Wednesday, June 15, 2005

RFID Border Control Biometrics UK Conference

RFID Border Control Biometrics UK Conference: OMNIKEY sponsors the Global Border Control Technology Summit in London: OMNIKEY, one of the world´s leading manufacturers of innovative smart card readers, is sponsoring the Global Border Control Technology Summit, the premier meeting place for governments, technology vendors and system integrators to debate the ongoing concerns involving biometric passports ...

Omnikey sponsors UK conference to address the requirements of RFID-based border control with biometric technologies ...

... "OMNIKEY, one of the world´s leading manufacturers of innovative smart card readers, is sponsoring the Global Border Control Technology Summit, the premier meeting place for international governments, technology vendors and system integrators to debate the ongoing concerns involving biometric passports. The conference will take place on July 11th to 12th in London at the Selfridge Hotel in London. The decision of governments worldwide to introduce high-security electronic travel documents based on RFID and biometric technologies, as well as to roll-out a new globe-spanning border control infrastructure, presents an array of technological and logistical challenges. " ...


The Global Border Control Technology Summit will enable all those involved in the rollout of technology-led projects to discuss critical practical, technical and commercial issues; and to find appropriate solutions to common implementation problems. High-profile attendees, including government representatives, from all over the world guarantee a unique insight in how the early adopters of biometrics for border control have introduced and implemented the technology. First-hand information on how the different products and solutions are working in practice can be expected. This event has been specifically designed and timed to coincide with the rollout of biometric passports and is therefore essential for Passport Issuing Authorities and Border Control Authorities. It will also be invaluable for any government organisation responsible for making the business case, selecting technology partners, procuring services for or managing any project involving identification technologies, services and products.

OMNIKEY, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative smart card readers, offers the most diversified product portfolio available on the market today. Having established a tight collaboration with key decision makers in the card manufacturing and software industries, OMNIKEY sits at the table of innovation. OMNIKEY’s smart card readers for PCs can be utilized by any application including logical access control, digital signature, GSM authentication, secure banking and online transactions, loyalty programs, and healthcare solutions. OMNIKEY, headquartered in Walluf, near Wiesbaden (Germany), is part of the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group (ITG). OMNIKEY´s North American headquarters reside in Irvine, California with technical support in Atlanta, Georgia. The Asia Pacific operation is located in Hong Kong. Design, production management, and quality control of OMNIKEY’s products are carried out in the company’s two R&D centers in Linz, Austria and Erfurt, Germany. OMNIKEY readers are distributed worldwide through a global network of partners, including value added resellers, system integrators, and OEMs.

ITG is the world’s leading supplier of RFID components, products, solutions and services. Comprised of a dynamic group of companies including HID, Sokymat, ACG Identification Technologies, Indala, OMNIKEY and Interlock, ITG innovation spans the value chain of smart card and RFID-based systems for identification and security. Applications include physical and logical access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, national ID and e-passport programs, transport and various industrial and manufacturing applications. ITG Research in Denver, Colorado, focused on advanced research projects at the cutting edge of RFID and smart card technologies, and its SmartWorldAcademy in Prague, uniquely position ITG at the forefront of the secure identification industry. ITG headquarter offices are located in Walluf, Germany and Irvine, California. ITG is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, an international group listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange with some 30,000 employees and annual sales of about EUR 3 billion. The ASSA ABLOY Group is the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of locking solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Food Industry RFID: Bruce Foods Leverages RedPrairie Functionality to Achieve ...

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... Bruce Foods, a specialty US food manufacturer, will implement industry-leading RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), Transportation and Warehouse Management ...

About RedPrairie Corporation: RedPrairie is a leader in supply chain technology solutions that help customers transform their businesses. These global, end-to-end logistics solutions optimize operations across customers' extended supply networks, driving out costs, improving customer service and creating competitive advantage. RedPrairie's RFID-enabled suite of supply chain technology solutions provide the industry's leading transportation, productivity, and distribution management capabilities, enhanced with process management and optimization components for real-time visibility, event management, sourcing, quality control, supplier collaboration and performance management. RedPrairie provides industry-tailored solutions for many markets, including consumer goods, direct to consumer and traditional retail, food and beverage, high tech / electronics, third party logistics, industrial / wholesale, automotive and service parts, and pharmaceuticals. Customers include Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Thames Water, Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Panasonic, Georgia-Pacific, Eveready, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Unilever, Exel, GE, TNT Logistics, and many others.

" ... RedPrairie RFID strategy addresses the three issues companies are facing today as they plan for inevitable RFID adoption – how to comply with retail 2005 requirements, how to transition from current barcode environments, and how to move to the ultimate scan-free environments that will be possible as RFID technology matures. Compliance: The RFID Accelerator is designed to enable companies to meet the demands of the large retailers without replacing their existing infrastructure. The application provides agents to collect and verify RFID tag information, retrieve related inventory data and pass this combined information to the retailers in advanced shipping notices (ASNs). This will provide the pallet and case RFID-based information that Wal-Mart and Target will require. Transition: Because taking full advantage of RFID technology will entail a fundamental change to distribution operations, companies will need to transition to this stage over a period of time while continuing to leverage 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. This will 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. Scan-Free: As RFID technology matures, it will enable companies to fundamentally redefine distribution operations. Operations currently requiring manual scanning will be replaced by scan-free operations that query, collect, store and transmit inventory information without human intervention. RedPrairie is working with its customers and the RFID Center of Excellence to define these new operational requirements and build support for them into its application suite. This will have positive impact on warehouse efficiency, labor productivity, transportation turnaround times and retail in-stock levels ... "

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Wednesday, June 09, 2004

RFID Supply Chain: RedPrairie Appoints Jack Robinson as Financial Leader

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... RedPrairie's RFID-enabled suite of supply chain technology solutions provide the industry's leading transportation, productivity, and distribution management ...

RedPrairie is a leader in supply chain technology solutions that help customers transform their businesses. These global, end-to-end logistics solutions optimize operations across customers' extended supply networks, driving out costs, improving customer service and creating competitive advantage. RedPrairie's RFID-enabled suite of supply chain technology solutions provide the industry's leading transportation, productivity, and distribution management capabilities, enhanced with process management and optimization components for real-time visibility, event management, sourcing, quality control, supplier collaboration and performance management. RedPrairie provides industry-tailored solutions for many markets, including consumer goods, direct to consumer and traditional retail, food and beverage, high tech / electronics, third party logistics, industrial / wholesale, automotive and service parts, and pharmaceuticals. Customers include Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Thames Water, Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Panasonic, Georgia-Pacific, Eveready, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Unilever, Exel, GE, TNT Logistics, and many others.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

RFID Career: RedPrairie Appoints R. Michael Mayoras Customer Implementation ...

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... RedPrairie's RFID-enabled suite of supply chain technology solutions provide the industry's leading transportation, productivity, and distribution management ...

RedPrairie is a leader in supply chain technology solutions that help customers transform their businesses. These global, end-to-end solutions optimize operations across customers' extended supply networks, driving out costs, improving customer service and creating competitive advantage. RedPrairie's RFID-enabled suite of supply chain technology solutions provide the industry's leading transportation, productivity, and distribution management capabilities, enhanced with process management and optimization components for real-time visibility, event management, sourcing, quality control, supplier collaboration and performance management. RedPrairie provides industry-tailored solutions for many markets, including consumer goods, direct to consumer and traditional retail, food and beverage, high tech / electronics, third party logistics, industrial / wholesale, automotive and service parts, and pharmaceuticals. Customers include Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Thames Water, Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Panasonic, Georgia-Pacific, Eveready, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Unilever, Exel, GE, TNT Logistics, and many others.

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Thursday, April 22, 2004

RedPrairie Announces Partnership With RFID Solution Integration ...

From Business Wire (press release) ... in global supply chain technology solutions that drive business transformation, and Xterprise Incorporated, a world leader in EPC/RFID solution integration ...

WAUKESHA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2004--RedPrairie Corporation, a leader in global supply chain technology solutions that drive business transformation, and Xterprise Incorporated, a world leader in EPC/RFID solution integration, today announced a strategic partnership. The agreement will enable Xterprise to resell the RedPrairie RFID product suite into the rapidly expanding EPC market. It will also enable RedPrairie to leverage Xterprise's solution integration delivery capabilities to RedPrairie's rapidly expanding EPC customer base.


RedPrairie and Xterprise are already working together on a number of Wal-Mart supplier compliance projects. The combined capabilities of RedPrairie and Xterprise will enable customers to utilize RFID technology to accurately identify, manage and track physical assets, information and personnel.

"Our partnership with Xterprise ensures our customers that we are continuing to partner with only the most competent RFID solutions integrators in the market today," notes Mike Dempsey, Industry Strategy Leader at RedPrairie.

Dean Frew, President & CEO at Xterprise, shares, "We have found that the operational thought processes and experience that RedPrairie's RFID applications demonstrate are right on target for what the market needs."

About Xterprise.

Xterprise Inc. is a Dallas based RFID Solution Integration Company. Founded in 2002, the Xterprise team has over 40 years of Warehouse Management System implementation experience and over 25 years of RFID implementations experience. Xterprise is recognized as one of a few firms with real world expertise in "Next Generation" RFID supply chain solutions. Xterprise is delivering RFID Compliance Implementation Plans, detailed RFID Engineering studies, integrated RFID & WMS Implementations and complete RFID compliance Pilot Deployments. In addition, Xterprise is a sponsor of EPC Global and one of the first solution integrators to be selected by Alien Technology as a Preferred Partner. Xterprise can be found on the web at; www.xterprise.com and can be contacted at 972.690.9460 x 300, or by email: info@xterprise.com

About RedPrairie Corporation.

RedPrairie is a leader in supply chain technology solutions that help customers transform their businesses. These global, end-to-end logistics solutions optimize operations across customers' extended supply networks, driving out costs, improving customer service and creating competitive advantage. RedPrairie's RFID-enabled suite of supply chain technology solutions provide the industry's leading transportation, productivity, and distribution management capabilities, enhanced with process management and optimization components for real-time visibility, event management, sourcing, quality control, supplier collaboration and performance management. RedPrairie provides industry-tailored solutions for many markets, including consumer goods, direct to consumer and traditional retail, food and beverage, high tech / electronics, third party logistics, industrial / wholesale, automotive and service parts, and pharmaceuticals. Customers include Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Thames Water, Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Panasonic, Georgia-Pacific, Eveready, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Unilever, Exel, GE, TNT Logistics, Amazon.com, and many others.

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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Manu RFID: Manugistics Delivers RFID Solution Leadership as Momentum for ...

From Business Wire (press release) ... of demand and supply chain solutions, today outlined its plans to continue to deliver solutions that are fully enabled for radio frequency identification (RFID ...

Manugistics solutions enable companies to capitalize on their RFID investment by leveraging reliable and timely RFID data to achieve optimal demand, supply chain, and logistics execution. RFID tag data can now be tapped to enable complex decision-support with real-time data on supply chain and market conditions. This new level of visibility enables a framework for organizations to collaborate, plan, monitor, and execute while optimally adapting to operating actuals and realities occurring throughout their extended supply chain.

Manugistics RFID solutions encompass several distinct functional areas that are designed to facilitate the gathering, usage, and storage of RFID data. The Manugistics solution leverages its sense-and-respond framework to receive and filter RFID data within the Manugistics solution set. Once filtered, the data is interrogated to determine if exception criteria exist between the plan and the actual event.

If the RFID data represents an acceptable event, the data will be stored for future analysis, and no adaptive measures will be taken. If the RFID data represents an unacceptable or unplanned event, the solution will execute the optimal contingency plan to resolve the exception.

The Manugistics solutions will continue to adapt to actual events as they occur until the final expected milestone or activity is achieved. The complete plan, milestones, actuals, RFID events, and audit trails are stored for future visibility and analysis.

Over 75 attendees congregated at the Manugistics RFID Summit at the Rockville, MD, on April 1, 2004. Speakers included RFID experts from Forrester Research, ePC Global, IBM, Tibbett & Britten, Georgia Pacific, Alien Technology, Traxus Technology and Accenture.

Some comments from our participants:

"Excellent Content and Speakers."

"This was very informative."

"RFID is very new to me but the Summit today has been extremely helpful."

"Wide range of presenters. Very good."

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