SAN DIEGO, Calif. - September 16, 2010 - Cubic Global Tracking Solutions, a division of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), today announced that it has joined theDASH7 Alliance, strengthening the company's role as an industry leader in global asset management solutions. The non-profit alliance was formed to advance the use of wireless sensor technologies by developing extensions to the ISO 18000-7 standard for active RFID, ensuring interoperability among devices, and educating the market about available technologies. DASH7 devices operate on a single global frequency and are interoperable "out of the box" regardless of application.
Global SentinelTM, Cubic's asset tracking, monitoring and security solution, is a flexible system that provides "infrastructure-free" services for government and commercial organizations. It is available in multiple configurations for any type of asset, including trucks, trailers, containers or pallets, and is globally deployed for dry and refrigerated containers, fleet management, and high-value assets. The company's sensors are capable of monitoring a wide variety of variables, including temperature, humidity, shock, acceleration, motion, light, and radiation.
According to Patrick Burns, President of the DASH7 Alliance, "Cubic's Global Sentinel offers a continuous monitoring and reporting capability that makes fixed infrastructure obsolete in rapidly changing environments like supply chains. For DASH7 end users, this means lower deployment and maintenance costs, but also an ability to improve a wide array of day-to-day supply chain operations."
Added Randall Shepard, Senior Vice President of Cubic GTS, "We have dedicated nearly 10 years to developing a truly innovative solution for our customers - a wireless mesh network with redundant global two-way secure data transfer. We look forward to working with the other DASH7 members to achieve true interoperability so active RFID can reach its full market potential for continuous asset visibility and enhanced global logistics."
About Cubic Global Tracking Solutions
Cubic Global Tracking Solutions (formerly Impeva Labs, Inc.) was incorporated in 2004 after three years of intense technology and product development, including several real-world formal trials involving both U.S. government agencies and commercial companies. In the years that followed, Cubic GTS reached a number of major milestones such as those associated with its Operation Safe Commerce projects with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Next Generation Wireless Communications (NGWC) contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, and commercial deployments with major logistics and shipping companies.
Cubic GTS is part of the Defense Systems business unit of Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services. Cubic Transportation Systems is the world's leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company's Web site at www.cubic.com.
About the DASH7 Alliance
Formed in 2009, the DASH7 Alliance is a non-profit industry consortium with more than 50 participants that promotes the use of the ISO 18000-7 standard for wireless sensor networking. Device integrators, semiconductor vendors, systems integrators, academia, and end-users work together to bring DASH7 technology to many industries and applications. Participating organizations include Analog Devices, Arira Design, Cambridge University, Chung Nam Electronics, Confidex, Cubic, Damco, DH Technology, Dow, Evigia Systems, Guard RFID, Identec Solutions, KPC, Lockheed Martin, Lyngsoe Systems, Melexis, MET Laboratories, Michelin, OnAsset Intelligence, Ramtron, Revere Security, RFind, Semtech, Savi Technology, SPC, ST Microelectronics, Syrma, Texas Instruments, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, University of Nebraska, University of Wisconsin, and VI Service Network. Membership is open to end users, technology providers and research organizations. For more information, please visit www.dash7.org.