ST. LOUIS, MO., July 15, 2014 – RF Controls was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to install their groundbreaking bi-directional, steerable phased array fixed antenna system to track parts, tools and government owned assets for their F-35 Lightning II production program.
The RF Controls and Lockheed Martin team designed a fixed antenna system capable of reading passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags from distances far greater than previously imagined with accuracy levels of 99 percent in real time. This concept, pioneered by Lockheed Martin, will fundamentally change the way assets of all kinds are monitored, counted and managed while reducing cost, increasing efficiencies and further enhancing workplace safety.
“Working with Lockheed Martin provides the ultimate validation of our technology in the marketplace given their long history of innovation particularly using RFID,” said RF Controls’ CEO Tom Ellinwood. “The technology of RF Controls will serve as the foundation for the Internet of Things around the globe. We are proud to be the vendor of choice for Lockheed Martin and a part of their plans to redefine the future of manufacturing.”
RF Controls, LLC, a leading provider of advanced RFID technology, was founded in 2006 by businessman and entrepreneur, Tom Ellinwood, and Chief scientist and technology developer, Graham Bloy. The company’s patented Intelligent Tracking and Control System (ITCS(R)) provides real-time location system (RTLS) functionality, using only passive, ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to identify, locate and track items. The system is now in use at some of the world’s largest and most influential companies.
Todd A. Spence, 314-720-0895