Supply Insight and RFID4U Announces Developers Conference in Chicago for rPlatform 2.0

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Supply Insight Inc. and RFID4U today announced a developers conference in Chicago.

We are offering a joint training program in Chicago on November 7&8 on our rPlatform 2.0 to give a hands-on end-to-end exposure of an RFID project. This will prepare the developers for upcoming RFID projects both ROI based and to meet the mandates from different retailers

Supply Insight Inc., a Connecticut based RFID products and solutions provider, announced today a developers training targeted towards end users and system integrators interested in RFID based Supply Chain automation and complying with the retail and DoD mandates. Partnering with RFID4U, a world leader in RFID training, Supply Insight Inc. will provide a developers edition of rPlatform 2.0 bundled with comprehensive, hands-on training, on all aspects of technology required to design and deploy RFID solutions using rPlatform 2.0. The first of the Developers Conference series is a two-day event scheduled for November 7 & 8, 2005 in Chicago, IL. Subsequently both companies have plans to roll out the event worldwide.

Both companies also announced a strategic partnership. This partnership will leverage the training expertise of RFID4U in the RFID space along with product and implementation expertise of Supply Insight Inc. This relationship will concentrate on two main activities, namely, training the developer community on the rPlatform 2.0 products and training Supply Insight customers with RFID products and solutions.

"We are very much excited to have this strategic partnership," says Uday Shankar, CEO, Supply Insight. "RFID4U is a well established market leader in RFID training and they will be a good partner to train our products," adds Shankar. "We are offering a joint training program in Chicago on November 7&8 on our rPlatform 2.0 to give a hands-on end-to-end exposure of an RFID project. This will prepare the developers for upcoming RFID projects both ROI based and to meet the mandates from different retailers," adds Shankar.

"Wal-Mart and DoD mandated suppliers are looking for an integration platform which has cutting edge features with ease to use functionality," said Sanjiv Dua, CEO, RFID4U. "Supply Insight has been an industry pioneer in bringing to the market such versatile platform. We are pleased to work with them.” The two-day course includes software needed by a developer to design and implement the RFID system, including an rPlatform 2.0 developer’s edition with a choice of reader connector.

The developers training will cover the following topics.

  •     Explain the fundamentals of RFID system
  •     Outline existing and emerging standards for RFID
  •     Discuss the current and future market trends
  •     Describe the architecture and components of rPlatform 2.0
  •     Review successful RFID deployments
  •     Gen2 introduction and support in rPlatform 2.0
  •     In-depth into Adapter, Analyzer, Business Server
  •     Explain how to do Enterprise Integration
  •     Explain ONS, GDSN and Trading Partner Integration
  •     How to build business applications on top of the Business Server
  •     Mandate requirements from DoD and Retailers
  •     MandatePLUS1.0 solution

About Supply Insight Inc.

Supply Insight is an RFID products and solutions company that helps customers realize business benefits through strategic adoption. It offers a distributed RFID framework and a wide range of industry solutions generating faster return on investment. The technology is developed with the long-term vision of utilizing RFID data to revolutionize the entire value chain. Supply Insight is a privately held company located in Hamden, Connecticut, USA.

For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.supplyinsight.com.

About RFID4U

RFID4U (a division of eSmart Source, Inc.) headquartered in California, is a worldwide leader in vendor neutral RFID learning solutions. RFID4U have assembled a full complement of products and services to help companies align technology with their business objectives. The variety of learning options from RFID4U allows participants to learn in the manner that best suits their schedule, budget, learning style and expertise. All courses are delivered by senior, highly experienced RFID solution developers/trainers who teach from a practical perspective with lots of tips and techniques to enhance rapid RFID technology evaluation and deployment. Participants are trained in a highly interactive learning environment with follow-up assistance to help each one apply what they learn. RFID4U is also a cornerstone member of the CompTIA's advisory committee for RFID certification, EPCglobal member, TI Tag-it member as well as Microsoft RFID council member.

For more information on RFID4U's training, please e-mail your request to info @ rfid4u.com, phone RFID4U at (866) 400-RFID or (408) 739-3500 or visit http://www.rfid4u.com

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