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This month RFID News talks with companies at opposite ends of the RFID spectrum: commercial supply chain specialists Manhattan Associates and Phidgets USA, supplier to a burgeoning independent developer market. Market-maker Intermec explains its position in the unfolding second generation EPC specification, DoD suppliers work together to support the American soldier and DHL begins item level garment tracking.
This month in Washington, DC, over 1000 representatives from the military community gathered for the third DOD RFID Summit. David Wyld reports on how more than 60,000 suppliers are working together to guarantee shipments to soldiers in the field.
Ask the Experts, Davison Schopmeyer, Senior Director, RFID Professional Services, Manhattan Associates
Atlanta based supply chain specialists Manhattan Associates talk with RFID News on retailers’ data sharing plans, making better business decisions and a move away from “Slap-and-Ship.”
Phidgets USA provides hobbyists, students and professionals with a low entry point RFID solution. President Matt Trossen talks about how independent inventors will shape the RFID industry.
“Royalty-free specs don’t mean royalty-free products.” Intermec holds hundreds of ID technology patents and is a key player in the move to second generation EPC tags. Andy Williams talks to the company about its myriad of IP licensing agreements.