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By Rich Handley

CYBRA, Sewio Networks Announce RTLS Partnership

CYBRA Corp., the developer of Edgefinity IoT tracking software, and Sewio Networks, a provider of real-time location hardware, have announced a partnership to offer real-time location system (RTLS)-centered solutions focused on safety, security and productivity applications. The strategic partnership was announced at the Sewio Summit, a European RTLS conference.

CYBRA's patent-pending Edgefinity IoT software is a platform for rapidly building integrated applications that locate and protect individuals, assets and vehicles using RFID, RTLS and other sensor technologies. Sewio Networks is a manufacturer of RTLS hardware and software based on ultra-wideband (UWB) RFID technology.

"We've been working with Sewio for some time now, and we're excited to formally announce the new strategic partnership. It means customers looking for a manufacturer-certified real-time tracking solution are in luck," said Harold Brand, CYBRA's CEO, in a prepared statement.

"Many of our clients look to us to find the right hardware for their needs," Brand said in the prepared statement. "We are excited to represent Sewio's exceptional catalog of RTLS anchor readers and tags, and to use their hardware and advanced firmware for some of our most challenging projects. In addition to extreme precision, Sewio's hardware combined with CYBRA's Edgefinity IoT software allows organizations to implement real-time tracking solutions for both indoor and outdoor requirements scalable from a single building enterprise to multi-national corporations with global operations."

"Today's intralogistics and supply chain managers are feeling increased pressure to demonstrate highly positive ROI and short payback periods from their workflow process optimizations," said Petr Passinger, Sewio's CMO, in the prepared statement. "We're proud to have CYBRA as a Sewio Partner, because of their outstanding experience in the field which they will leverage to add genuine value to our technology."

Edgefinity IoT tracks people, assets and vehicles to provide real-time situational awareness at facilities and campuses. Upon detection of a rule-defined event requiring response, Edgefinity IoT issues alerts to specified individuals, to ensure that safety incidents and hazards are dealt with immediately. If a predetermined amount of time passes and an alert does not receive the requisite response, the system can escalate the incident to higher enterprise echelons, first-responders and so forth.

The Edgefinity IoT platform is designed to address the complex safety and security needs of organizations, the company reports, ranging from typical white-collar offices to critical infrastructure. A scalable software and hardware solution combining active and passive RFID hardware and software with RTLS and multi-sensor capabilities, Edgefinity IoT continuously monitors the health, safety and security of staff members and contractors, particularly in lone-worker situations. Additional applications include mustering and evacuation, first-responder location, monitoring and management, school safety, the protection of high-value assets (such as artworks), and optimizing operations from factory floors to airport tarmacs and other facilities.

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