Intermec releases deployment kit for Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile

Kit to make RFID solutions easier for customers to manage


EVERETT, Wash., December 8, 2008 – Intermec today announced the release of an Intermec Device Deployment Kit to support Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile, making mobile RFID solutions easier for customers and partners to develop, deploy and manage.

The deployment kit for BizTalk RFID Mobile extends the management and event processing experience to mobile devices and allows for communication between a server and mobile platforms. Additionally, it gives Microsoft software integration partners the tools that developers need to quickly and easily build plug-and-play vertical market applications.

"We want to enable our partners to develop cost effective RFID-based solutions that span organizational and geographic boundaries," said Paul Sanford, senior product manager at Microsoft. "By investing in BizTalk RFID Mobile, Intermec has enabled customers to more efficiently support the entire lifecycle of an RFID system or application."

Intermec offers partners seamless integration with BizTalk RFID for the CN3 and CK61 mobile computers with the IP30 snap-on RFID reader, as well as the CV30 fixed vehicle computer with the IV7 vehicle mount RFID reader. The Intermec Device Deployment Kit for BizTalk RFID Mobile is available as a free download.

Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile, a platform for Windows Mobile and Windows CE, consists of a runtime engine and tools and components to develop, deploy and manage RFID solutions on mobile devices. Customers can now integrate both fixed and mobile RFID readers into common business processes through the same interface, providing a comprehensive end-to-end platform for real-time decision making by mobile workers. The platform supports the following features:

  • Bar code scanning
  • Pull-trigger events
  • Storing and forwarding tag events, improving reliability in the case of intermittent network connections
  • Remote configuration and administration of handheld devices via the Microsoft LLRP provider

"Intermec's excellence and leadership in RFID has led our company to confidently depend on the quality of their device solutions while deploying software applications for our customers on the BizTalk RFID based RTVSTM (Real Time Visibility Systems) solutions platform," said Ram Venkatesh, CEO of S3 Edge Inc.

Intermec, a Microsoft Direct OEM and Gold Certified Partner, has worked closely with Microsoft to tightly integrate offerings with BizTalk RFID Mobile.

"We continue to support Microsoft's platforms for RFID-based applications across various businesses year after year," said Ray Cronin, Intermec Vice President & GM of RFID. "From the warehouse to a postal delivery route our offerings make our channel partner's RFID implementations more scalable and efficient."

For additional information about Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile visit, http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/en/us/rfid-mobile.aspx.