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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.

rf antenna  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. Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part One: Company Background


Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the latest buzzword in the world of manufacturing and distribution technology. If you believe the press releases, it is a panacea and cure-all for what ails the industry. While RFID may not solve world hunger, you may not want to propose a solution without it. This research note looks at a recent and successful, implementation of RFID, examining the characteristics of the process and common obstacles and speed bumps to avoid.

rf antenna  respond to an interrogating RF signal with simple identifying information, or with more complex signals depending on the size of the integrated circuit. RFID has advantages over bar codes such as the ability to hold more data and to change the stored data as processing occurs. Additional benefits are that RFID does not require line-of-sight to transfer data and is very effective in harsh environments where bar code labels simply won''t work. In a nutshell, RFID can transmit more information with 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


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.

rf antenna  The components of an RFID system typically include the following. Tags and transponders , both passive and active, which uniquely identify the object(s) tagged, be it an individual item, case, or pallet of items. They transmit the electronic product codes (EPC) wirelessly to other devices. Antenna and transceiver , which are positioned strategically based on the physical layout for wireless signal recognition of tags Readers , which sense the presence of the tags and, thus of the unique items, at very Read More

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.

rf antenna  A device that produces RF signals at preset frequencies, strengths, and durations. This will be hooked up to a ¼ wave dipole antenna via a coaxial cable; it will transmit the generated RF field. Smart label : This is a label that contains an RFID tag. It is considered “smart” because it can store such information as a unique serial number, and it communicates with the reader. Tag : The RFID tag is composed of a microchip and a flexible antenna encased in a plastic-coated inlay. UCC : Uniform Code Read More

Can Lilly Software Get More VISUAL?


Lilly Software’s financial success and double-digit revenue growth during the recent years have been attributable to its strong offerings and efficient distribution model for its target niche. However, the future is not going to be quite so bright unless the company overcomes serious challenges.

rf antenna  (WMS) capabilities. VISUAL DCMS RF-enabled WMS application within the VISUAL suite, impressed Cerqa with its advanced functionality to track costs and manage inventory from point-of-receipt through storage and shipping. There are quite a few WMS players in today''s marketplace, but not many with robust warehouse capabilities found in VISUAL DCMS. Smaller still is the number of companies that provide an integrated supply chain suite, which is what makes Lilly Software''s solution unique, says Raymond Read More

Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities? Part Two: Liabilities, Strategy, and User Recommendations


Invensys must communicate its successes and strategy to the marketplace, and must aggressively invest in customer satisfaction, marketing, and sales. IPS must convince customers and prospects that it is here to stay; while the functionally rich products are great advantages, many other considerations make some customers and prospects perceive these solutions a risk.

rf antenna  barcode and radio frequency (RF) interface, business intelligence (BI), web user interface (UI) and the most vocal customer voted enhancements. Current Protean customers should proactively understand Protean''s future and how they can influence the direction of the product to increase the value of their Protean investments. Like with PRISM, the vendor is committed to future enhancements, such as integration to major corporate-level ERP systems, shop floor interface Web Service, Quality management, formula Read More

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, since real-time inventory control, tracking, and alerting capabilities could be very important advantages of RFID. As tagged inventory goes through ports, terminals, freight forwarders, and into a distribution center, the RFID tag should provide near real-time visibility of an item's whereabouts at all times.

rf antenna  their existing investments in RF and barcode infrastructure. To facilitate this dual mode of operation, RedPrairie has integrated RFID functionality with traditional processing so that distribution operations are independent of the data capture source, which should enable customers to take early advantage of RFID benefits, such as increased inventory visibility and accuracy, reduced labor costs and faster cycle times, without disrupting existing operations. Finally, as RFID technology matures, it will ena Read More

Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Upswing?


Supply chain management is a long-term strategy. The centerpiece for supply chain execution—the warehouse management system (WMS)—is an excellent place to start preparing your business for the return of the bull market. Discover how a well-tuned WMS can help your business reduce labor costs, improve inventory management, attain more accurate shipments, improve space allocation, and increase customer satisfaction.

rf antenna  complex distribution environments. This powerful WMS helps to ensure fast, accurate fulfillment through directed, optimized workflow, utilizing advanced wireless and barcode technologies. Containerization, wave planning and slotting drive further efficiencies. Source: High Jump Resources Related to Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Upswing? : Warehouse Management System (WMS) (Wikipedia) Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Upswing? Warehouse Management System is also known as : WMS , Warehouse Upswing , DC , S Read More

How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards, Part 2


Emerging Trends in the Logistics and Distribution Knowledge Areas 1. RFIDRFID technology is the hardware used to communicate information (typically bar code information) to computer software systems that gather and use the data (such as a WMS). The manufacturing of RF equipment is dominated by several market leaders that typically go to market through various distribution channels, including

rf antenna  WMS). The manufacturing of RF equipment is dominated by several market leaders that typically go to market through various distribution channels, including resellers. It is important to recognize that RF technology provides the backbone—but not the nerve center—of a physical operation.In other words, RF provides the ability to gather data, but not necessarily to make use of it. RF and bar coding technologies need to be implemented in conjunction with software systems that not only gather the data, but Read More

Ramco to Its Customers - Let's Get Personal!


Ramco Systems returned to Las Vegas for its annual user group meeting in North America in October of 2003. We review the progress that Ramco has made on its promises to customers at the last user conference, the customers’ reactions to the progress, and where Ramco and its customers will go from here.

rf antenna  to the radio frequency (RF) and scanner-enabled devices. Finally, the project from start to finish took only eight weeks, and was delivered by Ramco on time and at a fixed-cost with the users and IT reporting no problems with the system. The company commented that they were impressed with the ability to reuse existing components, such as the rotable functionality primarily built for the aviation industry, in combination with custom components as a basis for its solution. The manufacturer currently Read More

RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart


HP is making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates. This article describes the key lessons learned.

rf antenna  which interfere with the RF signal. HP has been confronting these challenges in their Chester, VA plant in the tagging of their inkjet cartridges, which contain both liquid and metal and are wrapped in foil. By experimenting with the placement of the tag on the carton, HP learned that if there was a gap between the cartridge and the place on the carton where the tag was attached, the company could avoid interference problems. Use Nested Tagging HP was still unable to get 100 percent read rates on the Read More

Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The parent TAKE Solutions is a global technology solutions and service provider, which focuses on two principal business areas – life sciences and SCM (the company is listed on the Indian Stock Exchange). My first post described TAKE Supply Chain’s

rf antenna  rules-based barcode labeling and  RF Identification (RFID)  tag generation (although the company has admittedly seen very little use from its customers for the RFID technology). With its Gemini solutions, TAKE Supply Chain has been able to rapidly deliver new custom-like execution solutions as standard supported products with an upgrade path, which is an attractive alternative to traditional cumbersome customizations and integrations. Moreover, the product’s architecture provides an ability to enable Read More

HighJump Grows in a Period of Low Growth Through Adaptable, Broad Function Products Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


The competition is becoming relentless given a slew of WMS vendors delivering sophisticated collaboration, visibility, and SCEM functionality. Further many of them are also consistently profitable and have more visibility and mindshare.

rf antenna  task interleaving, and selectable RF, label and paper by work area requirements. HighJump, as well as most of its peers, will thus have to further craft a not easily emulated value proposition that would fend off the deepening foray of ERP vendors into the SCE market. While the ERP vendors had not originally designed their systems to deal with the constraints and exceptions, inter-enterprise visibility and real-time information in mind, the situation is going to change rather sooner than later. As the Read More

Squeeze Play in the Supply Chain Management Market


Changing business requirements have forced supply chain execution (SCE) vendors to expand via add-on modules. Seeing this upward push from the SCE vendors, enterprise resource planning vendors are now pushing downward and including SCE modules within their solutions.

rf antenna  , Radio Beacon , RF Pathways , and Scancode ) within the SCM space, have also added and developed new functionality to compete with this shift in business model. For example, HighJump has evolved to fit this shift in business strategy and technology. Its initial offering was a best-of-breed WMS. HighJump’s WMS competes with Manhattan and RedPrairie, and all three vendors now offer a full suite of SCE products (see figure 2). Supply Chain Planning Manhattan Associates HighJump RedPrairie Read More