Intermec, IBM, and OATSystems streamline RFID solutions implementations
EVERETT, Wash., April 15, 2008 - Intermec (NYSE:IN) has announced that the IF61 Smart Reader is validated as a remote platform to host IBM data capture applications with IBM's newly released WebSphere Premises Server 6.1. The Intermec IF61 is the first RFID reader to provide implementers of IBM-based RFID solutions the ability to develop, deploy and maintain RFID business logic on an intelligent RFID reader platform.
The IF61 Smart Reader can host distributed applications empowering customers to deploy RFID without an expensive, stand-alone middleware PC or separate controller device for each RFID reader or each physical location. The combination of the IF61 and WebSphere Premises Server provides a scalable, reliable platform for implementing new business solutions with a lower total cost of ownership.
"When connected to the IBM WebSphere Premises Server, the Intermec IF61 provides a scalable hardware and software platform capable of hosting a diverse set of fixed RFID and sensor solution scenarios," said Scott Burroughs, sensors and actuators software strategist at IBM.
Additionally, OATSystems' OATedge software platform is now Intermec IF61-ready, providing manufacturers and retailers with packaged and proven Asset Tracking solutions, ready to run directly on the IF61, eliminating the need for additional servers and controllers. OATedge is capable of capturing, filtering, and converting RFID data into actionable events within a single edge facility. OATedge is configured, monitored and provisioned through OATenterprise, providing enterprises a central utility to monitor, manage and control their devices, data, and business logic. It also provides organizations with the ability to impact their business "at the edge," where it matters most.
"Customers looking for a scalable RFID platform capable of adapting to future business needs can now begin design with an Intermec IF61 Smart Reader leveraging OATedge," said Prasad Putta, OATSystems' founder. "This cutting-edge solution immediately provides everything needed to test deployment scenarios and to provide customers with a bundled solution on one device."
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops, manufactures and integrates technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets. Core technologies include RFID, mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers and label media. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information about Intermec, visit www.intermec.com or call 800-347-2636. Contact Intermec Investor Relations Director Kevin McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-265-2472.
About OATSystems, Inc.
OATSystems, Inc. is the recognized RFID solution leader with software that empowers businesses to achieve competitive advantage and ROI from radio-frequency identification (RFID) enabled applications. As a pioneer in developing RFID technology, OAT has been setting the standards in RFID for over half a decade and is responsible for industry firsts that include the largest scale and largest scope of deployments, as well as the most innovative approaches to providing enterprise-wide RFID solutions. OAT's multinational client base consists of over 100 customers in retail, CPG, consumer electronics, manufacturing, life sciences, aerospace and defense. OAT is headquartered in Waltham, MA, and has a development office in Bangalore and various direct sales offices and resellers around the globe. To learn more about the company's latest developments, visit www.oatsystems.com.