US company Syscan International has teamed up with Merit-Trax Technologies of Canada to provide an advanced real time tracking system for the food processing industry.
David Koa, chief operating officer of Syscan said: "We are excited to have a company such as Merit-Trax join us in pursuing a significant part of one of North America's largest industries. Merit-Trax, an IBM Business Partner, has not only consistently demonstrated a unique software expertise but has built a strong reputation for innovation within the food supply chain for developing and implementing state of the art, food tracking software.
"We believe that the combination of Syscan's RFID-based data relay and capture systems together with Merit-Trax's Trax-IT software programmes, will significantly increase the productivity and profitability of our clients' operations. The combination of the two technologies is a compelling solution for food companies wishing to upgrade and safeguard the integrity of their systems."
Bob Aubertin, director of sales and marketing for Merit-Trax Technologies said: "Our objective in this alliance is to better serve the rapidly changing requirements of our clients in the food safety (traceability) sector of the non-consumer packaged goods market. We believe that the food industry supply chain, now more than ever, requires our totally integrated solution.
"Although both companies have installed their own individual systems with great success, we believe the combination of benefits provided by one complete entity is second to none.The efficient delivery of real-time safety controlled product in the food supply chain and the enhancement of productivity is what every producer wants. Our combined technology now makes it possible."
Syscan develops software and hardware to enable companies and public sector customers to operate efficiently in mobile computing and wireless applications. The company specialises in developing totally integrated business efficiency solutions focused on a highly sophisticated line of RFID (radio-frequency identification products), which function in the most difficult environments.
Merit-Trax is an IBM-Advanced Level (ISV), independent software developer providing custom software solutions for the food industry supply chain. Trax-It has been developed to embrace the food industry Efficient Foodservice Response (EFR) and the Efficient Consumer Response I (ECR) initiatives.