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Bar-code, forms, and RFID solutions provider CYBRA Corp., and systems integrator Solzon Corp. have expanded an existing relationship to form a strategic partnership to deliver comprehensive RFID solutions to System i customers. The partnership was announced at the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Connection 2007 Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

Responding to what the companies say is a marketplace need for experienced RFID solution providers who specialize in the IBM System i platform, the partnership offers System i customers a one-stop shop for System i-based RFID software, integration services, RFID hardware, and supplies.

Integration, Development and Marketing Agreement

Under the terms of the agreement, Solzon will provide professional services as CYBRA's premier integration partner in support of the installation and configuration of CYBRA's EdgeMagic product, which is currently under development. In addition, Solzon will continue to collaborate with CYBRA in the system design and architecture of EdgeMagic that is slated for customer first release this December.

CYBRA has acquired a perpetual, worldwide license to utilize selected design elements of the Solzon RFID-for-iSeries product, and existing customers of Solzon's RFID-for-iSeries product will be offered an upgrade path to EdgeMagic. Another component of the agreement grants marketing rights to Solzon to resell CYBRA's MarkMagic and EdgeMagic product lines.

Full System i Auto-ID Solution Capabilities

According to CYBRA President Harold Brand, "this strategic partnership establishes the highest caliber team of IBM System i Auto-Id product development expertise coupled with System i systems integration proficiency. This combination will be essential to delivering a total end to end RFID solution centered on the EdgeMagic and MarkMagic offerings."

Says Phil Przybyszewski, Solzon president, "for the first time, IBM System i customers needing to comply with Wal-Mart, Department of Defense and other RFID mandates as well as implementing fixed assets tracking and other closed loop RFID applications, can now turn to the best of breed single source to supply all their needs, including: native System i RFID middleware, System i RFID systems integration, hardware, supplies, training, and maintenance. This is great news for System i clients!"

About EdgeMagic Integrated RFID Control Software for System i

EdgeMagic Integrated RFID Control Software for the IBM System i is designed to manage edge devices, read RFID tags and is totally integrated with System i ERP/WMS applications. Among the features included are:

  • System i Control of Readers and Edge DevicesùEdgeMagic controls fixed and handheld RFID Readers, light stacks, sensors, message boards, and other edge devices. All popular devices will be supported. Supported readers in the initial release include the Alien 9800 Fixed Reader, Motorola/Symbol XR440 Fixed Reader and the Motorola/Symbol MC-9090G Mobile RFID Computer.

  • Complete Tag CommissioningùEdgeMagic includes EPCGlobal Gen 2 SGTIN-96, SSCC-96, DOD-96 and other RFID Tag encoding without programming.

  • MarkMagic Native System i Print EngineùEdgeMagic interfaces with the award-winning MarkMagic print engine which supports RFID smart label printers and printer applicators from Avery Dennison/Paxar/Monarch, Datamax, IBM, Intermec, SATO, Printronix, and Zebra.

  • System i ALE EngineùEdgeMagic includes an EPCGlobal ALE (Application Level Event) compliant interface to filter what information the System i ERP and WMS applications need from the raw stream of RFID reads.

  • RFID Tag Validation and Association of Cases to PalletsùEdgeMagic manages pallet and case relationships to retain the integrity of transport units with load units.

  • Major ERP/WMS Package InterfacesùEdgeMagic retrieves item, pack, and order information from such leading ERP/WMS packages as Infor BPCS, VAI S2K Enterprise Management Software and JD Edwards to generate SGTIN-96 and SSCC-96 carton and pallet tags, and verify cartons and pallets to order details.

  • Geiger Counter FunctionùEdgeMagic includes a Handheld Geiger Counter function that as the operator gets closer to the RFID tag, the handheld beeps louder and louder to lead the operator to the correct tagged item.

  • Google Map and Google Earth IntegrationùEdgeMagic includes tools for extracting geospatial data from RFID data (combined with ERP and WMS data) to integrate with Google Maps and Google Earth and allow customers to see where orders are in the supply chain (or where tagged assets are located).

About Solzon

Solzon Corporation of Nashua, New Hampshire, is a full service technology integration consulting firm. Established in 1995, Solzon has earned an excellent reputation for applying specialized problem-solving skills to a diverse range of clients in various industries including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, beverage, and healthcare. Solzon also offers several software solutions that integrate RF and RFID technologies with supply-chain and warehouse management applications that run primarily on the System i platform. For more information, visit http://www.solzon.com/.

About CYBRA

CYBRA Corp. is a world leader in bar code and RFID technology for IBM midrange systems. An IBM Business Partner and Motorola/Symbol Partner, CYBRA is represented by a network of value added resellers throughout the United States and has international sales and support offices. The company is the developer of award-winning MarkMagic bar code labels, RFID tags, and electronic forms software and the all-new EdgeMagic integrated RFID control software for IBM System i. Product information is available at 1-800-CYBRA-88 or http://www.cybra.com/. To request information write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bar-code, forms, and RFID solutions provider CYBRA Corp., and systems integrator Solzon Corp. have expanded an existing relationship to form a strategic partnership to deliver comprehensive RFID solutions to System i customers. The partnership was announced at the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Connection 2007 Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

Responding to what the companies say is a marketplace need for experienced RFID solution providers who specialize in the IBM System i platform, the partnership offers System i customers a one-stop shop for System i-based RFID software, integration services, RFID hardware, and supplies.

Integration, Development and Marketing Agreement

Under the terms of the agreement, Solzon will provide professional services as CYBRA's premier integration partner in support of the installation and configuration of CYBRA's EdgeMagic product, which is currently under development. In addition, Solzon will continue to collaborate with CYBRA in the system design and architecture of EdgeMagic that is slated for customer first release this December.

CYBRA has acquired a perpetual, worldwide license to utilize selected design elements of the Solzon RFID-for-iSeries product, and existing customers of Solzon's RFID-for-iSeries product will be offered an upgrade path to EdgeMagic. Another component of the agreement grants marketing rights to Solzon to resell CYBRA's MarkMagic and EdgeMagic product lines.

Full System i Auto-ID Solution Capabilities

According to CYBRA President Harold Brand, "this strategic partnership establishes the highest caliber team of IBM System i Auto-Id product development expertise coupled with System i systems integration proficiency. This combination will be essential to delivering a total end to end RFID solution centered on the EdgeMagic and MarkMagic offerings."

Says Phil Przybyszewski, Solzon president, "for the first time, IBM System i customers needing to comply with Wal-Mart, Department of Defense and other RFID mandates as well as implementing fixed assets tracking and other closed loop RFID applications, can now turn to the best of breed single source to supply all their needs, including: native System i RFID middleware, System i RFID systems integration, hardware, supplies, training, and maintenance. This is great news for System i clients!"

About EdgeMagic Integrated RFID Control Software for System i

EdgeMagic Integrated RFID Control Software for the IBM System i is designed to manage edge devices, read RFID tags and is totally integrated with System i ERP/WMS applications. Among the features included are:

  • System i Control of Readers and Edge DevicesùEdgeMagic controls fixed and handheld RFID Readers, light stacks, sensors, message boards, and other edge devices. All popular devices will be supported. Supported readers in the initial release include the Alien 9800 Fixed Reader, Motorola/Symbol XR440 Fixed Reader and the Motorola/Symbol MC-9090G Mobile RFID Computer.

  • Complete Tag CommissioningùEdgeMagic includes EPCGlobal Gen 2 SGTIN-96, SSCC-96, DOD-96 and other RFID Tag encoding without programming.

  • MarkMagic Native System i Print EngineùEdgeMagic interfaces with the award-winning MarkMagic print engine which supports RFID smart label printers and printer applicators from Avery Dennison/Paxar/Monarch, Datamax, IBM, Intermec, SATO, Printronix, and Zebra.

  • System i ALE EngineùEdgeMagic includes an EPCGlobal ALE (Application Level Event) compliant interface to filter what information the System i ERP and WMS applications need from the raw stream of RFID reads.

  • RFID Tag Validation and Association of Cases to PalletsùEdgeMagic manages pallet and case relationships to retain the integrity of transport units with load units.

  • Major ERP/WMS Package InterfacesùEdgeMagic retrieves item, pack, and order information from such leading ERP/WMS packages as Infor BPCS, VAI S2K Enterprise Management Software and JD Edwards to generate SGTIN-96 and SSCC-96 carton and pallet tags, and verify cartons and pallets to order details.

  • Geiger Counter FunctionùEdgeMagic includes a Handheld Geiger Counter function that as the operator gets closer to the RFID tag, the handheld beeps louder and louder to lead the operator to the correct tagged item.

  • Google Map and Google Earth IntegrationùEdgeMagic includes tools for extracting geospatial data from RFID data (combined with ERP and WMS data) to integrate with Google Maps and Google Earth and allow customers to see where orders are in the supply chain (or where tagged assets are located).

About Solzon

Solzon Corporation of Nashua, New Hampshire, is a full service technology integration consulting firm. Established in 1995, Solzon has earned an excellent reputation for applying specialized problem-solving skills to a diverse range of clients in various industries including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, beverage, and healthcare. Solzon also offers several software solutions that integrate RF and RFID technologies with supply-chain and warehouse management applications that run primarily on the System i platform. For more information, visit http://www.solzon.com/.

About CYBRA

CYBRA Corp. is a world leader in bar code and RFID technology for IBM midrange systems. An IBM Business Partner and Motorola/Symbol Partner, CYBRA is represented by a network of value added resellers throughout the United States and has international sales and support offices. The company is the developer of award-winning MarkMagic bar code labels, RFID tags, and electronic forms software and the all-new EdgeMagic integrated RFID control software for IBM System i. Product information is available at 1-800-CYBRA-88 or http://www.cybra.com/. To request information write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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