Using the Sensor Edge Server to Communicate to Sensor Devices
This paper presents the description of a working closed loop RFID system
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is poised to dramatically impact and improve the way manufacturers; distributors and retailers do business and interact with each other. Many of these entities in the supply chain are already experimenting or implementing with RFID technology. While there is considerable research and development going on in the RFID hardware segment and presence of mature ERP systems exist, there was still some amount of desirable action to be taken in the middleware area. However with the release of the Oracle’s Application Server 10.1.3, many of the middleware problems seems to have been resolved.
This paper presents the description of a working closed loop RFID system that is still in the development and testing stage. This system uses the Sensor Edge Server as the middleware that provides connectivity to the RF Hardware, collects the data, filters it and dispatches it to an Oracle ERP system for further processing. The immediate benefits were enhanced material visibility and tracking of labor efficiency.