SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation

October 05, 2011 07:00 ET

Cubic Global Tracking Solutions Establishes Largest Mesh Network

Recent Test Successfully Links 6,500 Mesh Asset Tags to Form One Network

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Cubic Global Tracking Solutions, the asset visibility solutions provider of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), recently conducted a test of 6,500 mesh asset tags, creating the largest 802.15.4 mesh network ever formed. For the test, Cubic engineers in San Diego, California, networked tags that were en route for use in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Once deployed, the tags will track thousands of military vehicles that are being cleaned and prepared for shipment to other locations.

"This is a milestone event for the Cubic Global Tracking Solutions team," said Mary Ann Wagner, President of Cubic Global Tracking Solutions. "We have been working very hard on this development. In our industry, the largest mesh network ever formed was a few hundred mesh devices at one time, so getting 6,500 tags connected is an industry high point."

With such a positive result from the mesh asset network test, Cubic Global Tracking Solutions believes it is possible to achieve a mesh tag "asset density" of 10,000 tags.

"In March of 2009, we conducted a test with 1,000 mesh asset tags, but with our advances in technology we were able to test 6,500 tags to construct an incredibly large network, and our capabilities continue to grow," said Randy Shepard, Vice President of Technology Innovation.

Paul Berenberg, Director of Wireless Software for Cubic Global Tracking Solutions, stated, "Given the success of this test, we know that a 10,000 tag network is not just theoretically possible by design, but also can be deployed by our customers today."

Cubic's mesh asset network solution, called mist™, consists of mesh asset tags that are attached to valuable and high-risk assets for defense and commercial applications. Cubic Global Tracking Solutions mesh asset tags provide logistics intelligence, asset visibility, intrusion detection, and ongoing situational awareness. The tags form a wireless network by linking together and allowing secure data to hop from tag-to-tag until it reaches a gateway. The gateway transmits the data to the Cubic Global Tracking Solutions Device Management Center. Utilizing a mesh network significantly minimizes the need for fixed infrastructure as compared to an active RFID solution, by extending asset visibility through the mesh network.

About Cubic Global Tracking Solutions

Cubic Global Tracking Solutions is a provider of asset-visibility systems and services. Cubic's secure asset monitoring solutions provide ongoing situational awareness across an enterprise, and require limited or no infrastructure.

About Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions, and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services. Cubic Transportation Systems is the world's leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company's website at www.cubic.com.

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