Real-time tracking and location of tagged materials and personnel during transportation provides end-to-end supply chain visibility and worker safety monitoring

Vancouver, BC – April 19, 2013

Guard RFID Solutions Inc. and AppLocation Systems Inc. jointly announced the release of their Mobile Active RFID Gateway that combines GuardRFID’s Active RFID Readers and GPS/Cellular Gateways to provide real-time tracking and location capability for tagged items and people while in transit within a vehicle. The Gateway also supports the J1939 interface that can alert maintenance staff of active engine faults, track fuel economy, and provide maintenance notifications by mileage, time or engine hours.

AppLocation’s MobileFusion™ platform is integrated with GuardRFID’s Argus AllGuard™ server to collect tag data for generating reports and providing graphical views of the location and details of tagged items and personnel. By adding in-vehicle gateways to fixed facility RFID deployments, companies can now extend their chain of custody reporting and verification to include in-transit segments and delivery locations. In addition, personnel status and location can be achieved by utilizing GuardRFID’s Staff Tags.

“Extending tracking, location and security to the wide area completes our vision for end-to-end visibility of materials and personnel”, said Zahir Abji, GuardRFID’s President and CEO. “Users of our solutions now have the ability to continuously monitor the movements of their assets and personnel, regardless of whether they are in the building, on company grounds, or in motion within a vehicle. This development opens up significant opportunities for planning and managing logistics and security for our customers, and takes RTLS to a higher level of utility.”

“We have been working with GuardRFID’s technology for some time now to provide warehousing and yard applications, as an adjunct to our fleet management solutions”, said Gary Hartwig, AppLocation’s CEO. “Materials management requires high tag acquisition rates and the ability to instantly detect tagged items when they approach choke points such as dock doors, and GuardRFID’s 433 MHz based technology platform performs these functions and others extremely well in the kinds of environments that we encounter with our customers. Integration of the system into the wide area enhances MobileFusion’s capability to an unprecedented level.”

About Guard RFID Solutions, Inc.

Guard RFID Solutions, Inc. develops Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies and products for Healthcare, Industrial, and Enterprise applications. Guard RFID Solutions, Inc.’s products can accurately track and locate equipment, materials, and people for enhanced automation, workflow, monitoring, and security solutions—all on one flexible platform. Guard RFID Solutions, Inc. is federally incorporated in Canada, with its head office in British Columbia sales offices in Chicago, IL and West Palm Beach, FL.

GuardRFID Contact:

Zahir Abji, President and CEO

About AppLocation Systems Inc.

Founded in 2002, AppLocation Systems Inc is a Mobile Resource Management firm specializing in location based services, and uses its web-based MOBILEFusion™ platform to track assets wirelessly improving logistic and supply chain business decisions on land, on water, and in the air – using the latest technology in CDMA/GPRS/Satellite devices, mapping, sensors, RFID, RTLS and wireless network management.

Carrier grade MobileFusion™ links wireless real time asset tracking regardless of locating technology. This single platform delivers end to end supply chain and in-transit visibility, driving the adoption of asset location for supply chain logistics. MobileFusion™ integrates location data, sensors and line of business applications such as billing and order entry direct from handsets.

AppLocation Contact:
Gary Hartwig, President