Radio frequency identification is one type of automatic-identification technology, but there are others that might meet your needs. This event is designed to offer companies insights into new developments involving bar codes, contact memory buttons, direct part marking (DPM), voice and other technologies.
April 14, 2010
New to RFID? Here's your opportunity to gain a basic introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. 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 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 technologies, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
An Overview of Auto-ID Technologies
Everyone is familiar with standard bar codes, but you might not be aware of the differences between 1D, 2D and CDD (Charge Coupled Device). This session will explain these differences, and discuss the entire suite of automatic-identification technologies, including contact memory buttons, direct part marking (DPM), optical character recognition (OCR) and voice. The speaker will provide insights into when each is used in common business operations.
Paul Bergé, President and AIDC 100 Member, Paul Bergé International
Bar Codes Explained
Bar codes are not as simple as you might think. There are different symbologies, standards and applications. In this session, the presenter will explain the different symbologies—both linear bar codes and two-dimensional (2D) symbols, such as EAN/UPC, ITF, Code 39, Data Matrix, PDF417, QR Codes, GS1 DataBar and more. In addition, learn which industries and applications utilize these symbologies.
Bob Fox, Consultant, Telcordia Technologies
Recent Advances in Auto-ID Technologies
Researchers at MIT's Media Lab have invented a new type of bar code—the Bokode—that measures just 3 millimeters (0.12 inch) across and can hold much more information (thousands of bits) than typical bar codes. In this session, hear how Bokodes open up a whole new range of applications that are impossible with traditional bar codes, in the areas of tagging, user interaction, machine vision and Near-Field Communication.
Ankit Mohan, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Media Lab
Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab
Choosing the Right Auto-ID Technology
We have introduced you to a wide array of automatic-identification technologies, each of which has strengths and weaknesses for different applications. In this session, hear strategies for choosing from the available options. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pose specific questions to the speaker.
Robert W. Rylander, President, Robert W. Rylander and Associates
Integrating Data from a Variety of Auto-ID Systems
Many companies use bar codes today. These firms might want to add active or passive RFID technology to their operations, as well as use some of the latest advances in automatic identification for other applications. What strategies are available for integrating all of these systems into a unified whole, at a low cost? Learn how to create an auto-ID platform that will work for all of your needs.
Kevin Berisso, Director, AIDC Lab, Ohio University AIDC Lab
Auto-ID Conference Concludes
RFID Journal LIVE! 2010 is produced by RFID Journal, the World's RFID Authority.
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