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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

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

Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues


Logically, radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks. It will take months and years to assess how RFID will affect manufacturing and shipping operations and IT systems. It will take time to bring software up to a pilot stage, and after that, years of fine-tuning and IT system development will be needed to fully realize the gains in operational efficiency that the technology promises.

radio frequencies  (RFID). RFID uses low-powered radio transmitters to read data stored in smart tags embedded with minuscule chips and antennae. The tags are attached to packaged goods that can communicate with electronic reading devices and deliver a message to a computer that alerts retailers, suppliers, and manufacturers when a product''s state has changed and requires action. While the potential of RFID technology is indisputable (for example, unlike bar-codes, RFID requires no direct contact or line-of-sight scanning, 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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As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next?


Given the pressures on radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware vendors, pure-play middleware suppliers will likely either diversify or get absorbed by larger companies. All RFID vendors, regardless of category, will tend to form partnerships to hasten time to market.

radio frequencies  Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next? The Middleware Dilemma As the radio frequency identification (RFID) ecosystem evolves, it is becoming clear that not all of the position players are going to survive a shake-out as technologies overlap. One category in the ecosystem, namely middleware, is especially vulnerable. Forrester Research defines middleware as the platforms for managing RFID data and routing it Read More

RFID Basics for Retailers


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has retailers talking. The reason: RFID helps reduce labor and improves the ability to gather data. Retailers can use this data to make positive changes to business processes, which can be tremendously advantageous for them. With careful planning, an RFID system can provide immediate benefits, as well as long-term competitive and total cost of ownership advantages.

radio frequencies  Basics for Retailers Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has retailers talking. The reason: RFID helps reduce labor and improves the ability to gather data. Retailers can use this data to make positive changes to business processes, which can be tremendously advantageous for them. With careful planning, an RFID system can provide immediate benefits, as well as long-term competitive and total cost of ownership advantages. Read More

Sony Music Distribution


Learn how Sony Music used real-time radio frequency (RF)-based packages to handle their high volume environment for both raw materials and finished goods and how this system interfaced with corporate systems, various automated material handing equipment, and other complementary third-party systems.

radio frequencies  Sony Music used real-time radio frequency (RF)-based packages to handle their high volume environment for both raw materials and finished goods and how this system interfaced with corporate systems, various automated material handing equipment, and other complementary third-party systems. 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

Forming RF Beams and Making Wi-Fi Faster on Purpose with 802.11n


Radio communications are subject to unpredictable behavior due to environmental dependencies and various types of interference. But with the proper operating parameters and an agile antenna system, many of these impairments can be mitigated. Using smart antenna technology like Wi-Fi, with its adaptive real-time system, you can greatly improve the transport of demanding applications in challenging wireless environments.

radio frequencies  on Purpose with 802.11n Radio communications are subject to unpredictable behavior due to environmental dependencies and various types of interference. But with the proper operating parameters and an agile antenna system, many of these impairments can be mitigated. Using smart antenna technology like Wi-Fi, with its adaptive real-time system, you can greatly improve the transport of demanding applications in challenging wireless environments. Read More

How to Transform Your Operations Today with the Technology of the Future


Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the most rapidly growing segment in today's automatic identification industry. The creation of the Auto-ID Electronic Product Code (EPC) Standard coupled with affordable RFID tag costs, and Wal-Mart's mandated adoption of the standard for all its suppliers, will drive rapid deployment. Learn how RFID will evolve as the cost and capability of deploying the system becomes more operationally feasible and economical, and of the benefits it will bring.

radio frequencies  Technology of the Future Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the most rapidly growing segment in today''s automatic identification industry. The creation of the Auto-ID Electronic Product Code (EPC) Standard coupled with affordable RFID tag costs, and Wal-Mart''s mandated adoption of the standard for all its suppliers, will drive rapid deployment. Learn how RFID will evolve as the cost and capability of deploying the system becomes more operationally feasible and economical, and of the benefits it Read More

Case Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth


Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger players in the industry, and to achieve rapid growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution.

radio frequencies  Transcript Welcome to TEC Radio. I''m Christina Park, senior research analyst for Technology Evaluation Centers, and I''ll be your host for today''s show. In this episode, we will be discussing a customer case study in the retail industry. We will be speaking with Elephant Pharm''s Tim Millen. Tim is the vice president [VP] of IT for Elephant Pharm, a four-store start-up in the natural health and wellness market. Today we will be exploring some of the business issues and pain points Elephant Pharm was Read More

Another Life Sciences Win for QAD


QAD Enterprise Edition enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has been selected by Ajinomoto Althea, an integrated contract development and manufacturing organization providing clinical and commercial drug product development services, to improve its operations.

radio frequencies  improve project costing, streamline radio frequency (RF) data collection, and provide label printing services. All of these capabilities aim to automate the production process and reduce errors. Read More

As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges


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.

radio frequencies  Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Background Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been a major topic of discussion for a couple of years now, with Wal-Mart and the United States Department of Defense driving the attention already focused on this technology to a whole new level, thus triggering the corresponding RFID hype of the media, trade publications, and analyst community. Of particular interest has been the emergence of an RFID ecosystem of hardware, Read More