TAGSYS Embeds IBM's WebSphere RFID Device Infrastructure Into Entire Portfolio of Item-Level Readers

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Collaboration Simplifies RFID Deployment and Improves Performance.

TAGSYS, the global leader in item-level RFID infrastructure, announced that it has embedded IBM’s WebSphere RFID Device Infrastructure (WRDI) into TAGSYS’ complete line of high-frequency (HF) item-level readers. The WRDI-enabled readers deliver a seamless end-to-end item-level infrastructure solution for WebSphere users that ensures high quality read rates of up to six sigma. The WRDI enabled TAGSYS readers are designed to filter through only accurate data and eliminate bad and multiple reads of items, thus ensuring that ‘clean’ data is delivered to the customers’ next layer in the system, e.g. middleware and the database.

IBM’s WRDI is a standards-based environment for deploying distributed applications directly on intelligent readers, and acts as a common interface between RFID hardware and enterprise software. With WRDI, TAGSYS’ entire line of HF item-level readers, including its 3-D tunnels, hand-held, and short, medium and long range readers can be used with any combination of WebSphere based enterprise servers without additional configuration.

“With WRDI, our readers continue to be the industry’s standard for highly reliable, accurate and secure technology that also introduces a new level of quality and efficiencies for data management,” said Elie Simon, CEO of TAGSYS. “The collaboration with IBM significantly reduces the complexities of deploying item-level RFID infrastructure and sends a strong message to enterprises that they can expect high levels of performance when dealing with RFID which they may have struggled with previously.”

TAGSYS’ customers using WRDI-enabled item-level RFID readers can now manage the incoming data within a single common architecture. The seamless integration of TAGSYS’s end-to-end hardware, tags and reader systems, with WebSphere allows users to use data based on the individual requirements of various RFID-specific business processes.

“IBM’s WebSphere RFID Device Infrastructure greatly simplifies implementation and ongoing management of truly distributed RFID applications,” said Scott Burroughs, Solutions Executive, Sensor & Actuator Solutions at IBM. “The collaboration with TAGSYS now enables users to more easily innovate and achieve distributed business processes that provide the key to maximizing the power of RFID technology to drive real ROI, on top of a robust middleware platform.”

About TAGSYS

TAGSYS is the global leader in item-level RFID infrastructure. TAGSYS provides RFID systems and tags for end-to-end item-level tracking that automates labor-intensive processes, authenticates and safeguards goods, and enables real-time inventory and asset visibility. With a proven track record of delivering Reliable, Accurate and Secure (R.A.S.) RFID systems and tags, TAGSYS has deployed over 50 million tags and 50,000 reader systems to over 500 customers in more than 40 countries. TAGSYS RFID solutions are currently being deployed in a range of highly specialized vertical markets that include pharmaceutical, fashion apparel, libraries, and textile rental. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with offices and R&D Centers in France’s Smart Valley, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and in Hong Kong. More information on TAGSYS can be found at http://www.tagsysrfid.com.

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