BEA Systems Inc. has stepped up its efforts to help customers deal with the mountains of data collected by RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems by agreeing to purchase privately-held RFID middleware vendor ConnecTerra Inc., BEA announced this month.

Based in Cambridge, Mass., ConnecTerra makes infrastructure software for collecting data from RFID devices and distributing it for use in applications.

It includes “edge” software for filtering data from devices, software for centrally managing data, and compliance software for regulatory mandates in the retail and defense sectors.

BEA said the software will complement its own WebLogic middleware, allowing customers to treat RFID data as another asset that can be made available throughout an organization to be incorporated into applications and business processes.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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