Hub télécom Collaborates with TIBCO to Design Universal RFID Services Platform for Charles de Gaulle Airport

The RFID services operator and TIBCO have created a multi-client services platform for monitoring logistics flows using RFID

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05 November, 2009

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TIBCO Software Inc. announced today that Hub télécom, operator and integrator of business solutions, has selected TIBCO Software Inc. to develop an operated and universal applications platform for collecting and processing RFID identification data. The "Hub'ID" traceability service relies on an open services platform aimed at providing an end-to-end object monitoring solution extending from the RFID collection infrastructure to customers' business applications. The Hub'ID service is applicable to all companies on the airport platform and to Transport, Freight and Logistics operations throughout mainland France.

Adding Value to Information

The Hub'ID platform, developed on the basis of the TIBCO software, receives and formats the data collected by the various RFID sensors in real time and to the various standards required by the market. As operator service, the platform has the capacity to process high volumes of RFID data coming from numerous sites and numerous collection sources. The TIBCO platform (including TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™) processes the raw data by assigning it a business definition, or even enhancing it to ensure real time traceability of objects; the platform then transmits the data directly to the customers' information systems. The platform is able to integrate heterogeneous technologies from Hub télécom's partners. Redundant or useless data is systematically divided or filtered.

The visibility of the volumes of data processed allows Hub télécom to see what has actually been utilized and to invoice its services as accurately as possible.

An Open Platform

The first business application implemented on the Hub'ID platform meets the RFID luggage traceability requirements of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. It allows the networking and the mutualization of gates and RFID tunnels which are displayed on the sorting luggage zones and the tarmac. Hub Telecom offers this service to feed the computer luggage systems of airline companies, stopover support organizations and airports. However, in addition to airport applications, the service has been designed to ensure monitoring of all types of logistical flows anywhere in France. Hub télécom's system is a turnkey service: it includes RFID readers, either fixed or mobile (PDA), network services, and business data processing services.

"The TIBCO solution has been chosen for its modularity, its robustness and its ability to manage high volumes of RFID data. It allows us to assume our unique position as RFID operator in the market without any fuss," commented Nicolas Lehovetzki, Hub télécom's director of Marketing, Innovation, Engineering and Information Technology.

Adds Fabio Pulidori, senior vice president of EMEA, TIBCO: "Our collaboration with Hub télécom puts TIBCO's solutions at the operational heart of one of the world's five busiest airports. TIBCO will play a critical role in monitoring a wide range of logistical flows in real time, reinforcing our reputation for providing solutions that are relied on to deliver flexibility and control in business scenarios characterized by complex events and high volumes of operational data."

About Hub télécom:

With its considerable expertise in airport platform telecommunications, Hub télécom, a subsidiary of the Aéroports de Paris group, is the foremost specialist in airports, ports and logistical operations both in France and on an international level. The company's knowledge and added value make it both a telecommunications operator and an integrator of communications and applications solutions for transport and logistics. Hub télécom is able to address the telecommunications issues of its clients globally and on a personalized footing. The company ensures the convergence of flows on the corporate network and optimization of the supply chain processes for all corporate clients looking for new means of improving their productivity in this area. Hub télécom offers telecommunications services to over 1350 companies within the Paris airports, and to regional airports and exhibition or conference centers, with 150,000 daily users.

For more information, visit www.hubtelecom.com.

Hub télécom, business corporation with capital stock of  28,347,975 euro BOBIGNY Trade and Companies Register - 437 947 666     
Sales tax number: FR 29 437 947 666

About TIBCO
TIBCO's technology digitized Wall Street in the '80s with its event-driven "Information Bus" software, which helped make real-time business a strategic differentiator in the '90s. Today, TIBCO's infrastructure software gives customers the ability to constantly innovate by connecting applications and data in a service-oriented architecture, streamlining activities through business process management, and giving people the information and intelligence tools they need to make faster and smarter decisions, what we call The Power of Now®. TIBCO serves more than 3,000 customers around the world with offices in more than 20 countries and an ecosystem of over 200 partners. Learn more at www.tibco.com.

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