Paxar Corporation, a global leader providing bar code, RFID and identification technologies for the retail supply chain and the supplier of Monarch products and services, announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft. As a result of this relationship, Paxar's industry-leading Monarch 9855 RFID printer/encoder will now perform seamlessly with the Microsoft BizTalk RFID to deliver substantial business value across enterprises of all types and sizes.
Paxar has taken a leadership role in developing RFID printer/encoders as well as smart tags and labels for the retail, apparel, and consumer goods industries. Marks & Spencer, Del Monte Foods, and VF Imagewear are among its RFID customers. The additional compatibility helps ensure that users of the Microsoft BizTalk RFID can easily take advantage of Paxar's innovative printing/encoding capabilities, as well as its smart tags and labels backed by Paxar's unique Smart Label Performance Guarantee, offering refunds of up to 110%.
"Paxar shares Microsoft's vision of delivering RFID solutions that comply with global standards, are cost effective, simple to deploy, and built on a robust, scalable technology infrastructure," said Rick Bauer, Paxar's Director, RFID Global Program Development. "We look forward to a continual working dialog with Microsoft's design engineers to help ensure customers can seamlessly use our RFID printers, and smart tickets, tags and labels with Microsoft BizTalk RFID. This will enable our mutual customers to reduce operating costs and achieve greater efficiencies."
"We are pleased to work with Paxar to help customers obtain value from their RFID solutions. Microsoft BizTalk RFID helps customers streamline their operating efficiencies by connecting their disparate business processes and ensuring the right people have access to the right data. With Paxar, we will be able to deliver more valuable and connected RFID-based solutions to customers," said Burley Kawasaki, group product manager for BizTalk Server product management at Microsoft Corp.
Paxar Corporation is a global leader in the identification and tracking of consumer products worldwide. Paxar products are used the world over by leading apparel brands. Monarch products are used by 90% of the top 100 U.S. retailers and their supply chain partners to identify, track and price all varieties of consumer goods. Paxar is a member of EPCglobal, the agency managing the emerging standards for RFID.
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