Catalyst Launches Intelligent RFID (iRFID) Solutions

Wednesday 5 November 2003 07:22 CET | News

Catalyst has introduced a solution set designed to help customers meet the newly mandated RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) requirements without compromising the performance of their SCE applications. - (Voice your opinion)

CatalystCommand iRFID is an exclusive technology for integrating RFID technology with the supply chain environment. Catalyst also established a new consulting practice, CatalystCompass RFID and a world-class RFID educational facility to help companies plan, install and deploy these mission-critical solutions. Retail giant Wal-Mart and the Department of Defense are both standardizing on Electronic Product Code (EPC) RFID and have recently mandated that their suppliers comply with these standards by January 2005. Unlike other out-of- the-box RFID systems that only address compliancy, Catalyst delivers a scalable, long-term EPC-compliant solution that also facilitates RFID management across the extended supply chain. This enables organizations to quickly gain optimal benefits from RFID while at the same time protecting their current investment in SCE applications. An Intelligent Subsystem Keeps SCE Applications Lightweight, Scalable CatalystCommand iRFID does much more than handle all RFID technical and transactional requirements. Its intelligent subsystem features an embedded business process rules engine to ensure that RFID business logic is applied at the most appropriate decision level in the solution architecture. For example, it makes certain that SCE applications, such as warehouse and transportation management systems, are only given RFID information relevant to that applications business processes. In addition, the flexibility of the intelligent subsystem enables users to modify business processes relating to RFID without having to modify the application. Users may also integrate iRFID with all types of devices and standards, including active or passive, in a mixed use environment. Interoperability with Other Systems CatalystCommand iRFID can be implemented independently or in conjunction with any warehouse management or logistics system. For those companies seeking an immediate compliance solution, CatalystCommand iRFID can be initially installed as a stand-alone system, then seamlessly integrated with logistics applications at a later date. For companies requiring strategic counsel, the CatalystCompass RFID consulting practice can help them: -- Determine the best approach for RFID deployment; -- Validate the approach via a proof of concept and a pilot that will identify and resolve technology, process, product packaging and environmental issues; and, -- Streamline the equipment selection, installation and deployment of RFID solutions. CatalystCompass RFID consulting services are available today and the Catalyst RFID Demonstration Center will open later this month. CatalystCommand iRFID solution will be available in first quarter 2004.

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