SkyBitz Joins DASH7 AllianceMarch 29, 2011
Company to promote DASH7 development and integrate the technology into its global remote tracking and information management solutions.
STERLING, VA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SkyBitz, the leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, announced its membership in the DASH7 Alliance, a non-profit industry consortium that promotes the use of the ISO 18000-7 (DASH7) standard for wireless sensor networking. As a member of the DASH7 Alliance, SkyBitz will work with more than 50 member organizations around the world to advance development of the DASH7 standard as well as integrate DASH7 technology into its latest global products. DASH7 is a wireless sensor networking technology that evolved from the radio-frequency identification and sensing technologies used in the defense industry.
With SkyBitz's membership in the DASH7 Alliance, the company will have access to the latest DASH7 specifications, working group activities, and opportunities to exchange ideas and insights among various member groups in similar and varying vertical markets.
"This gives us the opportunity to not only see how other countries and industries are applying these technologies, it also allows us to share our expertise and help shape the future of wireless sensor networking," said Craig Malone, Senior Vice President Product Development, SkyBitz. "We are excited to share our knowledge areas with our peers to help each other grow and foster innovation and promote a global standard."
The SkyBitz Galaxy Series GTP2000, will be the first new product to include DASH7 technology. The technology will help with supply chain challenges such as yard management. Data from the RFID tags will be integrated with other location-based information through SkyBitz's web-based application, InSight. In addition, RFID technology can be applied to enhance preventive maintenance programs, where detailed asset and maintenance information can be stored on tags allowing for a more flexible and scalable operation. RFID technology can also improve supply chain management with consignment information and manifest data stored on the tag and accessible via a WAN link, providing full visibility of the chain of custody as well as detailed cargo information.
"We are excited to add SkyBitz's expertise in location based M2M technology to the DASH7 Alliance," said Patrick Burns, DASH7 Alliance President. "SkyBitz is a thought leader in wireless asset tracking and their involvement will significantly enhance our efforts to make DASH7 the global standard for low-powered wireless sensor networking technology."
About the DASH7 Alliance
Formed in 2009, the DASH7 Alliance is a non-profit industry consortium with more than 50 participants that promotes the use of the ISO 18000-7 standard for wireless sensor networking. Participating organizations include Agaidi Oy, Analog Devices, Aniden Interactive, Arira Design, Cambridge University, CaptureTags, Chung Nam Electronics, Confidex, Cubic, Damco, DH Technology, Dow, Evigia Systems, Guard RFID, Identec Solutions, Indigresso, Infinite Power Solutions, Lockheed Martin, Lyngsoe Systems, Melexis, MET Laboratories, Michelin, National Instruments, Nedap, North Dakota State University, Novitaz, Odette, OnAsset Intelligence, Pusan National University, Ramtron, Revere Security, Semtech, Savi Technology, Security Innovation, SkyBitz, System Planning Corporation, Syrma, Texas Instruments, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, University of Wisconsin, and VI Service Network. Membership is open to end users, technology providers and research organizations. For more information, please visit www.dash7.org.
SkyBitz is a leader in global remote asset management solutions, providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than 700 enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via SkyBitz Insight, a secure web-based application that is fully customizable and requires no software downloads. SkyBitz is a privately held company backed by Garvin Hill Capital Partners LLC, Highstar Capital, Inverness Graham Investments, Motorola Ventures and ITV, a fund of Cordova Ventures.
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