Pharmaceutical RFID

Cybra's EdgeMagic RFID Chosen by Pharmaceutical Company

Other Topics: RFID Reader Gateway

September 30, 2008

PITTSBURGH - Due to the proprietary nature of the customer's manufacturing processes, the customer requested that their name not be disclosed, the company noted.

Chuck Roskow, Cybra VP of Operations, said, "The customer is a strictly IBM Power Systems shop. Their program design required an RFID solution that supported both their IBM Power System server and the Motorola MC9090-G RFID handheld reader. The customer was thrilled when they learned of Cybra's EdgeMagic IBM Power System solution, because it includes support for IBM Data Queues. With this solution the operator scans 1D bar codes on the order form, 1D and 2D bar codes on most products, and RFID EPC tags on products destined for Wal-Mart and other mandating customers using the Motorola MC9090-G RFID handheld, and the data is passed directly to the Data Queue for further processing. The customer is very impressed with EdgeMagic performance -- the scanned data appears on their server instantaneously.

Harold Brand, CEO of Cybra, noted that, "We are pleased that that a leading specialty pharmaceutical company selected EdgeMagic precisely because it runs on the IBM Power System server. RFID is an important technology for the pharmaceutical industry -- especially for companies that need to comply with the E-Pedigree laws of the states of Florida and California. The ability to track Lot, Potency, Expiration, National Drug Code, Electronic Product Code, Manufacturer, Distributor, Wholesaler, Pharmacy, and the serial number of each dosage unit requires the integration of RFID technology at the point of manufacture. This customer is a best-in-class pharmaceutical company that has thrived by developing exclusive technologies. Given their proven record of innovative technology, it is natural that they selected EdgeMagic for their IBM Power System server which will give them a head start on meeting the California Board of Pharmacy's 'E-Pedigree Requirements' which are scheduled to go into effect in January 2011."

EdgeMagic Integrated RFID Control Software for the IBM System i is designed to manage edge devices, read RFID tags and easily integrates with System i ERP/WMS applications. EdgeMagic runs on application servers such as IBM WebSphere or Apache Tomcat, and although optimized for the IBM System i, EdgeMagic runs on other major computing platforms such as Microsoft Windows and Linux.


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