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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

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

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

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

Vendor Defends Its Strongholds with Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution


Strategic Systems International (SSI) needs no special introduction to British process industries (such as consumer products manufacturers and whisky distillers), but it largely remains a well-kept secret elsewhere.

rf antenna  Intermec , the leading RF and RFID hardware manufacturer, and was Intermec''s first RFID-approved partner in the UK. Agility''s business complements Chelford''s existing SSI and SAP divisions, and has added additional SCE, WMS, and RFID capabilities to the Group''s existing product and service portfolio. Shian Ltd , which is an IT solutions and technology services business focused on Microsoft and SAP applications. For Microsoft applications, Shian''s principal markets are in the financial services and public Read More

Warehouse Management Systems by the Numbers


When it comes to warehouse management systems (WMS), the stats are both shocking and thought-provoking. And although you don't see these stats in the marketing brochures of WMS vendors, you need to think about them before you purchase a WMS.

rf antenna  according to Benchmarking Warehouse Performance, a study by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia [US]). That probably speaks directly to why you''re reading this article. You may have been wondering if a WMS system could make your warehouse more efficient. Interestingly, about 30 percent of the 600,000 warehouses in the US have a WMS system installed. As the guy on the television show says, Hmm What are the numbers telling us? Only 30 percent of warehouses are efficient, and 30 Read More

Inconso WMS Suite


"As much standard as possible - only as much individuality as required." This is the guideline for the conception of inconso's software solutions. The inconsoWMS product suite covers solution requirements from modest manual warehouses up to complex distribution centers with high throughput and/or full automation levels. The full integration of any subsystem (such as radio data transmission [RF], barcoding, radio frequency identification [RFID], pick-by-voice, pick-by-light, material flow calculation, and weighing systems) is realized with standard connectors and permits a solution concept coordinated with the respective requirements. Complexity and throughput are the parameters that decide which product is used for what situation. The inconsoWMS Standard is conceived for manual or radio data transmission (RF)-led applications and is used in smaller and midsized distribution centers. These are typically so-called crossdocking and public warehouses, where several clients are dealt with in a single distribution center. The inconsoWMS eXtended solution is a standard solution for complex and high performance applications. It is mainly used in highly automated distribution centers and at logistics service providers in the area of dedicated warehouse systems.  

rf antenna  as radio data transmission [RF], barcoding, radio frequency identification [RFID], pick-by-voice, pick-by-light, material flow calculation, and weighing systems) is realized with standard connectors and permits a solution concept coordinated with the respective requirements. Complexity and throughput are the parameters that decide which product is used for what situation. The inconsoWMS Standard is conceived for manual or radio data transmission (RF)-led applications and is used in smaller and midsized di Read More

How RFID Technology Can Enhance Your Asset Management Program


Even though the technology has been around in some form since World War II, chances are that you think of Wal-Mart’s supply chain initiative when you hear the words “radio frequency identification,” or “RFID.” Wal-Mart is already seeing a return on their 2005 investment. But does RFID technology make as much sense for asset management as for supply chain management?

rf antenna  How Rfid Technology Works RFID technology consists of two basic components: a tag (or transponder ) that is afixed to the asset being monitored, and a reader (an antenna and transceiver). When the reader transmits a signal in a speciic radio frequency, the tag is activated and sends the data back to the reader. The reader passes information to the control system, but also can write information back to the tag. RFID tags are described as passive or active. A passive tag is one that does not contain a Read More

What to Expect from Your WMS


Today, companies are facing tougher competition and increasing service level requirements, all while balancing growth with shorter phase-in/phase-out cycles for new products. To succeed, they must harness information technology to support change, secure data and process quality, and improve productivity. Discover how a warehouse management system (WMS) can help you achieve those goals, and learn what to look for in a WMS.

rf antenna  material handling equipment and RF devices, including voice recognition. Stability If you are into high transaction volume processing for extremely demanding customers, the WMS solution must not let you down. It needs to be designed for 24 by 7 operations to just run, run, run. Warehouse monitoring and control As warehouse manager you should be working with preventive exception management and not fire-fighting. The WMS should provide you with monitoring dashboards for the real-time view on workload, 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.

rf antenna  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 Workbench: Understanding the Basics


Radio frequency identification (RFID) helps actualize the perfect integration of logistical and commercial chains and its use is rising in the US and Europe among large companies; government departments; and industries. Setting up RFID requires a validation test on a defined perimeter that involves the processes that have the most direct impact on your activity to see how RFID will affect your environment.

rf antenna  automation and services. An RFID system is composed of a transponder, a reader with antenna and the application software. The RFID Workbench is a client/server system which provides visualization, analysis and processing of RFID Data through any phase of an RFID project, i.e. evaluation and simulation to backend integration. The RFID Workbench is accesible via a web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firebird. The RFID Workbench enables the user to realise complete RFID business Read More

Business Process Overview: Warehousing Solutions


Warehousing processes are critical for the success of a distribution business. These processes are highly visible to your customers, and have a direct impact on their opinion of your company. If you cannot get the goods to your customers in the most efficient way, you risk losing their business. Your warehousing and logistics operations must translate into reliability and service.

rf antenna  including cross-docking, put-away, replenishment, RF optional picking, up to comprehensive automatic statistics and analysis capabilities. IBS’ intelligent solution makes routines easier and provides flexibility in setting up the system to meet your unique requirements. This can lead to streamlined processes, which lower operating costs and reduce staff workloads, ultimately strengthening profitability. Your company can achieve faster ROI, with measurable KPIs. Your business procedures are reflected 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

HighJump Grows in a Period of Low Growth Through Adaptable, Broad Function Products


With approximately 180 employees, HighJump Software is in growth mode with total revenue up 40% in fiscal 2002 and with current year over year revenue growth of 33%. More impressively, license revenue was up 60% last year and running at growth rate of 60% year to date. How does the relatively small SCE vendor accomplish it? Adaptability and broad functional footprint would be the keys to the answer.

rf antenna  product, a radio frequency (RF)-based warehouse management system (WMS) named Warehouse Advantage , with applications that facilitate many aspects of Internet-based order fulfillment. Consequently, the revenue nowadays is split into a healthy 40% for license fees, 50% for services & maintenance, and remaining 10% for data-collection hardware. In 2000, DCSI became HighJump, albeit, contrary to its competitors like Provia or Adexa (see What''s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? ), this name has not Read More