TORONTO, June 28 -- Sirit Inc., a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions, announced today that METRO Group has selected Sirit's INfinity 510 UHF RFID reader for its 2007 rollout program at 99 Real hypermarket locations throughout Germany.
As an extension of their initial RFID trial initiative, this 2007 rollout program will see one INfinity 510 reader installed in each of the ninety-nine locations to track incoming products using Gen 2 tag technology.
"We are very pleased to be a part of METRO Group's continued investment in RFID adoption into their operations. Clearly the awarding of this contract is a significant validation of the superior performance of Sirit's INfinity 510 reader," stated Norbert Dawalibi, President and CEO, Sirit Inc. "The selection follows many months of competitive testing where Sirit's INfinity 510 lived up to its 'best in class' reputation and we look forward to working closely with METRO on a successful implementation throughout the year."
"The INfinity 510's reliable performance and ease of installation, combined with Sirit's outstanding technical and sales support all factored into the decision to award this contract," commented Dr. Gerd Wolfram, Managing Director of MGI METRO Group Information Technology GmbH. "As we move into the deployment phase of RFID, it becomes increasingly important to select partners that deliver both product and services that allow METRO to meet our business objectives - as we have found with Sirit."
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of RF- and RFID-based solutions for identification, tracking, security and merchandising applications, who participated in the initial trials, will serve as the hardware integrator for the project.