AEI Tag Programming Equipment

AP4118 Tag Programmer - $5,995

The AP4118 AEI Tag programmer is designed to encode data into the AT5118 and AT5133 Transportation Tags.  It cannot be used to encode data into the AT5110, AT5125, AT5510, AT5541 or AT5545 tags.  These tags are encoded with the AP4110 AEI Tag Programmer.

The AP4118 AEI Tag Programmer also requires the AP5780 Permission Tag to encode tags.  Permission tags will only be sold to organizations that have been approved by the Association of American Railroads.


The AP4118 must be connected to a PC to program tags.  The connection to the PC is through one of the computer's communication ports using an RS-232 serial interface.  The interface cable and various DB-9 to DB-25 convertors are included with the programmer.


We do not inventory the AP4118 Tag programmer.  Lead time is 6 to 8 weeks.

AP5780 Permission Tag- $325

The AP5780 Permssion Tag allows the AP4118 Tag Programmer to program tag for two years.  Every two years a new AP5780 Permision Tag must be purchased.


We cannot inventory the AP5780 Permission Tags.  Lead time is 2 to 3 weeks.


When ordering a new Permission tag for an existing AP4118 Tag Programmer, you must provide the serial number and certification number (CN) from the back of the AP4118 Programmer.

AEI Tag Programming Software - $980

The AEI Tag Programming Software was designed to run under Windows, interface to an AP4118 Tag Programmer (not included) and print to a DYMO LabelWriter 450 Printer (included).  It runs under the Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems.

AI4100-D Portable AEI Tag Reader - $2,300

When tags are programmed they are required to be checked by an AEI RF tag reader.  The model we recommend is the AI4100-D Portable Tag Reader.


The price includes:

  • An AI4100 Portable Reader.

  • A docking station and battery charger.

  • A copy of Softrail's AI4100 AEI Display Only Tag Reading Software.


1098 Venetia Road, Eighty-Four, PA  15330

Tel. 888 872-4612 or 724 942-1473   Fax 724 942-1480