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