GaiShan Technology Leveraging SkyeTek's Secure RFID Reader Technology to Assist the Seeing-Impaired

Thursday, November 8, 2007 General News
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WESTMINSTER, Colo., Nov. 7 SkyeTek, Inc., the leadingprovider of embedded RFID reader technology, today announced that GaiShanTechnology, a manufacturer of products to assist the visually impaired, hasadopted SkyeTek's RFID reader technology to deliver intelligent, innovativesolutions to assist the sight-impaired.

GaiShan produces the TellMate portable audio player, which is intended forthose who have lost partial or total vision ability, including the legallyblind, those with low vision and senior citizens. The TellMate incorporates aninnovative system that allows users to access required information about theirimmediate surroundings without help from sighted. GaiShan is leveragingSkyeTek's technology to RFID-enable these audio devices, as speech-enabledlabels will be attached to each item to help blind users easily identify anddifferentiate objects independently. GaiShan is also leveraging SkyeTeksoftware and hardware to RFID-enable audio systems that will make learningmuch more fun and efficient as compared to the Braille method currently use.

"SkyeTek's RFID readers create a whole new level of intelligence for ourTellMate audio player while creating an even better user experience for ourcustomers," said SJ Chin, Managing Director at GaiShan. "While many talkingdevices, such as clocks, thermometers and calculators exist to aid thevisually impaired in their everyday lives, there is still a need for devicesto help them identify everyday objects and retrieve important informationabout those objects. By leveraging SkyeTek's intelligent RFID readers, we'reable to help resolve this issue and improve the quality of life for visuallyimpaired people."

"We continue to develop extremely interesting and innovative RFIDapplications with customers like GaiShan who are looking for unique ways toapply RFID to common problems," said Rob Balgley, CEO of SkyeTek. "Ourintelligent, low-cost RFID readers enable companies like GaiShan to easilyembed RFID into their solutions to make a great product even better. As wecontinue to expand into Asia and other areas and industries, our relationshipwith GaiShan further validates our growing momentum and success."

GaiShan Technology is just one of many customers that SkyeTek is workingwith as the company continues to expand its business into Asia. SkyeTek alsorecently announced the addition of two new distributors in the region, USSENand Hangzhou Ziytek.

SkyeTek offers its technology to OEMs, systems integrators, anddistributors as reader modules or ReaderWare software licenses. SkyeTek hassales offices in North America, Europe, and Asia and has numerous productioncustomers applying its technology in areas such as anti-counterfeiting,contactless payment, item-level inventory management, mobile workforceproductivity, and patient safety.

About SkyeTek, Inc.

SkyeTek transforms RFID into networking technology enabling goods andassets to participate in a connected world. SkyeTek develops readers thatserve as intelligent edge devices and software that binds policies to taggeditems. By extending networks to the physical world, customers increaserevenue through their ability to predict demand, prevent counterfeiting, andpersonalize user interactions. Based in Westminster, Colo., SkyeTek sellsexclusively through OEMs, systems integrators, resellers, and distributors.For more information, visit or call 720-565-0441.

SOURCE SkyeTek, Inc.

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