Patent protected technology focused on worldwide AVI market
TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - Sirit Inc. ("Sirit") (TSX: SI), a leading
provider of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology, today
announced a worldwide strategic and exclusive partnership with MIKOH
Corporation ("MIKOH") to incorporate MIKOH's Smart&Secure tamper-indication
technology as a key feature in its passive RFID automatic vehicle
identification ("AVI") offerings.
The three year exclusive agreement, with two additional three year
options, licenses Sirit exclusively to promote and sell MIKOH's patented
Smart&Secure technology worldwide in passive AVI systems where physically
secure vehicle tags are required. In return, MIKOH is paid a sliding-scale
royalty based on volume.
"We see the addition of MIKOH's Smart&Secure tamper-indication technology
as a key benefit that will assist in the prevention of misuse and theft of
RFID enabled AVI tags," said Norbert Dawalibi, president of Sirit Inc.
"MIKOH's technology enhances the strength of Sirit's partnership with 3M to
offer best-in-class, comprehensive solutions for the worldwide transportation
"MIKOH's Smart&Secure tags were an integral part of the world's first
successful electronic vehicle registration solution in Bermuda and this
collaboration with Sirit provides a solution easily available to other
governments looking to implement effective AVI systems," added Matthew
Blomfield, managing director and CEO for MIKOH Corporation Limited.
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 15 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 can be 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.
About MIKOH Corporation
MIKOH Corporation (MIK.AX) is a leading provider of physical security and
digital marking solutions and consulting services. The company works with
customers to design and implement physical security solutions to track, seal
and/or monitor valuable assets. Both RFID and non-RFID in nature, MIKOH
solutions align proper business processes and labeling technologies to ensure
assets are effectively managed with certainty.
MIKOH's Smart&Secure tamper-evident technology provides physical security
certainty for RFID tags. Physical security for RFID is vital in applications
where the compromise of sensitive assets results in commercial and/or revenue
loss. These applications include government asset tracking, vehicle
identification, pharmaceutical distribution and more. Smart&Secure is
flexible, scalable and easily integrates into any RFID system.
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, MIKOH operates multiple offices across
the United States and Australia. For more information, visit the company's
website at http://www.MIKOH.com.
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