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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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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.

radio frequencies  Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification? . Negative Consequences of an Incomplete Site Survey Not completing a site survey before an RFID implementation carries several risks. For example, an ambient electromagnetic noise (AEN) survey can identify possible roadblocks to reader placement, as frequencies emitted by equipment and other sources may be the same as the reader, or stray backscatter may interfere with reader placement and function. Other companies that inadvertently interfere with the Read More

Let Your Hard Drives Tell You Where they Are!


Dogs, books, dolphins, and khakis are all being tracked. What about those hard drives at Los Alamos?

radio frequencies  Since smart labels use radio frequencies, they do not require a direct line of sight to be triggered. As well, it is possible to put smart labels in obscure places to prevent their removal. Smart labels can be embedded in plastic. The smart label that is used on dogs is about the size of a piece of rice and is injected with a syringe under the skin in their neck. Flexible wafer smart labels are so thin that they can be embedded in paper or foil, and are so flexible that they can be wrapped around a Read More

Cost-justifying Warehouse Management Technologies in Small and Midsized Warehouses


The warehouse management system (WMS) concept has matured into a collection of time-tested technologies that reduce inventory costs and increase overall inventory management efficiencies. By implementing WMS technology, organizations can achieve a higher return on their software dollars and provide better service to their customers. A WMS can provide organizations with tangible benefits that improve warehouse operations without adding headcount.

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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.

radio frequencies  interference that can impact radio frequencies within the RFID system. AEN is radio and microwave interference created by existing electrical and other radio equipment. Auto-ID, AIDC : Automatic identification ; usually automatic information data capture done by some type of electronic equipment, such as a scanner, a biometric pad, a camera, etc. Backscatter : Backscatter refers to electromagnetic waves that are reflected off and propagated away from an object. BI system : Business intelligence system; Read More

ERP II Demystified


As organizations prepare for their next ERP version upgrade, they find themselves trying to make sense of a new iteration that disrupts the traditional understanding and thinking about ERP. ERP II requires organizations to transform from a focus on internal resource optimization to a new focus on process integration and external collaboration. To help organizations make sense of this new iteration, we look at why ERP II has come about, how it differs from ERP, and how it promises to change the way organizations do business in the future.

radio frequencies  magnetic fields and use radio frequencies to communicate with resource planning systems that are connected to a receiver network throughout the company. At all times, everyone inside The Outdoors Company and everyone external, including the original suppliers and customers, can see the location and status of every part that makes up a bicycle order. This information is not only shared by people, but also systems such as the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) system that is used to managed the Read More

TEC Joins Forces with SIRIUS Services Conseils to Help Clients Reduce Risk When Choosing Enterprise Software


SIRIUS Services Conseils and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance designed to assist companies with comparing, evaluating, and selecting enterprise software.

radio frequencies  to financial, health services, radio frequency identification (RFID), and open source, TEC''s network of knowledge bases, with data vetted by its analysts, continues to expand in keeping with the growing needs of enterprise IT professionals. More than 400,000 global subscribers turn to TEC for research and analysis via its daily newsletter, and refer to its extensive archive of articles and white papers. Contact Information Nadia Battani Director, Communications SIRIUS SERVICES CONSEILS (514) 982-9444 Read More

The Three Rs of RFID: Rewards, Risk, and ROI


Prominent organizations and retailers, such as Walmart and the US Department of Defense are taking advantage of radio frequency identification, which promises real time tracking of products from the manufacturing floor to the checkout terminal. Despite the typical risks associated with adopting any early-stage technology, the competitive advantage and bottom-line business benefits of RFID are significant to both retailers and suppliers. It can significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory costs; increase margins; and enhance customer service.

radio frequencies  Introduction The promise of radio frequency identification (RFID) is every supply chain manager''s dream—real time tracking of every single product, from manufacture to checkout. Compared to universal product code (UPC) bar coding, which RFID promises to replace, RFID proactively transmits information, eliminating the manual point-and-read operations needed with bar coding. This enhanced visibility could significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory costs; increase margins; and enhance Read More

How Mobile RFID Systems Improve Operations and ROI


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can provide a strong return on investment (ROI) when combined with improved business processes that reduce labor and prevent errors. But mobile RFID systems, with forklift-mounted readers, can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure configurations. They can improve supply chain visibility, reduce capital expenditure, and slash labor costs.

radio frequencies  Improve Operations and ROI Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can provide a strong return on investment (ROI) when combined with improved business processes that reduce labor and prevent errors. But mobile RFID systems, with forklift-mounted readers, can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure configurations. They can improve supply chain visibility, reduce capital expenditure, and slash labor costs. Read More

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

radio frequencies  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, and vendors (Avery Dennison, Smartrac, and Alien Technology) which includes on-metal and low-cost tags. All Read More

Telecommunications


Modern telecommunications infrastructures are formed by a wide range of manufacturers and service providers, which combine to create a challenging and dynamic industry. Telephony, radio, television, the Internet, and other networking services make this industry a complex web. Service and equipment providers have to face very complex challenges, such as introducing better and innovative products and services, improving communication technologies, creating new products that apply these high-end technologies, and updating frequently changing business models.

radio frequencies  and dynamic industry. Telephony, radio, television, the Internet, and other networking services make this industry a complex web. Service and equipment providers have to face very complex challenges, such as introducing better and innovative products and services, improving communication technologies, creating new products that apply these high-end technologies, and updating frequently changing business models. Read More

Tracking Plastic Pallets and Reusable Containers with RFID Tags


How can you transport large quantities of goods efficiently, without affecting cost and profitability across the supply chain? Moreover, how do you accurately track and document the movement of these goods? Some companies are using the latest technology to manage their quantity distribution, by applying radio frequency identification (RFID) label products to plastic pallets and reusable plastic containers (RPCs).

radio frequencies  quantity distribution, by applying radio frequency identification (RFID) label products to plastic pallets and reusable plastic containers (RPCs). Read More

Case Study: Pandora


Pandora is an Internet radio service that needed an agile, sustainable platform for future growth. So Pandora moved its entire IT infrastructure to the cloud, and using FinancialForce accounting and human capital management (HCM) solutions, the company achieved dramatic results.

radio frequencies  Pandora is an Internet radio service that needed an agile, sustainable platform for future growth. So Pandora moved its entire IT infrastructure to the cloud, and using FinancialForce accounting and human capital management (HCM) solutions, the company achieved dramatic results. Read More

RFID Implementation: Moving Forward through the Four Phases


Implementation of a radio frequency identification system is best approached in four phases to ensure its success. Discussed here are the second and third phases, which deal with testing and validation, and the importance of setting up a pilot implementation.

radio frequencies  phase one of a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation was outlined and discussed in detail (please see Radio Frequency Identification Implementation: The First Steps . For more background on RFID, please see previous parts of this series: Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification? and A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey . Phase Two: Test and Validation Since RFID is uncharted territory for many organizations, deployment represents a long journey. Best Read More

IT Services/ BPO/ Technologies


MphasiS provides contact center services and business process outsourcing (BPO) services to Fortune 500 companies. Their contact centers in Bangalore and Pune, India offer English language support in an ISO 9001 certified environment. They also provide Spanish language solutions through their Tijuana, Mexico contact center facility. Mphasis Technologies mission is to provide services and solutions to organizations in the fields of research and development (R&D) and product development. Their offerings span nine industries and sciences of mobile, networking and telecom, industrial automation, computing platforms, automotive-telematics, consumer electronics, healthcare, life sciences, and radio frequency identification (RFID). They deliver their services through their "Technology Rental Lab" concept.  

radio frequencies  healthcare, life sciences, and radio frequency identification (RFID). They deliver their services through their Technology Rental Lab concept. Read More

Estimating Acoustic Performance of a Cell Phone


This paper discusses the requirements for coupled structural-acoustic simulation and demonstrates the application of this technology to cell-phone acoustic design. Due to the smaller volume sizes, the low frequency response of the cell phone is affected. The frequency response rolls off faster at low frequencies when smaller microphone back volumes are used. The present work deals with studying this effect on a simple cell phone model with the finite element package, Abaqus. The results from the simulation can be used to better design cell phone cavities for optimum performance.

radio frequencies  Acoustic Performance of a Cell Phone This paper discusses the requirements for coupled structural-acoustic simulation and demonstrates the application of this technology to cell-phone acoustic design. Due to the smaller volume sizes, the low frequency response of the cell phone is affected. The frequency response rolls off faster at low frequencies when smaller microphone back volumes are used. The present work deals with studying this effect on a simple cell phone model with the finite element Read More