New product launches, organizational restructure and R&D investment support IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ end-to-end offerings for personnel safety, asset and vehicle locating in harsh and ultra-harsh environments
LUSTENAU, AUSTRIA – 07.10.2015 – New products, organizational restructure and R&D investment have helped drive strong FY 2015 revenue growth for wireless locating and sensing solutions provider IDENTEC SOLUTIONS despite difficult conditions in the important oil and gas markets, reports CEO Dr. Urban Siller at the end of his first year in post.
During the last 12 months, Dr. Siller has overseen the launch of several new and enhanced products for the oil and gas, tunnels and mining, ports and terminals, automotive and chemical logistics sectors. The Austrian-headquartered company, a pioneer in long-range active RFID, specialises in ultra-robust personnel safety and mustering systems and high-accuracy asset and vehicle locating solutions to improve operational safety and efficiency in harsh industrial environments.
Key developments include the launch of a Bluetooth Mobile Reader, including supporting mobile application software, with the flexibility to operate across different hardware platforms. An ATEX-approved version of the mobile reader is due to be launched by the end of the year, enabling operations in potentially explosive atmospheres. This is an especially important development for clients in the oil and gas sectors, said Dr. Siller.
The company has also released a number of new and upgraded tracking tags. These include the new i-Q350LX GPS/SAT tag, which enables global tracking of high value assets by satellite communication, and the ATEX zone 0/class 1 i-B250LX R-ED tag, used mainly in chemical logistics applications. The established i-Q350L FL-RTLS tag, used to locate finished vehicles in large mixing yards in the automotive industry, has also been reworked and enhanced.
On the software front, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS has just released the latest version of its flagship WATCHER software suite with enhanced functionality. WATCHER provides a complete solution for managing personnel safety and deployment, and tracking vehicles and other high-value assets, in the demanding oil and gas, mining and tunnelling industries.
Launched last June, the company’s RFID-based CTAS Reefer solution, which allows remote monitoring of refrigerated containers in ports and terminals, is now operational in 8 container terminals around the world, with more deployments to follow in 2016.
To facilitate continued growth and support its international client base, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS has also completed a major restructure, shifting from five locally-acting subsidiaries into one globally-acting company. As part of this, the company’s Global Professional Services team has been reorganized under one global lead. “This change enables IDENTEC SOLUTIONS to provide the same standard and level of service regardless of the geographical location of a customer project, ” said Dr. Siller. The company has also restructured and made a significant investment in its Research & Development teams. “We’ve now committed 30% of our employees to development resources in total, with 10% in hardware and 20% in software engineering, ” added Dr. Siller.
“The product developments and restructuring undertaken over the last year reflect IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’s fundamental transition from a hardware provider to an end-to-end solution provider for multi-site customers in harsh and sometimes hazardous environments, where proven robust and reliable solution are critical to daily operations, ” said Dr. Siller.
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS will be exhibiting on STAND B30 at TOC AMERICAS 2015 in Panama, 13-15 October, and will be pleased to welcome members of the media to discuss the evolving role of real-time business intelligence in ports and terminals.
ABOUT IDENTEC SOLUTIONS
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG is a global provider of wireless solutions that improve efficiency, safety and security in harsh operating environments including oil and gas, tunnels and mining, ports and terminals, automotive and chemical logistics.
An IDENTEC GROUP company, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is privately held with its corporate office in Austria, and regional offices in Australia, Germany, Norway and USA. To learn more visit www.identecsolutions.com