GS1 Germany, Deutsche Post World Net, Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH and METRO Group jointly founded the European EPC Competence Center (EECC) with the objective to make the experience they have already gathered with RFID available to other companies. In September 2005, EPCglobal certified the test center as an "EPCglobal Performance Test Center". Experts from the Competence Center will provide educational training to those who want to understand how EPC technology can be used to achieve business benefits today.
November 6, 2007
Working Lunch: RFID Basics
This session is designed for all preconference seminar attendees who want to gain the foundational knowledge of RFID needed to engage vendors and begin to develop a business case. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems. The need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session also includes 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 generation 2 standard, will be presented.
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Technical Challenges of RFID
This session provides an overview of the challenges of deploying RFID technology that users will have to be aware of. A representative of METRO will give a brief overview about the learnings from the retailer's rollout and will present some results of RFID pilots.
Phillip Blome, Head, RFID Pilots and Trials, Metro AG
Standards and Tagging Requirements
Specific topics covered in this session include the most important standards for RFID implementations in Europe as well as the process requirements for tagging objects and the physical challenges you have to be aware of in the tagging process.
Dr. Andreas Fuessler, Senior Project Manager, GS1 Germany
Refreshments in Foyer
Experiences in Tag Performance
This session outlines the key issues related to tag selection and tag placement to ensure the best performance of applied tags. In addition, a lot of real-life examples regarding applied tag performance are demonstrated, including tags on objects containing liquids or metal and clever solutions to avoid physical barriers.
Thomas Holstiege, , European EPC Competence Center EECC
Data Exchange and Communication with EPC
Leveraging RFID data is the key to achieving benefits from RFID technology. This session will be conducted in two steps. The first will show the format of the data that suppliers will receive from retailers, while the second will reveal how suppliers can analyze the data to measure their own performance. It will also provide a brief introduction to the EPCglobal software framework and how the framework can be used to share EPC data securely over the internet.
Tina Winde, , Metro AG
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EECC Training Preconference Seminar Concludes