Radio Beacon Ships RFID Kits For Microsoft Business Apps

Company officials say the kits are a quick way for companies to get started with RFID.
Radio Beacon Inc. on Monday debuted two software-hardware kits for companies looking to incorporate the use of product-tracking electronic tags with Microsoft's Great Plains and Solomon business applications.

The Wal-Mart RFID Compliance Pilot Kit lets companies begin labeling cartons and pallets to meet the specifications set by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other major retailers. The OnPortal Trial Pack provides the data-gathering technology for scanning cases and pallets as they enter the warehouse.

Officials with Radio Beacon, which makes warehouse management systems, said the kits are a "quick way" for companies to get started with RFID and meet Wal-Mart requirements.

The Wal-Mart RFID Compliance Pilot Kit includes an RFID Printer, SCI PackBot software, Microsoft Business Solutions Interface, and 500 EPC Smart Labels. Pricing starts at $12,890. The OnPortal Trial Pack includes an RFID scan tunnel, RFID antennas, stack-light, photo-eye, SCI PortalBot software and SCI OnTrax RFID computer. Pricing starts at $18,960.

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