Multispectral Solutions Releases Sapphire Series Asset Tracking Products

GERMANTOWN, Md. -- Expanding upon the success of its ultra wideband (UWB) PAL650(TM) Precision Asset Location System(TM), Multispectral Solutions, Inc. (MSSI) announces the release of its new Sapphire product line.

Sapphire begins where PAL650 left off - providing the end user with a fully scalable, radio frequency identification (RFID) and high precision tracking solution for large scale industrial and commercial applications. The first product in the series, Sapphire DART (Digital Active Real-Time Tracking), has an extensible architecture which permits area coverage from tens to hundreds of thousands of square feet, while providing RFID and precision localization to 10 cm (4 inch) resolution. Sapphire UWB tags are certified and compliant with the latest FCC UWB regulations for indoor and outdoor use. With tag read ranges in excess of 650 feet outdoors, Sapphire can address a wide range of RFID/tracking market opportunities. Sapphire has a built-in graphical user interface, but is also compatible with third-party middleware packages.

"Over the past two years, we have installed over 30 PAL650-based pilot systems and have validated the system's reliability and localization precision in extremely difficult and challenging industrial environments," stated Robert Mulloy, MSSI Vice President and COO. "PAL650's 'lessons learned' have resulted in our Sapphire product line which has the horsepower to address the needs of full scale industrial and commercial deployments. We strongly believe that the immediate availability of a cost-effective active RFID solution will revolutionize the RFID industry."