Prova Group Inc. to roll out collectibles application at Football
TORONTO, Nov. 29 /CNW/ - Sirit Inc. ("Sirit") (TSX: SI), a leading
provider of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology, announced
today that Prova Group, Inc. ("Prova") has selected Sirit's Plug-n-Play SDIO
reader as the RFID platform for their sports memorabilia authentication
application. The portable reader solution will be used exclusively at the
Football Spectacular Show, a large sports collectibles exhibition starting
today at the Dallas Convention Center.
Prova's authentication application is designed to prevent counterfeiting
of all types of collectibles, utilizing the SDIO Plug-n-Play reader operating
at 13.56 MHz and ISO 15693 RFID tags. Each tag is assigned a unique identity
associated with the signed collectible which is then registered in Prova's
secure database creating an undisputable authentication record for present and
"The Sirit SDIO reader was selected because of its plug-and-play
compatibility with HP's iPAQ pocket PC, in addition to the reader's durability
and reliability," stated Charles Humphreyson, CEO of Prova Group, Inc.
"Ultimately, Sirit's high level of commitment to service and support was
critical in our decision process."
"We are excited about Prova selecting our reader for this application,"
stated Tony Sabetti, vice president, RF Solutions for Sirit Inc. "This is the
type of implementation that hits the sweet spot for our Plug-n-Play products.
These cost-effective readers can turn everyday tools such as smartphones,
PDAs, handheld computers and laptop PCs into mobile RFID devices. Couple that
with the iPAQ's wireless communications capability and you have a very useful,
real-time adaptation of RFID technology."
This will be the first time Prova will use the "mobile authentication"
system during autograph sessions at this week's Football Spectacular Show
featuring NFL icons including Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Joe
Montana, Jerry Rice, Gayle Sayers, Earl Campbell, Thurman Thomas and many
others. The Prova system records the exact time of the signature, the
celebrity's secure identification code and where the signature occurred.
"Moving to the Sirit reader brings mobility and flexibility of use,
easier tag reading, and it lowers our costs for implementation and set-up,"
concluded Mr. Humphreyson.
Sirit's family of Plug-n-Play products includes a USB as well as SDIO
version and incorporates an integrated antenna supporting a wide variety of
tag protocols. The reader simply plugs into one of these ports, opening up new
possibilities for RFID application development. Sirit also provides a software
development kit that includes standard software libraries, user reference
manual, protocol reference guide, plus sample applications with source code.
Sirit Plug-n-Play RFID products may be purchased from distributors and
resellers worldwide. Information on all other Sirit products can be found at
About Prova Group Inc.
Prova is a Web 2.0 Software as a Services (SaaS) company based in Irving,
Texas using a platform integrating RFID, mobile wireless, social networking
and database technologies to provide ubiquitous accessibility and transparency
to the information required for collectibles industry participants to
confidently conduct their business anytime anywhere.
Prova's mission is to simplify and accelerate the commerce of the
$40 billion annual worldwide collectible and memorabilia industry. Prova
believes its platform will energize the collectibles industry by offering
innovative services that qualify the authenticity of items and the framework
to syndicate rich media and interactive content that augment a collector's
knowledge. Prova's platform enriches the value of a collectible by embedding
the visual characteristics of a collectible item with the item's provenance.
About Sirit Inc.
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) is a leading provider of Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) technology worldwide. Harnessing the power of Sirit's
enabling-RFID technology, customers are able to more rapidly bring high
quality RFID solutions to the market with reduced initial engineering costs.
Sirit's products are built on more than 14 years of RF domain expertise
addressing multiple frequencies (LF/HF/UHF), multiple protocols and are
compliant with global standards. Sirit's broad portfolio of products and
capabilities are easily customized to address new and traditional RFID market
applications including Supply Chain & Logistics, Cashless Payment (including
Electronic Tolling), Access Control, Automatic Vehicle Identification, Near
Field Communications, Inventory Control & Management, Asset Tracking and
Product Authentication. For more information, visit www.sirit.com.
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