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  1. 1. the guide to RFID solutions
  2. 2. FOREWORD CONTENTS INTRODUCTION The institute has come to the end of Although the basic RFID technology just like every technology. It is very important for order to become more autonomous. The RFID the first phase of the RFID research TIBCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSIDE FRONT COVER has already been part of our life for the future of the RFID market that the readers will also become more intelligent and will and partner programme instigated on over 50 years, a majority of the expectations from this technology stay in the be able to form their own network and read your behalf in February 2004 where population has not yet taken its INTRODUCTION - INTL RFID BUSINESS ASSOCIATION . . . . 3 range of the feasible. Secondly, the possibility of different chip types and frequencies. we have brought together many of existence into account. The reason for integrating an RFID transponder into a product the industry leaders who are putting this is that the identification of goods for anti-counterfeiting, traceability and after To sum up, RFID offers many chances forward information to educate you as and products through the transmission INTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 sales applications brings up the issue of privacy, and opportunities to improve processes if you do to the application of RFID within the of data is done via radio frequency which concerns a fair number of people. This a step-by-step implementation, if you use RFID in supply chain. and cannot be recognized by eye delicate topic is a psychological issue which the correct operational processes, if you accept only. Many of us, however, have PHILIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 cannot be solved by introducing hardware tools that RFID is not a „plug & play“ technology, and In recognition of the importance of RFID already unconsciously used the called “transponder blockers” or “transponder if you understand its vast possibilities but also its and the technologies ability to transform supply advantages of this technology, e.g. neutralisers”. Only the physical act of destructing limitations. RFID will become part of our life: the chain operations in relation to visibility and SOKYMAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 by using a ski pass at a cableway the transponder would give the end customer sooner you start to make your experience, the security has been produced in station, by going through the access the certainty that it is not longer able to transmit better it will be. Don’t wait to start – take now the control at the main entrance of your euroRFID conjunction with our partners to act as a guide data. In my opinion, the privacy issue can only opportunity to explore the exciting world of RFID. to the industry and the many solutions now INFINEON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 office, or just by using your car key to be solved by informing end users about the available to you. Unfortunately some start the engine. limitations of this technology. RFID transponders Stephane Pique organisations were unable to meet the deadlines are not that simple that anyone can decipher for inclusion but the guide will be updated and X-IDENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Meanwhile, today there are more than the information on your clothes while you are increased in size and content later in the year one billion RFID transponders on the market, used walking on the street. There are many technical and all partner information is available to in many different applications and markets. The limits that protect from abuses. In order to read members on our website. METRO GROUP – CASE STUDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 majority are in-house applications called closed and decode the data stored in the chip, many system solutions, where the transponder is used different conditions have to be fulfilled, such as Stephane Pique TOSHIBA TEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 I would like to thank all our supplier only for improving an internal process and is not the right frequency, knowing the chip type, the partners and contributors for their assistance in used outside of the company. Typical closed structure of the chip, and last but not least the producing the guide and for the quality of the loop solutions are found in production steering, interpretation (= decoding) of the information. It Stephane has more than 12 years of experience in RFID AVERY DENNISON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 information put forward. quality control, asset management, access is worth remembering here the time when and is a worldwide recognized expert in this field. His control, warehouse management and internal privacy was a discussion point with mobile business experience brought him to the unique position The RFID programme will be ongoing logistics. Those early adapter companies saw a phones. Today, nobody would renounce to their of knowing RFID from all necessary components such PRINTRONIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 throughout 2005-2006 and we will be keeping clear competitive advantage in implementing mobile phone just because they might be traced as the chip, the transponder and card, the middleware you regularly updated with all developments in RFID and are therefore not willing to publish their around the world. The convenience has and data management up to the complete RFID solution. the industry and solutions available. business cases and for sure not to speak about surpassed the privacy issue. With RFID I see a DATAMAX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Stephane worked with Philips Semiconductors for 8 return on investment. similar development within the near future, once years culminating in his appointment as business unit I trust that you will find euroRFID a valuable people will be more aware of the many benefits manager for the Identification market in Switzerland reference source when planning to implement RFID technology will not completely of RFID applications. PAXAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 and his role as member of the European core team. RFID. replace barcodes within the next few years, but During this time, he also represented Philips in the it will surely continue to be used where barcodes The next few years will be very exciting Swiss ISO standard committees. John Connors reach their limitations. Due to the major benefits for RFID. Additional standards will allow the CISCO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 of RFID, such as contactless and fast implementation of RFID worldwide and will allow Later he worked as International Sales and Marketing Director identification of good and the bulk reading companies to launch open system solutions in Manager for a Swiss RFID transponder and card capability, the implementation of RFID in supply high volume. New manufacturing technologies, ACCENTURE – JUMPSTARTING THE PHARMA CHAIN. . . . 30 EILT manufacturer, Nagra ID, which is part of the Kudelski chain processes becomes very interesting. such as with polymers, are promising and will be Group, the world leader in digital set top boxes. During the last five years, RFID technology awoke able to reduce the price of the RFID transponder In 2000, he moved to Philadelphia to develop the Global SAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 from its beauty slumber. Some major retailers significantly. Speaking about prices, today we ID business in North America and then returned to have identified the high potential that RFID have the classical chicken and egg problem. Switzerland at the end of 2001 to take over the represents for their supply chain processes; they The industry is waiting for the volume, and the responsibility of Vice President Sales and Marketing. HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 have become major drivers that have led many market is waiting for the prices to come down. Global ID is a provider of complete ‘turn-key’ RFID other companies to also strongly focus on RFID The development is similar to that of personal solutions and part of the Sokymat Group – the world solutions. Meanwhile, the contactless technology computers: you can always wait for a better and leading manufacturer of RFID transponder. UNISYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 is now seen as one of the most promising cheaper one. Also, we can expect high volume technology trends of the coming years and is projects to go live within the next years, which will Since 2004, he is Vice President Business Development expected to change our lives just like mobile contribute to reducing the price of transponders DABAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 RFID at the German software and integration company communication has. dramatically. SEEBURGER and holds the worldwide responsibility on RFID. Nevertheless, RFID technology still has One of the major topics of the coming SIEMENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 some challenges to overcome. RFID is in its hype years will be integration: new systems will have to Stephane is co-founder of the “International RFID stage, which inevitably involves a wide be able to communicate with many different Business Association” and had speaking engagements spreading of faulty information. First of all, people existing in-house but also external infrastructures. EKAHAU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 All rights reserved. All trademarks and copyrights in this publication are recognised, and acknowledged where possible. If we have failed to credit your copyright then at more than ten major RFID events such as Frontline, must understand that RFID technology will not The transponder will be equipped with an please do contact us – we will happily correct any oversight. Any material submitted is accepted on the basis of a worldwide right to publish in printed or electronic form - RFID Forum, BVLA, BVL, EDIFICE, ID World, RFID solve every problem, as it has its limitations, too, increasing number of functions and sensors in be sure to clearly label all discs. All contents © euroRFID. The views expressed in this issue are those of the contributors and are not necessarily shared by euroRFID. Integration days and many more. 4 5
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  4. 4. RFID – DELIVERING VALUE ALL ALONG FOCUS – PHILIPS THE SUPPLY CHAIN product that doesn’t meet basic quality tagged animals in the reader field to be scanned regulations and endangers users’ health. simultaneously. The scanning of a single tag Additionally, copycat manufacturers undermine takes approximately 6 milliseconds. This prices, limiting legitimate firms’ ability to recoup technology is in use today, for example, in Spain research and development costs and reducing where 2,500 cattle farmers in the largest farmers’ the incentive to develop new drugs. However, association in the European Union are using it to using RFID, each dose can be uniquely identified, track 300,000 animals. The market for RFID tags which was The In-Stat report predicts that the Kaufhof said: “The biggest benefits of RFID are in guaranteeing quality and protecting both health worth around $300m worldwide last biggest segment in coming years will be in the inventory control, electronic article surveillance and profits. Around the world there is a growing year will be worth $2.8 billion by 2009, supply chain. Efficient supply chain EAS and checkout at the point of sale. With this interest in the use of RFID technology among research firm In-Stat has predicted. management on both item-level and system we can have complete visibility of the Medical practitioners are also looking at libraries. The demands of checking-in and out The figures come at the start of 2005, pallet/case-level results in a superior retail clothes throughout the journey from RFID technology to improve the quality, thousands of articles, as well as the need to an important year in the development experience for consumers, including: manufacturing to our department stores.” timeliness and cost of patient diagnostic tests. organize and be able to find item quickly places of RFID. Major retailers including Wal- With greater automation in pathology great demands on libraries. Contactless smart Mart, in the US, Tesco in the UK and • Improved on-the-shelf availability: In another key industry for RFID, smart laboratories, problems of recruitment and staff label tracking solutions using Philips Metro in Germany have announced Shelves of key items can signal an alert label trials with leading parcel services have shortages can be eased. In addition, with all the Semiconductors’ I-CODE technology have been that they will require logistics and for replenishment. achieved read accuracies of almost 100 data in electronic format from the start, implemented by some 200 libraries around the supply chain systems to have RFID • Fresher goods: Improved and controlled percent, compared to around 92 percent using integration of results into patients’ records is world. These include new libraries in Singapore technology implementation during logistics processes enable the more conventional technologies. Based on a typical quicker and simpler. heavily in resources for tracking animals designed to use the latest technology; the oldest the year. Retailers are only one of a rapid availability of products. figure of 50 million pieces per year, this represents throughout their lifetime. The U.S. government is Catholic University in the world at Leuven, near large number of industries which have • Anti-counterfeit protection: Certification a significant reduction in the number of In the United Kingdom, Proxximity currently reviewing a draft Animal Identification Brussels, which has implemented an RFID content recognized RFID offers them a huge that an item is what it claims to be. misrouted parcels. These trials also demonstrated Systems Ltd. has developed a system using Plan. In addition, legislation such as that management and security system for its library competitive advantage. • Transactional speed: Shortened the mechanical reliability of smart labels, which Philips’ I•CODE RFID technology to accurately adopted by the European Council of Ministers for and others in the UK, the Netherlands and Korea. checkout. are far more physically robust than other track blood samples. In initial trials at the the individual tagging of sheep and goats using Philips Semiconductors has been in the solutions, which can be difficult to read when Pathology Laboratory of the Portsmouth National RFID technology is expected to further its Demand for RFID solutions will require RFID market since 1988 and was the first to affected only by simple scratches. In fact, the Health Service Trust, Proxximity’s BioTag Positive adoption. continued investment in the development of this release an IC compliant with EPCglobal HF Class stability of an RFID label ensures they can still be ID System has already shown major reductions in technology to meet the needs of various 1 (Electronic Product Code global), a worldwide read even when covered, for example, with administration time, both during sampling and Philips offers RFID technology with a industries. Whether the demand is to ensure a standard driving RFID’s universal acceptance. packing tape if the parcel had been damaged laboratory processing. With more than 100 million substantial read range over distances and a high favorite product is stocked on a store’s shelves or With over a billion RFID-based chips sold to date, and repaired at some stage blood tests performed annually in the UK and transmission speed, especially for enabling protecting food and pharmaceutical quality or Philips Semiconductors is the world’s leader in the more than 3 billion worldwide, the potential accurate, automated livestock tracking to help enabling people to borrow a popular book. design and manufacturing of contactless chips RFID also provides its benefits along the rewards from streamlining this process are provide the basis for secure food supply chains to used in smart cards, smart labels and tags as well manufacturing process, such as at Toyota for immense. the end consumer. For example, a cow fitted Philips will continue its involvement in as in car access and immobilizer systems. Philips’ instance. Toyota implemented phase two of its with a Philips HITAG-S-enabled ear tag can be standards organizations to guarantee that the RFID-based technology is used across a diverse RFID Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) at its South In addition to streamlining the supply identified from the rest of its herd as it passes by implementation of RFID technology is regulated set of applications – such as supply chain African vehicle production facility. VTS, which chain and making medical applications safer, an antenna-fitted gate. Information pertaining to and privacy issues are addressed. The company management and logistics functions, including uses Philips’ I•CODE read/write tags, tracks cars RFID can also protect consumers’ health by that animal – including vaccination records, will also work to ensure that customers pharmaceutical and livestock tracking, as well through numerous vehicle production stages, all ensuring the food they eat is high-quality. The genealogy and place of origin – can be stored understand the issues and benefits associated as in various transportation applications. One of the earliest adopters of RFID is the way through to final assembly. This function is livestock industry has experienced a number of on the chip and downloaded by vets, farmers with RFID and that system integrators and other German based Metro Group, the world’s fourth a significant landmark in RFID application, most problems in recent years with disease outbreaks, and officials alike. organizations understand how to best implement The company offers its RFID technology largest retailer with operations in wholesale, notably because of the use of both reusable and including foot and mouth and mad cow. As the technology to experience optimal effects as an open platform and is an active promoter of food, retailing, consumer electronics, DIY and disposable tags in the same installation. As a such, the farming industry has begun to invest The Philips system allows up to 200 and protect their customers’ and their own global standards to build the foundation for department stores. In addition to the use of result, fitment and distribution planning greatly private data. widespread adoption. With new applications in Philips RFID technology in their Future Store in improved and required business information was the consumer retail market on the horizon, Philips Rheinberg, Germany, also their subsidiary, received in a timelier manner by distribution Philips RFID products for supply chain has already built a complete catalog of RFID- Kaufhof Warenhaus AG, together with fashion yards. management and related applications: based chip solutions that spans the application brand Gerry Weber has recently completed the range of smart labels, contactless smart cards, first trials of RFID for individual item tracking. Similarly, the pharmaceutical industry Philips specific chip portfolio for smart car immobilizers and the corresponding reader relies on the integrity of many forms of data. From labels / tags and readers covers all relevant components. In the trial clothes carrying the Gerry initial drug trials to production and distribution, frequency bands including 125 KHz, 13.56 MHz, Weber label were delivered from the RFID’s ability to ensure the validity of data within UHF and 2.45 GHz. Major application areas for Philips is also working with privacy manufacturer to two outlets via Kaufhof’s the pharmaceutical industry is providing many ICODE, UCODE and HITAG ICs are supply chain organizations and government officials to ensure distribution centre. The aim was to improve the new opportunities to reduce costs while management, logistics and retail, livestock a responsible rollout of RFID in the retail interaction between Kaufhof’s suppliers and its improving both drug safety and the quality of tracking and car security systems. As a driver in environment. In addition to participating in logistics hub. RFID labels – based on Philips’ products. standardization issues, products meet industry dialogs on the topic of RFID and ICODE ICs – were attached to the clothes at the corresponding standards, including ISO 15693, consumer use, Philips has included a manufacturer and tracked to the point of sale at The high cost of many modern ISO 18000, ISO 11784/85 and ISO 14223/1 as well disablement feature in chips that enables the which time the labels were removed. pharmaceuticals makes these products a as upcoming products will meet the EPC deactivation of smart labels when it is desired. natural target for counterfeiters. Counterfeiters standard. Uwe Quiede, project manager, RFID, can supply the market with a substandard 8 9
  5. 5. FOCUS – SOKYMAT SA Soktmat: +41 21908 0100 packaging material), prelams, wristbands, and chips, sizes and types of packaging that can be CCD labels (used mainly in DVD rental stock adapted to meet various types of requirements management). and to produce customized transponders. The Food and Animal division develops A state-of-the art tracking and sorting and produces a wide range of full-duplex (FDX) system using Sokymat’s Logi TAG family of RFID RFID transponders designed to identify individual transponders is being adopted across the animals. The product portfolio includes both laundry industry as the ideal solution to upgrade standard and customized transponders such as and gradually substitute Motorola’s process glass tags, disc tags and electronic units automation system. developed for identifying livestock, pets, fish and exotic animals. All these products comply with Until recently, it was not possible to the ISO standards defined for animal consider the application of RFID transponders on identification (ISO 11784/85) and have the ability to control the population of Pacific and Atlantic and within metal. Since 2001, Sokymat has to conform to any future legislation that might salmon, and zoos are using the tags to identify successfully worked together with its Japanese require the traceability of animals from “stall to their animals for internal management and partner Hanex Co., Ltd and has succeeded in steak”. exchange programs. The tags are also starting to making RFID technology work also in metallic SOKYMAT be used to prevent poaching and the environments. Another growth area for Sokymat is the exportation of endangered species and rare use of transponders to track fish and exotic breeds. Radio frequency identification (RFID) animals. Commercial salmon hatcheries, mainly technology applied to automotive tires: the key in Norway and Chile, use glass tags to collect The Industry & Logistics division offers an to the revolution in tire identification and supply data about breeding and growth patterns and extensive choice of transponders with different chain management. Sokymat was founded in 1964 in support which are logistics, access With the three business units access and Switzerland and in 1977, Åke control and animal identification security, food and animal, industry and logistics, Gustafson, co-inventor of the Tetra • 2003 – part of the Assa Abloy Group the company is present in all the major market Pack brick, bought the company, which focuses on current and emerging segments that express a strong interest in the which was manufacturing coils, micro identification solutions within the RFID benefits of RFID technology. By adding Cubit’s coils and the machines that produced and smart card markets. expertise in the area of 13.56 MHz RFID them. In the late ’80s, the company’s • 2004 – Sokymat, Metget and Cubit join transponders, Sokymat has acquired a business shifted from coils to forces under the name of Sokymat and competitive advantage on the side of transponders for animal identification. becomes one of the largest tag technology. Åke Gustafson invented the “direct producers in the world providing RFID bonding” technology, which solutions In addition, the company develops tags automated the assembly of a Sokymat has now a production for some unusual projects. For example, Sokymat transponder by soldering the copper capacity of 100 million. The company specializes worked with the U.S. Army to see if RFID tagged coil of the RFID antenna directly onto in RFID transponders and boasts expertise bees could detect landmines. And the company the pads of the silicon chip. This encompassing all areas of radio frequency supplied tags for Panasonic’s RFID-based enabled the company, which filed the identification, both in terms of frequencies personal inventory management solution for patent for the technology in 1991, to (125/134.2 kHz, 13.56 MHz and UHF) and in terms visually impaired people. The system consists of mass-produce cost-efficient of RFID system components (chips, tags, an RFID reader featuring an integrated voice transponders since the early ‘90s. antennae and readers). Thanks to its unique recorder and 50 differently shaped tags, know-how in packaging technology, the operating at a frequency of 125 KHz. The tags This was the start of a knew technology company is capable of designing and operate in virtually any environment, so they can and explains the very deep knowledge and manufacturing virtually any type of custom be used to identify bottled or canned goods, experience of the RFID world Sokymat has and transponder, perfectly suited to the specific frozen foods, medicines and clothes that can go the development of its own manufacturing lines operating environment and packaging material in washing machines. and patented assembly technologies that make requested by the customer - including metal. Sokymat transponders unique. Sokymat’s Access and Security division Sokymat, which employs 280 people develops and manufactures application-specific Milestone: worldwide, has both a research and transponders for access control, employee time development centre and manufacturing plants and attendance tracking, tickets for recreational • 1991 – first automatic production in Granges - Switzerland, Ronneby – Sweden and venues and public transits, and other security machine for transponders with patented Erfurt - Germany. In addition to its headquarters applications such as e-passports and direct bonding technology in Switzerland, Sokymat has offices in Australia, identification cards. Its product portfolio includes • 1992 – first generation of automotive France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, the United ISO cards (compliant with the ISO norm 7816-1, transponders for immobilisers States and the United Kingdom, and distributors type ID-I), clamshell cards, keyfobs, E-Units (the • 1998 – new structure with Business Unit to worldwide including in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, electronic units inside the laminated material – optimize market specific customer Italy, Japan, Singapore and South Africa. some suppliers buy the E-Units then add their own Part of this article first appeared in RFID Journal. 10 11
  6. 6. IN CASE OF RFID: FOCUS – X-IDENT X-IDENT Company contact: Press contact: X-ident technology GmbH TEMA Technologie Marketing AG TECHNOLOGY Martin Vincenz Birgit Merx Kreuzauer Strasse 33 Theaterstraße 74 52355 Dueren 52062 Aachen Germany Germany Tel: +49 (0)2421 597-561 Tel: +49 (0)241 88970 -13 Fax: +49 (0)2421 597-327 Fax: +49 (0)241 88970 - 42 email: email: Most companies and organizations are Founded in 2000, Infineon Ident Solutions You-R® OPEN is a dedicated RFID Internet: Internet: aware that sooner or later they have to has grown to become one of the leading Operating System that links a company's face the integration of RFID technology suppliers of RFID solutions. Our expertise existing ERP landscape to the RFID- X-ident technology, supplier of X-IDENT TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPS ABOUT X-IDENT TECHNOLOGY (Radio Frequency IDentification) into their in this area has been proven through supported logistics system. You-R® OPEN intelligent tickets and labels, realised INNOVATIVE CARDS: X-ident technology GmbH belongs to business environment. Recent mandates successful RFID roll-outs in the textile, supports the entire RFID infrastructure – two projects that give an impression of 1,000,000 FLEXI PLASTIC CARDS FOR FRENCH SKI the Austrian Trierenberg Holding, one of the by major US and European retailers, the US high-tech industrial, automotive and from smart labels to readers, PCs and the variety of RFID solutions. RESORT world’s leading companies in producing paper Department of Defense and the FDA, fuel aerospace & defence industries. Our strong severs. This allows integrating RFID X-ident technology together with the for the cigarette industry. X-ident specializes in Italian system integrator Alfi, is equiping the laminating transponders in flexible paper and BEEF UP YOUR BUSINESS: the discussion about RFID being a technical team can draw on further RFID systems into a company's internal ERP technological revolution to innovate competences from a wide network of landscape using J2EE, Microsoft .net, http, Savoyens ski resort with a ticketing solution for film material which is marketed under the brand X-IDENT TECHNOLOGY WINS A CONTRACT FROM access control. More than one million tickets will name IQ-paper®. This includes self adhesive, BELL AG information landscapes and business wireless and software capabilities within C++, XML or PML programming. be produced, each with a security chip based electronic labels, tickets and tags for automatic X-ident technology GmbH has won a on HF technology from the French supplier, applications such as access control, item processes. However, as for every other Infineon. We are a major supplier into Furthermore it is possible to perform contract from Bell AG, one of the leading players Inside. Developed by X-ident technology, the management, automatic sorting, product revolution, it is essential to manage the public sector applications worldwide, and maintenance, diagnose faults and update in European meat industry. Deciding factors Flexi Plastic Card is the first card that meets the identification, process control and many more. risk that comes along with the transition. are an accepted security provider for the the software for the RFID hardware via a were X-ident’s experience and expertise, not demands on price, performance, security and RFID solutions have to link the real world US Department of Defense. remote connection. You-R® OPEN provides to the virtual representation in IT networks comprehensive tools and functions to only in electronics but also in paper and re-usability. This is why the French ski consortium X-ident technology offers the highest and systems. Due to the current RFID hype The Ident solutions team has the freedom develop, install, operate and maintain the adhesives. With this collective know-how, X-ident Espace Diamant, after critical examination of the quality standards, with every product the capabilities of this technology are to define solutions using the best and best fitting RFID infrastructure. was best able to meet Bell’s special requirement available products, chose to equip the affiliated undergoing a functional test. The company’s key often overestimated and cannot fulfil every most effective technology available on the that the labels be able to withstand very high resorts of Les Saises, Notre Dame de Bellecombe, to success is the core idea “solutions for systems”. expectation. Another aspect is the market. Being RFID vendor independent, Let us manage your and very low temperatures. Crest-Voland and Flumet with the powerful Flexi An experienced team of Radio Frequency permanent innovation cycle in the field of we can design tailor-made solutions and RFID infrastructure risk Plastic Card tickets. The impetus for the Identification (RFID) experts and specialists in the RFID and IT. provide full installation, operation and The success of RFID technology in The advantages for Bell: it is now possible development of the tickets can be traced back field of paper/film deliver conceptual ideas for logistics applications will depend on for Bell to record information such as date, batch to a new production process at X-ident. RFID solutions. For each segment, X-ident How to protect your infrastructure maintenance services worldwide. We its optimum integration – with all its number, production line etc. on goods arriving recommends partners: specialists for readers, from the slaughterhouse. Within the automatic The ticket will be given at the loan cost printers, system integration and software who investment long term? How to choose the partner with world leading large scale advantages and restrictions – into production process, this information can be used of ? 2,00. This amount is paid back after use and generate innovations based on identification right RFID technology and system to system integrators and enterprise existing logistics infrastructures. Our for controlling production and documentation. return of the ticket. The use of this handsfree card and information. X-ident has a current annual benefit from future innovations? Who will application software companies to create experience in the radio frequency Automatic operation, economy through is the only way to skiing within Espace Diamant production capacity of 160 million electronic be responsible when installed RFID best value for our customers. Our products reusability of the transport boxes without new resorts. For the future it is planned to expand the labels per year. systems do not perform like everyone and services bridge the technology gap protocols, IT and RFID logistics process labelling (saving of new information is possible) card’s functionality. promises? between innovative RFID technology manu management uniquely positions Infineon and complete traceability are the results of Further information is available at facturers and the large consultancies and as a single source provider of RFID system implementing RFID that secure a decisive Addressing the RFID system enterprise software companies. solutions. Our solutions are integration gap suitable for integration into a broad competitive advantage for Bell AG. Ident Solutions (RFID) at Infineon A Unique RFID IT landscape and are designed for Technologies, an established Top-5 System Integration Platform simple and trouble-free introduction of semiconductor supplier and worldwide You-R® OPEN is the unique RFID OPerating RFID technology. market leader in security chip card ENvironment and system products, focuses on successful RFID integration platform. It operates as a solutions including system integration, “translator” between the heterogeneous products and services in supply chain RFID components and complex IT land- management and lifecycle asset scapes, from SAP modules to proprietary management. software systems. Infineon Technologies AG, Ident Solutions (RFID) Address: P.O. Box 800949, 81609 Munich, Germany Tel: +49-89-234-81279, Fax: +49-89-234-81130 Email: Website: 12 13