Canadian Supply Chain Alliance led by Banyan Commerce creates a $5000 compliance solution for WalMart, Target and DOD (Department of Defense) RFID mandates.

    TORONTO, Nov. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2nd annual RFID Journal LiveCanada
conference at the Toronto Congress Centre had a few exciting speakers and
numerous case studies but the announcement of the $5000 Banyan RFID Express
solution sent shock waves in the exhibition hall.
    The Banyan RFID Express solution demystifies RFID Solution simplifying it
to the extent that small and medium enterprises can easily adopt the
technology without an extensive learning curve.
    Vijay Thomas, a partner at Banyan Commerce says "The RFID marketplace was
a nightmare for small and medium businesses with solutions costing anywhere
from $10,000 to $ 1 million dollars and almost nobody willing to give a fixed
cost estimate. I believe we have changed the RFID compliance market forever
with our $5000 solution. At this price point we provide a 100% complete
solution with an RFID printer, EDI Software with RFID integration, a desktop
verification device and all the testing and implementation services included".
    The alliance includes Toronto Area companies, GAORFID and Toshiba TEC
Canada. As part of the alliance GAORFID provides their GenTop(TM) Standalone
RFID Reader/Writer. It supports both EPC Class1 GEN 1 and GEN 2 Protocols
operating in the UHF 860960 MHz band, supporting both North America and the
EU. Toshiba TEC provides their rugged BSX4 RFID Printers. With a wide variety
of connectivity options including wireless LAN 802.11b and internal Ethernet,
the BSX4 is the perfect combination of performance, quality, and value.
    The Banyan RFID Express solution is built on the robust Banyan Commerce
SAAS (software as a service) application framework which is currently in use
at hundreds of customers worldwide. The Banyan Commerce Platform currently
services companies ranging from small and medium businesses to large fortune
500 corporations. Banyan Commerce already shields retail suppliers from the
complexity of dealing with their retail customers in terms of EDI, Data
Synchronization and BarCoding. With Banyan RFID Express, retail suppliers,
especially small and medium ones can ensure that all the compliance
requirementsincluding RFID are taken care of from a single web based
interface. The Banyan RFID Express provides 24/7 support and has a guaranteed
uptime of 99.99%.
    Edmund Rucels, the Vice PresidentSales at GAORFID adds "This alliance
comprises of Canadian companies but all the companies in this alliance have a
global footprint. I am excited that we will be taking this solution to the
entire North American marketplace as well as Europe and Asia in the near
    A WalMart supplier from Calgary, Alberta remarked "We have spent much
more than $5,000 on conferences and training sessions and we have nothing in
place to show for our RFID compliance deadline of January 2008. The Banyan
RFID Express Solution is definitely something that all suppliers should have
on their list of prospective solutions as Banyan also guarantees an
implementation time of 15 days for the Banyan RFID Express solution."

    About Banyan Commerce

    Banyan Commerce Corp offers a full range of scalable ecommerce/EDI and
RFID solutions to meet the needs of businesses. Banyan's hosted world class
SAAS (software as a service) applications are in use at hundreds of customers
worldwide. Banyan Commerce also provides the world's first Green EDI solution.
Banyan's corporate website is

    About GAO RFID

    GAO RFID Inc. has established itself as one of world's most influential
suppliers of RFID products, including RFID tags, readers and software, as well
as integrated solutions for various vertical markets. The GAORFID website is

    About Toshiba Tec Canada

    Toshiba Tec is a leading manufacturer of Retail POS equipment and BarCode
and RFID Printers. Toshiba TEC Canada is a part of the Toshiba TEC Corporation
from Japan. The Toshiba Tec Canada website is

For further information:

For further information: Media: Edmund Rucels, VP Sales, GAORFID Inc,
(416) 292-0038 x221,; Vijay Thomas, Partner, Banyan
Commerce, (416)238-7515 x111,

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