Thursday, May 11, 2006
Cisco systems and T-systems partner to provide Integrated Voice, Data and Security Services to Medium-sized and large Businesses.
Cisco systems and T-Systems have announced a relationship that focuses on harnessing advanced technologies. This step aims at improving cost efficiencies and productivity for large and medium-sized businesses.
The two companies are working together to provide a range of services like IP, LAN. They are also working at developing solutions for vertical markets such as financial services and radio frequency identification solution for the transport and retail sectors in Germany.
Both the companies would cooperate in areas of marketing, sales and business development over the next three years. Tailor made packages would be made to provide feature IP-based networking solutions integrated with value-added services such as IP communications and security to medium-sized businesses.
The integrated RFID solution developed by the two companies would help the transport and the retail sector.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
NATIONAL MANUFACTURING WEEK TO HOLD MASTER CLASS FOR RFID
The National Manufacturing Week 2006 at The class would include attendees on the basis of a series of learning modules aimed at building technical competency and business awareness in understanding how RFID can help the firm to leverage manufacturing performance improvement.
The class would include attendees on the basis of a series of learning modules aimed at building technical competency and business awareness in understanding how RFID can help the firm to leverage manufacturing performance improvement.
The following topics will be included in the master class
· RFID key concepts and components for manufacturing
· The science behind RFID
· Technology challenges and constraints for applying RFID in the factory
· RFID enabled work-in-process tracking
· Managing parts inventory with RFID
· The use of RFID to reduce parts defects
· Improving worker productivity and factory floor throughput with RFID
· Integrating RFID with Six Sigma
· Best practices for getting started with RFID
· Key lessons and insights from manufacturing RFID projects.
The participants will have a question and answer round at the end of the class with the members of the RFID Technical Institute faculty and the guest speaker panel. World class instructors who have full knowledge of the industry would offer the participants a wide diversity of disciplines, viewpoints and insights.
Cost of the RFID Master Class is $950 per delegate with an early bird rate of $850 (for bookings before May 19). Seats are limited, so prospective attendees need to book as soon as possible.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
SOUTH KOREAN RFID MARKET GROWING AT A RAPID PACE
National RFID trial services have played a pivotal role in increasing RFID adoption. The RFID projects that started in 2005 have been deployed in manufacturing operations, logistics, consumer goods, defense, shipping and transport. The logistics market has the highest adoption rate. South Korean vendors are also working with the government and each other in an official organization that will focus on cross-sharing patents.
DOS ATTACKS RFID
Academics in the Scissec research group at Edith Cowan University warned:
Vulnerabilities in the newer UHF style of RFID tags have been found and are of
concern for anyone trying to implement a RFID system that would have mission
critical or human life issues involved in it.
Many companies have been ysing RFID tags in their supply chain but the tags are generaaly not used in life-critical situations. Researchers have found that even generation two tags, which are better than the generation one tags can be disrupted.
When the RFID tags are in range the tag reader identifies the tags and communicates with them. The raders communicate in the frequency range of 902-928MHz. This range was first supposed to be though as a safety measure as the reader could hop between frequencies. Australian researchers have found that hopping attack fom DOS is still possible as the tags ca not hop from one frequency to another but need raders for that purpose. The researchers demonstrated that from a range of 1 metre they could disrupt communications between tags and readers by placing the tag in a "communication fault state".
Monday, April 17, 2006
SYBASE INC LAUNCHES RFID ENTERPRISE 2.0
The key feature of RFID enterprise is device grouping, DBMS that includes on-disk encryption, smart partitions and patented query processing technology, multi protocol support.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Virgin Atlantic to use RFID tags
These installations are based at the Virgin Atlantic’s facility at the Heathrow airport. Three AP300 access ports with external antennas support onsite data exchange at each location and the MC9000-G mobile computer enables precise real-time scanning and data entry, providing Virgin Atlantic's staff with inventory control and instant visibility into their supply chain.
The project is called Tracked by Radio Identification Method and has been deployed at Virgin Atlantic with the specific aim of tracking serialized aircraft parts and tools at their main supply facilities and throughout their supply chain.
As Virgin Atlantic is Britain’s second largest carrier it is trying to find out the efficiency of the RFID technology in its warehouse and improve its efficiency.
IDVELOCITY ACQUIRED BY NCR
NCR Corporation has taken over the assets of IDVelocity LLC. IDVelocity LLC is a company based in Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. helps companies collect and and utilize data from millions of RFID tags.
The acquisition of IDVelocity LLC will boost NCR’s RFID solution portfolio. One component of NCR's RFID solution is the Teradata database. IDVelocity technology supports the ability of a Teradata(R) Warehouse to provide actionable analytics by tracking and evaluating item movements at a detailed level and to see those movements at more frequent points in the supply chain.
It seems to be a great opportunity for NCR Corporation to move ahead and achieve greater heights with the inclusion of the newly acquired assets.
Friday, March 31, 2006
G2 brings RFID every where
The new information technology rfid tags would enable an easy access to the internet and enable to communicate with the server. The chip has a in built receiver wich helps to locate the tagged goods within 3 meters. Well the chips will give a new dimension to the RFID industry and improve the precission of the technology.
Friday, March 24, 2006
RFID Smart labels Europe 2006 – Te place to be.
The show will have government official from outries like China, Japan and Korea. The aim of the show seems to be to capture the niche market