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AeroScout and Reva Launch Comprehensive RFID Solution

February 5, 2008

The partnership will combine active and passive technology to deliver a single platform to view and manage all enterprise assets, regardless of the asset being tracked or the technology used.


REDWOOD CITY, CA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- AeroScout Inc., a leading provider of Unified Asset Visibility solutions, and Reva Systems, a leading RFID network infrastructure provider, announced a partnership to deliver a combined active-RFID and passive-RFID solution for enterprises. Through the partnership, Reva Systems provides a gateway for passive-RFID data to AeroScout's new MobileView 4.0 application, enabling customers to use it as a single platform to view and manage all enterprise assets, regardless of the asset being tracked or the technology used.

"With the maturity of the RFID market, many customers are simultaneously deploying both active and passive systems to meet a broad set of needs," said Buck Devashish, Vice President of Business Development for Reva Systems. "AeroScout's MobileView software uniquely delivers true visibility of all assets across the enterprise, and our partnership with AeroScout provides the unified RFID solution that these customers need."

The companies have integrated AeroScout's MobileView 4.0 software platform with Reva's Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP) appliance. The TAP manages RFID devices, processes raw data from a variety of standard passive-RFID readers, and passes accurate tag and location information to MobileView. The high-quality passive-RFID data provided through the Reva TAP is unified with other real-time location, status, and identification data from a variety of other sources, including AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based active RFID, ultra-wide band, and wireless sensors/telemetry. MobileView 4.0 applies a consistent set of business rules to all data, enabling customers to search for and track assets, trigger alerts, pull reports, and integrate with third-party software.

By combining active-RFID and passive-RFID data, customers can track assets of all sizes and values across an enterprise's facilities, from a single interface, and act simultaneously on all of the data. They can also perform more complex applications—for example, linking an active-RFID tag on a container to the passive-RFID tags on items inside the container.

"Both our customers and Reva's have expressed a real need for the advanced visibility that comes from combining active RFID and passive RFID," said Gabi Daniely, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy at AeroScout. "Reva's TAP appliance provides a powerful and scalable means of providing consistent and high-quality passive data, and we're pleased to work with them on integrating this data into our application to benefit customers."

The combined solution will be enabled through AeroScout's MobileView 4.0, also announced today.

About AeroScout
AeroScout Inc. is the market leader in Unified Asset Visibility solutions. The company's products accurately locate and monitor assets and people over standard Wi-Fi networks to improve and automate business processes. AeroScout's global customer base includes many of the Fortune 500 and the world's leading hospitals. Founded in 2000, AeroScout pioneered the Wi-Fi visibility market by introducing the industry's first Wi-Fi-based active-RFID tag, and is widely recognized "as leading the market in number of tags shipped." AeroScout is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Australia.

About Reva Systems
Reva Systems develops RFID network infrastructure products that enable customers to rapidly deploy scalable solutions in any environment. Reva's standards-based Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP) products facilitate improved system performance, manageability, and accuracy while significantly lessening implementation time and complexity. Reva products are delivered by a global network of partners and deployed worldwide by enterprises leveraging innovative RFID applications to generate value in diverse industries.

AeroScout is a registered trademark of AeroScout Inc. Reva, Reva Systems, and Tag Acquisition Processor are registered trademarks of Reva Systems Corp. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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