RFID Applications: Implement Your Project in Days with No Risk
Despite all the progress made during recent years in RFID technology and cost reduction, RFID project implementation remains complex, tedious and involves a significant risk level.
The main reason for RFID project failures and complexity does not lay on the hardware side, but rather on the software side; 80% of a typical RFID project overall cost is spent on development and deployment of specific software.
These bespoke solutions are also hard to maintain over the years from the economic point of view as the entire maintenance cost is borne by each individual customer; consequently they tend to become rapidly obsolete.
Hardware vendors' software packages are always limited to their own hardware, whilst the success of any RFID project starts with the freedom to select the most suited hardware for each project.
Vizbee closes this major gap. Being an end-to-end RFID applications software package and at the same time open to any RFID hardware, Vizbee reduces significantly the total cost of RFID project implementations, without compromising on RFID hardware selection.
Vizbee offers a wide range of dedicated RFID Applications Packages for various vertical markets. In order to customize the application to the specific project requirements, each Vizbee RFID Application Package includes a powerful parameterization tool, enabling the implementation of RFID projects in a very short time (days to weeks), while completely eliminating the risk inherent to specific developments.
The Vizbee concept: Solid Base – Flexible Use
Vizbee combines for each vertical market a robust Vizbee Core with a dedicated RFID Application Package.
The Vizbee Core provides services such as communicating with the RFID hardware, database management, 3rd party integration, user permission and more. It is shared by all Vizbee RFID Applications, and ensures a robust performing infrastructure.
The Vizbee core is highly scalable. It allows gradual implementation from a small partial project up to large multi-site installations, thereby avoiding the risk implicitly involved in big-bang operations.
Vizbee Core is an open system with exhaustive APIs to facilitate its integration within other systems in the organization like ERPs, Access control , Video surveillance, etc. in order to produce the overall required processes.
Vizbee Generic RFID Applications Packages
Sharing the robust Vizbee Core, dedicated RFID Application Packages were developed, to serve the needs of different vertical markets.
In order to meet the functional and environmental requirements, Vizbee RFID Application Packages are developed separately for each vertical market. Expert product designers work together with industry experts to define all the functionalities that must be included in order to cover all the expectations from an RFID system in each domain. The system is then further customized to meet the end user's specific needs by parameter settings only: defining the site map, working hours, access permissions, the rules that will be applied to the RFID monitored assets or persons., the system reactions, etc.
The following dedicated RFID Applications Packages are already available for use:
· Asset tracking and protection
· Asset tracking for healthcare
· Asset protection for museums and art galleries
· Asset tracking and protection for construction sites
· Security patrols tracking
· Asset tracking for warehouse management
Priority to the Graphical User Interface
Vizbee recognizes the primordial importance of Functional and Graphical User Interface simplicity and user friendliness for the success of projects.
Benchmarks and test groups are ran on each interface design to validate that it is intuitive enough, so that a non educated operator can use the system after less than 30 minutes of training.
Examples of Vizbee Graphical User interface in different RFID applications domains
Museum RFID Application Interface
Logistics : Real-time quay management
Temperature monitoring during transport
Select the best suited RFID hardware for each project
The selection of the best suited RFID technology is critical to the ultimate success of any RFID project. Issues like the technology, the radio frequency, the radio system infrastructure, the lifetime, the physical size of the tags, the maintenance requirements etc., must be carefully taken into consideration upon selecting the hardware that will be used for each project. Even within the same vertical market no single RFID hardware or vendor is the best choice for all RFID projects.
With the Vizbee platform, the system integrator can freely select for each project the RFID hardware or even combine different hardware in the same project in order to optimize, both technically and economically, the performance of the system
All Vizbee RFID applications include an advanced and intuitive Rule Engine enabling the seamless programming of business/security rules for every tracked item, whether it is an asset or a person. Complex rules can be programmed easily assisted by the Vizbee Rule Wizard. Each rule includes the definition of the system reaction to its violation, including: Display of the alert on the map, Audio alarm, SMS, emails, opening or closing contacts or sending commands to third party systems.
Configurations and Interfacing with other Systems
The Vizbee system works on standard PCs. Each processor can handle up to 200 RFID events/sec).The numbers of processors and servers are not limited.
Web Operator Clients are available. For each dedicated application, specific functions are supported on PDAs.
Vizbee can be used either as the front end and even display information received from other systems. Alternatively Vizbee can be used as a service to other systems for real-time location, rule engine, settings etc, while using the other system’s user interface.
Evolutive and Scalable
Single site small Vizbee projects can grow gradually into multi-site and multi applications projects with hundreds of receivers and tens of thousands of tags, just by adding tags, receivers, and software licenses at each stage.
New releases of Vizbee Core and RFID Applications Packages are released every year. These upgrades include new functionalities, new hardware options and ensure that the system remains state of the art over the years.
A New Approach to RFID projects – Just Implement
Vizbee, with its solid core and its flexible RFID applications packages, represents a fundamental change in the approach to RFID projects and sets new standards to the RFID industry. Vizbee dramatically reduces the level of risk and costs involved in RFID implementation projects, by giving an end-to-end solution for various vertical markets.
All that is needed right now for your successful Vizbee RFID applications project is to select the best suited hardware and you can implement the project in days or weeks by parameter settings only!!