Microsoft Corp. (www.microsoft.com) unveiled the Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile at the 2008 RFID Journal LIVE! Designed for a variety of mobile devices, this lightweight platform is expected to simplify the development of mobile applications that expose relevant, real-time business information from mobile devises to core business processes.
Developed in conjunction with Motorola Inc., Intermec Technologies Corp., Unitech, Samsung and Psion Teklogix Inc., the mobile RFID platform will enable customers to develop applications that work with existing business processes and systems. Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile when used with BizTalk Server 2006 R2 enables real-time decisions by extending business process to Windows CE and Windows Mobile 5.0 applications. BizTalk Server 2006 R2, Microsoft's core SOA and BPM technology, which was generally available in September 2007, included advancements for fixed RFID readers including device management, data filtering and business rules, electronic data interchange (EDI), and interoperability with line-of-business adapters for manufacturing, finance and healthcare.
Microsoft also announced the BizTalk RFID Standards Pack, for customers to integrate their RFID solutions with Electronic Product Code (EPC) global ratified standards, including Tag Data Translator (TDT) and Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) standards.