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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

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.

rf antenna  will transmit the generated RF field. A circularly polarized, ultra high frequency (UHF) antenna—an antenna used by any UHF reader that is attached to a spectrum analyzer to measure the RF field received from the signal generator. A ¼ wave dipole, 915 MHz–antenna and a ground plane plate—an antenna that will radiate an RF field of 360 degrees. Two tripod stands—one stand to mount the antenna, the other to support the UHF antenna outside the interrogation zone. A laptop computer. Procedure Step 1 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

What You Should Know Before Selecting a WMS


Before an important game, you create a game plan. Before you start building a house, you have a blueprint. And before you start looking at a warehouse management system (WMS), you must define how you want your warehouse to be organized and function. This article looks at basic warehouse strategies that need to be understood to ensure that the WMS software effectively and efficiently supports the activities of the warehouse, now and in the future. This is not to say that you will not consider the best practices of the new

rf antenna  that the cost of RF is not just in the readers, the antenna systems, collection points, and labeling. It is also in training and procedural changes. Assuming that a cost-justification case has been made for RF, you must decide what devices are supported by a WMS and how you want to use RF. Essentially, the accepted methods of RF data collection are store-and-forward and real time. The store-and-forward method stores each scan on RF device and transmits to a WMS or intermediate server on an event driven 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

Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing


Cover-time planning (CTP) is a "pull" system, but with the intent of planning and not merely waiting for the execution time to act.

rf antenna  packaging, shipping; radio frequency (RF); storage and product definition; and warehouse administration and monitoring. Some users have optimized their WMS processes to pick orders faster and with increased accuracy (based on product movement frequency); and to optimize resource activity, through precise and accurate instruction handling. The best way to describe their WMS is to work backwards. Just like in the movie Memento , where the main protagonist suffers a serious short-term memory loss, and the 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

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

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Two: RFID Compliance


Provia's approach to radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance was to offer a bolt-on or drop-in product that works in conjunction with a company's existing logistics transactional software solution and process flows. This should put the suppliers back into control of prioritizing their IT projects because they could supposedly thereby be fairly easily and quickly made compliant with Wal-Mart or the DoD requirements for RFID. The next step for them would then be to look at how they can reap the benefits of RFID internally within their own operations.

rf antenna  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Two: RFID Compliance RFID Compliance These days when radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone''s lips, and when every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready or is even convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor ( Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , and the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered, the typically quiet Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a Read More

Lilly Software Visualizes Its eBusiness Offering, NOW


With its prudent 'wait-and-see' approach, Lilly Software has been rounding up its VISUAL product suite and remains in the high pole position for the SME market race.

rf antenna  items, request for quotations (RFQs) and estimates, and provides options for a configurable view and express entry. These features should empower customers by allowing them to control their shopping experience. With VISUAL eBusiness NOW, companies reportedly receive: (1) the latest release of VISUAL eBusiness software, (2) ASP Web hosting from Lilly Software for their integrated VISUAL eBusiness solution, and (3) bundled consulting services to help them configure the site to their needs. Lilly Software 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

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Seven: WMS Market Impact


Since the warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility, it now has to use real time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to hold excess inventory, and increase the flow of goods throughout the supply chain.

rf antenna  shipping notice (ASN) and RF receiving; lot/expiration control; location and carton selection; wave building; labor planning; advanced kitting; wave templates; material selection; compliance labeling; picking and packing; cluster/batch picking; serial number capture; catch-weight capture; cycle counting; task management; replenishment; container tracking; cross docking; report generation; shipping paperwork; automated rule checking; carton selection; etc. Like any software technology that has been 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

Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst's Strategy? Part Three: Catalyst and SAP


Catalyst serves customers in several different industries, representing several major vertical market categories, and it targets industries that have the most demanding supply chain requirements, hoping this should enable it to leverage its expertise and experience for competitive advantage.

rf antenna  special screens on an RF terminal as to assist a form of receiving that is particular for certain vertical industry; The application feature level —including any necessary component that would plugs into a native SAP application to extend its functionality; and A new independent application —for example, SAP currently does not offer a sophisticated labor management module to work with SAP WM. While these new applications would use the basic SAP data model, they would not necessarily closely integrate Read More

Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery?Part Two: The Pareto Principle, Processes, and People: Assessing Your Warehouse Management System Needs


To ensure your warehouse management system is implemented as painlessly as possible, you must assess your warehouse situation before you decide on a warehouse solution. Using the Pareto Principle, where a minority of inputs yields the majority results; examining your processes; evaluating your personnel; monitoring the progress of implementation; and testing are the best ways to ensure both a successful launch and long term return on investment.

rf antenna  as soon as an RF device was placed in their hands, it was too much for them to handle. Someone that is a receiver in your manual warehouse may end up being a picker in your automated warehouse. Now if they were getting paid receiver money what do you do? In a lot of cases, people who have worked with a company for several years could tell you everything you would ever want to know about the current placement of the product, the current pick ticket, the customer demands, the vendors, etc. But when the new Read More