EVERETT, Wash., October 12, 2005 - The IF5 RFID reader from Intermec Technologies Corp. has become the first Gen 2 RFID reader certified to operate with the SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure (SAP AII), the company said today. The Intermec IF5 allows SAP users to employ RFID-powered data collection without integration services or middleware, making it ideal for companies of all sizes, from small to medium-sized businesses to global enterprises.
Part of the SAP NetWeaver® composition platform, SAP AII allows users of SAP® Solutions to integrate all automated communication and sensing devices, including RFID readers and printers. The Intermec IF5 RFID reader architecture ties into SAP AII, guaranteeing SAP customers easy RFID integration.
The Intermec IF5 RFID reader performs on-board decision-making - similar to a server connected to an RFID reader - to filter incoming RFID tag data and to drive multiple peripheral devices and antennas. This eliminates the need for extra servers and potential points of failure in the system, removing risk and extra cost for users.
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, Intellitag® RFID (radio frequency identification) and mobile computing systems. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.