RFID Product Announcement: SAMSys Technologies Unveils New Product and Reader Upgrades
SAMSys' EPC Mobile Compliance Cart and Upgraded EPC Reader offers integrators high value and flexible solutions to their supply chain needs
TORONTO, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SAMSys Technologies today
unveiled the latest additions to its extensive RFID hardware solution line
with SAMSys' EPC Mobile Compliance Cart (MCC) and an upgraded version of its EPC Reader. Both products will be demonstrated and exhibited at the RFID
Journal Live! conference in Chicago, IL, running from March 29th to 31st,
The SAMSys EPC Mobile Compliance Cart combines SATO America's RFID
enabled barcode printer with SAMSys' imbedded EPC compliant reader and hand-held antenna verifier and is integrated into a battery powered portable cart. The battery-equipped cart includes its own charging system and has various charging rates to meet required usage time. The cart can power a laptop computer if required and can be wirelessly connected to the host warehouse management application. Once the EPC label is printed and encoded it can be verified with the handheld antenna.
"The Mobile Compliance Cart is a state-of-the-art solution that helps to
ensure companies are compliant with the EPC labeling standards outlined by
many large retailers and the Department of Defense," said Steve Hall, VP of
Sales and Marketing for SAMSys. "This unique and portable combination of
products integrates rapidly into a company's existing supply chain while
larger, more permanent, RFID infrastructures can be researched and
The mobile cart is intended for use in warehouses and distribution centers and will simplify the work of labeling and shipping pallets of goods with RFID enabled labels. This process of marking specific shipments for compliance to large retailers has been called "slap and ship" and is in keeping with the EPC compliance standards recently mandated by major US retail giants.
SAMSys' EPC 2.5 reader's added features include Ethernet connectivity and
processing capacity for user defined JAVA applets. The Ethernet feature
provides system integrators with another option for connecting to SAMSys'
multi-protocol reader and offers immediate connection to customer intranets
without special wiring or interface modules. This connectivity simplifies
reader firmware and protocol software upgrades along with reader diagnostics
and status monitoring.
The new client side JAVA interface allows integrators to build a wide
variety of applications onto the SAMSys reader, thus eliminating unnecessary
data traffic between the reader and the host and enabling the integrator to
customize queries within the supply chain. Users can filter their tag read
reports to provide them with a single tag arrival time for an EPC labeled
pallet. Furthermore, if host connectivity is temporarily lost, this JAVA
processor provides independent functionality of the reader. This local
processor may also be useful in conveyor applications where tag data is needed faster than it can be relayed to the host, processed, and returned to the conveyor control.
"SAMSys' EPC 2.5 reader provides system integrators with the freedom to
implement RFID solutions using the Auto ID Center's EPC constructs as well as
more traditional tagging and data storage structures," said Tres Wiley, SAMSys President. "And like all SAMSys multi-protocol readers, the EPC 2.5 protects users from premature obsolescence and allows for adoption of evolving standards, technology innovation, and improved cost structures."
Both of these new products will be demonstrated and exhibited at the
SAMSys booth No. 212 at RFID Journal Live! in Chicago.
SAMSys' comprehensive line of RFID readers spans low frequency, high
frequency and UHF frequencies, to support a broad range of protocols and
standards, and enables implementation without the fear of near term
obsolescence. For almost 10 years SAMSys has played an active role in RFID
industry and has consistently advocated an RFID adoption strategy based upon the optimization of functionality, multi-protocol reader architectures, and
ease of reader interrogation. SAMSys also provides consulting services that
focus on the front-end of the RFID implementation process.
About SAMSys Technologies Inc.
SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SAMSys), founded in 1995, is a world-leading
provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware solutions and RFID
integration consulting services designed to evaluate and recommend optimal
RFID solutions to enhance existing business process. SAMSys offers a family of products to simplify the installation and ensure the ongoing performance of
the overall RFID hardware infrastructure. SAMSys is a public company whose
shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol:
"SMY". The Company has a total of 44.6 million shares outstanding. Visit
SAMSys at: http://www.samsys.com and http://www.investorfile.com.
This news release may contain forward-looking information. Actual future
results may differ materially from those contemplated. The risks,
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SOURCE SAMSys Technologies Inc.
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