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  • 1.  
  • 2. Ten Tips in Selecting the Right RFID Vendor
    • Craig K. Harmon
    • President & CEO
    • Q.E.D. Systems
  • 3. Craig K. Harmon • President & CEO • Q.E.D. Systems
    • Chair, ISO TC 122/104 JWG - Supply Chain Applications of RFID
    • Chair, RFID Experts Group (REG)
    • Chair, U.S. TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 “RFID”
    • Senior Project Editor ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 (RFID)
    • Chair, ISO TC 122/WG 4 (Shipping Labels) & ISO TC 122/WG 7 (Product Packaging)
    • Vice-chair, ASC MH 10 and U.S. TAG to ISO TC 122 (Packaging)
    • Project Editor, ISO 18185-5 (Electronic Container Seal - Physical Layer)
    • AIAG Bar Code, Applications, 2D, Tire, Returnables, & RFID Committees
    • Member, EPCglobal HAG (UHFGen2), FMCG BAG, HLS BAG, SAG, TLS, TDS, AIWG, SBAC
    • JTC 1 & TC 104 Liaison Officer to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-R & ITU-T)
    • Past Chair, ASC INCITS T6 (RFID) - ANS INCITS 256:1999, 2001
    • ASC MH 10/SC 8 Liaison Universal Postal Union (UPU) Physical Encoding Group (PEG)
    • Advisor and Member of USPS Strategic Technology Council
    • ISO TC 104 & 122 (Freight Containers / Packaging) Liaison Officer to JTC 1/SC 31
    • Chairman & Project Editor, ANS MH10.8.2 (Data Application Identifiers)
    • Project Editor, EIA Shipping Label, Product, Product Package, & Component Marking
    • Original Advisor, U.S. Department of Defense in Migration to Commercial Standards
    • Original Project Editor, NATO STANAG 2233 (RFID for NATO Asset Tracking)
    • Vocabulary Rapporteur to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31, ISO/IEC 19762 - Harmonized vocabulary
    • CompTIA RFID Subject Matter Expert and RFID Certified Professional (CRCP) - RFID+
    • Recipient of the 2004 Richard Dilling Award
    This presentation posted at: http://www.autoid.org/presentations/presentations.htm
  • 4. Special Thanks To:
    • Tom Bruno, Bruno Associates
    • Joe Dunlap, Accenture
    • Chuck Evanhoe, Evanhoe & Associates
    • Barba Hickman, Applied Clarity
    • John Kessler, Paxar
    • Dan Kimball, DoD AIT Office/SRA
    • Patrick King, Michelin
    • Clarke McAllister, ADASA
  • 5. Ten Tips in Selecting the Right RFID Vendor
    • Know your need?
    • Which frequencies and standards do they support? Avoid proprietary technologies!
    • Can they back up their performance claims? What is their warranty?
    • Do they offer an end-to-end solution? If not, who is going to provide the other components?
    • Can they deliver the volumes you need? Now and later!
    • Do they provide site surveys? What certification(s) are provided for hardware, software, & personnel?
    • What is their geographic coverage for post-sales?
    • What will they do when you need to upgrade?
    • What is the vendor’s financial health? What happens to the software in case of vendor’s demise?
    • What do they know about bar code/2D symbol standards?
  • 6. Know your need! Illustration: “Contemplating the System” by: Ciro Marchetti [email_address]
  • 7. Which frequencies and standards do they support? Avoid proprietary technologies!
  • 8.
    • What is their warranty?
    • Can they back up their performance claims?
  • 9. Do they offer an end-to-end solution? If not, who is going to provide the other components?
  • 10. Can they deliver the volumes you need? Now and later! Illustration: "Orrery" by: Danial James www.uhlstudios.com
  • 11.
    • Do they provide site surveys?
    • What certification(s) are provided for hardware, software, & personnel?
    RFID+
  • 12. What will they do when you need to upgrade? Illustration: "Happiness is Temporary" by: Heisuke Kitazawa
  • 13. What is the vendor’s financial health? What happens to the software in case of vendor’s demise?
  • 14. What do they know about bar code/2D symbol standards?
  • 15. Ten Tips in Selecting the Right RFID Vendor
    • Know your need?
    • Which frequencies and standards do they support? Avoid proprietary technologies!
    • Can they back up their performance claims? What is their warranty?
    • Do they offer an end-to-end solution? If not, who is going to provide the other components?
    • Can they deliver the volumes you need? Now and later!
    • Do they provide site surveys? What certification(s) are provided for hardware, software, & personnel?
    • What is their geographic coverage for post-sales?
    • What will they do when you need to upgrade?
    • What is the vendor’s financial health? What happens to the software in case of vendor’s demise?
    • What do they know about bar code/2D symbol standards?
  • 16. ???
  • 17. Thank You!