Announcing RIFIDI® 3.5 Release – Connecting the Internet of Things with People.

Transcends – Connecting the Internet of Things with People (Web, Cloud, Big Data, Analytics, Mobility) Enabling Smarter Sensors. Smarter Applications. Simpler Solutions.

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Transcends is proud to announce the RIFIDI® 3.5 public release, further “Connecting the Internet of Things (IoT) with People”. This release was made possible through client implementations, the RIFIDI open source community feedback, surveys, forums and our dedicated global engineering team.

The key focus of this release is to provide enhanced features for Transcends Asset Tracking Solution  in which a user can define read-zones and target events (for example asset arrived and/or departed a read-zone) to be delivered to a integration channel such as email, MQTT and database through pure configuration in the Enterprise Rifidi® Management Dashboard.  This also allows for easy integration with Cloud/SaaS Platforms like Amazon, Azure, & Salesforce.com and IoT Platforms such as AWS IoT,  ThingworxGE’s Predix &Ubidots.

Click here for a real life video on how Transcends Rifidi Edge Platform is leveraged in a Salesforce integration.

Transcends also provides further Rifidi appliance options on the Raspberry Pi3 & Intel NUC and additional out of the box support for more RFID sensors such as Thinkify TR-265, Zebra FX9500 & Honeywell IF2.

Highlights of the new features in the RIFIDI® Edge Server release:

 Details: Enterprise RifidiI®  Management Dashboard

As a reminder, in Rifidi 3.3 the Enterprise RifidiI®  Management Dashboard was added to replace and enhance many of the Rifidi Workbench features The dashboard user interface (UI) now enables end users to manage a collection of Rifidi Edge Server nodes throughout the enterprise along with associated sensor and Rifidi application configurations. The UI is foundational for providing sensor event mashups, analytic visualizations, integration with the physical world via Google Maps/floor plans and a Rifidi application marketplace. For more about how this dashboard works, see the “details” section below.

  • Edge Server Node Management – Let’s you monitor multiple Rifidi Edge server nodes across the enterprise to see connection states, properties, sensors and applications.
  • Sensor Management – Provides an interface to monitor sensors’ state, manage sensors’ properties and dynamically update sensors’ execution.
  • Rifidi Application Management – Allows you to monitor application states, manage sensor/reader read zones, and update both out-of-the-box business solutions and custom (via SDK) Rifidi sensor/IoT device properties, providing the foundation for a Rifidi Application marketplace.
Note: Workbench is planned to be sunset in the next release so plan on making the UI switch soon if you haven’t already.

Enterprise RifidiI®  Management Dashboard

 

Transcends constantly improves, updates and enhances our robust, open source Rifidi product to better meet users’ needs. Candidate features for our next release, based on feedback from clients, community, projects, forums, collaborations and partnerships, include the following.

  • Full support for ALE 1.1 (Application Level Events) interface
  • Floor plan/Google Map sensor management dashboard
  • Integration with visualizations/dashboards/analytic tools
  • Pure configurable Rifidi Apps (no coding required)
  • Rifidi App marketplace
  • Rifidi App provisioning enabled via OSGi P2 infrastructure 
  • Support for other Java IDEs such as NetBeans
  • Framework upgrades/additions (Spring, Maven and Provisioning)
  • Further security integration
  • Additional features based on suggestions from community

Accelerate your IoT adoption with RIFIDI®. Connect your RFID reader and sensor network. Analyze you sensor information in real-time and over time. Optimize your business processes. Integrate with the enterprise. Differentiate your products, solutions and organization. By utilizing the Power of RIFIDI®, the possibilities are boundless across many verticals (retail, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, recreational) from global enterprises to local small and medium sized businesses.

Transcends’ Current Products and Solutions

Thank you for all the contributions and support.  We look forward to continuing to work with the RFID community to bring innovative, valuable business solutions to the market.
Transcends Product Development Team
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