Vol 71 Issue 2 2004-01-12 Article 11997 from section "News"

Facility Will Help Suppliers Meet Wal-Mart's RFID Compliance Requirements

Sun is opening a new RFID Test Center in Dallas, Texas, to help
retailers meet Wal-Mart's RFID compliance requirements, which are
scheduled to take effect in 12 months. Sun's new facility should assist
many of the top 100 suppliers to achieve compliance status on time.

The new facility is designed to meet world standards as well as those
requirements set forth by Wal-Mart for tagging and testing products on
the pallet, case and item levels. Testing suppliers will benefit from
the availability of a comprehensive list of programs, including analysis
of a customer's manufacturing, warehouse and distribution environments;
production of a full scale product tagging plan; an end-to-end
architecture for implementation at the customer site and incorporation
of Sun service to ensure the best possible performance of Sun hardware
and software.

The center will offer tagging and the complete analysis of a customers'
products, which will be performed on conveyor stations, dock door
stations and warehouse forklift portals. The test center will be powered
by the Solaris[TM] Operating System (Solaris OS) using the Sun Java[TM]
Enterprise System software and unique Sun RFID infrastructure software
that features self-healing and provisioning and is compatible with most
EPC readers.

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