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Grupo Diverscan Votes for PowerID Labels in Costa Rica Elections

Tags Deployed to Ensure Fair, Efficient Elections

Petah Tikva, Israel – October 25, 2010 – PowerID, the industry leader in battery-assisted, passive (BAP) RFID technology, announced today that Grupo Diverscan S.A., a leading automatic identification system integrator in Costa Rica, chose PowerID labels to provide accurate, real time information and minimize errors in the Republic of Costa Rica’s upcoming local government elections.

Acting as the lead integrator for the project, Grupo Diverscan developed an application, along with software developer IDGEN, to assure the efficient processing of ballots.  The application will track bags delivered to voting centers across Costa Rica that, at the end of election day, will be returned to the centralized vote counting facility with ballots in them. PowerID labels are placed in all the bags containing ballots.  When the bags arrive at the facility, they are identified.  This data is fed into the application immediately so that officials have visibility on any missing bags as well as the polling station that “owns” the bag.

“We selected PowerID labels because of the challenging nature of the voting process,” said Wilbert De La Hormoza, CEO of Grupo Diverscan.  “When the ballots arrive at the processing center, they are in numerous stacked bags that pass through a portal.  All bags must be read simultaneously without a margin of error; while passive tags were unable to provide us the performance we required, PowerID labels met our stringent demands.”

Grupo Diverscan intends to deploy the application in future elections in Costa Rica as well as elections taking place in other countries in the region.  The company also expects to use PowerID BAP technology in other government applications, such as asset monitoring, access control for temporary employees, etc.

“We are thrilled that our BAP RFID labels are being deployed to improve efficiency in the elections in the Republic of Costa Rica,” said Erez Kahani, CEO of PowerID. “We are also happy to launch our first large-scale application in Latin America with a prestigious system integrator such as Grupo Diverscan after successfully deploying in other parts of the world.”

About PowerID Ltd.
PowerID is the industry leader in the field of Battery-Assisted, Passive (BAP) RFID. The company provides reliable and cost-effective BAP RFID labels for selected applications in industries involving freight, metals, chemicals, people tracking, race timing, and cold chain.  With corporate headquarters in Israel, PowerID is a privately-held company backed by first-tier investors such as Partech International, Azini Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, and Infinity Venture Capital.  For more information, visit:  www.power-id.com.

About Grupo Diverscan S.A.

Grupo Diverscan is a mobile integrator company in Costa Rica with regional coverage (Latin America). Provides solutions focused on supply chain automation processes, networking and critical mission, with innovative solutions. Among our solutions oriented to the different industries we have corporate wireless networking, WLAN, WWAM, Rugged Hand Helds, RFID, Bar Code, VoIP, video surveillance, etc.
For more information, visit:  www.grupodiverscan.com

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