Delivering RFID to the Australian supply chain

Thursday, 12 May, 2005

VeriSign and EAN, an international standards organisation for supply chain systems,have announced an alliance to launch the EPCglobal Network in Australia.

Based on RFID (radio frequency identification device) technology, the EPCglobal Network will allow Australian businesses to increase their ability to track and share supply chain information.

The EPC Starter Service, available now, will allow businesses to conduct pilot projects using RFID-driven event information prior to rolling the service out to their full supply chain. EPCglobal Network gives businesses the benefits of a low-cost packaged service to reduce transaction costs and provide true visibility of information between supply chain partners.

The VeriSign EPC Starter Service enables businesses to automatically locate and generate real-time information about RFID-tagged products across various points in the supply chain. The service improves customer service reaction times and visibility at all points in the supply chain. Additionally, it facilitates an open, collaborative environment with trading partners, shortening transaction times and increasing efficiencies and process control.

VeriSign will be leveraging its internet infrastructure and expertise to support the EPCglobal Network's Object Naming Service (ONS) root server, one of the core components of the network. In addition to the technical support, VeriSign will be offering managed services that support the implementation of the EPCglobal Network.

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