TagStone commences operations as premier RFID systems integrator and consultancy
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, May 16 - 2005 at 13:26
- PRESS RELEASE
Newly established Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) consultancy TagStone, has partnered with global giants Oracle, UPM Rafsec, SAMSys and Printronix to provide comprehensive RFID solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Jointly addressing a press conference, TagStone and their partners, Oracle, UPM Rafsec and SAMSys spoke of the importance of RFID and its impact on industry in the region. "RFID is a revolutionary technology and deploying these solutions in enterprises leads to streamlined business processes with total visibility. Around the world, RFID solutions are recognised as key to tremendous cost savings across an extended chain of suppliers, partners and customers. TagStone will bring together all the key components required to provide clients with complete end-to-end RFID solutions, from consulting to implementation and ongoing support," it was announced.
The CEO of TagStone, Faisal Al Gharabally outlined the vision and mission of the new company: "At TagStone, we will deploy versatile, integrated and robust RFID solutions across the aviation, healthcare, retail, supply chain, manufacturing, automotive and oil and gas industries located in the Middle East to retaine our status as innovators and leaders. Our vision is to create a world of 'smart' objects where every object is able to interact with other objects through RFID technology and our mission is to enable clients to have real-time visibility, control and information of their processes through effective evaluation, implementation, integration and support of RFID and related technologies."
As a full-solution, premier RFID systems integrator and consultancy, TagStone will handle business assessment, process and technology blending, solution architecture, technology selection, and solution integration and support.
In an environment of technology cost compression, the company has built a stable of global technology partners that are best in breed and span a wide range of solutions to support small, medium and large enterprises. "TagStone is driven to give our clients the professionalism and expertise of larger system integration firms with the client care and value of an agile focused solution integration team. We are based on a seasoned team of strategy, business, and technology professionals," said Faisal Al Gharabally, introducing Oracle, UPM Rafsec and SAMSys and Printronix as TagStone partners, at the press conference.
Presenting RFID as a technology which is flexible in its application, Edwin W. Kalischnig - Director, RFID Business Development of Oracle (Europe), explained that RFID solutions allow seamless integration of a range of business needs incorporating new technology, standards and industry mandates. By automating erroneous and laborious manual processes, RFID optimises supply chains, speeds up payment systems and tracks assets - on a 24/7 basis. "We are pleased to partner with TagStone in their endeavour to focus on RFID solutions for the Middle East. Together, we see a significant value creation opportunity in the blending of existing technologies like affordable management systems and emerging technologies like next generation RFID. This balanced approach will allow TagStone to be one of the key players in the industry, by capturing the very first opportunities to help companies truly improve operational efficiency," he stated. Edward Lu - Business Development Director UPM Rafsec (Asia) and Julie Cooper - Sales Manager SAMSys Technologies (Europe), also spoke at the conference, confirming their partnership with TagStone.
TagStone's Dubai office will service companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA region) and later extend services to Asia.
Andreas Kolb, COO of TagStone explained: "We have the hardware, software, and mindware needed to provide clients with end-to-end RFID solutions. The EMEA region offers a colossal market as key cities continue to develop into significant logistics, manufacturing and marketing hubs. The combination of intelligent enterprises, emphasis on innovation, and the knowledge economy provides a conducive and stimulated environment that is ready for RFID solutions from TagStone. With the combined strengths of our partners, we see ourselves at the forefront of a slow but steady revolution across industries and borders in the region," he stated.
TagStone's RFID solutions incorporate RFID Middleware from Oracle, RFID readers from SAMSys, RFID tags from UPM Rafsec and RFID printers from Printronix.
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