Southwest Ocean Services to RFID Enable Synthetic Ropes and Joins N4 Systems’ Field ID Safety Network

Toronto, ON – July 24 2009 – Southwest Ocean Services, synthetic rope specialists, have agreed to join N4 Systems’ Field ID Safety Network.  Field ID will allow Southwest Ocean Services to provide full safety and traceability information anywhere, anytime online.  Southwest Ocean Services will leverage Field ID’s powerful traceability platform combined with RFID tags and mobile computing to identify and inspect industrial ropes used in service.  This will allow Southwest Ocean Services to provide a safer working environment for their customers, and also improve visibility into product performance.  Southwest Ocean Services continues to show their dedication to being at the forefront of technology and a leader in safety.

“For over 20 years we have not only worked hard to provide our customers with quality products, but also with safe products. We will realize an immediate return on investment by taking a paper based process and making it electronic”, noted Jake Poroo, President of Southwest Ocean Services.  “Beyond making our field inspections more efficient we are offering a huge value added service to our customers.  Field ID allows us to bring all aspects of quality assurance from inspection, testing and repair into one integrated resource, available 24/7.  We chose N4 Systems as a partner in safety because of their easy to use web and mobile software and ability to adapt to our processes”.

“We are extremely excited to be working with Southwest Ocean Services.  They have a strong, capable team and we are confident Field ID will streamline their inspection and testing services.  Field ID was built from the ground up with ease of use in mind and focuses on making safety simple.  Southwest Ocean Services will leverage RFID technology through the Field ID Safety Network.  This is another step towards Field ID being a standard for safety traceability”, said Shaun Ricci, COO of N4 systems.

About Southwest Ocean Services:

Southwest Ocean Services, Inc. is a full service synthetic rope fabrication facility, located in Houston, Texas, specializing in fibre rope solutions for the offshore, seismic and commercial marine industries. For over 20 years, Southwest Ocean Services, Inc. has been both a leader and an innovator in fibre rope fabrication.

About Field ID:

Field ID makes safety simple.  Field ID is the world’s leading Inspection and Safety Compliance Management (ISCM) system.  Field ID has revolutionized the way the companies manage their inspections and safety compliance creating safer workplaces around the world.  Based on Field ID’s real-time, multi-tenant architecture, Field ID combines a web based system with mobile computing and advanced identification (RFID) to make the world of paperless safety compliance a reality.  Field ID provides easy to use inspection, traceability, compliance and maintenance tools for manufacturers, distributors, third party inspectors and end users.  The Field ID Safety network allows partners, vendors and end users to share product safety and quality data for an incredibly advanced, yet simple to use electronic safety pedigree. Field ID customers around the world are tracking over one million cranes, ropes, personal protective equipment and other types of critical assets.   Field ID offers the fastest path to safety success.  For more information please visit

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For more information contact:

Shaun Ricci
N4 Systems, Inc.
Phone: 416-599-6464
Fax: 416-599-6463

Jake Poroo
Southwest Ocean Services
Phone: 713-671-9101
Fax: 713-671-2515