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As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the latest technology to gain major recognition as being a sizeable market for the future. The RFID ecosystem includes

alien rfid antenna  complementary firms. Examples include Alien Technologies ' purchase of systems integrator Quatrotec , Verisign 's purchase of R4 Global Solutions , and the recently announced acquisition of Connecterra by BEA . Other companies are expanding their footprint via product development. Both SAP's and IBM's RFID offerings now provide middleware functionality along with integration, while OATSystems ' software is now providing a feature set that transcends middleware and provides data analysis capability. In

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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alien rfid antenna  (Avery Dennison, Smartrac, and Alien Technology) which includes on-metal and low-cost tags. All that’s needed to configure and test the solution is IC-DEMO and a laptop. Tag selection is a critical part of any RFID application. The kit allows engineers to set up a working demo and test the impacts of temperature, power, and an assortment of environmental factors easily and at a very low cost. IC-Tag Solutions, Inc. is a credited manufacturer of customizable, pressure-sensitive labels and tags, Read More

As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Three: Radio Frequency Identification Opportunities Abound and Summary


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Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


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alien rfid antenna  the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Originally Published - October 23, 2006 Managers are finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This Read More

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Enterprise Asset Management Strategies: Creating Social and Financial Value by Going Green


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Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Five: 3PL Support and SCE Optimization


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3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part One: Recent Events


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SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


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Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification?


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RFID Technology: Changing Business Dramatically, Today and Tomorrow


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Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics


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