Northstar Electronics, Inc. (OTCBB: NEIK) announces that its subsidiary, Northstar Network Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Cathexis Innovations Inc. to manufacture Cathexis’ proprietary Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader, IDBlue.
Northstar Network is a systems integrator and contract manufacturer for the defense, and Homeland Security sectors and has carried out contracts.
Cathexis Innovations is a developer of leading edge RFID technology. Cathexis, working with its partner company, Baracoda Inc., a leader in the Bluetooth wireless technology, has launched IDBlue, a hand-held RFID “pen” reader that brings together RFID and Bluetooth technology. This pen-sized scanner reads and writes information stored on RFID tags and wirelessly transfers it to a desktop computer, laptop, PDA or Pocket PC via Bluetooth. ID Blue’s minimal size and weight make it very ergonomic and convenient to use.
IDBlue is gaining particular attention in the health care, military and retail sectors for applications as diverse as inventory management, supply chain, maintenance management and document tracking.
Mr. Steven Taylor, President of Cathexis Innovations, points out that “the IDBlue is on the cutting edge of RFID technology and redraws the boundaries on how RFID can be used.” He adds “we are proud to solidify our relationship with Northstar Network on the commercial development of this technology.”
The Manufacturing Agreement specifies that Northstar will be the manufacturer of the IDBlue units and will ensure they meet the highest quality requirements of the RFID sector.
Mr. Howard Nash, President of Northstar Network, comments that “We believe the IDBlue product has a very bright future. We will work with Cathexis to maximize its market potential and achieve good returns for both our companies.”
About Northstar Electronics, Inc.
Northstar Electronics provides technologies and products to the Homeland Security, defense, and aerospace industries, in addition to offshore petroleum and commercial fishing. Northstar Electronics, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Northstar Technical Inc. and Northstar Network Ltd., specializes in advanced sonar technology, systems integration, and electronics contract manufacturing.
About Cathexis Innovations, Inc.
Cathexis Innovations Inc., is a global leader in RFID-enabling technologies and services. Cathexis offers a suite of products and services that enable virtually any organization to adopt RFID technology, either into their operations or their own products. For more information on all Cathexis’ solutions, visit www.cathexis.com