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Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. An RFID tag is an object that can be attached to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification using radio waves. Chip-based RFID tags contain silicon chips and antennas. Passive tags require no internal power source, whereas active tags require a power source.

EPC Gen2

EPC Gen2 is short for EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Generation 2. EPCglobal (a joint venture between GS1 and GS1 US) is working on international standards for the use of RFID and the EPC in the identification of any item in the supply chain for companies worldwide.

One of the missions of EPCglobal was to simplify the Babel of protocols prevalent in the RFID world in the 1990's. Two tag air interfaces (the protocol for exchanging information between a tag and a reader) were defined (but not ratified) by EPCglobal prior to 2003. These protocols, commonly known as Class 0 and Class 1, saw significant commercial implementation in 2002-2005.

In 2004 the Hardware Action Group created a new protocol, the Class 1 Generation 2 interface, which addressed a number of problems that had been experienced with Class 0 and Class 1 tags. The EPC Gen2 standard was approved in December 2004, and is likely to form the backbone of RFID tag standards moving forward. This was approved after a contention from Intermec that the standard may infringe a number of their RFID related patents. It was decided that the standard itself did not infringe their patents, but it may be necessary to pay royalties to Intermec if the tag were to be read in a particular manner. The EPC Gen2 standard was adopted with minor modifications as ISO 18000-6C in 2006.

Banyan Gateway and Banyan Desktop solutions support Gen2 EPC Global Compliant label printing for specification of Wal-Mart, Target, Loblaws and the DOD (Department of Defense) mandates.

Banyan RFID Express is an off the shelf solution created by Banyan Commerce for small and medium business requiring to meet the RFID mandates from Wal-Mart, Target, DOD and many others.

 

The solution has 4 components

 1) EDI Software to receive Purchase Orders and send ASN's (Advanced Shipment Notices).

 2) Integrated Shipment Editor Software to create the shipment and print the labels.

 3) Rugged Industrial RFID Printer

 4) Desktop Reader/ Writer

 

Check out our Banyan RFID Express Press Release

RFID. (2004, September 26). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:12, March 16, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFID

 

Advantage Banyan
  • Canadian Dollar Pricing and approved Canadian EDI Provider with Canada based support.
  • Guaranteed Savings as compared to competition
  • Lifetime EDI Compliance- we will never charge any additional setup fees or mapping fees for changes in specifications anytime in the future.
  • Integrated as well as Express Solutions- solutions that evolve to meet your specific company size as well as EDI volumes.
  • One stop shop for all your EDI,ASN, Bar-Coding, UCC-128 Label Printing and RFID Requirements
  • Integration into ERP/ Accounting Systems like Business Vision(BV), SAP, JD Edwards, ACCPAC, Simply Accounting, Quickbooks, Navision, Acomba ,Great Plains,AS400 based systems and many more.
  • Best Choice for EDI vendors worldwide.

 

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