BookFactory® to Implement FileTrail® RFID Tracking Technology in Scientific and Engineering Notebooks -- Companies To Debut RFID-Enabled Notebooks at 2009 IFT Annual Meeting

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FileTrail to partner with BookFactory to offer RFID-enabled scientific notebooks to help streamline information and retrieval. Utilizing RFID technology will also help safeguard scientific notebooks from being removed or viewed without authorization.

FileTrail not only cuts down on the amount of time it takes to locate a lab notebook, it helps implement, enforce, and document compliance with regulatory agencies as well as automate the business processes to manage lab notebooks.

FileTrail Inc, the leading provider of browser-based records management software and RFID technology, announced today that they would extend the capabilities of their RFID technology to work with lab notebooks manufactured by BookFactory--the leading producer of Custom Laboratory & Engineering Notebooks for the scientific industry. The two companies will debut the RFID-enabled scientific notebook--which will allow users to instantly locate and track the book's location--at this year's IFT annual meeting in Anaheim, CA.

"We saw this convention as an ideal place to introduce our joint solution," said Darrell Mervau, Vice President of Business Development with FileTrail. "Given the vast amount of scientific data and research that must be documented and preserved to benchmark development or secure a patent, we designed these RFID-enabled notebooks to streamline information management and retrieval."

Using FileTrail's RFID technology, lab notebooks will be tracked as they move person to person. With RFID tags embedded into each notebook, their location and movement can be monitored and recorded from any desktop computer using FileTrail's browser-based tracking system. Companies wanting to restrict notebook usage can further implement a check-in/check-out procedure--or assign a notebook to a particular scientist. RFID technology can also safeguard information by securing exits and doorways with alarms that help administrators prevent removal.

"You don't want your trade secrets going out the door," said Andrew Gilmore from BookFactory. "This joint solution gives you better control of your information. You'll be able to track everywhere a lab notebook goes--and see everywhere it's been."

FileTrail's RFMobile™ Portable RFID Detector can help locate a notebook immediately. Using these handheld devices--featuring full-color, touch-screen functionality--users can scan an office or an entire floor to find the exact location of an errantly placed book. The device can also be used to cut the time required for a physical audit by 80% or more.

"With RFID technology, it's all about protecting the IP of the organization's scientific research," said Mervau. "FileTrail not only cuts down on the amount of time it takes to locate a lab notebook, it helps implement, enforce, and document compliance with regulatory agencies as well as automate the business processes to manage lab notebooks."

About FileTrail Inc.

FileTrail is the industry-leading provider of browser-based records management software and RFID tracking technology. Founded in 2001, based in Silicon Valley, FileTrail has partnered with law firms, governmental agencies, medical establishments, and universities throughout North America to deliver file-tracking solutions that reduce cost, ensure compliance, and establish best practices. Offering both hosted and stand-alone, enterprise-wide solutions, FileTrail provides proven methods to streamline record lifecycle management. Visit or call 800-310-0314 to learn more.

About BookFactory

BookFactory is the leading provider of laboratory notebooks and log books to the scientific and engineering community. They specialize in both standard and fully custom books for any application. Ninty percent of the top research universities and 80% of the world's top pharmaceutical companies use BookFactory books. Located in Dayton, Ohio and London, England, BookFactory has the resources to serve customer's worldwide. To find out more, visit or call 937-226-7100 (US) or +44 (0) 208 390 3813 (Europe)

FileTrail and/or the logos and icons associated with these names are trademarks of FileTrail Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. BookFactory is a registered trademark of BookFactory, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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