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Articles by Laurie Sullivan
posted in May 2005
The reader, due in August, can process radio signals from tags without relying on instructions from a connected network.
Retailer has 800 suppliers on board with the effort but says that's not enough
At the Retail Systems conference in Chicago Tuesday, SAP said it would offer incentives, such as discounts on software and services, to any Retek customer choosing to make the switch.
Plug-and-play features in the offering allow retailers to easily add new devices, says Microsoft, which should help save time and money when equipment fails.
Alien Technology, a vendor of radio-frequency identification technology, says it has acquired Quatrotec, a technology provider and systems integrator for commercial aviation and other transportation markets.
Waxy.org reports that Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge Of The Sith was released on BitTorrent and provided as proof a 19-second clip of the movie.
Earlier this week at its Momentum user conference, Manhattan Associates unveiled Web-based supply-chain applications based on what it calls the Logistics Event Management Architecture platform. The platform is built on J2EE, C++, and Microsoft .Net.
The VeriSign acquisition follows other supply-chain-related consolidations in recent weeks.
Microsoft Point Of Sale, which runs on a PC and replaces the cash register, provides small businesses with more analysis of customer and sales transactions.
Alien Technology and ADT Security Systems are the latest vendors to receive "approved vendor" status from the Defense Department, which is enabling its supply chain with RFID.
It will rewrite its own applications in what it calls domain-specific language that reduces the lines of code required, thereby increasing software quality.
The facility, to be built in Fletcher, N.C., will help the Finnish manufacturer meet its goal of producing 1 billion tags per year.
Unova's net income dropped, yets its RFID-technology company, Intermec, reported a 31% increase in operating profit.
Using a limited-time-offer approach, between June 1 and Aug. 31 Intermec will sell groups of its patents through four "portfolio families" to makers of RFID tags, readers, and printers.
Dave Duffield hasn't confirmed, but davesnextmove.com suggests an open-source, Web-based ERP startup.
AllocationXpert helps retailer increase overall product accuracies per store, minimizing markdowns and improving margins and sales.
The furniture company says it has made a return on an initial $75,000 investment in the technology and is ready to expand beyond limited use of RFID tags.