SOURCE: Xterprise Incorporated

April 24, 2008 13:28 ET

Xterprise Announces Clarity-CCI™ Cold Chain Integrity

Ensuring Safe Shipment, Storage and Handling While Increasing Yield, Quality and Accountability in the Cold Supply Chain

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Xterprise Incorporated, the leading global supplier of Solutions for the High Definition Enterprise ™ and a Gold-Certified Microsoft™ ISV partner, announced today the general availability of its Clarity™ CCI - Cold Chain Integrity solution. The solution addresses the need to ensure safe handling, storage and shipment of pharmaceuticals, engineered materials, produce, foods and beverages, and volatile raw materials by continuously monitoring and analyzing various environmental variables that affect the integrity and quality of these products.

"The risk is real and the stakes are high. Whether your industry is pharmaceutical, healthcare, food, beverage, specialized material, or logistics providers to these industries, the loss of a single shipment can range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars," said Jim Caudill, SVP of Marketing and Strategy at Xterprise. "The Clarity CCI™ solution minimizes this risk using Active RFID technology to continuously monitor temperature, movement, humidity, and many other variables, providing highly granular visibility and analysis of these variables across all stakeholders."

By defining the thresholds, limits, sampling intervals and transmission frequencies, the Clarity CCI™ solution can provide detailed statistical analysis, event reporting and alert triggering based on event detection. Continuous process improvements are facilitated with tools to quickly identify error and failure points, and assist with the detection of the root causes.

The solution leverages active Wi-Fi RFID tags from Tyco Electronics that use the G2 Microsystems technology, tested and field deployed by Xterprise and found to meet the unique requirements of the cold chain market. The tags communicate location, sensor measurements, and customer-specific data over existing Wi-Fi infrastructure using industry standard protocols, reducing typical upfront infrastructure investments. With highly sensitive sensory technology, the Tyco tags can accurately monitor and record temperature and humidity, and both are capable of integration to other sensors with built in IO capabilities. The tags also can store sensor data; ensuring a full tracking history of a tagged shipment is available and may be accessed whenever the tag establishes a suitable wireless connection.

For organizations with existing RFID infrastructures, Xterprise combines the Wi-Fi sensor tags with passive Gen 2 tags in the same form factor. This results in maximum reuse of existing Wi-Fi and RFID infrastructures.

Xterprise has a number of current and deployed projects and pilots using Clarity CCI™ in their cold chain supply chains including:

--  Tracking the temperature of reagents used in pharmaceutical
    manufacturing from Asia to the U.S. and on to Europe,  throughout the
    duration of their journey;
--  Tracking temperature exposure of volatile chemicals used in the
    semiconductor manufacturing process during shipment and storage.
    

ABOUT XTERPRISE

Xterprise Incorporated was founded in 2002 as a provider of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) applications. Today our solutions combine Microsoft platform technology, continuous improvement and lean supply chain expertise, enterprise supply chain systems integration along with RFID technology to deliver previously unachievable levels of visibility, assurance, accuracy, process improvement and value to clients. The Xterprise customer list includes Abbott Labs, Alcon, Allergan, Chicken of the Sea, Dow Corning, Dairy Fresh, Dial Corporation, Eureaka, ExxonMobil, General-Mills, Georgia Pacific, Kraft, iGPS, Intel, L'Oreal, Nokia, Samsung, Schoeller Arca Systems, ShopVac, Continental AG, The Libman Company, The US Department of Veterans Affairs, TIMCO Aviation Services , TNT Express, Toyota Motors N.A., Wells Fargo Bank and many others. The Xterprise global headquarters is located in Carrollton, Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth) and its European office is located in Beverley, UK. For additional information call +1-972-690-9460 US, email info@xterprise.com or visit www.xterprise.com.

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Contact Information

  • CONTACTS:

    Jim Caudill
    Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy
    Xterprise Incorporated
    Email Contact
    +1 972-690-9460

    Mike Letchford (European Contact)
    General Manager, Xterprise Europe
    Email Contact
    +44 (0) 1482 881979

    Howard LaMunion
    Public Relations for Xterprise
    Email Contact
    +1 214-601-0977