Syscan International today announced that it has teamed with Merit-Trax Technologies to provide "North America's most advanced real time tracking system for the food processing industry".

Syscan develops software and hardware to enable companies and public sector customers to operate efficiently in mobile computing and wireless applications. Manufactured products include rugged in-vehicle printers, cradles and docking stations.

Merit-Trax is an IBM-Advanced Level (ISV), independent software developer providing custom software solutions for the food industry supply chain with Trax-It, one of the industry's leading software suites for enterprise. The software is of modular design to accommodate the requirements of various business models, including trading, processing, distribution, warehousing and 3rd party logistics.

David Koa, chief operating officer of Syscan said, "Merit-Trax, an IBM Business Partner, has not only consistently demonstrated a particularly unique software expertise but has built a strong reputation for innovation within the food supply chain for developing and implementing state of the art, food tracking software. […] The combination of the two technologies is a compelling solution for food companies wishing to upgrade and safeguard the integrity of their systems".

Bob Aubertin, Director of Sales & Marketing for Merit-Trax Technologies said: "Our objective in this alliance is to better serve the rapidly changing requirements of our clients in the food safety (traceability) sector of the non-consumer packaged goods market."