RFID for Government
This one-day preconference seminar is designed specifically for municipal, state and federal government agencies looking to understand how they can employ RFID within their operations to reduce costs and to offer better services. The seminar will provide the security and privacy information agencies need to understand before introducing any RFID applications that might affect consumers or businesses.
RFID Journal LIVE! preconference seminars provide in-depth information on specific aspects of EPC and RFID technologies. Attendees can choose to participate in one of these sessions prior to the opening of the main conference program. Preconference seminars are available through either the Full Conference Pass or Preconference + Exhibit-Only Pass.
April 16, 2008
General Session: RFID Basics
New to RFID? This optional session is open to all preconference seminar attendees who want to gain a basic understanding of the fundamentals of RFID. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session will also include a very brief overview of the EPCglobal Network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of RFID and EPC, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal LLC
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How to Use RFID to Create A More Efficient Workplace
RFID has proven to be a tool companies can use to create a more efficient workplace in a variety ways, including reducing the time people spend tracking down files, assets, parts, materials and tools, – from, improving employees ability to identify and serve customers. giving those businesses a competitive edge by creating efficiency and continuity. This session will cover the positive effects on RFID and examples of how one enterprise has created a more efficient workplace and gained a competitive edge.
Dan Zinn, CIO, Florida State Attorney's Office
• How to use RFID to increase workforce efficiency
• Ways to leverage real-time asset tracking to create business benefits
RFID Use in the US Federal Government
The U.S. General Services Administration is responsible for purchasing goods and services, then supplying them to other federal agencies. Since December 2004, it has supported the efforts of and encouraged other agencies to use RFID to manage personal property and other government assets. This session will explain GSA's policy, exploring how its Federal Acquisition Service is using RFID to support U.S. Department of Defense requirements overseas. Presenters will provide examples of how agencies are using RFID to reduce costs and streamline business processes.
Jim Begis, Deputy, Asset Management Policy, Office of Travel, GSA
Using RFID to Manage Vehicles and Drivers
The United States Postal Service began using RFID for real-time vehicle location, speed, weight and impact sensing, and driver authentication. The implementation has improved efficiencies and has cut costs with operation and maintenance. In this session hear why the USPS chose PIVMS (Powered Industrial Vehicle Management System) as the solution and what challenges they faced with the ideployment.
Victoria Stephen, Manager, Material Handling Deployment, United States Postal Service
How Korea Fosters RFID Development
The Korean central government and local government of Incheon have been cooperating to develop an "RFID cluster" —a center for research, development and manufacturing—in the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) since 2005. Now, the main infrastructure supporting the RFID cluster has been opened. In this session, you will learn how the RFID cluster was created and learn about RFID development projects in the IFEZ and how this cooperation between government and private industry is benefiting Korea.
Hun Kang, Executive Director of Investment Promotion, Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ)
Using RFID to Track Criminal Evidence
Communities invest large sums of money to prosecute criminals, but evidence is sometimes lost, stolen or misplaced, damaging the ability to prosecute. In this session, learn about evidence solutions that offer the versatility to allow both RFID integration and bar-code capabilities, as well as help government agencies know who checked evidence in or out, and where it’s located.
Tony Callaway, Deputy Chief, Travis County Fire Marshal's Office
Tate Markey, Deputy Fire Chief Marshall, Travis County Fire Marshal's Office
RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 is produced by RFID Journal, the World's RFID Authority.
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