IBM has taken the wraps off a new WebSphere server that aggregates and analyzes radio frequency information data.
The WebSphere RFID Premises Server 6.0 incorporates business logic to massive volumes of raw RFID data gleaned off tags and readers embedded in nodes of supply chain infrastructures.
IBM said the software uses an open Eclipse-based RFID device model that ensures smooth integration with device manufacturers like Alien Technology, Intermec and Motorola. It also extends IBM’s SOA Foundation to provide integration with enterprise business applications and processes.
We’re entering a new phase in RFID adoption, said Martin Wildberger, vice president of sensors and actuators for IBM.
As initial RFID deployments begin to evolve into large scale productions, RFID solutions must drive new business value, return on investment and business process flexibility.
Premises Server was developed by RFID specialist and IBM client Metro Group and IBM’s Labs and innovation Centers in the US and Europe.
IBM made the announcement at the RFID World Conference in Dallas, Texas this week.
RFID Premises Server is the latest of a series of RFID technology that IBM has recently rolled out. In December the company released RFID Information Center, an EPCglobal standards-based repository for sensor information.