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See the latest new products and innovations at RFID Journal LIVE! 2008.

Here are just some of the new products and innovations being showcased at the event. The RFID Journal awards logos below indicate companies that have been selected as a finalist for the 2008 RFID Journal Awards 'Best in Show' category.

Academia's RFID PRO, a university-level, business-infused, technical certification designed for those looking for industry-recognized training and professional accreditation. Read more
Afilias Discovery Services's line of RFID products, designed to provide secure, selective visibility into the supply chain. Read more
American RFID Solutions' Trusted eSentry Security system, the world's first facial biometrics security system enhanced with RFID technology (and a "Best in Show" finalist for the 2008 RFID Journal Awards). Read more
Bielomatik's and NXP's new manufacturing process for UHF transponders, which they say will revolutionize UHF tag and smart label and ticket production. Read more
Confidex's new Confidex Pino, a unique RFID tag designed to enable cost-efficient and reliable tracking of wooden pallets. Read more
CYBRA Corporation, MarkMagic bar-code and RFID label software, as well as EdgeMagic, the only RFID control system custom built for the IBM System i. Read more
Domino Integrated Solutions Group, a provider of track-and-trace systems introduces HIDE-Pack, a patent-pending technology available commercially. This RFID- enabled packaging solution consists of embedding an RFID inlay within the structure of a package so the inlay is not visible from outside or inside the package, making the inlay an integral part of the packaging medium. Read more
Ekahau Vision's Web-based visual interface, which enables enterprise users of the Ekahau Real-Time Location System (RTLS) to automatically monitor the location of tagged assets and people in real time. Read more
Ferroxtag high-frequency tags that work in metal-heavy environments. Read more
IBM's WebSphere Premises Server 6.1, designed to deliver new and enhanced capturing services. Read more
Intelleflex's new "key fob" tag, offering the same read range, extended memory and reliability as previous models, but in a smaller package. Read more
Intermec's IP30 handheld RFID reader for mobile computers, built to offer customers versatility and investment protection. Read more
Kenetics' Compact Flash Type II Gen2 UHF reader, which utilizes the CF interface found in many mobile computing terminals. Read more
Metalcraft's RFID Hard Tag. Read more
Laird Technologies' Mini RFID 902-928 MHz circularly polarized panel antenna. Read more
Lexmark's RFID UHF Option, which positions the radio and antenna directly into the drawer assembly, as opposed to on the printer itself. Read more
ODIN's EasyMonitor suite, which automates the entire RFID infrastructure, including readers, printers, handhelds and peripherals. Read more
Omni-ID's new UHF RFID tag, which it says offers the smallest form factor and best performance in its class. Read more
PINC Solutions expanded portfolio of Yard Hound products, tailored to address the needs of DC yards of all sizes. Read more

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Cost-effective, real-time-location-system (RTLS) enabled yard visibility and management solutions designed to scale with the challenges of businesses today and tomorrow

BERKELEY, CA, March 7, 2008 – PINC Solutions, the leader in cost-effective real-time asset visibility technology, announces the latest expansion of Yard Hound™ products, a growing portfolio of RTLS-enabled yard visibility and management systems for distribution logistics. Designed with a scalable architecture requiring minimal capital investment in infrastructure, Yard Hound™ can be deployed to address the mission-critical challenges first, and expanded later in line with the needs of customers’. The Yard Hound™ family of products includes:

Yard Hound™ Guard: Monitors trailer traffic through the gate in real-time, and keeps track of which trailers are in the yard and their age. For fleet trailers that have permanent tags attached, Yard Hound™ Guard enables automation of the check-in and check-out processes and increases gate throughput.

Yard Hound™ Locator: Tracks the location of the mobile asset in the yard in real-time. Live information about trailer and yard truck movement and status are collected continuously, and performance analysis such as yard truck and lane utilization can be generated automatically based on custom metrics. Designed to work with traditional YMS/WMS or other legacy/proprietary logistics management software, Yard Hound™ Locator can be integrated seamlessly to provide real-time data needed for enterprise applications to make optimized decisions.

Yard Hound™ Director: Presents all the real-time information available from Yard Hound™ Locator through PINC’s own intuitive web-based user interface. With the in-cab touch-screen monitor option, it also allows two-way communication between the yard managers and the yard truck drivers for sending and confirming the receipt of trailer move tasks. Leveraging real-time visibility data and sharing them with the yard truck drivers, the system provides maximum flexibility and all the tools necessary for effective yard management.

In addition, several optional components are available to extend system features such as temperature monitoring of refrigerated trailers. . PINC also offers hosted service with round-the-clock technical support to further minimize the burden on customers’ IT resources.

Built on an innovative combination of advanced sensor and passive RFID technologies as the RTLS platform, PINC's products represent a paradigm shift in mobile asset management through real-time asset visibility. PINC’s top-tier clients include Fortune-500 world leaders in transportation, manufacturing and retail. Named by Food Logistics among the top-100 technology and service providers based on proven track record and expertise in serving the food industry, PINC has deployments at multiple customer sites within the food supply chain as well as other industry verticals. These systems have already proven their value through immediate efficiency improvements in customers’ daily operations. Additional features of Yard Hound™ such as automated custom alerts and performance reports provide further benefits through increased productivity, reduced surcharges and insurance premiums, and enhanced customer service. The resulting improvements in economics typically generate a positive ROI for customers in less than a year.

About PINC Solutions
PINC is a privately held company headquartered in Berkeley, California. Its real time asset management solution, Yard Hound™, is deployed at industry-leading customers in manufacturing, retail and transportation sectors throughout North America.  PINC has pioneered the development of RTLS products using passive RFID, MEMS and other low-cost sensors to determine the item position, eliminating the need for heavy capital investment in the infrastructure. The Yard Hound™ suite of products is designed with a scalable architecture for businesses of any size, and is expandable with modular components as customers’ needs grow. For more information about PINC Solutions and the Yard Hound™ Product Suite, please visit www.pincsolutions.com

Media Contacts
PINC Solutions: Michelle Kiang (press@pincsolutions.com, +1 510-845-4900)

Pramari's Rifidi Product Suite, an open-source development tool for RFID. Read more
Seeonic SightWare and SmartWatch product lines. Read more
SkyeTek's M4 Reader Module, designed to offer secure RFID applications at a low cost. Read more
SkyeTek's SkyeModule M7, which the company deems the world's smallest globally compliant UHF RFID reader module. Read more
Sonitor Technology's RTLS ultrasound-technology, which enables room-level and bed-level location accuracy. The company's new solutions include Semi- Disposable Patient Tag, PC-Detector and Patient Fall Detection capabilities. Read more
Tracient Technologies' Padl-R UF reader, which provides mobile RFID read/write capability to any Bluetooth- or USB-enabled devices, including PDAs, cell phones, smart phones, PCs and laptops. Read more
WaveTrend's globaleyes integrated global tracking solution. Read more


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