Intermec Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, announced support for Microsoft BizTalk RFID, which was introduced at the UConnect Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Intermec's RFID team worked with Microsoft to test and refine Microsoft BizTalk RFID, which has been designed to allow all users to simply and easily incorporate RFID information and data into a variety of applications and end-to-end business processes. The "plug and play" functionality in Microsoft BizTalk RFID makes it possible for RFID devices, such as Intermec readers and printers, to become fully compatible with the Microsoft platform and to integrate with third-party applications and processes.
As an early adopter invited to work with Microsoft on its RFID initiatives, Intermec is able to ensure its RFID systems are compatible with and able to fully support Microsoft BizTalk RFID.
"Intermec is known for its pioneering role in the development of RFID technology," said Burley Kawasaki, group product manager in the BizTalk Server product management group at Microsoft Corp. "Through our ongoing work with Intermec, BizTalk RFID will help make the development and management of RFID-based data and processes easier and more cost-effective. Intermec and its experts have helped us bring RFID out of the lab and into the enterprise."
Intermec RFID equipment will fully support Microsoft BizTalk RFID. The first software drivers supporting Microsoft BizTalk RFID will be released in early Q4. Beta versions will be available June 12 in the Intermec Developer Library's Beta Zone, found at www.intermec.com/idl.
Intermec provides supply chain information products, services and systems to hundreds of industries around the world. Intermec RFID systems offer feature-rich UHF Gen 2 technology with user-requested capabilities found nowhere else. Intermec provides RFID systems that are ETSI-approved for use in Europe and are completely compatible with ISO standards for true global supply chain operation. With the broadest selection of RFID equipment and services, including installation and implementation, Intermec's Gen 2 read/write RFID systems, complemented by Microsoft BizTalk RFID, provide new levels of up-to-date information for improved decision-making.
Intermec Inc. develops, manufactures and integrates technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets. Core technologies include RFID, mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers and label media. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information about Intermec, visit www.intermec.com.