Founded in 1994
TagMaster was founded in 1994 as a spin-off of Philips/Saab Combitech. Having pioneered the development of high performance long-range RFID solutions for over two decades, with over 10,000 installations worldwide, TagMaster is market leading in a range of areas including Traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions.
In July 2015, TagMaster took a step forward in its acquisition of the LPR unit (CitySync Ltd) from Image Sensing Systems. CitySync Ltd, established in 1999 with the mission of developing intelligent graphics imaging products, is a leading company within ANPR technology. Today CitySync specializes in Automatic Number Plate Recognition – ANPR. Thanks to their high level of product development, CitySync are known for having one of the market’s best – fastest and most accurate – algorithms for number plate reading. Their products are widely used within traffic, toll roads, parking and for security solutions.
In August 2016, TagMaster finalized another acquisition of the French Balogh Group. Balogh is one of the real pioneers in the RFID technology and was founded in 1958 by the parents of the present owner. Balogh today has offices for development and production in Paris, in Toulouse and in Normandie and works within the three RFID segments Rail, Access/Security (Traffic) and Industrial automation.
In April 2017, TagMaster finalized the third acquisition of CA Traffic Ltd from Hill & Smith Holdings PLC. CA Traffic Ltd was established in 1994 and is the leading traffic monitoring company, offering an array of sensor products, ITS software systems and high specification ANPR cameras, in UK. It has provided traffic monitoring devices to UK local authorities for 25 years and supplied intelligent ANPR camera systems to UK police since 2010. CA Traffic is recognised as providing market leading technology with a strong service portfolio.
In December 2017, TagMaster finalized the fourth acquisition of Magsys in France. Magsys was established in 2003 and is the leading added value ITS (intelligent transportation solutions) distributor in France with a strong foothold in vehicle counting, travel time management and on-street parking monitoring. Magsys are selling towards the French road administrations in cities, departments and to highways (toll roads).
In August 2018, TagMaster finalized the fifth acquisition of Hikob SA. Hikob SA was established in 2011 and is one of the leading IoT/sensor companies in France with a strong foothold within parking, traffic and weather sensors. One strong application area is for electrical vehicle charging stations where they cooperate with the larger French system integrators within EV charging. Hikob is one of the pioneers within IoT in France and has regularly been on the list of the 100 most interesting industrial IoT companies (IoTone).
In June 2019, TagMaster closed another acquisition, Sensys Networks, established 2003. Sensys Networks is a leading provider of advanced data solutions for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Sensys Networks offers a comprehensive wireless platform, addressing today’s most challenging traffic and parking data needs. This end-to-end solution, comprised of sensors, edge gateways and highly sophisticated data management software (SNAPS), has been deployed in hundreds of cities globally, addressing the growing need for data driven traffic and parking solutions.
In April 2021, TagMaster closed the 7th acquisition, Citilog was the first company to introduce video-based automatic incident detection in 1997. With more than 20 years of research and development in the field of analytics applied to traffic solutions Citilog has constantly demonstrated a strong commitment to the traffic industry, in line with its vision. In 2019 Citilog introduced the first incident management analytics module based on Deep Learning technology. Citilog has today a broad portfolio of cutting-edge algorithms (products), based on deep learning, that can be used as both edge solutions and cloud-based solutions. Citilog is focusing on 4 application areas incident management, traffic efficiency, traffic statistic and remote parking enforcement.