April 18, 2007 12:00 ET

Syscan Granted Patent for RFID Technology

MONTREAL, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - April 18, 2007) - Syscan International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SYA) today reported that further to its announcement of February 5, 2007, the Canadian Patent Office has granted Patent No. 2532392 to Syscan's iCE (I Communicate Effectively) technology.

Syscan's iCE invention was developed using an energy-efficient dynamic bi-directional communications protocol that employs transmission windows to dramatically reduce the power consumption of Tag batteries, which comprise a major portion of the per-Tag cost. iCE Readers can access Tags that would normally be out of range by substituting other Tags that are within reach to temporarily act as communication bridges to relay data to the Reader. The architecture of the iCE RFID network can be defined by the Reader or the Tags according to their positions and characteristics. Once configured, the system is equipped with enough intelligence and is sufficiently dynamic to enable it to operate by itself without human intervention, regardless of whether or not there is a change in the position of the Tags or in their environment.

Mr. Axel Striefler, President and CEO of Syscan, expressed "We are extremely pleased to possess this solid IP which will give us the opportunity to license iCE to other RFID solution providers working in non-competitive markets."

Syscan has applications for international patent protection covering all of the International Patent Office's member countries including the United States, European Union, most of Asia and Australia.

For more on iCE's unique patented features, please see Syscan's press release of February 5, 2007, or visit the Company's website at

About Syscan International Inc.

Syscan is a unique supply chain solution provider that delivers integrated real-time tracking and tracing systems that improve business efficiency through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Its standardized supply chain solutions include traceability, temperature monitoring and quality control applications for the food and pharmaceutical and military sectors. Shares of Syscan trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SYA. There are approximately 39.7 million shares outstanding.

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