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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

passive rfid tags  and tags, specializing in passive RFID. The company provides security enhanced products such as RFID labels and tags, uniform identification (UID) labels, sensor tags, hardware, software, invisible printing, and professional services.

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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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How RFID Technology Can Enhance Your Asset Management Program


Even though the technology has been around in some form since World War II, chances are that you think of Wal-Mart’s supply chain initiative when you hear the words “radio frequency identification,” or “RFID.” Wal-Mart is already seeing a return on their 2005 investment. But does RFID technology make as much sense for asset management as for supply chain management?

passive rfid tags  comparison of active and passive RFID tag characteristics. Table 1. Relative Comparison of Active and Passive RFID Tags Passive Tags Active Tags Cost Less expensive ' from a few cents to a few dollars More expensive ' often $20 or more Size Smaller ' some as small as a grain of rice Larger Power Provided by reader Provided by battery Maintenance None required Battery or tag replacement required Useful life Longer ' up to 20 years or more Shorter ' depends on battery life Distance at which tag can be read Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part One: Recent Annoucements


The fact that the size does not necessarily mean everything in the enterprise applications space might be proven by Provia, which certainly still continues to differentiate its value proposition despite its smaller stature and quieter nature compared to most of its adversaries. Most recently, it would be its early embrace of RFID through two offerings for different levels of RFID needs: 1) ViaWare WMS--RFID compliant product, for intrinsic RFID enablement of many processes within the supply chain, and 2) the RFIDware add-on module, for achieving outbound RFID tag application only.

passive rfid tags  early adoption, mainly with passive RFID tags applied on cases and pallets, while the communication will for some time remain only point-to-point between a supplier and an end retailer. This is given that the full EPC Network , (which will be described in more detail later in this article), will not be in place by 2005. Consequently, traditional RF terminals will still be used and bar codes are not going to be discontinued in the foreseeable future. Still, Wal-Mart suppliers have also been searching for Read More

Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study: "Wal-Mart Didn't Make Me Do It" Part Two: An Approach to RFID Implementation


A four-phased approach allowed for the gradual assimilation of a new technology into the organization. Start small and feel your way, but think and plan for bigger opportunities. The benefits are gained and eventually the technology would be deployed throughout all of the manufacturing and distribution facilities.

passive rfid tags  was the source for passive RFID tags and compliance services. Of particular interest, in the aforementioned case study on KiMS , a similar and varied list of vendors was utilized, putting a premium on the need for effective and continual project management. As has been said previously, while this article is not an endorsement of these vendors, full and careful consideration should be given to vendors who have experience laboring in the trenches and have conducted such implementations before. The been Read More

Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification?


This article examines the organizational fit of radio frequency identification (RFID) and its technology’s basic mechanics. Its prohibitive costs often account for the decision to not implement RFID. Yet some factors influencing adoption may shed new light on why RFID is important.

passive rfid tags  the characteristics of a passive tag (small, lightweight, limited memory), but it also has a battery backup to extend its answer range. Common uses include shop floor containers, pallets, kitting, and just-in-time applications. The advantages of semi-passive tags include a longer read range and battery life, while the disadvantages include additional expense and maintenance of the battery. Generation 2 Tags Within the RFID market, a lack of standards has resulted in manufacturers having different Read More

A Buyer's Guide to the Auto-ID Enabled Supply Chain


This radio frequency identification (RFID) buyer's guide from Raftar Corpo. is a resource for medical device companies with plans to evaluate or deploy RFID technology. It includes assessment models for making design and selection decisions about process improvement benchmarks, the system components and cost for a solution, technical evaluation criteria, and questions to include in a request for information (RFI).

passive rfid tags  Buyer's Guide to the Auto-ID Enabled Supply Chain This radio frequency identification (RFID) buyer's guide from Raftar Corpo. is a resource for medical device companies with plans to evaluate or deploy RFID technology. It includes assessment models for making design and selection decisions about process improvement benchmarks, the system components and cost for a solution, technical evaluation criteria, and questions to include in a request for information (RFI). Read More

Slap'n'Ship: Is This Any Way To Do RFID?


Here's the dilemma. Your largest customer has mandated that, to continue doing business with you, product shipped to their distribution centers must be encoded and labeled with RFID tags. None of your other customers have expressed a need for this requirement in the near term future. You can't afford to lose the business and revenue; nor can you justify a full-blown RFID implementation costing several hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is not a business nightmare. This is reality. This white paper looks at a compromise position offered by 3i Infotech and its warehouse management solution, ORION™ Enterprise WMS. This position is aptly described in the industry as the slap'n'ship approach to the RFID dilemma. This paper looks at the advantages and disadvantages of slap'n'ship and how ORION™ Enterprise WMS can preserve and maximize your initial foray into RFID.

passive rfid tags  n'Ship: Is This Any Way To Do RFID? Here's the dilemma. Your largest customer has mandated that, to continue doing business with you, product shipped to their distribution centers must be encoded and labeled with RFID tags. None of your other customers have expressed a need for this requirement in the near term future. You can't afford to lose the business and revenue; nor can you justify a full-blown RFID implementation costing several hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is not a business Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 21st, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTED, IMPLEMENTED, AND PUT TO GOOD USEHorticultural tools distribution business goes live with Sage ERP X3 Industry tags: wholesale and retail trade "The 127-year-old company A.M. Leonard, which currently operates mostly via catalog and Internet commerce, selected Sage ERP X3 to replace its aged legacy system. The Sage product was chosen mainly because of its rich functionality and

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A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey


As organizations prepare for a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation, they often don't understand the preliminary work necessary to begin the project. The importance of a site survey can influence the success or failure of an RFID project.

passive rfid tags  How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey A best practice approach to a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation suggests that, as a preparatory task, a site survey be completed beforehand. A site survey will identify issues and hurdles to an RFID implementation, and suggest helpful, industry-proven techniques to solve these problems. The equipment, connection procedures, and methodology, as well as a list of tips for completing a site survey, are explored in this second Read More

Sense and Respond


Predictive control, reactive control, and passive insulation enables enterprises to predict and adapt to fluctuations in customer demand. Ultimately, adaptive supply chain networks that exploit innovations to consistently improve efficiency and responsiveness are key to surviving a hyper-competitive environment.

passive rfid tags  control, reactive control, and passive insulation enables enterprises to predict and adapt to fluctuations in customer demand. Ultimately, adaptive supply chain networks that exploit innovations to consistently improve efficiency and responsiveness are key to surviving a hyper-competitive environment. Read More

RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart


HP is making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates. This article describes the key lessons learned.

passive rfid tags  Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart Introduction One of the suppliers making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates is HP. We can all learn some lessons from the experience of these kinds of supplier programs. The Pilot In early May, 2004, Hewlett Packard began shipping EPC-tagged printers and scanners to Wal-Mart's Dallas/Fort Worth distribution center as one of eight suppliers in Wal-Mart's initial trials. HP expects to ship its entire range of consumer products sold through Wal-Mart many weeks Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part One: Company Background


Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the latest buzzword in the world of manufacturing and distribution technology. If you believe the press releases, it is a panacea and cure-all for what ails the industry. While RFID may not solve world hunger, you may not want to propose a solution without it. This research note looks at a recent and successful, implementation of RFID, examining the characteristics of the process and common obstacles and speed bumps to avoid.

passive rfid tags  for RFID: A Case Study Part One: Company Background Introduction With the cost of computer chips consistently decreasing, embedding technology in the product is becoming a cost-effective reality. This is the theory of radio frequency identification (RFID) and the embedding of specially activated tags in products, product packages, and product platforms. Specifically, RFID tags are small integrated circuits connected to an antenna, which can respond to an interrogating RF signal with simple identifying 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.

passive rfid tags  solutions are active or passive, four walls or on the ocean, you can get through the world. Savi is also most progressive on the security layers required in the various layers. This is a huge challenge, which only the tough can tackle. But with Savi's market (port and container security) they have the most interest. Savi also has been addressing the security layers required at every hand-off, device-to-device, from physical to digital. This is a huge challenge, which most of the middleware vendors have Read More

RFID Architecture Strategy


Early adopters of radio frequency identification (RFID) are beginning to look at enterprise scale solution design and integration are emerging as key focus areas. Infosys has designed an optimal RFID architecture strategy based on lessons learnt from early adopters and Infosys experience in providing real time control and data acquisition solutions in the telecom and process control industries.

passive rfid tags  Architecture Strategy RFID Architecture Strategy If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Consequently, enterprise-scale Solution Design and Integration are emerging as key areas in RFID deployments. To realize the potential of RFID, enterprises must have an RFID Architecture strategy that integrates data from the hardware layer with existing systems. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to RFID Architecture Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Three: Provia and Viastore Systems Alignment


Provia and Viastore believe the ability to offer a complete radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance solution, with the software, hardware, and automation equipment needed to minimize investment, while maximizing results, is what companies needing RFID compliance truly desire.

passive rfid tags  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Three: Provia and Viastore Systems Alignment Provia and Viastore Systems Alignment 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 (in this case, Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , and the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered, Read More