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Ten_Tips_Selecting_RFID_Vendor_r.ppt

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

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