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2006 Canadian RFID Conference set to explore latest developments

MARKHAM, Ont. -- The 2006 Canadian RFID Conference, being held in Markham, Ont. April 4 & 5, is just weeks away.


MARKHAM, Ont. — The 2006 Canadian RFID Conference, being held in Markham, Ont. April 4 & 5, is just weeks away.

The conference has served as a deep source of information on RFID technology the last two years and includes another impressive line-up of experts this year. The event is organized by R. Moroz Ltd., in partnership with more than 20 industry stakeholders, including RFID Canada, TI-Rfid, IBM, HP, Deloitte, Zebra, Datamax, Toshiba and Truck News’ sister publication, Canadian Transportation & Logistics.

Transportation Media editorial director Lou Smyrlis will be moderating several panels at the event.

The line-up includes a look at developments over the past year such as the market availability of Gen2 technology and initiatives in the pharmaceutical and health care industries. Another session will look at the future, specifically examining expected developments in UHF, high frequency and low frequency technologies, as well as active tags, semi-active tags, and printed antennas using metallic inks.

There is a session devoted to RFID’s impact on global business and workshops on RFID use in supply chain, manufacturing, health care and privacy issues.

The supply chain workshop will give practical insight into implementation issues and risks. Case studies will be used to highlight the breadth of issues to be considered in a supply chain implementation, as well as rationales and pitfalls. Conformance and standards relating to EPC and ISO 18000-6C will be addressed. Healthcare has the potential to be the largest user of RFID technology. That workshop will review several successful implementations using RFID in healthcare.

“RFID is not new and is not innovative,” points out Bob Moroz, head of R. Moroz Ltd. “The applications implemented using RFID is where the innovation is. It will not only change the way we do business but also the way people interact with business.”

Motor carriers, such as M-O Freightworks are already experimenting with RFID technology and carriers hauling for large companies such as Wal-Mart and Target are also expected to become familiar with the technology.

To register, or for more information, contact: RFID Canada at 905-513-8919, ext. 25 or info@rmoroz.com or www.rfidcanada.com


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