Terry Keith Ashwin

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Terry Keith Ashwin
Born
Terrence Keith Ashwin

(1956-10-08) 8 October 1956 (age 62)
ResidenceJohannesburg, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Other namesKeith
Alma materSouth African Air Force
Years active1970 to date
Known forInvention of: Link-IT
Wireless Data Transfer Systems
Vehicle Management Systems
Active RFID (Beacons)
Electronic Number Plates
The One ID System
AwardsGlobal Security Industries Finest award (2000)
Websiteterryashwin.com

Terrence "Terry" Keith Ashwin (born October 8, 1956) is a South African inventor based in Johannesburg.[1][2] He developed several world-first inventions since the late 1970s, including the precursor to Bluetooth technology.[3][4] He has been the forerunner in new product development in multiple fields.[4][5]

Terry is the co-founder of Hive Technology, a Dubai based company with subsidiaries in South Africa and Ireland.[1][3] He won Global Security Industries Finest award in Las Vegas in 2000 with Link-IT.

Career[edit]

In 1989 he announced the development of wireless data communication devices including RF devices to wirelessly connect printers to computers, a cordless ultra-sonic mouse, an infra-red keyboard and a time management system with bar-code scanner and RFID integration.[6] The development and testing of these and other devices was completed by 2014.[1]

He patented the first active RFID in 1999 in the United States, South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia.[1][2]

Terry has registered several patents including:

  • Security system[7]
  • Identification System[8]
  • Identification Device[9]
  • Method and apparatus for selecting a wireless reader action as a result of an output data received from a wireless identification device[10]

These patents were granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).[11]

Inventions[edit]

Unifuel – System

In 1989, Terry Ashwin invented the Unifuel system. The system works as follows: The unit is a stainless steel box with 16-key keyboard and LCD display. It transmits an RF signal from the controller unit at the pumps to a "button" in the vehicle which identifies the particular vehicle. The fuel is accessed by pin code allocated to that vehicle.[12]

Link-It

Terry developed the Link-It in 1995 for which he was honored with the security industry’s Finest New Product award. The Link-It product was renamed Wave Trend in 2000 and was the world’s first Active RFID. Terry Invented the miner helmet tag access system in 1997.[2][13]

Monita

Fleet monitoring system, known as Monita was developed by Terry Ashwin in 1996.[14][15]

Timetech – Time Management System

Timetech system was developed by Terry in 1990. The Time Tech Series 1 system is a portable time management system for vehicles.[16]

Dialogue Data Logging System

In 2002, he developed the Dialogue Data Logging System.[17]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2000: Global Security Industries Finest award in Las Vegas.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cabral, Alvin R. (November 1, 2015). "Why you should be open to change". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "The Link-It orbiter system". Security SA.
  3. ^ a b "Hive Technology: A Pioneer in Secure One Identification Technology". The Silicon Review. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b Stewart, Linda (August 1, 2017). "How we made our business dreams come true". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Interview in September 1992 on South African TV with Inventor Terry Ashwin". South African Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Link (1989) - World First Wireless Communication (WiFi)". EurekaTechnology. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Security system - Google Patents". Google Patents. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Identification system - Google Patents". Google Patents. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Identification device - Google Patents". Google Patents. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Method and apparatus for selecting a wireless reader action as a result of an output data received from a wireless identification device - Google Patents". Google Patents. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Patents by Inventor Terrence Keith Ashwin". Justia.
  12. ^ Ashwin, Terry. "Vehicle & Fleet Management - Unifuel". Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Link-IT Orbiter (1998-1999) Extracts from Net Insider TV Program". EurekaTechnology. April 14, 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Monitoring system - Google Patents". Google Patents. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Monitor with a difference". Transport Management. 1996. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Time-Tech (1992/3) - EurekaTechnology". EurekaTechnology. April 14, 2013.
  17. ^ "Dialogue Data Logging System". Retrieved 10 April 2019.

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