RedPrairie and Wavetrend Partner to Provide Advanced Active RFID Solutions

RedPrairie, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, and Wavetrend, a UK-based supplier of active ultra long range (ULR) RFID technology systems, today announced a partnership agreement.

According to the Agreement, RedPrairie will become a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) for Wavetrends active RFID and data collection middleware technology. RedPrairie will integrate Wavetrend tag and reader systems to enhance its transportation and yard management, labor management, supply chain security and mobile asset management solutions. The combined applications will enable customers to use active RFID technology to accurately identify, manage and track physical assets, information and personnel.

A unique differentiator of the Wavetrend offering is the ability to extend beyond traditional asset locating functions providing enhanced sensor, environmental and other telematic data fully integrated with the tag.
Wavetrend and RedPrairie are currently engaged in two deployments of the Wavetrend active RFID technology with RedPrairies DLx Mobile Resource Management solution for asset tracking.

Our partnership with Wavetrend allows us to expand our comprehensive solutions suite of RFID-based applications to include active RFID-based data capture capabilities, combined with supply chain condition monitoring, notes Michael Dempsey, Company Strategy Leader at RedPrairie. For example, using the Wavetrend tags in conjunction with our DLx Mobile Resource Management solution for real-time asset management we can monitor and provide visibility to temperature changes, thereby ensuring the quality and freshness of food products or the effectiveness of cold chain pharmaceuticals.

Bryan Nelson, CEO of Wavetrend, comments, The partnership with RedPrairie positions Wavetrend products and services with those of one of the leading global software vendors in the supply chain market. The breadth of applications brought to market by RedPrairie will fully leverage the advanced features of our RFID systems.

RedPrairie Company Leader John Jazwiec comments, RedPrairies partnership with Wavetrend reinforces our commitment to provide our key markets with expanded capabilities for supply chain execution and optimization. We are pleased to become a Value-Added Reseller of their advanced RFID data collection systems.

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