Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) August 4, 2005
InfoWave Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of location-based software solutions, today announces the third-generation release of their Activate location-based asset management and tracking software. With this new release, InfoWave Solutions offers customers their choice of best-in-breed tracking technologies while preserving ActivateÂs robust out-of-the-box feature set. In addition, a new scalable architecture fulfills the varied needs of projects both large and small, and creates a seamless migration path from small pilot installations to enterprise-wide solutions.
Activate 3.0 addresses three major shortcomings with existing Active RFID and Real-Time Location System (RTLS) software solutions:
Currently, most location-based software solutions are provided only with a single hardware technology vendor. Customers are left with the option to either accept the software that comes packaged with their chosen tracking technology, or to launch into an expensive and time-consuming development project to create their own custom solution.
Activate 3.0 provides clients with the freedom to choose the active RFID or RTLS hardware platform that makes the most sense for their application, while leveraging the best possible software to utilize this raw information. Value Added Resellers (VARs) also benefit from this flexibility through their ability to leverage a single software solution that can plug into different hardware vendors. By remaining hardware-agnostic, InfoWave Solutions has created a location-based software solution that focuses on the true needs of the end-users.
Nearly all enterprise-level location and tracking projects are initiated with pilot systems. But when it is time to expand that system to a true enterprise-wide deployment, major shortcomings are often exposed. On the other hand, smaller projects have no need for the complexity of an enterprise-level solution, and many customers are intimidated by enterprise-level pricing and configuration complexity.
Activate 3.0 breaks new ground in the location-based software market by offering a fully-scalable architecture. Activate Lite is ideal for smaller projects, and can be up and running in less than 15 minutes. Activate Pro offers additional features and is suitable for mid-sized projects as well as pilot installations. Finally, Activate Enterprise offers a web-based interface and a robust database-driven architecture for corporate-wide access and powerful reporting and analysis. The most powerful feature, however, is the painless migration pathÂall configurations and stored data can be migrated from one version to the next, making system upgrades a breeze.
Location-based technologies can be applied to solve a seemingly endless variety of problems. But most of these location-based systems are showcased using fancy mapping tools that certainly look impressive but fail to deliver on the real day-to-day customer needs. Often, expensive integration services or custom software are needed to realize the features necessary to meet the customerÂs specific needs.
Activate 3.0 ships with a robust feature set that solves more problems out-of-the-box. The Lite, Pro, and Enterprise versions of Activate all include advanced mapping, item grouping and quick item-locating tools. Advanced real-world features include automatic alerting via email and SMS, historical path analysis, activity monitoring, status reporting, location reconciliation, and device battery level monitoring. Additionally, system integration features such as control of alarms or other external devices can be configured in Activate in a matter of minutes. The functionality built into Activate 3.0 allows VARs and clients to reap the benefit of their RTLS purchase without engaging in long and risky development cycles.
ÂActivate 3.0 is the result of over four years of research, design, and development in the RFID, real-time location, and software data-mining fields. Our customers are looking for a location-based software solution with powerful features, tracking technology flexibility, and a simple migration path. Activate 3.0 delivers on those needs,Â says Rich McGillicuddy, President and CEO of InfoWave Solutions.
About InfoWave Solutions
InfoWave Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of end-user location-based software and integration services. The Activate software platform leverages location-based data to provide real value in inventory management, asset tracking, real-time locating, and automatic process monitoring. InfoWave Solutions has years of experience in data acquisition, data migration, and wireless sensor development, and is strategically positioned to leverage the full potential of RFID and location-based technology for each individual customer and application. For more information please visit the InfoWave Solutions website (http://www.infowavesolutions.com) or call 1-317-324-1095.
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