The view around RFID and in particular MS RFIC services for Windows Server System
Microsoft have announced that their RFID programme has now extended to mobile devices. From the Microsoft beta site the following information has been gleaned: Mobility and Standards Pack - Themes BizTalk RFID on Mobile Devices Support for key industry enablers Run on Handhelds, Forklift readers Better together with BizTalk RFID Server v1 Support for new readers with LLRP Tag Data Translation for richer EPC enabled applications Web Services for Devices for Discovery, Configuration, Initialization ......
I've been involved/interested in RFID for over 3 years now and even with BizTalk 2006 R2 + RFID server I am still looking forthe really innovative solution, the jaw dropper, the one you want to tell everyone about.
At the moment I find most customers are still stuck in the 'tag and reader' world without cottoning on to the bigger picture.
If anyone out there knows differently please let me know....
More: BizTalk 2006 R2 - RFID Support The Microsoft RFID Infrastructure Services in BizTalk 2006 R2 provide device abstraction and manageability to RFID-based solutions. An integrated engine for rich data filtering, enrichment, and transformation allows for sophisticated applications for different automation scenarios. Application developers can also integrate with advance technologies such the as the Business Rules Engine, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows Communication Framework to create ......
Having just attended the RFID PAC it would have been nice to have done a piece on what MS are doing - unfortunately NDA's prevent me. So have a look here:
I will fill in more information as and when I can.
As Microsoft progresses in this area and I am able to give insights into this world I will be adding more and more blogs on this topic. Also I will comment on other aspects around the industry.