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Reva Leverages IBM

CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- Reva Systems, the leading RFID network infrastructure provider, today announced that its Tag Acquisition Processor(TM) (TAP) now offers enhanced support for the RFID data capture and delivery component of IBM's WebSphere RFID Premises Server 6.0. This support is a culmination of Reva's testing alongside IBM in its development labs.

Reva worked with IBM to ensure that the integration of the two companies' technologies would be robust and customer-ready for implementation. The Reva TAP acts as an edge platform that streamlines scalable RFID deployments by seamlessly integrating with the IBM architecture at the facility level. TAPs produce highly accurate data by coordinating otherwise autonomous readers as a controlled system that delivers optimal data capture, and passes high quality tag data directly to the IBM WebSphere stack for sophisticated workflow and business logic processing.

The TAP offers out-of-the-box support for today's industry leading readers as well as newer readers incorporating the emerging EPCglobal LLRP (Low Level Reader Protocol) standard interface ensuring that reader additions, upgrades and modifications are facilitated with ease in heterogeneous reader environments. In addition, Reva's patented location processing provides the device abstraction and data cleansing necessary to deliver reliable data, showing exactly where tagged items are, to enterprise installations of WebSphere. Introducing Reva TAPs, at the facility level, to an IBM WebSphere implementation for RFID significantly increases the ease of operations while reducing the total cost of ownership for deployments.

"Reva Systems support of the new Eclipse based device platform enables its TAP to be integrated into IBM's RFID solutions based on the new WebSphere RFID Premises Server 6.0," said Scott Burroughs, Sensors & Actuators Solutions Executive, IBM Software Group. "This capability enables the distribution of reliable messaging and use case logic from the WebSphere RFID Premises Server 6.0 to the TAP platform."

Combining Reva TAPs with WebSphere enables a facility-level view of RFID readers that provides a complete RF picture resulting in better reads, better read coverage and quicker responses to operational challenges. When specific operational scenarios call for local procedures the TAP delivers millisecond response times and allows the higher-level business events to be run in the enterprise WebSphere instance.

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