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DataRealm Adds ZigBee Skills

(Windsor, Ontario - June 22, 2011) In response to customer demand for a robust in-plant asset tracking solution, DataRealm has further developed its skills in mesh network topology through its technology partner Intelligent Distributed Controls (IDC).

IDC has developed unique applications based on ZigBee that bring a comprehensive new level of sophistication to in-plant asset management and item tracking. The result is a comprehensive technical solution based on the ZigBee communications protocol that enhances in-plant performance of a wide range of functions requiring stable and broad communications.

Such functions include Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) tracking and monitoring, item picking using light systems, fork lift operations tracking, safety gate control, palletizing and de-palletizing, repack, and various maintenance functions. In addition the system can also be used to control all lighting within a facility.

“A ZigBee network provides high speed two-way communication between potentially thousands of devices. ZigBee itself is the only standards-based wireless technology designed to address the unique needs of low-cost, low-power wireless sensor and control networks in just about any market,” explains DataRealm President Dave Fortin.

The core ZigBee specification, which defines ZigBee's smart, cost-effective and energy-efficient mesh network, is an innovative, self-configuring, self-healing system of redundant, low-cost, very low-power nodes that enable ZigBee's unique flexibility, mobility and ease-of-use.

IDC has built an impressive customer base for its technology which includes companies in various sectors such as automobile manufacturers, retail distribution centres and heavy equipment manufacturers.

DataRealm has trained its staff of credentialed engineers in the technology and is currently field testing ZigBee applications at various customer sites.

Mr. Fortin adds, “ZigBee technology will augment our particular strengths in asset tracking using barcode and radio frequency identification (RFID) and will give us a wide range of technology to be able to tailor very specific applications for our customers.”

About DataRealm

DataRealm is a leading software integration and controls engineering firm. Its clients include high-volume manufacturers in a variety of industries located throughout North America.
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