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Apr 13, 2010

S3Edge launches Spotlight, a packaged asset-tracking solution that dramatically simplifies the way enterprises evaluate and integrate RFID technology into their operations.
Source: S3EDGE

 Real-Time Visibility and Control Systems allow end-users to Observe and Report on the movement of tagged items as they flow through an enterprise, thereby obtaining immediate and measurable results from RFID technology.Portland, Oregon and Orlando, Florida. April 13 2010 -- S3Edge Inc., a software product company that provides RFID-based solutions, today announced the general availability of their Spotlight product suite for asset tracking with RFID technology. "With Spotlight's out of the box capabilities, users can quickly gather data and insights into how their operations can be improved.  We call this the ‘observational phase' and it sets the stage for a more complete RFID solution roll out that targets process automation improvements while complementing existing systems and processes" said Ram Venkatesh, CEO of S3Edge.  "In addition, scalable solutions built on Spotlight do not have the time-consuming, high risk of failure or high ongoing support costs associated with custom or point solutions.  This is an extremely exciting development for the end-user community."For customers, Spotlight's packaged components comprising of hardware, tags and the needed controlling software, can be quickly deployed with little or no disruption to existing enterprise systems.  It can be used to determine where high-cost errors occur and labor productivity improvements can be made, by observing and reporting on real-time asset movements."S3Edge's commitment to quality and RFID domain expertise in deploying enterprise-ready software in an operationally challenging environment is second to none" said James Chan, General Manager from Toll Global Logistics, Asia's leading 3PL provider who is utilizing Spotlight technology for their REAP (RFID Enterprise Application Platform) service. "S3Edge's approach to deploying a scalable Real-Time Visibility & Control System has allowed us to take a complex, emerging technology and convert it into a competitive advantage for our business and customers." Customers across the globe are using Spotlight as the basis for a wide range of vertical solutions including Asset & Personnel Tracking, Factory Floor Automation, Warehouse Operations, Maintenance, Re[air and Overhaul (MRO) and Tool tracking. Built in extensibility features and a well defined customization methodology ensure new and evolving use-cases are easily integrated over time, providing greater benefits and lowering the total cost of ownership. For Industry Partners, Spotlight technology coupled with S3Edge's domain expertise provides a unique advantage in delivering best-of-breed asset tracking solutions for end-users in vertical markets."S3Edge is a key partner in developing packaged solutions that fully utilize the capabilities of the Microsoft BizTalk RFID platforms to address real-world customer needs," said Sudhir Hasbe, senior product manager of BizTalk Server at Microsoft Corp. "Its Spotlight product is a good example of how partners are innovating to deliver complete end-to-end solutions for customers on the Microsoft Application Platform, across the globe."To put this exciting new technology into the hands of end-users planning RFID projects, S3Edge is signing up a limited number of customers to use the Spotlight system via a risk-free assessment. Visit www.s3edge.com, or the Microsoft booth (# 512) at the RFID Journal trade show in Orlando to learn more about getting started with Spotlight technology for your RFID application needs. About S3Edge: S3Edge, Inc. is a software product company that provides packaged, RFID-based Real Time Visibility and Control systems for automating and error proofing supply chain operations.  Spotlight, S3Edge's software product enables enterprises to quickly and easily configure and view assets, zones, alerts, reports and manage an extensive network of RFID devices.  Spotlight has been deployed in a wide range of systems including Asset & Personnel Tracking, Factory Floor Automation, Warehouse Operations, MRO and Tool tracking.  It is built from the ground up on the Microsoft BizTalk RFID (Server and Mobile) platforms and uses the Windows Mobile/CE, Microsoft SQL Server, and Windows Server platforms. An integral part of the solution provided by S3Edge are the BizTalk RFID device providers for the fixed, mobile, fork-lift and active RFID readers that are utilized as part of the overall solution. To learn more about S3Edge, visit us at (www.s3edge.com) and our blog at (http://rtvs.wordpress.com). For more information, please contact Anush Kumar (anush@s3edge.com) at +1 (310) 9437992

 

 
 

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We are extremely pleased to team up with S3Edge to design, and develop this innovative application for the transfusion medicine industry. Our collaborative, best-of-breed approach, which brings together the domain expertise in Transfusion Medicine practices and S3Edge's software strength, will deliver unparalleled levels of efficiencies for blood centers and hospitals across their supply chain operations


Rodeina Davis
Vice-President & CIO, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

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"S3Edge's commitment to quality, flexibility, and RFID domain expertise in deploying enterprise-ready software in an operationally challenging environment using a variety of devices, is second to none. Their approach to deploying a scalable Real-Time Visibility & Control System has allowed us to take a complex, emerging technology and convert it into a competitive advantage for our business and customers"

James Chan
General Manager

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S3 Edge is our most preferred RFID technical partner

Kian NG
SOA, Process Platform & RFID Solutions Sales - ASIA Lead
Microsoft Asia Pacific

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S3Edge has helped Motorola take our partnership with Microsoft BizTalk RFID to the next level.

Matt Eschbach
Global Strategic Alliance Manager
Motorola Enterprise Mobility Business

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The RFID system provided equivalent capabilities to those of IPR in terms of detecting and resolving process errors. It additionally provided the blood bank staff real-time visibility for blood products in transit from the hospital blood bank to the point-of-care and in remote storage in our emergency department.

Dr. Thomas J. Raife,
MD, Clinical Professor & Medical Director,
UIHC DeGowin Blood Center

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S3Edge continues to raise the bar in the area of software innovation to address customer needs. The support for Android-based devices for our transfusion medicine RFID applications will give healthcare professionals in our field an easy, well-understand interface to quickly adopt a new set of auto-ID applications aimed at cutting costs and eliminating errors in the blood supply chain. This new-paradigm is going to be the game-changer in the adoption of RFID based applications in Healthcare.

Clive Hohberger
RFID Systems Architect,
Blood Center of Wisconsin

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"We selected S3Edge after evaluating solution providers based on their experience, and ability to deliver a mission-critical, large-scale enterprise application focused on the operator and the flow of work in our existing processes. Thanks to this approach and S3Edge's focus on delivering to commitments, the project benefits were realized within three months of launch with little to no re-engineering required. The system has been running live in a high velocity, dynamic manufacturing environment for over a year with no issues"

Balaji Suresh
Materials Manager, and project sponsor
United Technologies

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"The expertise and credibility of the S3Edge team made it an easy choice for us to engage with them to build out our device provider capabilities for the BizTalk RFID platform. In addition, their ability to deliver ‘80% done, 20% customizable’ software solutions via their rich RTVS solution framework is a much needed piece of the puzzle in enabling our integrators to deliver high-value, complex solutions in a repeatable cookie-cutter manner, with lesser custom code"

Sal Scafidi
Strategic Business Manager
Omron RFID Division
United Technologies

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S3 Edge’s unique capabilities and deep understanding of Microsoft’s Mobile RFID platform was crucial in deploying a turnkey solution at RiteCare pharmacy for warehouse visibility – their ability to go from design to fully operational in 60-90 days at the customer site is a testament of their abilities to show demonstrable ROI and lower the barrier to rapid solution deployment.

Judy Huang
Product Manager RFID
Unitech Electronics Co., LTD

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S3Edge's packaged asset tracking software has enabled us to go from assessing technical feasibility to building out a set of applications that address the operational needs of blood centers and hospitals in a relatively short period of time. Their technical abilities and experience in deploying enterprise-ready applications has helped the consortium deliver on the promise of a packaged mission critical solution to improve the safety and efficiency of our nation's blood supply


Tina Chang
CEO, SysLogic Inc.

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Thanks to the outstanding work of the entire consortium team, we have successfully piloted the new system to track blood products as they move from fixed and mobile donation sites, through the blood center and to distribution. After 24 weeks of running the system in a pilot mode here at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, we have seen process efficiency and traceability gains, as well as marked improvements in reconciliation

Lynne Briggs
Vice President and
Chief Information Officer,
Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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S3 Edge's RTVS capabilities enabled RiteCare Pharmacy to envision, design and implement game-changing business processes. The S3 Edge RTVS software built on Microsoft BizTalk platform has enabled us to cut down our cycle times to ship by 50%, eliminate errors due to mis-ships, and double our throughput times. This innovative real-time visibility platform for warehouse ensures RiteCare can now scale rapidly in the future to fulfill our promise of a quality pharmacy in every neighborhood with wide variety of medicines.

Seshu Guddanti
Managing Director of RiteCare

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Our strategic partnership with S3Edge allows Microsoft BizTalk RFID users to exploit the Speedway® reader’s advanced capabilities and performance. I highly recommend S3Edge as a partner to work with in building end-to-end solutions on the Microsoft RFID platform.

Daniel Bowman
Sr. Marketing Manager, Impinj, Inc

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"S3Edge is a key partner in developing packaged solutions that fully utilize the capabilities of the Microsoft BizTalk RFID platforms to address real-world customer need. Their Spotlight product is a good example of how partners are innovating to deliver complete end-to-end solutions for customers on the Microsoft Application Platform, across the globe"

Sudhir Hasbe

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We are extremely pleased to team up with S3Edge to put this exciting system development into the hands of our clients. Our unified, best-of-breed approach, which brings together Access Solutions’ deep domain expertise in the FME industry and S3Edge’s Spotlight technology for RFID-based asset tracking, as well as their systems integration bench strength and expertise, will deliver unparalleled levels of efficiencies across the enterprise

Kelvin Mann,
President  & CEO, Access Solutions

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The S3Edge's RTVS based WiP (work in process) solution delivered on the promise of real visibility, real time in record time to enable GKB (Carl Zeiss Vision JV partner) to continue to raise the bar in the level of service .The WIP solution was delivered at ZEISS Brand Lab at Goa (a Carl Zeiss "Star One" accredited lab). In addition to enabling fewer delayed orders, and a multi-fold increase in customer satisfaction with a RFID based solution on the manufacturing floor, S3 is also closely working with us on designing innovative solution for our retail stores in India to further increase our customer value.

Manish Soni
General Manager
GKB Hi-Tech Lenses Pvt. Ltd.

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  Spotlight based RFID Software provides an automated method of identifying the movement of assets across various locations by deploying a packaged inventory-tracking solution across various devices, that can then be customized for specific business-process workflows.