Wireless Applications

Reva Systems Announces TAP Release 2.0

August 20, 2007

Support expanded for fixed and mobile RFID readers, centralized reader firmware management and seamless integration with enterprise software from IBM, Microsoft and SAP.


CHELMSFORD, MA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reva Systems, the leading radio frequency identification (RFID) network infrastructure provider, announced general availability of its release 2.0 Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP) and accompanying Management Console products. The new release includes plug-and-play support for additional RFID readers, printers and other devices; an improved graphical user interface with more compact and streamlined controls; and enhanced integration capabilities for IBM, Microsoft and SAP applications.

Release 2.0 has been tested and validated in some of Reva's previously announced customer RFID deployments, including METRO Group's retail and distribution environments and Hewlett-Packard's manufacturing and distribution operations. Additional Reva TAP 2.0 customers will be announced at the RFID Journal Apparel & Footwear Summit to be held this month.

The Reva TAP is an RFID network infrastructure appliance that delivers accurate, actionable data for enterprise integration frameworks and consuming applications. It provides the RFID solution element that enables Reva's global customers to move from pilot projects to production RFID programs. The Reva Management Console offers a graphical tool for configuring physical device placement. It supports network management and device monitoring for system scalability, and it incorporates centralized reader and device firmware upgrade capabilities for sustainable deployments.

Some of the new features in Reva's TAP 2.0 release include:

  • Support for additional RFID reader manufacturers and models

    Adding to the extensive list of existing support for Alien, AWID, Feig, Impinj, Intermec, Motorola/Symbol, SAMsys, ThingMagic and Tyco RFID equipment, the Reva TAP now offers out-of-the-box integration with:

    • Intermec IF5, IF30 and IF61 readers
    • Impinj Speedway, NEC Tokin, and Elektrobit URP1000-ETSI
    • readers
    • Hoft & Wessel Skeye handheld readers
    • Motorola XR400, XR440 and XR480 fixed readers
    • Motorola MC9090-G handhelds, and RD5000 mobile readers
    • Sirit Infinity 510 readers
    • New readers that support the Low Level Reader Protocol
    • (LLRP) standard
    • Intermec, Printronix & Zebra RFID printers
    • Various Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

     

  • Enhanced integration capabilities for IBM, Microsoft and SAP applications

In addition to expanded device support, the Reva TAP now includes enhanced application integration capabilities. Adding to the EPCglobal Application Level Events (ALE), SQL database and SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure interfaces, the Reva TAP now offers improved IBM WebSphere and Microsoft BizTalk integration and new EPCglobal EPCIS data capture, web services and Java message services interfaces. Release 2.0 also contains a well-defined Java container for hosting partner-developed workflow logic and applications along with enhanced event management tools.

"Release 2.0 is a milestone for Reva that demonstrates the power and stability of Reva's RFID network infrastructure products," said David Husak, CTO and co-founder of Reva Systems. "We've worked closely with global customers while maintaining our long term vision and planning to ensure that we build the right products for RFID implementations that will stand the test of time."

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. Reva was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA. For more information, visit the company's Web site.

Reva, Reva Systems, and Tag Acquisition Processor are registered trademarks of Reva Systems Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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