InSync Announces the Release of Sapphire iApp Platform 4.0 for Building, Deploying and Managing RFID, GPS and Sensor-Driven Solutions

Renowned software platform’s new release, dubbed Sapphire, is packed with new features; including unprecedented enterprise scalability, central/remote management and deployment of edge devices, support for iOS and Android platforms and an expanded line of business workflows including kitting, maintenance and inspection.

San Jose, CA, March 22, 2012 --( InSync Software, Inc., the leading provider of RFID software and sensor-driven applications, today announced the release of the iApp 4.0 application platform, called Sapphire. Every day, InSync’s award-winning iApp platform powers Fortune 500 companies’ RFID, GPS and sensor-driven asset tracking and management applications, helping these businesses locate and track mission-critical assets in the field, improve safety and traceability in the nation’s food supply, and maintain efficiency in construction and manufacturing. The Sapphire release of the iApp platform features an assortment of added and enhanced functionalities around device integration, scalability tools and utilities, business process integration and mobile application support for handhelds and smartphones.

iApp Sapphire features significant enhancements around its device support and integration capabilities, and now provides GPS device support out-of-the-box. GPS plug-and-play capability lets customers add powerful GPS tracking features to their applications such as asset bread-crumbs, trip management, historical reports, alerts and other location services associated with GPS tracking. Sapphire’s GPS configuration dashboard allows system operators to rapidly set up and define routes, geo-fences, time-fences, standard and custom alerts. GPS vehicle tracking visibility can be improved further through the vehicle telemetry feature which tracks vehicle speed, direction and ignition on/off. Using these features and utilities a user can rapidly configure systems so that when assets are detected outside of specific routes or areas alerts or instructions are sent to process owners, such as directions to a wayward driver.

InSync Mobile, iApp’s mobile development and management utility, has also been expanded in the Sapphire release to include smartphone support. iApp Sapphire now supports iOS and Android smartphone platforms in addition to Windows Mobile. Smartphone compatibility instantly extends iApp-powered asset tracking and management applications beyond the four walls to users phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

The Sapphire release of the iApp platform adds “kitting” processes to its rich library of pre-built workflows including maintenance and inspection. This feature is especially relevant for customers deploying aerospace/automotive parts tracking, tool tracking, and other manufacturing and assembly applications. iApp Sapphire boasts over a dozen different natively supported and highly configurable kitting constructs. This allows businesses across a variety of industry verticals to incorporate their kitting process and quickly configure and deploy asset tracking applications that include paired assets, parent/child relationships and groups.

“InSync’s iApp has provided Frequentiel with a powerful software platform and rich line of business templates that have enabled us to rapidly build and deliver RFID and sensor-driven applications for major customers across a variety of industries and applications,” says Philippe Gebel de Gebhardt ,CEO of Frequentiel, a French-based RFID and sensor-driven solution provider and certified iApp partner. “When evaluating software providers with which to partner around specific solutions, InSync’s iApp distinguished itself from the competition because of its configuration-driven design and flexibility, ability to massively scale, multi-modal device support including active and passive RFID, and unsurpassed product support.

“Sapphire’s high availability features now provide for unprecedented scalability and guaranteed event delivery at various levels. Over the past 10 years, hundreds of businesses have deployed pilots utilizing RFID and sensors for asset tracking, and many have found success. However, when it comes to scaling these projects, and replicating them across extended enterprises, thousands of devices, users and backend systems, businesses have struggled to sort and manage the massive amounts of data that result, deal with associated network clogging issues, and ensure system health is centrally monitored and works seamlessly with existing enterprise systems. Sapphire’s central management features for device configuration and management, application commissioning/updating, remote support, ERP/WMS integration and load balancing provide the ultra-high-availability infrastructure these business require to run deployments on the enterprise level. iApp customers can be assured that no matter which component of their infrastructure fails, the rest of the system will continue to operate without interruption – at the device level, application server level or database level. In addition, iApp Sapphire has added several application load balancing and application partitioning capabilities that allow a single application to span a server farm, or for multiple applications to co-exist on one iApp ‘instance’.”

“iApp Sapphire is the result of paying close attention to our existing and prospective customers who have progressed beyond pilots and are actively addressing the inherent challenges to scaling pilot RFID use cases across the enterprise,” says Ravi Panja, President and CTO of InSync. “Customers in these large-scale applications demand an application be scalable across not just across multiple geographies, but multiple locations, multiple sites and a variety of devices (passive RFID, active RFID, RTLS, Wi-Fi, GPS and sensors). This release directly addresses all of these challenges and provides the CIO and VP of Operations the peace of mind that the application can scale with their business needs.”

Live demonstrations of the iApp Sapphire platform will be available at the InSync booth #310 at RFID Journal Live! 2012, April 3-5 in Orlando, FL. To schedule a briefing on the iApp Sapphire, please contact InSync at (408) 352-0622, or email

About InSync Software, Inc.
InSync Software’s iApp powers the world’s leading RFID, GPS and sensor-driven asset tracking applications. Whether utilized through the cloud (SaaS) or on-premises, InSync’s iApp platform and line-of-business applications allow end-users, managed service providers and ISVs to rapidly realize the benefits a highly-connected world, providing increased asset visibility, improved operational efficiencies and reduced risk.
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