RICHARDSON, TX, February 27, 2006
Rapidly Deployed and Cost Effective RFID-to-Go Enables Process Manufacturers to Satisfy Major Retail, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Defense (DOD) Compliance Mandates
— GlobeRanger, a leading provider of RFID, mobility and sensor-based software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Ross Systems("Ross"), a global provider of enterprise software solutions and a division of CDC Software, the enterprise software company of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA). Through this strategic partnership, Ross will leverage GlobeRanger's iMotion™ Edgeware™ platform to deliver its RFID-to-Go solution to process manufacturers worldwide.
RFID-to-Go, a RFID solution designed for food, pharmaceutical and other consumer products companies, can be quickly and cost effectively deployed to satisfy major retail, FDA and DOD compliance mandates, as well as to improve product tracking, traceability and labor productivity. Flexible and scalable, this Electronic Product Code (EPC)-compliant solution is seamlessly integrated with the Ross ERP and SCM applications to achieve optimum efficiency.
Specifically designed for companies in the process manufacturing industries, RFID-to-Go supports multiple business operations along manufacturing lines and within the distribution center. Built on the iMotion platform, RFID-to-Go controls, manages and monitors a variety of devices, including RFID readers, RFID I/O controllers, light stacks and photo eyes, enabling Ross to deliver a customized RFID solution to its clients.
GlobeRanger and Ross successfully implemented this solution for a leading health and beauty care company, which recently met Wal-Mart's RFID mandate requiring it to include electronic product codes on all pallets and cases. Tightly integrated with the customer's business processes and back-end systems, RFID-to-Go was quickly deployed, enabling the organization to maintain its high levels of distribution efficiencies.
"GlobeRanger's iMotion platform gives us the flexibility to address any RFID challenge our customers have," said Lars Olsson, vice president of product management for Ross Systems. "RFID-to-Go extends the data collection capabilities of our business applications, and provides EPC tracking and visibility amongst our customers' trading partners."
Ross selected GlobeRanger's iMotion platform after extensive evaluation and testing. The platform provides Ross with a standards-based foundation for building RFID solutions across its diverse process manufacturing customer base in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other consumer products industries.
"We are always looking to partner with innovative companies like Ross Systems that have in-depth knowledge in key vertical industries," said Larry Chandler, vice president of business development for GlobeRanger. "The iMotion platform, coupled with Ross' expertise in process manufacturing, enables Ross to seamlessly integrate with customers' existing systems while providing them with the ability to connect and orchestrate different types of sensory input/output."
About Ross Systems
Ross Systems, Inc., a software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), delivers innovative software solutions that help manufacturers worldwide fulfill their business growth objectives through increased operational efficiencies, improved profitability, strengthened customer relationships and streamlined regulatory compliance. Focused on the food and beverage, life sciences, chemicals, metals and natural products industries and implemented by more than 1,200 customer companies worldwide, the company's family of Internet-architected solutions is a comprehensive, modular suite that spans the enterprise, from manufacturing, financials and supply chain management to customer relationship management, performance management and regulatory compliance. For more information, visit www.rossinc.com.
About CDC Corporation
CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) is focused on enterprise software, mobile applications and online games. As part of its strategic review the company has reorganized into two primary operating business units, CDC Software and China.com Inc. For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdccorporation.net.
About CDC Software
CDC Software, the software unit of CDC Corporation, offers a broad range of software solutions for mid-sized enterprises. These products are utilized by approximately 3,500 customers worldwide. For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdcsoftware.com.
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