Tönnjes E.A.S.T.


RFID license plate

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.

Dietmar Mönning

Dietmar Mönning
Managing Director
Delmenhorst, Germany

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  • 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

Key Facts

  • 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

Security features:

  • 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


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

Trend-setting Vehicle Identication Via Radio Communication

As a leading supplier of security vehicle license plates, Tönnjes E.A.S.T. offers their customers vehicle identification solutions for a wide range of requirements. The RFID products IDePLATE (RFID license plate) and IDeSTIX (RFID windscreen sticker) are used to protect against manipulation, fraud and theft.

Equipped with the latest technologies, the company develops modular systems and individual complete solutions for the production and distribution of license plates that meet specific requirements in the fields of security, organization and logistics.

Supplier News

TÖNNJES opens up new strategic base in Dakar with AFRIPLAQUE

German experts set their sights on the West African vehicle identification market The Government of the Republic of Senegal is introducing a new system to register vehicle owners and identify vehicles in the West African state. This should improve the state’s control over vehicle tax and provide a sound footing for the insurance sector. TÖNNJES C.A.R.D. is participating in this restructuring process by investing over one million euros in the construction of a new production plant for vehicle licence plates in the capital, Dakar. The specialist manufacturer of security licence plates and RFID-based vehicle identification systems has formed a long-term collaboration with Gemalto, a French software company and systems integrator.

Solution News

5.5 million licence plates and RFID labels for the Philippines

Tönnjes E.A.S.T. delivers its first IDeSTIX Headlamp Tags to the country The “Land Transportation Office” (LTO), a department in the Philippine Ministry of Transport, has commissioned German company Tönnjes E.A.S.T. to deliver an initial batch of 3.25 million licence plates for cars and motorcycles. All vehicles will also be fitted with an electronic RFID label containing a UcodeDNA high-security chip. IDeSTIX windscreen labels will be fitted in 775,000 cars, and 1.7 million motorcycles will receive an IDeSTIX Headlamp Tag. This means vehicles can now be electronically identified by a reader in moving traffic. The company is currently delivering blank plates to the island state and will start production work in March as part of a local joint venture in Manila.

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