SOURCE: Accu-Sort Systems

September 10, 2007 16:44 ET

Accu-Sort® FAST Suite Enterprise™ Unlocks Access to Critical Automation System Information

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - Accu-Sort Systems, Inc. introduces FAST Suite Enterprise™, a software tool that provides quick, easy access to critical operational data about automated materials handling systems. FAST Suite Enterprise is the first user friendly, web-based product that allows users to make informed decisions on how to improve efficiency and throughput by allowing access to operating information about their print and apply, sortation and production systems from anywhere in the world.

Sortation and labeling systems traditionally consist of islands of automation that allow limited access to the real-time operational data. FAST Suite Enterprise software makes this critical data available to the entire organization via the web, providing an up-to-the-minute picture of each system.

"To make key business decisions, organizations need information that has been locked away in their automation solutions," says Mike Kuhno, Accu-Sort Systems Product Manager. "We're providing that capability through FAST Suite Enterprise and giving our customers the ability to view this data anywhere a web browser is available. It's truly unlocking the information they need to run their business better."

FAST Suite Enterprise software can be loaded on a PC workstation or file server, depending on the customer's automation requirements. The software can support a single production line or a fully automated manufacturing or distribution center, providing the scalability required by most users today. Since the user interface is delivered through a web browser, there is no need for software uploads to the user's workstation. Data from FAST Suite Enterprise can be viewed on a laptop or desktop within a facility, across multiple facilities, externally from a corporate location or remotely from any location.

FAST Suite Enterprise software allows users to configure and control multiple lines through a single interface, enabling fast and easy process monitoring. Specific functionalities include:

--  Secure access to real-time operational data that lets the customer
    adjust systems, materials and resources to meet customer demands and
    streamline your processes
--  Enhanced operational statistics and reporting shows how the facility
    is performing against target metrics, and helps identify system and
    equipment performance issues before they become a problem
--  Browser-based user interface provides secure access anywhere in a
    facility or across the network using any Windows® PC without loading
    additional software
--  Browser-based reporting provides access to all the critical FAST Suite
    report data, while eliminating the need to manage and deploy additional
    software
--  Scalable solution configured to fit business needs with single line,
    multiple line, or enterprise wide monitoring
--  Unlimited user sessions hosted at the same time on a secure network
    provide continuous system information to all key personnel wherever they
    may be located
--  Remote workstation and device monitoring gives real-time status of all
    line devices without having to go out to the line!
    

FAST Suite Enterprise also enables a user to configure access control and authorization across all applications in the FAST Suite system, including the ability to enforce "strong" usernames and password management to support IT policies. FAST Suite Enterprise permits users to configure shift management across facilities to ensure proper accounting of production/distribution information to appropriate shift personnel.

FAST Suite Enterprise is part of Accu-Sort's FAST™ Suite, a collection of flexible, configurable applications that can be used as stand-alone products or combined to provide systems solutions to satisfy a company's automation needs. Accu-Sort provides complete solutions from concept to integration, including installation, training, comprehensive service and support designed with the user in mind.

Providing seamless enterprise integration through a familiar and easy-to-use Windows® interface, FAST Suite is comprised of:

--  FAST Suite Enterprise™ for enterprise-wide visibility to automation
    performance
--  FAST Tag® for RFID compliance tagging
--  FASTLabel® for object labeling and verification
--  FASTSort® for sortation, order-fulfillment and returns processing
--  FASTCount™ for production counting systems
--  FAST Weigh™ for weight capture and control
--  FASTComm® for enterprise IT integration
--  FAST View® for graphical system monitoring.
--  FAST Monitor™ for component monitoring of Accu-Sort scanners and
    cameras
    

For more information, call 1-800-BAR-CODE or visit the Accu-Sort website at http://www.accusort.com/enterprise01/index.php.

About Accu-Sort

Accu-Sort Systems is a pioneer in reliable auto ID and high-speed compliance solutions with more than three decades of experience deploying and supporting scanning and tracking solutions in distribution, warehousing, manufacturing, and retailer environments. The company is also an established provider of convergent RFID and bar code systems with more than 50 RFID installations. 1-800-BAR-CODE or www.accusort.com.

FAST Suite Enterprise™, FAST Monitor™, FAST Suite™, FAST Tag®, FASTLabel®, FASTSort®, FASTCount™, FAST Weigh™, FASTComm®, and FAST View® are trademarks of Accu-Sort Systems. Windows® is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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Contact Information

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    Mike Kuhno
    Accu-Sort Systems, Inc.
    (215) 996-8128
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    Goldstein Group Communications
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