Following the discontinuation of SmartTag sales by Touch ‘n Go, EFKON Asia Sdn. Bhd., the Austrian technology provider of the Infra-Red Toll Collection System on Malaysian highways, has just launched its own branded E-TAG electronic device that is compatible with SmartTAG lanes on Malaysian highways.

EFKON’s E-TAG features a new-generation microprocessor and enhanced display for better performance and reliability. The new SmartTAG-compatible device offers superior functionality, portability, reliably and cost-efficiency.

The E-TAG by EFKON will be available at offline channels such as accessories shop while another similar product, branded under MaxTAG distributed by Sigma Technology will be available exclusively online on Lazada and

EFKON Asia Director Helmuth Blasch said: “Both E-TAG and MaxTAG feature new microprocessors and enhanced display for even better performance and reliability. These proven Infra-Red TAG devices provide peace of mind to users by providing secure transactions with the exact toll amount paid immediately visible.”

“Infra-Red TAG devices are cost-effective solutions for frequent highway users. Each device is robustly-built with a high-impact resistant casing. As it can be kept inside a vehicle and not subject to external environment conditions and vandalism, one can easily last 15 years or more,” he added.

Each E-TAG is priced at RM143 and is available at selected Shell stations and other offline kiosks from early November 2018 onwards. Alternatively, you can purchase a MaxTAG for RM138 (+RM5 shipping) on or Each purchase of an E-TAG or MaxTAG comes with a 1-Year manufacturer warranty.

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