From the Wires
Zebra Enterprise Solutions to Unveil Next Generation Ultra-Wideband Real Time Locating System
By: Business Wire
Jul. 14, 2010 08:01 AM
Zebra Enterprise Solutions (ZES), a division of Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA), today announced it will launch Dart Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) in Fall 2010.
The next generation of the Sapphire UWB product line, Dart UWB offers one common UWB active RFID/RTLS platform that enables fast, accurate location of personnel and equipment for operations in United States, Canada and the European Union markets. Dart UWB includes a full set of products certified for use in hazardous and explosive environments as defined by the ATEX Directive in Europe. These products have been designed for use in extreme, regulated environments such as mining, petrochemical, and other process manufacturing industries.
Built on the current Sapphire UWB RTLS core capabilities, Dart UWB is designed for applications where long range, multi-read, real-time location is necessary. Dart UWB provides the lowest cost-of- ownership in the industry by improving installation ease, scalability, performance, and tag management. By reading thousands of small, active RFID tags per second, Dart UWB allows for an expanded array of both indoor and outdoor asset management applications in the harshest industrial environments.
“We are excited about the benefits Dart UWB will provide our partners and customers,” said Craig Fransen, Product Manager at Zebra Enterprise Solutions. “By delivering unmatched UWB performance in terms of location accuracy, throughput and environmental robustness , we can provide ultimate asset visibility to address their most difficult, costly asset management issues.”
A ZES partner, RFID Global Solution, Inc., (RFIDGS) utilizes the current ZES Sapphire UWB portfolio for many applications and looks forward to expanding its markets with Dart UWB. RFIDGS is a leader in real-time visibility solutions for RFID and sensors. The company’s partnership with ZES gives RFIDGS access to integrate RTLS solutions using a range of active RFID products offered by ZES. RFIDGS chose to implement Dart UWB for its capability to precisely locate a large number of assets within potentially harsh and obstructed environments.
“ZES’ track record of offering precision location products for mission critical applications makes implementing Dart UWB an attractive opportunity for us,” said Diana Hage, CEO of RFID Global Solution, Inc. “As we continue to expand our customer base and deployments, we believe that Dart UWB will provide us with the visibility to operate in challenging environments that require precise and rapid asset-tracking technology.”
Dart UWB provides stable temperature performance over an extremely large range and durable tags enable more asset management opportunities without the need for customization. In addition, new planning and tag configuration tools allow for easier system install, flexibility and scalability.
“The newest release of Dart UWB location technology marks a milestone in the evolution of UWB RTLS capabilities for international and outdoor use,” said Bill Walsh, General Manager of Zebra Enterprise Solutions. “The availability and certification of Dart UWB will help ZES expand its global footprint in assisting our customers most demanding asset management needs. Dart UWB is one of many on-going enhancements in ZES’ industry-leading locations solution portfolio to further widen the gap between us and our competitors.”
About Zebra Enterprise Solutions
Zebra Enterprise Solutions, a division of Zebra Technologies Corporation, extends Zebra’s reach beyond passive RFID by employing state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions to locate, track, manage, and optimize high-value assets, equipment and people across the world’s largest supply chains. Whether tracking containers through a port, optimizing parts for manufacturing, or managing ground support equipment at an airport, the real-time asset management solutions from the combination of Navis, WhereNet, proveo, and Multispectral Solutions provide improved visibility and velocity to gain measurable business improvements. Utilizing products that are based on ISO/IEC 24730-2, Cisco CCX Wi-Fi, precision GPS, and UWB technologies, Zebra Enterprise Solutions offers a wide range of location solutions that are "application matched," enabling its customers to put the right asset in the right place at the right time. For more information about Zebra Enterprise Solutions visit http://www.zebra.com/zes.
About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA) provides the broadest range of innovative technology solutions to identify, track, and manage the deployment of critical assets for improved business efficiency. Zebra’s core technologies include reliable on-demand printer and state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions. By enabling improvements in sourcing, visibility, security and accuracy, Zebra helps its customers to put the right asset in the right place at the right time. Zebra serves more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. For more information about Zebra‘s solutions visit http://www.zebra.com.
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