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Free2move, Siemens deploy wireless tracking tech in Malaysia

Posted: 18 Dec 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:wireless asset tracking? Siemens Malaysia? RFID?

Siemens and Free2move have announced the deployment of Siemens Wireless Asset Tracking (SWAT) at Siemens' Malaysian headquarters in Petaling Jaya, outside Kuala Lumpur.

The system involves passive RFID personnel cards combined with long range asset tags to allow asset movements to be controlled according to a central policy. Such controlled movements can be whether to allow an asset to exit from a secured zone. This first deployment encompasses 700 computer notebooks and 10 doors.

Sweden-originated Free2move, whose Asia & Pacific head office is in Kuala Lumpur, has provided the active RFID technology and the policy enforcement middleware.

"The ability not only to secure the building, but also to secure critical high value assets inside the building is a much sought after feature," said Michael Yong, senior sales manager of Siemens Building Technologies. "In industrial workplaces, the value of assets and the highly critical information they contain, represent a significant corporate risk. Hence, we foresee great market demand for this capability."

"The demand for automated security and safety applications is increasing," said Martin Harnevie, CEO of Free2move Asia & Pacific. "The fact is that despite complex security arrangements, notebooks, projectors [and other such devices] still disappear from workplaces. Together with Siemens, we can now offer a cost effective solution to this problem."

Siemens and Free2move will jointly market the SWAT system.

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