RFID S.M.A.R.T. Container Patent Issued to ODIN technologies

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The RFID innovation leaders drive efficiency and accuracy for shipping, medical, security and other applications.

Dulles, VA, August 15, 2007 - ODIN technologies, the leader in RFID solution design, testing and deployment was recently awarded another RFID patent, which related to a project dubbed the "Secure Material Accounted in Real Time (S.M.A.R.T.) container". U.S. Patent No. 7,256,682 relates to, for example, a wide range of embodiments having active and/or passive RFID to provide efficient and accurate visibility of assets as they travel in a closed container.

One technology embodiment would be for dynamically updating container contents to a "parent" tag on the exterior of the container. This would allow a completely accurate inventory of the contents by simply interrogating the tag on the outside of the container. As items are added or removed, the S.M.A.R.T. container dynamically updates the parent tag; thus, anytime the parent tag is interrogated all contents are accurately accounted for without requiring human intervention.

"The S.M.A.R.T. container patent is another example of ODIN technologies solving real-world RFID challenges through innovation. Our extensive work in the military, aerospace and health care industries revealed a common challenge. People would put contents into a box, update the contents to an exterior tag, but never update the inventory when items were removed. This leads to inventory inaccuracy and added effort," commented Patrick J. Sweeney II President and CEO of ODIN technologies and the inventor of the S.M.A.R.T. container.

"The S.M.A.R.T. container solution improves the efficiency and accuracy of inventory tracking. Anytime something is taken out or put inside a S.M.A.R.T. container enabled box, the system dynamically updates the tag, which records its contents. This is invaluable in military theaters, hospital operating rooms, port security situations, and for companies tracking parcel shipments at multiple drop-off locations," Mr. Sweeney added.

ODIN technologies will consider licensing the patent to other providers in the RFID container space, and is currently working directly with clients to leverage this unique technology to in their operations as part of a complete RFID solution.

About ODIN technologies
ODIN technologies is the global leader in RFID solution design, testing and deployment services. RFID is all we do. Global corporations on five continents have leveraged ODIN technologies' expert engineers and patented EasyReader™ deployment optimization software to achieve accuracy, scalability and visibility for their RFID deployments on over 150 sites worldwide. ODIN technologies is also the publisher of the RFID Benchmark Series™, the industry's first and most referenced head to head performance analysis of RFID equipment. ODIN's President and CEO, Patrick J. Sweeney II, is the author of RFID for Dummies and CompTIA RFID+ study guide, both published by John Wiley & Sons. ODIN serves clients from offices in Dulles, Virginia, USA, Tokyo, Japan and Budapest, Hungary. http://www.ODINtechnologies.com

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