DALLAS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AXCESS International Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: AXSI.OB), a leading provider of Active Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) systems today announced the general availability of a
unique, distributed ammonia detection and alerting system based upon its
battery-powered RFID long range wireless tagging technology. The RFID system
provides constant monitoring of harmful gas levels from sources which would be
potentially toxic or explosive, if undetected leaks occur.
"To meet the industry's growing demand for identifying ammonia levels
while reducing false alarms, we developed this new ammonia detection and
alerting system," said Allan Griebenow President & CEO of AXCESS Inc.
"Anhydrous Ammonia is commonly used as a refrigeration component in the frozen
foods and poultry processing industries. When false positives occur in these
industries, production lines are stopped, costing the companies involved a
significant amount of revenue. The new solution allows for concentrated
sensors which can corroborate events with several clustered sensors, thereby
reducing the incidence of false positive readings and increasing customers
ROI. Additionally, this solution meets the need for flexible, low cost,
distributed sensing of hazardous material in virtually any environment and
performs real time analysis, monitoring, and alerting, and supports immediate
evidentiary investigation. The solution has been successfully demonstrated
within the industry and has received positive feedback."
The use of portable ammonia sensors and a wireless monitoring network
provides an easily installed and cost effective blanket detection coverage
area where expensive hard-wired systems fall short. The battery powered RFID
architecture allows for sensors being easily populated in greater quantities
at less cost, thereby increasing protective coverage. The TCP/IP transmission
capability of the AXCESS ActiveTag(TM) receivers allows for transmission of
sensor alerts to personnel in containment centers via email and pagers during
an incident. The use of active RFID tags to transmit detection signals
combines with the detectors for a very low cost wireless monitoring network,
and is able to analyze critical data from a vast array of detectors and alerts
The ActiveTag RFID unit is integrated into the ammonia detector to receive
and transmit an alarm brought on by the presence of an increase in harmful
ammonia around the device. The system can also detect the presence of methane,
propane, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and ethylene oxide. A single detection
unit or multiple units networked together can be monitored by an
infrastructure of RFID receivers connected to the network or the Internet
using AXCESS' OnlineSupervisor(TM) (e/OLS) software or a third party control
system, via links to the SQL database. The software can also correlate alerts
from multiple sensors in an area, to help filter out false alarms. Alarms are
displayed visually and graphically on a map and the alert notifications
include alarms, pages and emails to local personnel and authorities.
AXCESS' OnlineSupervisor(TM) software can support multiple types of
sensors including temperature, pressure, movement, intrusion, biological and
radiation. The ActiveTag RFID system allows for sensor alerts to be sent to a
host in serial (ASCII) format or in standard Wiegand to a control panel. The
system is integrated with AXCESS' Prism Video(TM) line of network-based
digital video products. This video verification of an alarm enables safety and
security personnel to quickly view an actual event and allow them to provide
quicker, more precise response and intervention.
About AXCESS International Inc.
AXCESS International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXSI), headquartered in
greater Dallas, TX, provides Active RFID (radio frequency identification) and
video surveillance systems for physical security and supply chain
efficiencies. The battery-powered (active) RFID tags locate, identify, track,
monitor, count, and protect people, assets, inventory, and vehicles. AXCESS'
Active RFID solutions are supported by its integrated network-based, streaming
digital video (or IPTV) technology. Both patented technologies enable
applications including: automatic "hands-free" personnel access control,
automatic vehicle access control, automatic electronic asset management,
sensor management, and network-based security surveillance. AXCESS is a
partner company of Amphion Capital Partners LLC.
This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 21E
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about future
business operations, financial performance and market conditions. Such
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties inherent in
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