Solutions

Access Control

emz - environmental technology, part of the emz-Hanauer Group, is an independent manufacturer of transponder-based access control systems and waste chutes with data communication via GPRS and LORA. By recording customer data, we are able to bill citizens according to the principle of the “pay as you throw” garbage fee.

Our products can be used for the entire waste management sector, housing administrations and for trade and/or industrial enterprises. With enterprises in France, Germany and Italy, and distributors in all western European countries we are market leader in the area of waste management for all types of containers.

Flex 4

The flex 4 series represents the most cost-effective solution for access control and data registration for 2-wheel and 4-wheel waste containers, collection containers and semi-underfloor systems. Thanks to its sophisticated battery concept, the flex 4 series is able to identify users for many years and transfer the data to our egate portal.

  • Access control for lid opening of waste containers
  • Vandal-proof mounting possible with MGB and MGC
  • Electronic control incl. actuator unit
  • RFID/NFC user recognition - compatible with emz smart Cards, emz smart Tags, emz Smartphone App (ISO 15693 standard, ISO 14443 - MIFARE)
  • Activation of access control via RFID or NFC device (smartphone) - low-power polling
  • Mature battery and service concept
  • GPRS data transmission system
  • Remotely updateable (firmware)
  • Acoustic user guidance (beeper)
  • Optional: Control of two locks
  • Communicates with egate portal: our web-based solution for all data

Flex 5

The flex 5 series represents the most cost-effective solution for access control and data registration for underfloor, semi-underfloor and above- ground systems. Due to the contactless reading unit with LED, transponders of different types can be read easily. Thanks to its sophisticated battery concept, the flex 5 series is able to identify users for many years and transfer the data to our egate portal.

  • Access control for lid opening of waste containers, semi-underfloor collection systems, underfloor collection systems, above-ground collection systems
  • Vandal-proof mounting possible
  • Electronic control incl. actuator unit
  • RFID user recognition - compatible with emz smart Cards, emz smart Tags, emz Smartphone App (ISO 15693 standard, ISO 14443 - MIFARE)
  • RFID/NFC user ID - all Mifare cards: Desfire, Ultralight, Plus and Classic. NFC smartphone
  • Activation of access control via RFID or NFC device (smartphone) - low-power polling
  • Mature battery and service concept
  • GPRS data transmission system
  • Remotely updateable (firmware)
  • Optical user guidance (red and green LEDs)
  • Optional: Control of two locks
  • Communicates with egate portal: our web-based solution for all data

Flex 7

The flex 7 series represents the solution for access control and data registration for collection containers and semi-underfloor systems. Thanks to its sophisticated battery concept and the low-energy communications protocol LoRa, the flex 7 series is able to identify users long-term and transfer the data to our egate portal. The user is informed via a display.

  • Access control for lid opening of waste containers
  • Electronic control incl. actuator unit
  • RFID user recognition - compatible with emz smart Cards, emz smart Tags, emz Smartphone App (ISO 15693 standard, ISO 14443 - MIFARE)
  • RFID/NFC user ID - all Mifare cards: Desfire, Ultralight, Plus and Classic. NFC smartphone
  • Activation of access control via RFID or NFC device (smartphone) - low-power polling
  • Mature battery and service concept
  • GPRS data transmission system
  • LoRa and M-Bus integrated
  • Remotely updateable (firmware)
  • Visual user guidance (display)
  • Acoustic user guidance (beeper)
  • Communicates with eGate portal: our web-based solution for all data

RFID Systems

Since 2005, C-trace has grown rapidly and today they are specialists in the sector of IT solutions in waste management. Independent and flexible company, internal software development. High standards of competence, development, openness to new ideas and commitment, pillars for the success achieved until today.

  • IDENTIFICATION RFID SYSTEMS
  • WEIGHT SYSTEMS
  • RFID CHIPS LF | UHF
  • SOFTWARE

Our team covers all areas of expertise to ensure high quality of technology, development and support. We are certified according to ISO 9001. More than 10,000 vehicles installed and more than 5 million chips sold. We also have more than 15 thousand users of our software.

Waste management telematics system


A powerful tool for your fleet


Do you want to service your collections and operations in the most efficient manor and increase your productivity?


The c-trace telematics system supports you with systematic control of your rounds, orders and logistics processes as well the optimal utilisation of your vehicle fleet. Our telematics solution for waste collection vehicles and other vehicle types brings telemetry data from various systems together on one open platform.

One system, many applications

Our telematics system supports your planning, fleet management and all other up and coming tasks within one or multiple depots.

  • Municipal waste management
  • Commercial waste management
  • Bulky waste
  • Bin service
  • Container service
  • Winter highway services
  • Street cleaning

Benefits of a telematics system

Telematics systems and mobile solutions have become an important success factor in waste management they save time and money and improve profitability. With a telematics system, dispatchers are able to track the location of the vehicles in real time, plan routes optimally and process orders quickly. In the waste management industry, the processes are highly complex, as are the requirements for the environmentally sound treatment of waste. Telematics systems offer a high potential for increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

  • Improved overview
  • Higher productivity
  • Cost reduction
  • Time saving

Features of the c-trace telematics system

  • Moving information to a common communication platform
  • One single application for your dispatchers
  • Continuous process support across all fields of application and workshops
  • Mobile solutions or installed units on the vehicle
  • Extensive functions as well as evaluation options
  • Modular and expandable at any time
  • Individual customer or user extension options
  • Cloud solution or locally installed application
  • Open interfaces for the integration of external vehicle systems (CleANopen)
c-trace-in-numbersC-TRACE in numbers710Projects5.300Vehicles3.200Software users9.400.000Bins distributed24.300.000RFID chips