SEVT RFID - Call notes - 07/01/15

Hello All,

Here are the notes from our call today.  Please be advised that the next RFID SEVT call will be held on 08/05.  Please review the notes and action items.  Engage with the SEVT team on SE Zone at: http://bit.ly/rfidsevt


Call Agenda – 07/01/2015

  • Attendance – listed below
  • RFD8500 review
  • SEVT Summit
  • Round table


Notes

RFD8500 (GenX) – Altaf Mulla

  • UHF sled which has RFID and barcode options – with imager and without imager
  • 8500 is multi-platform – Android and iOS – windows in 2016 as needed based on devices. iOS support for v8.0
  • Timing: beta is going to start July 10th – waiting on software bug resolution – testing in-process with Target
  • Launch: Planned date of Sept 9th FCS shifted to October
  • Features for beta – barcode and scanning functionality – batch processing might not be available
  • Sled is best performing in its class – very high performance, battery life (5-6 hrs).
  • Accessories in plan – adapter for MC40 & TC55 – TC70 is not planned out of the gate but for post Rev A in Q1, 2016 – with TC70 the total solution would be a 2 piece solution due to weight of devices
  • Demo apps both for iOS and Android will help in testing for locationing, tags etc – beta will use the demo apps and any partner apps (beta partners included as part of extended development team)
  • Beta partners – 18-20 worldwide – specifically which customers who are working with RFID and partners currently engaged with those opportunities – feedback required by end of August.
  • 8500 is completely build from ground up – TSL is a key competitor – competitive analysis will be released.  Performance is 500 tags per second for 8500 while TSL is 180 tags/second.  Higher acquisition range compared to TSL.  Battery capacity is 2x better for Zebra product. We developed our own radio called NGE – provides optimizations based on environment.
  • 8500 support ASCII interface to work on multiple OS/devices.  No focus towards Windows yet.  In future a consideration would be taken based on Windows use cases.  Device supports HID mode.
  • For older Windows Zebra devices 5500 would work.
  • There is a iOS and Android SDK for 8500 being build.  Both will be available at Launch.  No Windows SDK at this point.
  • Multi charging options for 8500 – 3 slot cradle to charge – micro USB and a cup cable. Same battery as TC55 – able to use a lot of the common accessories as TC55.  TC55 + 8500 becomes a great combination with accessories. (key highlight point)

SEVT Summit – RFID

  • Helpful and needed interaction – both regional and global.
  • EMEA feeling is that lot of RFID stuff is focused towards NA
  • Combine with DCS summit – do this event late September –  in Rockville
  • Action: Please let Ritesh and Larry know about topics of interest for summit here: http://bit.ly/rfidsevt

Round table discussion

  • - No plans to create a new fixed reader product – no support for RS232.  Use case is towards a fork-lift reader.  Solution might be a Bluetooth dongle.
  • - List of validated Bluetooth dongles – Altaf to follow up
  • - Show a how-to document for getting notifications from SEVT and SE zone (Action: Ritesh / Larry)


Attendees

EMEA

Azdine AMOURA

EMEA

Benny Karlsson

EMEA

Cengiz Dolunay

x

EMEA

Charles Worm

x

EMEA

Craig Hardy

EMEA

Jose Echeverria

had to drop

EMEA

Ian Sherwood

EMEA

Isakov Nikolay

x

EMEA

Markus Wass

EMEA

Jir Novotny

x

EMEA

Piotr Miszczak

EMEA

Roberto Donolato

EMEA

Zsolt Nagy

LA - North

Miguel Munoz

x

LA - South

Levi Lima Jr

NA - Channel

Bill Ferguson

X

NA - Channel

John Saeger

NA - Channel

Randy David

NA - Channel

Serge Larose

NA - MFG

Jesse Spence

NA - Retail

Chris Sather

x

NA - Retail

Tom Panariello

x

NA - T&L

Brian Safran

NA - T&L

Nick Ford

BU

JW Franz

X

BU

Chris Schaefer

X

BU

Altaf Mulla

X

GTE

Ritesh Gupta

X

BUMichael FeinX

Please let me know if I missed anything.

Thanks,

Ritesh