Motorola recently released the FX7400, a new RFID reader that is compact and light weight, perfect for point-of –sale applications, item-level tracking, retail inventory management, file tracking, and any environment where performance is critical. The FX series of RFID readers is designed for business-class customers to easily deploy, use, and manage RFID.
For large organizations, the Motorola FX7400 also supports deployments worldwide with a single configuration, allowing organizations to manage their RFID systems from across the world. In addition, the Motorola FX4700 features:
- Power over Ethernet (PoE) Connectivity
- Unique Key Hole Bracket for Easy Mounting
- Two and Four Antenna Port Configurations
- Easy Integration with Microsoft BizTalk, IBM WebSphere, and Microsoft .Net
- Variable Security Features
The goal of the Motorola FX7400 is to provide a stepping stone for customers across a wide variety of verticals to fully adopt RFID technology. In order to enhance user experience with RFID technology and the Motorola FX7400, Motorola has released a new reader interface and set of APIs in .NET, C, and Java, in addition to releasing ShowCase II, a new software enabling broad range of applications such as benchmarking, field testing, firmware, and seamless reader configuration upgrades.
While RFID may not yet be a fully adopted technology, I think Motorola is taking a step in the right direction by releasing such a compact and easy to implement RFID reader such as the FX7400.
Awhile back, I discussed Microsoft Biztalk and its involvement with Intermec. If you were interested in learning more on Microsoft Biztalk, then you’re in luck… especially if you’re in the UK.
Microsoft will be holding its first annual RFID conference on Wednesday, February 25 at its Thames Valley Park Campus in Reading, UK. The conference will primarily discuss Microsoft BizTalk, among other enterprise solutions.
If you’re interested in attending, the agenda is scheduled as follows:
9:30am – 10:00am Arrival and Registration
10:00am -10:30am Welcome and Microsoft RFID Strategy – Morris Novello
10:30am – 11:45pm Microsoft platform for RFID and Real Word scenarios – Jeff Johnson, Markus Landler
11:45am – 12:45am Motorola Keynote – Joe White
12:45am – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:30pm Xterprise: Solutions for the High Definition Enterprise™ – John Webb
2:30pm – 3:15pm Motorola: Case Study – Andy McBain
3:15pm – 4:00pm BT Global Services: Supply Chain Solutions – Robert Hillier
4:00pm – 4:30pm Q&A – Morris Novello, Jeff Johnson, Markus Landler
4:30pm – 5:00pm Networking and Champagne reception
To attend the first annual Microsoft RFID Conference, you can register here.
Intermec recently released an Intermec Device Deployment Kit to support Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile, a platform for Windows Mobile and Windows CE that consists of a runtime engine and tools for developing, deploying and managing RFID solutions on mobile devices. This allows making mobile RFID solutions for customers easier and gives partners the ability to develop, deploy and manage.
Now, customers can integrate both fixed and mobile RFID readers into common business processes through the same interface, providing a comprehensive platform for real-time decision that supports:
• Barcode scanning
• Pull-trigger events
• Storing and forwarding tag events
• Remote configuration and administration of handheld devices
The deployment kit for BizTalk RFID Mobile allows for communication between a server and mobile platforms and procides the tools that developers need to quickly and easily build plug-and-play vertical market applications.
Intermec boasts seamless integration with BizTalk RFID for the CN3 and CK61 mobile computers with the IP30 snap-on RFID reader, and the CV30 fixed vehicle computer with the IV7 vehicle mount RFID reader.
You can get the Intermec Device Deployment Kit for Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile here.