The University of California, Los Angeles is to host WINMEC (Wireless Internet for the Mobile Enterprise Consortium). It is a collaboration between the university (UCLA), industry, and government.
The aim of WINMEC is to advance technological and business research and also to educate its members on the state-of-the art in wireless and mobile industries.
There are several advisory boards.
UCLA presents the fifth one-day hands-on RFID application development workshop on May 16, 2007. This hands-on workshop provides attendees an opportunity to learn the basics and the potential of RFID in various application scenarios.
Attendees get to experience a variety of RFID technologies and use the WinRFID middleware in conjunction with the existing RFID hardware in UCLA, to get a first hand experience with several potential industrial RFID applications.
Before implementing an RFID application, these questions must be answered:
- What is the business case for the investment in RFID?
- Which RFID technology (readers, middleware, tags) is most appropriate?
- What type of re-engineering of the business processes is required? and,
- How would the integration of the RFID infrastructure with the existing infrastructure be performed (software, hardware)?
The workshop and demonstrations are held in UCLA. For program details, visit the website:
Five Topic Presentations
- RFID Introduction
- RFID Standards and Mandates
- RFID Hardware
- RFID Middleware
- RFID Industry Vertical Case Studies, and Business Case Analysis
Hands-on Sessions and Demonstrations
- WinRFID Middleware Technology
- RFID Reader-Tag Interaction
- RFID Application Demonstration