RFID Journal Teams with OTA Training to Provide Comprehensive Vendor-Neutral Training

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RFID Journal, the world's leading publisher of RFID news and insights, has partnered with OTA Training, the top provider of hands-on, vendor-neutral training, to provide comprehensive RFID training in the most sophisticated commercial RFID test centers in the United States.

RFID Journal, the world's leading publisher of RFID news and insights, and OTA Training, the top provider of hands-on, vendor-neutral training, announced today that they have partnered to provide RFID Journal University training courses. Programs will be run this fall in four of the leading commercial RFID test centers.

The dates and locations are as follows:

  • Sept. 7 to 9, International Paper's RFID test center in Memphis, Tenn.
  • Oct. 5 to 7, Sun Microsystems RFID test center in Dallas, Texas.
  • Nov. 2 to 4, Checkpoint Systems RFID test center in Thorofare, N.J.
  • Dec. 7 to 9, a location to be determined.

These three-day courses include both classroom teaching and hands-on learning in the test centers. Each center has high-speed conveyors, dock doors and equipment found in a typical warehouse or manufacturing facility, so attendees can learn how to deploy and test RFID systems under real-world conditions.

"We're very pleased to be partnering with OTA Training to conduct RFID Journal University this fall," says Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal. "We're committed to providing the highest quality, vendor-neutral information and training available, and these courses will do just that."

"RFID Journal has set the standard for high-quality RFID information," says Rob Sabella, president of OTA Training. "We're pleased to be working with the Journal to extend that reputation for excellence into the training space."

Day one provides an overview of RFID systems, with demonstrations and a tour of the RFID facilities. Trainers share the lessons they've learned during implementations. Sessions are interactive, so participants can ask questions specific to their own situation or physical environment.

Day two covers the business case for deploying RFID and the business processes that will be impacted by RFID. Instructors delve into the hardware and data management issues that end users will face.

Day three focuses on how to implement an RFID system. Attendees work in the lab with tags and readers and are invited to bring their own products to use. They also go through advanced exercises and get one-on-one consultations with the instructors. The full agenda is available at http://www.rfidjournal-u.com/agenda.html.

RFID Journal University is designed to give technical professionals the information they need to plan an RFID pilot or initial deployment, evaluate potential vendors and make the right decisions that will lead to a successful installation.

Business professionals and line managers who oversee or are closely involved with RFID projects will also benefit from understanding the issues and challenges that need to be overcome to achieve real business value from an RFID system. And automatic identification professionals can add new skills to their portfolios and enhance both their career prospects and their value within their own companies.

About RFID Journal

RFID Journal provides timely, accurate, unbiased news about radio frequency identification, as well as in-depth features, case studies and special reports that help businesspeople understand the technology's capabilities and limits. RFID Journal's mission is to be the ultimate resource for businesspeople who want to understand how RFID can help their companies boost supply chain efficiencies, reduce inventories, limit theft, improve product availability and add convenience for consumers. RFID Journal is an independent media company that publishes daily news online, as well as a weekly electronic newsletter and a bimonthly print magazine. For more information, visit http://www.rfidjournal.com.

About OTA Training

OTA Training, LLC, is the global leader in providing comprehensive vendor-neutral, cross-functional technical educational programs in RFID technology. OTA uses expert RFID practitioners that bring real-world experience into their courses. OTA provides state-of-the art training materials, facilities, tools, continuing education and support that lead to success outside of the classroom. OTA Training is based in Dallas, Texas, and offers RFID training courses around the globe. Any course can be customized to fit a company's requirements and can be conducted at the company location. To learn more, please visit http://www.otatraining.com, or call 972-386-9655.

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