10 May RedPrairie announces RFID 360 compliance software
Waukesha, Wis. – RedPrairie Corporation Friday announced the availability of RFID 360, a suite of RFID applications and services designed to ensure major retailer and Department of Defense compliance. RFID 360 includes four software options tailored to meet each company’s RFID implementation environment and schedule.
The first software module, which serves as the foundation for the three others, is RFID Data Manager. Data Manager is designed to input data filtering and aggregation. This function, often referred to as the savant layer, passes filtered and aggregated data up to the middleware applications where business logic is performed. RFID 360 also includes two “bolt-on” middleware applications.
RFID Igniter is a middleware package designed to provide companies with the ability to print, read and track RFID tag-embedded labels as required for pilot-testing environments. Its visibility software provides a top-down view of all products in testing, and performance measurement software to analyze results.
The second middleware application, RFID Accelerator, is a system designed to deploy RFID processing for compliance with the mandates of Wal-Mart, Target, DOD and other major retailers. RFID Accelerator can be integrated to legacy host, ERP, WMS or MES-based distribution environments. It contains all of the functionality of the RFID Igniter package, plus all internal processing and ASN production capabilities required for compliance.
“We knew the tight deadlines for compliance would not allow enough time for companies to upgrade their systems, or implement new ones. Therefore, we took as our starting point that our solution had to be easily integratable to any environment as well as provide everything companies need for compliance. RFID Accelerator does this,” said Mike Dempsey, RedPrairie industry strategy leader.
RFID 360 also includes training, application selection, business case development, product and proof-of-contest testing, hardware selection, installation and tuning, systems integration, pilot testing design and evaluation and project management support.
RedPrairie is a Waukesha-based provider of supply chain technology solutions.