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Ubisense and Alien Technology complete integration of precision RTLS with RFID at car manufacturer


Combined precision RTLS and RFID tags and readers enable automatic component and vehicle identification and location, using advanced UWB and Gen 2 UHF technologies.

July 10th, 2008, Morgan Hill, Calif. and Cambridge, UK – Alien Technology, an industry leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) UHF products and services, and Ubisense, the industry leader in precise real-time location solutions, today announced the completion of customer field tests using combined RTLS/RFID for automotive production line component verification.

At the test site, it is critical to register the exact part numbers of critical components (for example air bags) as they are installed in each car. To achieve this automatically while minimizing human interaction and the chance of error or omission, Ubisense integrated standard Alien RFID readers into its Location Platform. This allows each assembly station to recognize the car through its industry standard VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) as it reaches the station and independently verifies which component has been added through the RFID integration. The Ubisense system automatically determines which car has entered a station, as the system is able to track and visualize each car along the assembly line to within 15cm. Ubisense, utilizing combined RTLS and RFID in automotive applications, will significantly reduce the cost and error rate of mounting critical components in a car as it is assembled, resulting in less costly manual rework and shorter cycle times.

“Combining RFID technology and precision RTLS has the potential to revolutionize automotive production,” said Richard Green, CEO of Ubisense. “Our engineers have been working with leading automotive manufacturers to develop this comprehensive solution and the feedback from our customers about the combination has been fantastic.”

“Working with an industry leader with an open real-time software platform made the integration effort very straight forward,” said Stephen Crocker, Director, Sales/Channel Management EMEA and India, Alien Technology Corp. “We see many more opportunities for this combination of technologies across a variety of industries.”

About Alien Technology Founded in 1994, Alien Technology is a leading technology and product provider of UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Integrated Circuits (IC), tags, readers and professional services. Alien Gen 2 products, along with software solutions from partners, help solve business problems for customers to improve productivity, processes, security and asset tracking for closed-loop and supply chain systems. These solutions are currently implemented in industries such as consumer packaged goods, retail, manufacturing, transportation, airports and cargo logistics, government and defense, and more. Alien's patented Fluidic Self Assembly (FSATM) technology and related proprietary manufacturing processes are designed to enable the manufacture of high volume, low-cost RFID tags. www.alientechnology.com

Alien, Alien Technology, the Alien logo, Squiggle and FSA, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Alien Technology Corporation in the United States and other countries. Copyright 2008 Alien Technology Corporation. All rights reserved


About Ubisense

Ubisense is the market leading vendor of precise RTLS (Real-time Location Systems) based on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. The company delivers complete solutions based on a highly scalable and reliable real-time location platform that is being deployed in mission critical applications around the world. www.ubisense.net

Richard Green
Ubisense

+44 1223 535170
info@ubisense.net

Stephen Crocker
Alien Technology
Director, Sales/Channel Management EMEA and India Alien Technology Corp.
scrocker@alientechnology.com


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Ubisense Limited
+44 1223 535170
info@ubisense.net

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