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RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part One: RFID Technology
For retailers and the other vertical industries, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags present enormous opportunities to improve supply chain operations

alien rfid  with Microsoft, IBM , Alien , Matrics , Printronics , Symbol , Zebra , Dell , HP , and Accenture should also allow for a comprehensive and relatively rapidly deployable RFID pilots and solutions. One should note though that meanwhile many other prominent vendors like RedPrairie have also become EPCglobal members and will sit on the same software, hardware, and user action groups, and will contribute at least equally to those standards. The Auto-ID Center was established in October 1999 by The Gillette

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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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IC-TAG Solutions Introduces RFID JumpStart Kit


IC-Tag Solutions has introduced an radio frequency identification (RFID) Jumpstart Kit called the “IC-DEMO.” IC-DEMO is a complete RFID demo system that allows users to determine how RFID will work in their environment. The kit allows users to become familiar with RFID and test or develop applications. The IC-DEMO Jumpstart Kit comes with a collection of tags that span a variety of types, forms

alien rfid  (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

RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned


Compliance with the market RFID mandate has unfortunately preceded the achievements of applied physics and computer science. One of the main obstacles is the lack of integration, since there is a dearth of software tools from enterprise application integration vendors to get data from RFID tags and readers into existing business systems, meaning that companies are often forced to do expensive custom integration work.

alien rfid  data, Sun Microsystems , Alien Technology , and Tyco-Sensormatic , which have supplied different pieces of the required hardware, and OAT Systems , which has provided its Senseware middleware needed to filter the RFID data coming from readers, were the major vendors involved, developing expertise that will not only benefit Gillette, but also many other companies implementing in the future. One of the major challenges during the project was dealing with bulk reads and misreads (false positives and false Read More

As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next?


Given the pressures on radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware vendors, pure-play middleware suppliers will likely either diversify or get absorbed by larger companies. All RFID vendors, regardless of category, will tend to form partnerships to hasten time to market.

alien rfid  Software Own Own Own Alien Technologies, Zebra, Sun, Printronix, Psion Teklogix, LXE, IBM, Intermec Table 1 RFID Vendor Partnerships What Next? The current interest in RFID technology is not going to subside any time soon, because the real world applications we have already seen are merely the tip of the iceberg. Part Three of this article will examine the vast array of possibilities for the application of RFID Technology. It is a fun but futuristic look at where we might find RFID Technology in our Read More

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 a diverse grouping of solution providers, but the opportunity for market leadership remains wide open.

alien rfid  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 Read More

The Middle Kingdom - From Wired to Wireless


Confused about RFID middleware? RFID middleware has a critical role to play in cleaving together and clarifying the signals and intelligence, bidirectionally from the device layer to the business applications, or out to the communications infrastructure, to the web or satellites. This article explains it all.

alien rfid  Middle Kingdom - From Wired to Wireless Introduction Middleware is the bridge between one world and the other. Middleware for radio frequency identification (RFID) bridges the worlds of waves (radio), light beams, and sensory (light temperature and vibration), to the hardwired world of servers, routers, Internet, and software systems. The Middle Kingdom is the world between the physical world and the digital world. And to add to the definition—middleware may span from the device to the edge (the Read More

Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads


Click Commerce has been impressively active in its expansion efforts, and now offers quite a few solutions outside its traditional realm. While each of its solutions has a unique focus, the vendor's target market often requires solutions from several categories.

alien rfid  to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads i Click Commerce , a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, has been impressively active in its expansion efforts. Its product offerings now include quite a few solutions outside its traditional demand channel management (DCM) and extranet realm. While each of these solutions has a unique focus and its own traditional customer base, the company's target market of large multinational Read More

At Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation


A radio frequency identification implementation is a major undertaking for any organization—a project with ample risk of failure. This entire series is a step-by-step guide to the process, with this final part including a comprehensive glossary of key terms for better understanding.

alien rfid  Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation A successful radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation requires an organization to execute and follow through a series of phases. To learn more about the initial phases of an RFID project, please see Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification? , A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey , Radio Frequency Identification Implementation: The First Steps , and RFID Implementation: Moving Forward through the Four Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Eight: Challenges and User Recommendations


There are some indications that the main burden for RFID compliance will fall on suppliers, and not on retailers. Thus, these companies should start evaluating RFID technology soon as to avoid paying exorbitant compliance costs, in the nick of time or ensuing penalties due to their noncompliance after the deadline.

alien rfid  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Eight: Challenges and User Recommendations Announcements These days when radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips, and when every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready or is even convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor (such as, Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered the typically quiet Provia Software ( Read More

Passive RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management


In the present context of business, it is becoming essential for the business world to provide electronic commerce in addition to their good old business model. An electronic commerce application adds lot of value to business models and helps overall growth in the different areas of business, business management, tracking, and customer support. Customers find it’s much easier to access the products and services of a corporation through an e-commerce application and corporations find it easier to reach their customers.

alien rfid  RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management In the present context of business, it is becoming essential for the business world to provide electronic commerce in addition to their good old business model. An electronic commerce application adds lot of value to business models and helps overall growth in the different areas of business, business management, tracking, and customer support. Customers find it’s much easier to access the products and services of a corporation through an Read More

Beyond the Tag: Finding RFID Value in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications


Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been around for more than thirty years, and today’s manufacturers are using this technology to help connect trading partners and align supply chains. But just as businesses need to look beyond the manufacturing supply chain to see the benefits of investing in RFID, they need to look beyond the tag to understand how RFID will create value and provide a return on investment (ROI).

alien rfid  the Tag: Finding RFID Value in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been around for more than thirty years, and today’s manufacturers are using this technology to help connect trading partners and align supply chains. But just as businesses need to look beyond the manufacturing supply chain to see the benefits of investing in RFID, they need to look beyond the tag to understand how RFID will create value and provide a return on investment (ROI). Read More

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


It appears that instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some smaller, but profitable, undercapitalized, and undervalued warehouse management and supply chain execution vendors have lately found a shelter under wealthy, more visible parent companies with complementary products.

alien rfid  Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part One: Recent Events Event Summary The consolidation within the warehouse management systems (WMS) and supply chain execution (SCE) market, which has long been predicted by certain pundits who also explain the various reasons why it has never taken place, seems to have taken another route very recently. Namely, instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some tormented public SCE/WMS vendors or smaller, but profitable, undercapitalized, and Read More

RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of squeezing excess inventory out of supply chains, but only when (and if) it reaches a critical mass of adoption and maturity over the next several years.

alien rfid  -A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations Early Adopters Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology could potentially replace bar coding in the long term, if global technical standards develop. While the radio transmitter technology has been around for decades, the technology got a major endorsement this past fall when both the U.S. Department of Defense and retailing giants Wal-Mart and the METRO Group decided to make RFID tags a key part Read More

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) RFI/RFP Template


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