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Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) Tags: Enhancing Rail Operations

AEI Tags are essential for rail asset management. At INPS, we offer compliant AEI Tags and Readers/Writers, supporting installation and maintenance. Our Readers/Writers enable efficient data exchange with AEI Tags, aiding inventory, maintenance, and logistics for informed decision-making and streamlined operations.

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AEI Tags
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PA4119 Rail Tag Programmer
E1150 Mobile Reader
AEI Tablet Reader
SmartPass® 4 Reader
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AEI Tags

INPS has a direct distributorship with Transcore. We offer both:

AT5118 Standard Temperature AEI RF Identification Tag.

Designed to operate effectively within standard temperature ranges commonly encountered in rail operations.

AT5133 High Temperature Rail Tag.

Specifically engineered with a high-temperature resistant coating, making it ideal for environments with elevated temperatures, such as railroad thaw sheds or areas subject to intense heat.

AP4119 Rail Tag Programmer

The AP4119 Rail Tag Programmer is a specialized device used for programming AT5118 Rail AEI Tags. It’s designed specifically for this purpose, providing efficient and accurate programming of AEI tags used in rail operations.

  • Programming Capabilities
  • Compatibility
  • User-Friendly Interface
  • Connectivity Options
  • Reliability and Security
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E1150 Mobile Reader

The E1150 Mobile Reader for AEI Tags is a portable device designed for reading and collecting data from AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) tags in rail transportation systems. Here are some key features and functions of the E1150 Mobile Reader:

  • Portable Design (lightweight)
  • AEI Compatibility (AT5118)
  • RFID Technology (Radio Frequency Identification)
  • Data Collection (Equipment ID, Status Updates, Location data)
  • User Friendly Interface
  • Connectivity Options (USB, Bluetooth, WiFi)
  • Durability and Battery Life (Rugged Environments)

AEI tablet reader

TransCore’s Encompass® 1 Rugged (E1R) AEI tablet reader is a robust and portable device designed for reading AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) tags in rail transportation environments. Here are some key features of the Encompass® 1 Rugged (E1R):

  • Rugged Design
  • Tablet Form Factor (easier to carry)
  • AEI Tag Compatibility (AT5118)
  • RFID Technology 
  • Data Collection and Processing (Equipment ID, Status Updates, Location data)
  • User Friendly Interface (USB, Bluetooth, WiFi)
  • Connectivity Options
  • Battery Life Long Lasting


The SmartPass® 4 Reader is the pinnacle of rail asset identification technology, designed specifically to read railroad AT5118 and AT5133 transportation tags with unparalleled precision and efficiency.

  • Compatibility
  • Integrated Design
  • High-Speed Capability 
  • Precision and Reliability


Capable of reading AEI tags at speeds of up to 60 mph, facilitating efficient asset tracking in dynamic rail environments.

Our mobile crews are on standby to travel anywhere across North America.