Supporting the Cisco Compatible Extensions program with silicon has accelerated the development of compliant Wi-Fi Asset tracking tags by WhereNet and Pango
Campbell, CA. May 22, 2007 G2 Microsystems Inc. today announced that its G2C501 Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SoC) fully supports Ciscos new CCX protocol, enabling Wi-Fi asset tracking companies to quickly develop CCX compliant asset tracking tags. Compliance with this protocol ensures that the location and telemetry information sent by CCX compliant tags over the Cisco Unified Wireless Network will be captured and stored by the location appliance.
We have been working closely with Cisco to verify this protocol and are excited to see the support from multiple system vendors, said John Gloekler, president and CEO of G2 Microsystems. We have always supported both telemetry and location in our silicon but the Cisco Compatible Extensions program ensures that this information is stored in a uniform manner by the location appliance.
The G2C501 fully supports the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard, the ISO 24730 standard, as well as two chokepoint technologies for location. Additionally, the sensor interfaces integrated into the G2C501 enable it to monitor multiple types of asset conditions, including temperature, humidity, pressure, chemical, security seals, motion, shock, light, and radiation.
"G2 Microsystems is the first company to develop a multimode SoC that meets the demanding requirements of active RFID, real-time locating system (RTLS) asset tags while supporting multiple wireless standards," said Tim Harrington, Vice President of Product Strategy for WhereNet. "Our G2-based tags, with support for multiple location technologies, allow us to provide seamless location data across customer sites, matching the location accuracy with application requirements."
"G2 and Cisco have worked together closely for several years to create key components of the ecosystem for real-time locating systems," said Pradeep Gandhi, Senior Manager of Business Development in Ciscos Wireless Business Unit. "Their silicon forms a solid foundation for active asset tracking tags and will enable our partners to develop low-power CCX compliant tags quickly and efficiently."
About G2 Microsystems
G2 Microsystems designs and markets a variety of ultra-low power, application-specific Wi-Fi solutions. From system-on-chip ICs designed for real-time locating systems and wireless sensing to Wi-Fi-based asset tracking tags, G2 Microsystems leverages its low-power expertise to deliver Wi-Fi solutions for a range of battery-powered applications.
G2 Microsystems is privately-held and has headquarters in the U.S. and research and development teams in Australia. Major investors in the company include Siemens Venture Capital, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, Starfish Ventures and Accede Capital. G2 Microsystems can be contacted at their US corporate headquarters in Campbell, Calif. at +1-408-626-4812 or at www.g2microsystems.com.
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