RUSNANO Portfolio Company RST-Invent Provides Vehicle Control in St. Petersburg During EURO 2020

29 June 2021

The RUSNANO portfolio company RST-Invent installed a digital vehicle control system in the framework of the 2020 European Football Championship held on Krestovsky Island, where the UEFA EURO 2020 matches are held at the Gaszprom Arena.

To ensure safety during the championship, the city government introduced a temporary restriction on the traffic of vehicles on Krestovsky Island. For the convenience of residents and Petersburgers who work on the island, an RST-Invent team has developed and deployed an automated access control pass system with CandyTag, an integrated RFID tag.

The system works as follows: residents and employees of the island get an RFID tag pass at the Multifunctional Centre for Provision of State and Municipal Services; the checkpoint lanes, equipped with RFID complexes, a video recognition system and traffic lights recognize these cars and automatically let them pass or prevent the entry.

The system only functions on the days of the events.

The RST-Invent system provides a fully secure area on Krestovsky Island as no entry into the restricted area is possible without a pass. Forgery is impossible with the two-factor vehicle identification.

“The use of a comprehensive system from RST-Invent at EURO 2020 illustrates the range of applications of the company's technological solutions quite well. The team prepared a ‘turn-key’ system that could be quickly installed and connected to the city’s infrastructure. Such products are convenient and meet all safety requirements, so they are in market demand,” said Sergey Vakhterov, Senior Managing Director for Investment Activities at RUSNANO Management Company.

“This project is essential for us since our company has acted both as a manufacturer of RFID tags, equipment and software, and as an integrator. Once again, we confirm the full cycle of competence from implementation to after sales use of RFID systems,” pointed out Ilya Melnik, Commercial Director of RST-Invent.

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RST-Invent LLC is a joint venture of JSC RUSNANO and Systematic Group, a domestic manufacturer of RFID tags, equipment, and software. The company has implemented 350+ RFID projects for private businesses and government orders. It has its own plant for the production of RFID tags and equipment in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad region. A full cycle of competencies in RFID: from the development of the element base to the implementation and maintenance of ready-made solutions.

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The RUSNANO Group includes the RUSNANO Joint Stock Company, the RUSNANO Management Company and the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 138 factories and R&D Centers opened in 37 regions in Russia.