AXCESS International Inc., a leading provider of Dual- Active RFID solutions and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), and IDZ RFID Mexico, one of the most active RFID consulting and integration service providers in Latin America, announced that Universidad Regiomontana, a premier Mexican academic institution, has selected the AXCESS ActiveTag RFID physical computer asset protection solution. Universidad Regiomontana joins other top-tier schools in their efforts to thwart asset theft and enhance personnel tracking with the deployment of AXCESS' RFID solutions.
AXCESS' ActiveTag RFID system provides modern day educational facilities with the technology to solve a variety of problems. The hardware is supported by WiseTrack Software, which integrates the active tag system to a management reporting tool that controls and manages the computers and other expensive equipment throughout the campus. The AXCESS solution implemented by Universidad Regiomontana with systems integrator IDZ RFID Mexico addresses the problem of preventing theft or loss of assets and data by offering individual asset tracking and protection, dynamic wireless custodian assignments to assets, complete reports, and wireless alerting to exception-based security events. An integral component that enhances reliability of the solution is AXCESS' battery powered RFID tags. Powered by AXCESS' proprietary technology, the asset tags generate strong signals to enable detection of metal encased computers, even when hidden. This technology is far superior to passive RFID and bar code systems which require some form of line-of-site recognition.
"The increased security issues experienced by academic institutions everywhere made it clear that a state-of-the-art asset protection system to manage valuable equipment was needed," said Francisco Javier Hernandez, Universidad Regiomontana. "The AXCESS Dual Active RFID solution provides the most accurate and effective long-range asset protection and monitoring capabilities and was the clear choice to meet our security goals."
Asset loss and damage costs the average education department nearly a quarter of a million dollars a year. Larger school districts incur substantially greater losses, some topping $1.4 million in loss and damage annually, according to a recent study of district asset management conducted in conjunction with Quality Education Data and Follett Software Company. Districts that used manual tracking for computers reported a 41% greater annual cost of loss/damage than those that used a commercial asset tracking program. In addition to the loss of computers, educational institutions run a high risk of identity theft for the thousands of records that are held on their IT assets.
"Partnering with AXCESS on the Universidad Regiomontana integration was a seamless exercise that empowered us to offer the Mexican university a complete end-to-end property tracking solution," said Gerardo Barragan, Sales Director of IDZ RFID Mexico. "AXCESS' Dual-Active RFID technology provides automated fixed asset inventory and control that allowed us to meet the institution's specific requirements for managing and eliminating the potential for theft campus-wide."
"Academic institutions are faced with a colossal challenge as they strive to manage the ever increasing number of valuable IT assets housed on school campuses. If we factor in the wealth of information stored on laptops and servers in addition to the value of the hardware alone and the need to efficiently track property in real-time becomes more apparent than ever," said Allan Griebenow, president and CEO, AXCESS International. "As an information society, the industry is increasingly recognizing that the true value of asset management must go beyond simple tracking of items to include protection of assets and their embedded intellectual, confidential and personal data. To this end, AXCESS' Asset Management Solution is the only system that meets both of these requirements."
About AXCESS International Inc.
AXCESS International Inc., headquartered in greater Dallas, TX, provides Dual-Active RFID (radio frequency identification) and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) for asset management, physical security and supply chain efficiencies. The battery-powered (active) RFID tags locate, identify, track, monitor, count, and protect people, assets, inventory, and vehicles. The patented technology enables applications including: automatic "hands-free" personnel access control, automatic vehicle access control and logistics management, automatic asset management, and sensor management. AXCESS is a portfolio company of Amphion Innovations plc. Additional information on AXCESS is available on the Company's Web site at http://www.axcessinc.com.
About IDZ RFID Mexico
IDZ RFID Mexico (http://www.idzonline.com) headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, provides RFID-centric system integration and software development solutions targeting education, logistics, manufacturing & health markets in Latin America. IDZ has been recognized by the Mexican Government as a leading technology enterprise which is currently expanding its operations internationally. IDZ has developed and registered the RFID Native methodology aimed at developing business process optimization projects.