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Multipurpose SAP NetWeaver
The capabilities of SAP NetWeaver and its peer service-enabled platforms, which were originally transaction and integration platforms, have lately been expanded

middleware definitions  engage in a mere middleware peddling race. Nevertheless, SAP NetWeaver components also support all key standards and interoperate with other platforms (although the application server has to have a special engine to handle the proprietary ABAP code that still underlines much of SAP's installed applications base, despite the fact that newer applications are being written or rewritten in the Java 2 Enterprise Edition [ J2EE ] context). This is Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will discuss NetWeaver's

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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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