Sybase iAnywhere Drives RFID Innovation in Vehicle-Mounted Terminals


RFID Anywhere 3.1 Addresses Growing Marketplace Need to Develop, Deploy and Manage Vehicle-Mounted RFID Applications Including Forklift Devices; Technology Validated by Industry Leader LXE

DALLAS, RFID World 2007, March 26 -- Sybase iAnywhere today announced new enhancements to RFID Anywhere(TM), the company's software infrastructure that provides a customizable environment for developing and managing robust, highly-distributed radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions. With RFID Anywhere 3.1, Sybase iAnywhere continues to break new ground with advanced on-device capabilities for vehicle-mounted terminals, allowing these devices to work autonomously, dramatically reducing the amount of data that needs to be communicated back to enterprise servers. RFID Anywhere 3.1 has been certified to work with and will support LXE's RX2 forklift RFID devices.

"Sybase iAnywhere truly understands the requirements for mobile and vehicle-mounted based RFID applications," said Dick Sorenson, RFID director, LXE. "RFID Anywhere 3.1 combines technologies such as RFID, voice, mobile, location-awareness, business intelligence and barcode scanning, making it the perfect fit for LXE rugged mobile RFID readers, enabling customers to rapidly develop, deploy and manage mobile RFID warehouse applications."

LXE provides rugged wireless computers and data collection solutions that improve supply chain performance. LXE's RX2 rugged lift truck-mounted RFID reader is an easy-to-install, vehicle-mounted RFID reader designed for RFID- enabled forklift pallet movement applications such as shipping, receiving, picking and put-aways. LXE's ARIA (Adaptive Recognition and Information Assurance) solutions combine the strengths of multiple technologies, such as RFID, voice recognition, sensors and wearable computing, with next generation software applications and new business processes so that warehouse operators can execute warehouse transactions more naturally, efficiently and effectively. ARIA-enabled solutions built on the RFID Anywhere technology infrastructure will achieve new levels of efficiency, velocity, visibility and accuracy in supply chain execution.

"As we continue to work with customers and partners such as LXE, there is a growing demand to support multiple sensor technologies, including voice interactions," said Martyn Mallick, director of RFID technologies, Sybase iAnywhere. "With RFID Anywhere 3.1 we continue to lead the market by providing an intelligent client that allows these devices to filter, smooth and report on data in real-time without human interaction. This is a vast improvement over current mobile and vehicle-mounted implementations."

RFID Anywhere 3.1 offers key enhancements in a number of areas:

o Enhanced support for vehicle-mounted devices, including the LXE RX2 forklift RFID device, providing enhanced on-device functionality, including smoothing implementation, unattended client, automatic start, the ability to work both online and offline, and extended mobile device events

o Updated connectors for Active RFID and RTLS devices to support the INCITS T20 standard

o New support for the Point Six temperature sensor

o Enhancing support for passive RFID with updates to existing hardware connectors and new hardware connectors for Siemens SIMATIC® RF

o Administrator console improvements including the ability to deploy device firmware updates

Availability

Sybase iAnywhere plans to make RFID Anywhere 3.1 available in April 2007. To learn more, please visit the Sybase iAnywhere RFID World 2007 booth #1425. To see a live demo of this technology in action, visit LXE at RFID World 2007 booth #910. Additionally, director of RFID technologies, Martyn Mallick, will be speaking on "Tracking Mixed-Value Assets: The Business Case and Technology Requirements," on Tuesday, March 27 at 3:30 PM. To join the very popular RFID Anywhere developer community and to download a free development copy of RFID Anywhere, visit http://www.ianywhere.com/RFID

About RFID Anywhere

RFID Anywhere simplifies the development, deployment, configuration and management tasks for highly distributed, multi-site, intelligent sensor networks, and abstracts the interaction with the physical network of devices. With support for over forty devices, this powerful infrastructure enables the creation of intelligent sensor networks out-of-the-box. By using RFID Anywhere, sensors are able to work together as an intelligent network by combining, organizing and coordinating these technologies through a common management structure, advanced feature set and event-driven development framework.

About Sybase iAnywhere

Sybase iAnywhere enables success at the front lines of business. The company holds worldwide market leadership positions in mobile and embedded databases, mobile management and security, mobile middleware and synchronization, and Bluetooth® and infrared protocol technologies. Tens of millions of mobile devices and over 20,000 customers and partners rely on the company's "Always Available" technologies, including SQL Anywhere, Afaria and OneBridge. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY).

Source: Sybase iAnywhere

CONTACT:

Crystal King,

Sybase iAnywhere,

+1-978-287-1524,

crystal.king@ianywhere.com

Scott Malinowski,

Citigate Cunningham,

+1-617-374-4223,

smalinowski@cunningham.com, for Sybase iAnywhere

Web site: http://www.ianywhere.com/

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