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Expansion of KCS in Dordrecht with 4 new, hightech machines

KCS takes the next step into the future and invests in modern hightech machinery:

  • 1x Pick-and-place machine, JUKI KE3010
  • 1x Pick-and-place machine, JUKI KE3020V
  • 1x SMT Reflow oven, Heller 1707 MKIII
  • 1x 3D AOI system, Koh Young Zenith

With the acquisition of two new Pick-and-Place machines KCS has a total of four hightech machines at its disposal, which substantially enlarges the production capacity. The new machinery is featured by an extremely high accuracy (01005, uBGA, fine pitch) and a high placing velocity (35600 cph).

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Release AMIGA documentary on DVD and Blu-ray

In the 80s the Commodore 64 and the AMIGA caused a breakthrough in the era of computers. Nicola and Anthony Caulfield have made a documentary on this computer revolution, which has been released worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray by now. This documentary features products that have been developed as well as produced by KCS.

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KCS TraceME upgrades TM-178 with LoRa technology

KCS has upgraded its successful track and trace module TM-178.
The module has been upgraded with optional LoRa™, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart (BLE), ANT/ANT+ and proprietary RF, which enables easy integration with existing wireless networks and specific custom mobile App’s on smartphones and tablets.

The LoRa™ technology offers a communication range up to 60km. The module offers an advanced indoor and outdoor location based positioning solution, which covers a variety of IoT-applications and enables stolen object/vehicle recovery.

Please visit the product page of the TraceME module TM-178/R9H7 for more information.

go to the TM-901-N1C2 page

KCS TraceME launches product upgrade TM-901/N1C2

KCS has upgraded its successful track and trace module TM-900. The LoRa™ based module is a member of the budget line and targeted for personal tracking and tracing or a variety of non-powered movable objects.

The module has been upgraded with on-board baro-/altimeter and compass/magnetometer.
These features as well as improved temperature range and one extra analog input enable a sophisticated tracking and tracing solution and offers multiple OEM integration possibilities.
Also, the module is now equipped with an internal antenna for LoRa™ transmission, while still offers an extreme long communication range.
Successful field tests of more than 60km line of sight with just 25mW have been achieved.

Please visit the product page of the TraceME module TM-901/N1C2 for more information.


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KCS TraceME launches product upgrade TM-178/R9H5

KCS has upgraded its successful track and trace module TM-178. The module is a member of the budget line and targeted for tracking vehicles and other powered equipment.
The module has been upgraded with an 3G module, offering excellent UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE coverage.

Please visit the product page of the TraceME module TM-178/R9H5 for more information.

go to the TM900 N1C1 information page

KCS TraceME integrates LoRa™ for low budget, long range traceability

KCS BV, based in Dordrecht (NL) has extended its successful TraceME product line with a low-budget track-and trace module based on LoRa™ technology.

The TM-900/N1C1 combines different technologies for traceability (e.g. GPS, LoRa™, Bluetooth LE, ANT/ANT+ and proprietary RF). Traditional national telecom costs are eliminated because of the absence of GPRS/SMS.

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The combined LoRa™ and 2.4 GHz. RF technologies offer tracing over a wide area up to 10 km. The rough tracing from 10 km down to 300 m is done by LoRa™, while the short-range tracing is done by the proprietary RF-technique, which offers excellent indoor and outdoor tracing with an accuracy up to 1.5 m.

Unique features: minimum size (49.6x15x7.5 mm), weight (3.4 grams) and a standby battery lifespan of more than 10 years. Temperature-, humidity- and acceleration sensors as well as solar powering enable the integration of TraceME into a variety of custom specific (M2M) applications.

Please visit the product page of the TraceME module TM-900/N1C1 for more information.
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KCS TraceME expanses Internet of Things era by integrating LoRa™

KCS BV, based in Dordrecht (NL) has extended their successful TraceME product line with an advanced module, targeted for worldwide mobility in the Internet of Things era.
The latest development of the TraceME GPS/GPRS Track and Trace module will combine the RF location based positioning solution with the LoRa™ technology. This combination offers ‘smart objects’ being even smarter, since LoRa™ enables long range, battery friendly communication in a wide variety of (M2M) applications.

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Supporting GPRS/SMS and optional 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, ANT/ANT+ and iBeacon™ provides easy integration with existing wireless networks and mobile apps. The module will be available in Q2/2015 and other variants in the high/mid-range and budget-line will follow shortly after.

Please visit the product page of the TraceME modules TM-202/R9C7 for more information.
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indoor protectionKCS TraceME launches indoor and anti-theft location based positioning solution.

KCS BV, based in Dordrecht (NL) has extended their successful TraceME product line with an intelligent location based positioning solution for indoor and anti-theft applications.
The solution is based on RF with an intelligent algorithm of measuring the propagation time of transmitted (proprietary protocol) signals. Unique features are: minimum size (46x21x6.5mm), weight (7 grams for fully equipped PCB) and a standby battery lifespan of more than 10 years.
‘Listen before talk’ algorithm makes it practically impossible to locate the module which secures the valuable vehicle or asset.

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Supporting GPRS/SMS and optional 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, ANT/ANT+ and iBeacon™ provides easy integration with existing wireless networks and mobile apps.

Please visit the product page of the TraceME modules TM-202/R9C5 and TM-186/R9A10 for more information.


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30 years

KCS celebrates 30th anniversary 

This year KCS is celebrating it's anniversary and solidly has proven over the years to be a reliable electronics partner.




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KCS Charities

KCS supports several good causes like the Dutch Cancer Society, KidsRights, Dutch Alzheimer Foundation & Greenpeace (View charities page)



Graydon award

KCS receives the Graydon award 2014

KCS Electronics Assembly, Dordrecht, has received the Graydon Financially Healthy award. This award is given to the top financially sound companies in the Dutch electronics assembly industry.

KCS is proud of this award: ‘This award is a symbol to other businesses’ that we are a financially sound company, we are doing well and meet our obligations. Our clients can be assured we do business responsibly’.

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There are a number of strict conditions that must be met by an organisation to qualify for the Graydon Financially Healthy award. A company must obtain a positive credit advice and there must be a minimum risk of non-payment. This assessment is based on a mix of factors such as turnover, annual data and payment behaviour. This information is obtained from the Graydon database, which is maintained daily, so that business relations are assured of the most complete and current information.

Graydon: 'In this sector, as in other industries, is not only important to deliver lovely projects or services. The Financially Healthy award from Graydon underlines the financial health of KCS BV as a company. It distinguishes them from their competitors. It is a clear confirmation of financial health, as well as basis of reliable cooperation with its partners and customers'.

With this award KCS BV can distinguish themselves from their competition. The award is a logical consequence of our reliable and responsible behaviour.

download pdfDownload the PDF version of the award here


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The KCS TM-202LAR is the newest addition to our family of TraceME products.

New KCS TraceME TM-202LAR

Main features and options:
- smallest full featured GPS Tracker ever (46x21x6,5mm)
- weighs only 7 grams including GPS, RF and GSM antennas
- advanced power saving, down to 2.5µA
- 10 years operational from a single Lithium C-Cell
- RF connectivity, up to 2 km
- location based positioning (LBS/Wi-Fi/GPS)
- onboard sensors for compass, temperature, acceleration
- extendable I/O for more sensors and Wi-Fi
- 2-way handsfree audio with onboard amplifier

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spitsvrij

Reducing traffic congesting with SPITSVRIJ and KCS TraceME

In an effort to reduce the traffic congestion east of the city Utrecht in The Netherlands, the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure & Environment together with the province of Utrecht, started the 'SPITSVRIJ' pilot. In this pilot motorists are rewarded if they find alternatives for using their car, during the peak hours in the morning and evening commute on the busiest routes. 

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The less often a participant uses his car during traffic peak on the defined highways, the more points (=money) they save up. For tracking the car movements, KCS TraceME has been chosen for the GPS tracking hardware. The TraceME is built in every car and acts as the logging device. The pilot runs for 18 months and has 5.000+ participants. Every user has a personal login for a web-page which displays their reward for the month.
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traceme micro

Micro version Rev9 released

We have released a new version of our TraceME micro. The Rev9 version of the TraceME has an all new custom designed ABS casing, more battery power and less consumption thus enabling the TraceME longer operation in the field.

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