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Blue Vector Wins 2008 Technology & Business Enabler Award From START-IT Magazine

2008-07-15 09:26:00

Company Honored at Awards Ceremony for Innovative Application of

Leading-Edge Technology in Pharmaceutical Industry

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(EMWNews)–Blue Vector, the leader in truly distributed edge processing for sensor

networks, today announced that it won a 2008 START-IT Technology

and Business (T&B) Enabler Award for demonstrated success in helping a

pharmaceutical company to overcome a challenge and solve a critical

business issue through the innovative use of leading-edge technology.

The company received the award at an awards dinner and ceremony at the

Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling, Illinois.

Blue Vector customer ASD Healthcarea division

of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group and the leading distributor of

specialty life-saving pharmaceuticalswas also

honored at the awards ceremony, taking top honors in the Pharmaceutical

category. Enabling a real-time view into the inventory and conditions of

life-saving pharmaceuticals in over 70 hospitals, Blue Vector worked

with ASD to develop one of the largest RFID-enabled remote inventory

management implementations in the world. Integrating with ASDs

existing systems to allow ASD to automatically re-order inventory, Blue

Vectors Edge Manager network appliancesembedded

inside each of ASDs Cubixx

refrigerated pharmaceutical consignment unitscontrols

the RFID equipment, collects temperature information, detects the

opening and closing of the refrigerator, and creates events and alerts

for any activities of interest that are securely transmitted back to ASDs

customer service and fulfillment systems.

The manufacturers being honored here tonight

truly define excellence in manufacturing,

and have learned the value of using innovative solutions from the

industrys top-notch technology providers,

said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT. It

is important to recognize these success stories, and we want to

congratulate all of tonights winners on

their superior achievements.

Its an honor to

be selected as a winner of START-ITs

Technology and Business Enabler award and an even greater honor to

enable ASD Healthcare to realize their vision of applying leading-edge

technology to create an innovative Vendor Managed Inventory model,

said Mike Gardner, Blue Vector president and CEO. In

the pharmaceutical industry, tracking high-value assets is a complex and

costly challenge, particularly when youre

dealing with temperature-sensitive drugs with a limited shelf-life in a

highly distributed supply chain environment. With Blue Vector, companies

like ASD Healthcare can meet these challenges with our unique sense

and respond intelligent network technology,

enabling cost-effective, accurate, and efficient real-time monitoring

and management throughout all links of their supply chain.

About Blue Vector Systems

Blue Vector is the trusted choice of industry leaders who are

revolutionizing their operations by extending the reach of their current

business processes to the edge of their operations. An offshoot of

groundbreaking research into highly distributed military sensor

networks, Blue Vectors technology puts RFID,

barcode, temperature, GPS and motion sensors to work for leading

businesses who need to control remote inventory, improve their shipping

accuracy, monitor the movement of assets, or track the progress of

individual items throughout their supply chain. The company is

headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, please


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