In 2010 Technology Assurance Labs took in Venture Capital funding to develop products. To date we have developed two products, an RFID
product called TTBVS©, and an IOT product called OWL©. Technology Assurance Labs continues to innovate and develop products.
OWL© is a low-cost monitoring solution for propane tanks and meters. OWL© provides a software solution for propane dealers, streamlines the monitoring process, and enables dealers to increase revenue with Pay As You Go. The radio operates in a licensed frequency band to avoid interference and has a 15+ year battery life. Tank data is collected and stored in the cloud and presented through a web-based SaaS portal or can be integrated into popular back office systems such as ADDS, Blue Cow, K&K, etc.
The software provides alerts and alarms based on customizable rules as well as historical usage and charting. OWL© enables new revenue streams through our patented
Pay As You Go feature (e.g. monthly usage based billing) as well as leverages your current investment in tank monitoring assets (3rd party data integration on current roadmap). OWL© changes the way you do business giving you visibility into the unknown.
Trackside Train Build Verification System (TTBVS©)
Technology Assurance Labs began developing an AEI reader system for CSX rail yards in 2009. During our development we noticed that the existing AEI infrastructure was aging. It appeared little had been done to update the AEI architecture since the deployments in the 1990s. We identified opportunities to leverage advances in technology and to address the coming shortage of repair and replacement parts.
Over time, we have worked on many legacy architectures which needed creative thinking to refresh them and turn them into Next-Gen architectures— this is where Technology Labs excels. As a result of our analysis, Technology Assurance Labs decided to create the Trackside Train Build Verification System (TTBVS©) aimed directly at deployments inside rail yards. TTBVS© has demonstrated read accuracies around 99%. This powerful system is capable of being adapted to handle an entire yard from a single point.
In late 2010, we embarked on an effort to simplify the design, lower the cost, and increase the performance of this system. The result is a new system design utilizing RFID readers from multiple manufacturers, centralized or distributed processing, onboard or offloaded I/O inputs, simplified installation options and the ability to install a unit where no commercial power or communication lines exist!