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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

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


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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

When will RFID Hit Main Street?


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alien rfid  will RFID Hit Main Street? When will RFID Hit Main Street? Featured Author - Ann Grackin - June 28, 2005 Introduction Every week on the speaking circuit I am asked this question by users and technology firms: When will we see mass adoption of RFID? I have a date. But I think I will teach you to bake bread, rather than feeding you toast! The way to proceed is to just look at the forces that can inhibit or accelerate RFID technology adoption and market growth. Inhibitors First, there are manufacturing Read More

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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

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).

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


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RFID Weaving Magic in Apparel Supply Chain


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