News | February 26, 2009

Xterprise Announces RFID Deployment Monitoring Clarity Heartbeat™

Source: Xterprise Incorporated

Expanding upon its core Clarity™ application framework technology, Xterprise today announces the availability of Clarity Heartbeat™ System Health Monitor. Developed and extensively tested at Xterprise Labs in Carrollton, TX, it has been assisting the Xterprise solution support team over the past two years by proactively monitoring the on-going health of a number of large-scale customer deployments. Unique in the breadth of its monitoring capabilities, Clarity Heartbeat offers a highly scalable, flexible, and easily configured way to monitor deployed RFID solutions across a widely distributed network of sites, devices, and services.

"We are excited about making this powerful support tool part of our expanding Clarity™ suite," said Tony DiDaniele, SVP of Software Engineering for Xterprise. "Clarity Heartbeat™ enables the user to be proactive in managing these complex system deployments and takes you out of firefighting mode when issues arise, providing the capability to quickly determine the root cause of issues that may arise from failures at any point in a solution."

Designed to work in concert with the Xterprise Clarity™ application framework which utilizes Microsoft BizTalk Server platform technology, Clarity Heartbeat™ has been purposely built and tested to accommodate the most demanding enterprise-scale RFID solution deployments. What sets it apart from competitive offerings is the ability to configure it to simultaneously monitor any virtual (i.e. software) or physical (i.e. device) components, which Xterprise has found necessary to effectively monitor the health of an overall system. Additionally, support for SNMP messaging gives an enterprise the ability to leverage existing investments by configuring Clarity Heartbeat™ to publish exceptions and alerts to leading network monitoring solutions such as Microsoft's System Center, HP's Open View, and IBM's Tivoli.

Clarity Heartbeat™ offers the following monitoring and alerting capabilities as standard:

  • ISS / Web services monitoring
  • Software service, process orchestration and workflow monitoring
  • RFID / Edge device status monitoring, leveraging the built in capabilities found in products leading RFID suppliers such as Motorola and Alien
  • Middleware RFID manager monitoring
  • Network monitoring
  • Server, mobile and desktop hardware monitoring including hard drive space, CPU usage, memory usage and fan speed
  • A centralized console dashboard with intuitive system health indicators
  • Flexible standards-based alert delivery methods including e-mail and SNMP

Special pricing incentives will be offered to Xterprise customers on Platinum Support Services contracts.

About Xterprise
For over six years, Xterprise Incorporated has been a leader in the development of enterprise-class RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) software applications. These highly scalable applications combine our Clarity™ application framework technology, Microsoft platform technology, continuous improvement and lean supply chain expertise, enterprise systems integration along with RFID and other sensory technology to deliver previously unachievable levels of visibility, accuracy, process compliance and value to our clients. Recognized by Microsoft as the 2008 RFID Partner of the Year, Xterprise delivers fast ROI, high value and low TCO solutions across a wide variety of industries.

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SOURCE: Xterprise Incorporated