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RFID technology will have a profound impact on IT systems. Companies will need to filter a deluge of data from RFID readers (interrogators) and develop strategies for focusing on actionable information. As projects scale, the strain on existing networks is likely to increase. Many of the sessions at RFID Journal LIVE! 2006 cover issues critical to IT professionals involved in RFID deployments. You'll learn:

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  How to link EPCs to product data to improve data synchronization
  How to leverage EPC network standards
  How to create an RFID network that scales
  Strategies for filtering and storing raw RFID data
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IT/Infrastructure Sessions

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2:45 pm  Performance of EPC Gen 2 in the Real World
There has been a lot of discussion about the benefits of Gen 2. This session reveals research performed by the RFID Alliance Labs in both controlled and real-world environments. Tags were tested in free air and near metal and water.
Speaker:
  Daniel Deavours, Research Director, RFID Alliance Lab
Takeaways:
Benchmarks for evaluating Gen 2 tag performance on your products
   
2:45 pm Should Tags Be HF, UHF or Active in the Factory?
RFID performs very differently at 13.56 MHz (HF) and 915 MHz (UHF). Which is right for tracking parts, tools and reusable containers within a factory? Or should companies use active RFID tags? Our panelists discuss which technology is right for your situation.
Panelists:
  Edward Gonsalves, Business Development Manager,
     Identification, Philips Semiconductor
  Shawn Hufendick, Applications Eng. Mgr., The Kennedy Group
  Bradley Todd, Director of Marketing, Escort Memor Systems
Moderator:
  Dan Mullen, President, AIM Global
Takeaways:
Insights into how different RFID technologies perform in challenging manufacturing environments
Strategies for choosing the RFID system that's right for your needs
   
2:45 pm Case Study—Using Mobile RFID to Prevent Medication Errors
Nurses at St. Clair Hospital use dual bar code and RFID scanners to perform the bedside medication administration. To make it mobile, the system works on wireless handheld Pocket PC devices linked to the hospital's computer network via a Wi-Fi connection. The devices prevent medication errors and save nurses time by automatically charting administrations to the electronic medical record. The dual system is being expanded to check blood transfusions and perform lab specimen labeling.
Speakers:
  Tom Ague, Executive Vice President and COO, St. Clair Hospital
  Richard Schaeffer, Vice President and CIO, St. Clair Hospital
Takeaways:
Insights into how bar code and RFID can work together
Leveraging RFID technology to drive nursing adoption of patient safety systems
   
Wednesday, May 3
   
1:55 pm  Do You Need to Set Up an Internal RFID Lab?
Many companies have set up an internal RFID lab to test tags, readers and applications before deployment. Other companies are turning to outside partners to do this work. What type of company needs a lab, and why-and how do you go about setting one up?
Speaker:
  Mike O'Shea, Dir., Auto-ID Sensing Technologies, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Takeaways:
How to evaluate whether your company needs an internal RFID lab
A step-by-step approach to creating a lab
   
1:55 pm Getting EPC In Synch with GDSN
For Electronic Product Code (EPC) data to be of value, it has to be linked to accurate product information in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). Our panel of experts debates strategies for maintaining accurate product data and linking it to EPC systems.
Speakers:
  John Seaner, Vice President of Industry Development, EPCglobal US
  David Hutchings,Senior Director, B2B, Kraft Foods
Moderator:
  Stephen Miles, Research Scientist and Project Lead of the Auto-ID
     Network Special Interest Group, Auto-ID Labs US
Takeaways:
Strategies for getting EPC data synchronization right
Best practices for linking EPCs to product data
   
2:45 pm  Turning RFID Data into Actionable Information
RFID is all about gathering information that can be used to improve the way you do business. Our panel of experts discusses the keys to turning RFID data into actionable information.
Panelists:
  Ashish Chona, CEO & Co-founder, InSync Software
  Jon Golovin, CEO, T3Ci
  Romen Kuloor, VP of Marketing and Bus. Dev., Blue Vector Systems
  Jim Supple, Managing Consultant, VeriSign
Moderator:
  Mark Roberti, Editor and Founder, RFID Journal
Takeaways:
How to filter unwanted information with RFID middleware
"Do"s and "don't"s for deploying readers at choke points
How to leverage EPCglobal Network standards
   
2:45 pm Case Study—Gillette Boosts Promotional Sales with RFID
Gillette's analysis of EPC data provided by a retail partner showed that stores that delivered product to the shelves on time saw a 48% sales lift. Now Gillette is looking to use the software to make sure stores deliver.
Speaker:
  Jamshed Dubash, Director of Technology—EPC, Procter & Gamble
Takeaways:
How to improve promotional sales using EPC data
Best practices for promotions tracking
   
2:45 pm Is HF or UHF Best for Item-level Tagging?
RFID performs very differently at 13.56 MHz (HF) and 915 MHz (UHF). Some pharmaceutical retailers want manufacturers to use UHF tags. This session looks at each technology to see which meets companies' technical and business needs.
Speaker:
  Tim Marsh, Technology Manager, Global Package Technology, Pfizer
  Thomas Pizzuto, Director, RID Technology & Strategies,
     Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  Harry Ramsey, Sr. Package Development Engineer, Purdue Pharma
Takeaways:
Insights into the challenges of tracking pharmaceutical items and medical devices with passive HF and UHF tags
Strategies for choosing the right technology for your needs
   
3:35 pm The Benefits of Standardized EPC Data Formats
Sharing data over the EPCglobal Network is critical to enabling track and trace, e-pedigrees and other applications in the pharmaceutical and health care industries. This session reveals the work being done to develop standardized data formats and how they will drive benefits for manufacturers, wholesales, retailers and health care providers.
Speakers:
  Bob Celeste, Director, Action Groups, EPCglobal
  Ted Ng, Director, IT Pharmaceutical Group, McKesson
Takeaways:
How to improve drug tracking by sharing standardized RFID data
Insights into data requirements and formats for sharing pharmaceutical supply chain information
   
3:35 pm  Setting Up an RFID Network Architecture
PLCs need to get data from RFID readers in 1/100th of a second or less. How do you set up an RFID reader and network architecture that can get data where it needs to be, both quickly and effectively? This session looks at the requirements for RFID network architectures and how to meet them.
Speaker:
  John Williams, Director of Research, Auto-ID Labs
Takeaways:
Insights into how to design an RFID network architecture
Strategies for storing RFID data and making it available to a variety of applications across the enterprise
   
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