RFID Journal Announces RFID in High Tech 2013

By RFID Journal

The company's second event focused on the technology sector will educate attendees on how RFID technologies are being used in the high-tech value chain.

RFID Journal announced today that registration is now open for its RFID in High Tech conference and exhibition. The event, focused on the use of radio frequency identification within the high-technology value chain, will be held on Oct. 2-3, 2013, at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront hotel, in San Francisco, Calif.

RFID is delivering benefits along the entire value chain in the high-tech sector. Industry leaders are employing the technology to track printed circuit boards, thereby providing visibility and process efficiencies at manufacturing plants. Manufacturers of electronic devices are utilizing embedded RFID technology to provide new capabilities, such as premise-aware security and in-transit device-locking, in order to reduce theft and diversion. IT managers can use RFID for provisioning new equipment, and businesses hosting large data centers are employing the technology to track assets.

RFID in High Tech will bring together leading end users, potential end users and vendors looking to learn about the benefits that the technology can provide for their operations. What's more, the leading providers of RFID hardware, software and services will be there to demonstrate their latest solutions.

The conference will also feature Fast Track RFID Applications Developers Training on Oct. 2. This instructor-led course, offered as part of RFID4U's Fast Track series, teaches software application developers how to build the next generation of rich, interactive apps for passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID readers and peripherals.

The training course, a combination of lecture and hands-on lab exercises, will describe various ways to programmatically control fixed and handheld RFID readers, printers and general-purpose input-output (GPIO) devices—either directly, or via open process control (also known as open platform communications, or OPC) servers. Participants will develop a working understanding of proven methodologies, based on best practices, industry-proven processes and the instructor's practical experiences.

"Clearly, RFID is having an impact on the high-tech sector in a variety of ways," says Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "We're excited to be able to help forward-thinking companies leverage the technology to improve their manufacturing, supply chain, retail and data-center operations, as well as provide consumers with new, cutting-edge applications."

More information can be found at the RFID in High Tech Web site, or by contacting attendee registration at hightech@rfidjournal.com or (631) 249-4960.