CAPE Systems Group, Inc.

June 15, 2005
RFID Tag Locator Software Tackles Tag Placement Analysis
On June 9, CAPE Systems Group, Inc., announced its entry into the emerging RFID market with the introduction of its RFID Tag Locator software designed for RFID tag placement analysis and pallet-reading optimization. CAPE is a provider of software technology for packaging design, RFID asset tracking, pallet optimization, inventory and warehouse management, supply chain execution and order fulfillment.The RFID Tag Locator uses commercially available RFID tags and readers to measure RFID performance at the case and pallet level under real-world conditions. Results from these measurements are displayed using interactive color-coded 3D models to show RF properties. This unique and intuitive visualization system conveys an immediate understanding of the RF behavior of a product. This in turn leads to optimal tag placement and significantly improved case and pallet reading."One of the biggest challenges of the RFID supply chain today is tag placement," comments Peter Ayling, CAPE's vice president for worldwide marketing. "Tags placed in the wrong location will lead to poor RFID reading results, which for many mean a failure to meet mandate compliance."The RFID Tag Locator works with any of the industry standard RFID readers (Alien Technology, Symbol, WJ, Samsys and AWID) and works with Class 0, Class 1 and the upcoming Gen 2 tags. The software itself operates as a standalone application (does not require Internet access) on any Windows based PC or laptop. The RFID Tag Locator program is being marketed under a worldwide licensing agreement with Integral RFID, Inc.CAPE is offering the RFID Tag Locator to end-users of RFID, to resellers and to system integrators who include tag analysis as part of their revenue generating services.