Cisco To Launch new RFID Solution
Cisco announced what it refers to as an Intelligent Foundation for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to help enterprises introduce RF technologies into the supply chain.
The RFID Solution includes Cisco Application Oriented Network (AON) for RFID, Cisco Services for RFID, a Cisco Wireless Location Service, and supporting RFID-related products from Cisco partners ConnecTerra, Intermec Technologies, PanGo Networks and ThingMagic.
The company calls it the most agile, scalable and highly secure RFID solution portfolio offered in the industry, delivering integrated RFID capabilities and the support that enterprises need to optimize available network capacity and simplify RFID infrastructure deployment.
“Combined with an intelligent network, the Electronic Product Code (EPC) will fundamentally improve the way products move through the supply chain creating greater efficiencies, reduced loss and better product availability…factors that will add substantial benefits to the bottom line of every business,” said Dick Cantwell, vice president of Gillette’s EPC team.
“For Gillette, our EPC-enabled network has allowed us to begin to re-engineer our supply chain bringing with it improved order accuracy and processing, streamlined inventory management systems, increased shipment accuracy and better retail availability in store,” added Cantwell.
The RFID Solution will sell at $16,250 when it begins shipping in October. It will be available in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Next year it will become available in Asia. Cisco offers many more details in their press release regarding the solution.