Monthly Archives: December 2010

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the Holiday Season and thanks for all your support in making the past year a very successful year for S3Edge – I’d like to leave you with some pictures and thoughts from the year gone by and here’s to a great year ahead and mutual success for all of us in 2011!





All of us at S3Edge & our families.


And it’s a wrap from Powergen 2010!

Its’ just awesome when a plan comes together – and boy did all that and more happen as the hard-work by Access Solutions, Xerafy, and us paid  off big time for the PowerGen 2010 show in Orlando earlier this week.

For the first time in all my years in RFID world, I saw a beautiful thing come-together:

  • An industry leader in a particular vertical really listen to their customers and invest in technology as a differentiator for their service – and then take it to another level by building and delivering a real work environment to showcase their commitment to the customer
  • An innovative Hardware partner who has delivered on every aspect of the challenging requirements that the project presented (think clean consumable rags with a tag on them after a days worth of resin on them from a workers shift Winking smile), and
  • Our team stepping up and delivering on a mission-critical, completely packaged solution that was a must to make this work, in record time – and the results really spoke for themselves.

I leave you with a snapshot of the show in pictures and check out Eric’s post  – ’The Wild ride to the PowerGen conference’  on the Xerafy blog as well.

The Access ‘Cube’ before it was unveiledIMG_1889

‘Obey me or I will zap you’ says our very own FME tech of the day, Mr. Ram Venkatesh 🙂photo

A high-tech setup that spared no punches – surveillance camera, video camera (to capture condition of tools and take photos of personnel entering restricted work areas), touch screen display to check in / checkout (and a whole lot more), totes for spares… but hang on, where’s the RFID antennae I wonder?? (Hint: spot the Access ‘A’, and underneath that lies the answer Winking smile)IMG_1892

Our own S3Edge FME tech having way too much fun working the system!


With 15K + attendees, there never was a dull moment at the booth 🙂IMG_1899

Hope you enjoyed as much as we did being there  and looking forward to this first (of many) truly packaged mission-critical solution transforming the way the Energy vertical does business, in partnership with our friends at Access and Xerafy.



A ‘live’ demonstration of how an enterprise-grade tool tracking solution works–on-site!

The self-contained FME (Foreign Materials Exclusion) cube that was quite literally ‘dropped’ at the PowerGen trade-show floor gave me an opportunity to do a ‘day in the life of a Millwright worker’ video – using our system as they go about their daily tasks on a job site.

After watching this brief clip it becomes quite apparent as to how such a system quite literally  transforms a typical paper-based operation by:

  • Automatically ‘Checking-in’ and ‘Checking-out’ personnel and his tools from the job-site in (saving significant amount of man-hours from the previously manual process)
  • Providing real-time zone status to prevent the wrong tools from ending up in the wrong place, (thus preventing critical mistakes from happening at the plant itself in addition to preventing down-time by looking for a lost tool that’s unaccounted for), and
  • Providing (for the first time) automated / electronic daily, long-term reports for supervisors in real-time (via rich reports and a real-time airport-style display about on-site job related statistics)

So sit-back and enjoy this production brought to you from the iPhone of your truly from the PowerGen show-floor!

Tool-tracking at PowerGen



The momentum continues at Powergen 2010

It’s been a hectic couple of days at Powergen 2010 where we have been demonstrating our enterprise-ready tool-tracking and FME Services solution in partnership with Access Solutions and Xerafy – you can read more about it in Xerafy’s press-release today below – and don’t forget to check out the FME ‘”Cube”  – a fully self contained unit that Access uses on site for their jobs at nuclear and fossil plants (outfitted not with the Auto-ID based STARTrac solution built on S3Edge Spotlight) – which has been getting rave reviews from attendees at the show!

Press Release: Access Solutions, S3Edge and XERAFY Showcase Automated FME Center at 2010 Power-Gen International

More pictures and a video coming soon…



Announcing our Tool-Tracking & FME Solution for the Energy Vertical



Come visit us at Access Solutions’ booth (#1601) at PowerGen2010 to see our latest packaged, ‘Enterpirse-Ready’ Industry Solution at work!

At the upcoming PowerGen 2010 event in Orlando from December 14-16, S3Edge will be showcasing our latest Industry Solution for Asset and Tool tracking that will revolutionize the way tools are tracked, and monitored in controlled zones for the Energy Industry (Nuclear and Fossil fuel plants); Providing, for the first time, an automated way to electronic track and control movement of sensitive items across various zones with an enterprise-ready solution that delivers for the mission-critical needs of this industry.

We are super excited to be in Orlando, in the booths of the leader in FME Services for this space, Access Solutions, and you can read more at as well.

Drop me a note if you plan to be in Orlando, or would like to know more about the solution –  more details on solution will be posted in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.