Its international focus means that TÖNNJES employs around 2,000 people worldwide. The Tönnjes family started its business activities back in 1832 in Delmenhorst, where the manufacturing site is still operating today and serves as an important technology supplier for us.

Electronic vehicle identification via RFID

Using the latest technologies based on passive RFID and cryptographic authentication, Tönnjes provides customer specific solutions for international vehicle registration and identification. By using passive RFID-Transponder with additional security standards, like the UCODE DNA, Tönnjes offers a wide range of applications and benefits for Road Transport Authorities and ITS Operators.

In the context of technology transfer, we offer you the following products, services and machines:

  • Consultancy on modern counterfeit and tamper-proof vehicle registration and identification systems including high security license plates
  • Planning and technical support for national specifications for vehicle registration products
  • Presentations of customized solutions for the national vehicle registration process
  • Project implementation with local partners in a joint venture company
  • Investment and technology transfer for local production
  • Production installations and machines for number plate manufacture

Full service for smart vehicle detection

We are giving mobility a safe and smart future.

Made in Germany. For the world.

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IDeTRUST®

Software
Tönnjes IDeTRUST® Middleware - RFID software

Middleware – RFID software

Authorized readers can capture the cryptographic identification numbers stored on the UHF RFID chip in IDePLATE® or IDeSTIX®, independent of the platform.

For example, the middleware IDeTRUST® can decode and simultaneously verify the encrypted data via the secure connection to the database during traffic controls. The exchange with the databases of the interface offices, in this case of the police or tax authorities, is also carried out via the middleware, which is protected by a powerful security system. According to ISO 20248, the verification of vehicle and owner data is carried out both on- and offline.

  • Platform independent
  • Decoding and encryption of recorded UHF RFID data
  • A powerful security system protects the middleware from unauthorized access and manipulation

Applications:

  • Vehicle registration
  • Traffic controls
  • Verification of vehicle and owner data
  • Toll collection on roads and car parks
  • Vehicle fleet and access management

Security Licence Plate Holder

RFID Transponder
Tönnjes Security Licence Plate Holder

The Extra Protection

As security is one of our prime concerns, we’re constantly developing new products in this area. Our security licence plate holders offer extra protection against theft, because a special tool is required to dismount them.

Our number plates cannot be removed without causing considerable damage. Even if our licence plates are successfully dismounted, the material damage caused makes them completely worthless to thieves. Our Tamper Proof Plate offers even more protection, as its safety feature self-destructs when the licence plate is removed, rendering the number plate completely worthless.

  • Extra protection for licence plates against theft
  • Self-destruction when the licence plate is removed

Applications:

  • Vehicle registration
  • Traffic controls
  • Vehicle fleet and access management

IDeSTIX®

RFID Transponder
  • Tönnjes IDeSTIX® RFID Windshield Tag
  • Tönnjes IDePLATE® RFID license plate read by a reader on a bridge

Using the latest technologies based on passive RFID and cryptographic authentication, Tönnjes provides customerspecific solutions for international vehicle registration and identification. By using passive RFID-Transponder with additional security standards, like the UCODE DNA, Tönnjes offers a wide range of applications and benefits for Road Transport Authorities and ITS Operators.

  • Self-adhesive IDeSTIX® windshield tag is applied to the inside of the vehicle windscreen as a third license plate for electronic vehicle identification.
  • Supplied on carrier paper in roll format with printed application instructions on backside, suitable for personalisation with desktop TT-printers, e.g. ZT410 and manual lamination
  • Pressure-sensitive adhesive and void effect of holographic foil upon removal
  • Customisable holographic foil with demetalized structures acting as antenna for integrated RFID inlay and transparent foil supplied on rolls for TT-printing.
  • Printed information is sealed between holographic and transparent foil with full adhesive front facing the windshield.
  • Operating frequency: 860-960 MHz (global UHF band)
  • Integrated circuit: (IC) NXP Ucode DNA, passive (battery-free)
  • Supported protocols: GS1 EPC Gen2v2 respectively ISO/IEC 18000-63
  • Memory capacity:
    • TID: 96-bit (incl. 48-bit unique serial number)
    • EPC: 224-bit (alternative configuration upon request)
    • User: 3072-bit
  • Read range (on non-metalized glass):
    • EU (866 MHz): Typical 9 m / Maximum 11 m
    • US (915 MHz): Typical 9 m / Maximum 11 m

Applications:

  • Electronic vehicle identification
  • Toll collection
  • Traffic management
  • Parking and access control
  • Section control
  • Border control
  • Traffic infraction control

RFID-based security features:

  • 32-bit kill password
  • 32-bit access password
  • Various “memory lock” options incl. Block Permalock

Options:

  • Option to upgrade to Cryptographic tag authentication via 128-bit AES key according to ISO/IEC 29167-10 for proof of origin
  • Option to upgrade to Privacy protection via untraceable command and 128-bit AES key
  • Fleet Management
  • Vehicle Tracking

IDePLATE®

RFID Transponder
  • Tönnjes IDePLATE® RFID license plate
  • Tönnjes IDePLATE® RFID license plate read by a reader on a bridge

Using the latest technologies based on passive RFID and cryptographic authentication, Tönnjes provides customerspecific solutions for international vehicle registration and identification.

By using passive RFID-Transponder with additional security standards, like the UCODE DNA, Tönnjes offers a wide range of applications and benefits for Road Transport Authorities and ITS Operators.

  • The RFID is an integral part of the aluminium license plate and cannot not be removed or tampered without visible damage or without compromising its intended functionality.
  • Special license plate holders or one-way screws to prevent plate theft
  • The IDePLATE® can be offered as a Tamper Proof Plate (TPP) which leaves a visible destruction of a seal at the attempt of plate theft.
  • Embossed border and alphanumeric of the aluminium license plate coloured using opaque hot stamping foil
  • Operating frequency: 860–960 MHz (global UHF band)
  • Integrated circuit (IC): NXP UCODE DNA, passive (battery-free)
  • Supported protocols: GS1 EPC Gen2v2 respectively ISO/IEC 18000-63
  • Memory capacity:
    • TID: 96-bit (incl. 48-bit unique serial number)
    • EPC: 224-bit (alternative configuration upon request)
    • User: 3072-bit
  • Typical read range:
    • EU (866 MHz) 18 m / 520 mm x 110 mm plate size
    • US (915 MHz) 16 m / 300 mm x 150 mm plate size
  • RFID-based 32-bit kill password and 32-bit access password

Applications:

  • Electronic vehicle identification
  • Toll collection
  • Traffic management
  • Parking and access control
  • Section control
  • Border control
  • Traffic infraction control
  • Various “memory lock” options
  • Cryptographic tag authentication via 128-bit AES key according to ISO/IEC 29167-10 for proof of origin
  • Privacy protection via untraceable command and 128-bit AES key
  • Digital Signature ISO/IEC 20248

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Jochen Betz, Tönnjes International Group

Jochen Betz

Managing Director

Olaf Renz, Tönnjes International Group

Olaf Renz

Managing Director

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