Rifidi 2.0 Major Public Release – Bridging the Internet of Things with Internet of People

“Bridging the Internet of Things (RFID/Sensors/Bar Code) with the Internet of People (Web, Cloud, Social Media, Mobility) Enabling Smart Applications. Smarter Sensors. Simpler Solutions”

Transcends is announcing the Rifidi 2.0 Major Public Release with the goal of providing the foundation for “Bridging the Internet of Things with the Internet of People”. The release was made possible through numerous client implementations, the Rifidi opensource community feedback, surveys, forums and our dedicated Global engineering team.

The release now positions Transcends and the community to bring new innovative sensor business solutions, appliances and smart devices to the marketplace through integration with how businesses, consumers and clients interact in today’s market (Web, Cloud, Social media, Mobility).  Through utilizing the Power of Rifidi, the possibilities are boundless across many verticals (Retail, Health Care, Transportation, Aerospace etc..) for the  types of solutions, products and services that will emerge meeting the needs from the Global Enterprise to the Local Small and Medium Size Business.

Highlights in the Release

New Products and Services

  • Services – Sensor Data Integration Services – Looking to Integrate Your Sensor Information with Existing Data (Product Catalog, Customer Master Data, Analytics, Consumer Behavior, Legacy Data)
  • Support-  Rifidi 2.0 Edge Embedded Support and Services – Smarter Sensors. Smarter Devices. Smarter Solutions. All the Power of Middleware Optimized for Embedded Solutions.
  • Support – Rifidi 2.0 Edge Server Support and Services – Traditional Full Rifidi Edge Server Support Models.

Thank you for all the contributions and support.  We look forward to continue to work with the RFID Community to bring Innovative and Busines Value Solutions to the Market.

Transcends Product Development Team

Transcends, Product Roadmap Goal and Value Proposition

Since our beginning of being involved in the RFID industry 7 years ago we have been focused on one common goal:

To enable the global marketplace to have equal access to RFID by providing a open source RFID software development platform (Rifidi).

By staying focused on this goal we have been able to achieve building a thriving community,

Through the community approaching us with many ideas and business problems we have been able to play the role of being in the middle of working with many players in the industry (Hardware Manufactures, Educators, System Integrators, Software and End Users).

As from our perspective, these interactions only continue to grow as end user awareness builds (press, articles, word of mouth and see as part of everyday life)  and RFID Manufactures and Integrators are realizing more and more the importance of simple and high value solutions.

So what is our value proposition though all this:

1) Continue to work with the community to evolve the Rifidi Platform relevant to the market’s needs

2)  Connect ideas leveraging the RFID mind-share we and ourpartners have developed over many years working together.

3) Focus on lightweight and lean development of these ideas (quick wins to markets with building blocks towards the future)

4) Ultimately our goal with Rifidi Edge (one of the key components to the Rifidi Platform) is to be the bridge for the Internet of thingsto the Internet of people..

5) Being a bridge between these worlds means we provide ways to filter and make sense of the information, develop common RFID business solutions (asset tracking, inventory control, inventory management) and integrate with the world we all live in (Internet, mobile, cloud and social media)

6) Provide appliances to be able deliver the Rifidi Platform in a low cost high quality manner based on the way you need to deploy your solution (Industrial, Outdoors, Commercial, Retail and coming soon is an embedded appliance solution – RaspberryPi)

Learn About Transcends’ Partner Program, Rifidi Appliance, Products and Service Offering Pricing

Though our surveys and customer conversations you have asked for Transcends Partner Programs, Product, Solution and Service Offerings Powered by Rifidi – Lower your TCO of your RFID Solution

Transcends Partner Program – Reseller Pricing Benefits,  Offer your Services to the Rifidi Marketplace, Powered by Rifidi Solution Branding  + much more

Product Offerings – Rifidi Box Appliance w/ Pricing

Solution Offerings – Rifidi Box Appliance buindled with Business Solutions w/ Pricing

Service Offerings – Consulting, Support and Training

Leverage Transcends Global Marketplace: 5 Ways to Bring Your RFID/Sensor Solution to Life

I personally would like to reach out to you on how you can leveage the Transcends Global Marketplace to bring your RFID/Sensor solution to the market. Since we have been involved in the RFID industry for over 7 years  we have been in the middle of helping the marketplace and adoption grow globally now approaching the 60,000 download mark of the Rifidi Platform. Because of these experiences, building relationships globally across verticles/hortizonals, ensuring RFID software and solutions are accessible to all and now the state of the RFID industry being at a tipping point of adoption we have established several services offerings:

1) Solutioning: Have a idea? We have a solution offering taking you through a 5-step process of understanding your goal to calulating your ROI

2) Consulting – Use Case: Already have a use case in mind such as a asset tracking, inventory management or social media scenarios. We have a use case template where in a 30 – 60 minute session we can capture the concept and provide you with an design, timeline and cost estimate.

3) Consulting – Finish the Swing: Have u been working with Rifidi and just need help taking the solution to the finish line in order to bring to the market? Leverage the Transcends Global marketplace and software engineering expertise to bring to reality.

4) Sensor Appliance: Looking for a low cost device already bundle with Rifidi Edge + Support. We have several offeriings here based on the durability, environment and scability needs of your solution.

5) Support: Once you have delivered the solution we offer several global support models 9×5, 12×7, base, advanced support models

To be clear , all of the above can be used in combination, require minimal time to evaluated what makes sense based on your needs (One phone call, couple emails, over Skype) and all leverage our Global Marketplace pricing and resourcing models.

Contact Us if any of the above offerings catch your interest and where you feel Transcends Powered by Rifidi can best address your RFID/Sensor solution needs.

Transcends Rifidi Edge Planning – Community Requirements

We are currently planning the next major release of Rifidi Edge 2.0. A big part of how we decided to evolve the Rifidi Platform comes from the community through the numerous emails, conferences, brainstorming sessions, forums, surveys and most importantly through your ideas,

Over the past few months, using these channels of communications, we have come up with some potential candidate features in the next major release but would like your input.

Here is a link to a survey containing 6 questions which should take no more the a few minutes to complete.

Thank you.

The Rifidfi Product Development Team

Transcends Announces Rifidi Edge Integration with Cloud Computing and Social Media

Transcends now delivers to the Rifidi Community integration with Cloud and Social Media Jumpstarting your Sensor Solutions

Through numerous responses to our Rifidi Product Roadmap Survey we have delivered several jumpstarts for your Sensor based Solutions:

Rifidi Edge Social Media Integration Jumpstart

Rifidi Edge Cloud Computing Integration Jumpstart

Rifidi Edge Database Integration Jumpstart + example application

As the Rifidi Community continues to grow and the Industry Leading Open Source Platforms Rifidi is built on evolves (Spring – Application Framework, Esper – Sensor Event Engine, Eclipse – IDE, OSGI – Lightweight Middleware Container capable of running on a device as small as the Rasberry PI) Transcends is enabled to bring more powerful Soluitions to market lowering the overall TCO for everyone envolved.  Come learn about the Transcends Powered by Rifidi

Transcends Announces Update to Rifidi Edge Server 1.3.1

What’s new:

Transcends Now Offers Extended Rifidi Consulting and Support for your
Solution –  Our Team and Partner Community can help…

  • Looking to prepare a Demostration/prototype of you hardware and need a richer solution
  • Want to turn your idea into a Business Solution you can bring to the Global marketplce
  • Have a business problem and need to effectively turn around an implementation leveraging the Rifidi Open Source Community

Contact Us For Asssitance in Bringing your Solution to Reality.

Transcends Announces Rifidi Edge Server 1.3.1 Public Release Global Leader
in RFID Open Source Solutions.

Many of the features released here were based on input from the Rifidi
Forums Community – The Rifidi Support team Thanks You and Asks for You to
Keep the Feedback Coming!!

Contribute to Transcends Product Roadmap by Filling Out This Survey

The Rifidi Edge 1.3.1 Release includes improvements to the LLRP Support
(GPIO and Increased Performance)

Complete 1.3.1 Release  Notes –
http://wiki.rifidi.org/index.php/Version_1.3.1

Download Rifidi Edge 1.3.1 Latest Version –
http://sourceforge.net/projects/rifidi/

Thanks, The Transcends Support Team -Powered by Rifidi
http://www.transcends.co – Community Sponsors
http://www.rifidi.org – Rifidi Platform – Edge Server (Edge), Load Testing (TagStreamer), Prototyping (Prototyper), Emulation (Emulator)
http://wiki.rifidi.org – Product Documentations and HowTOS
http://forums.rifidi.org – Rifidi Community Product Forum

How You Can Contribute to the Rifidi Roadmap

Transcends, the Lead Contributor to the Rifidi Platform, is in progress of planning our next major release. We are reaching out to the Rifidi Community to provide input to our roadmap by completeing the following survery. The survery should take no more than a few minutes (Six questions) and will be valuable in helping us provide more value to the RFID Open Source Community

Rifidi Community Roadmap Survey click here

The questions address social media, cloud computing, smart phones, sensors adapters, roles and community solutions/support. This feedback will be critical in determining the Rifidi Platform Roadmap direction as the community is what makes Rifidi powerful.

Transcends Officially Releases Rifidi Edge 1.3 to Public – News Release

Global Leader in RFID Open Source Solutions –  Delivering Sensor based Business Solution for the Next Generation Better, Faster and Cost Effective

The Rifidi Edge 1.3 Release includes updates to the latest version of Spring 3.0.5 and Esper 4 (The open source sensor event processlng language). These updates have show in performance testing  3x increase in ability to process sensor events on equilvalent hardware. The release is fully compatable with the Rifidi Platform (Workbench, Emulator, TagStreamer-Sensor Load Testing Tool and Prototyper).

Looking to become a Partner click here
Download Rifidi Edge 1.3 Latest Version

Note: Workbench has been modified to interoperate with current release. ALE support has been removed but is planned to be added back in the next release as we are in the process of refactoring.

RFID, Recession and Globalization Are Crossing Roads … With Challenges Are Opportunities

More than ever I now realize the importance of learning from life’s sessions.  Who could have ever predicted in the past 10 years we would have globalized as much as we have and in the past three years have been faced with the most challenging economic conditions in all our generations. As part of my six year journey in the RFID industry, I have had the opportunity to travel around the globe and be introduced to more cultures and ways of thinking than ever before. You look around both here at home (which for me is between North and South America) and globally to realize how much of impact we have had on each other, how much more there is still to learn and the potential opportunity the combination of both these circumstances presents.

So what does this retrospect of thoughts mean to us in RFID?  In general, many market conditions have caused us to get where we are today. The potential of an emerging industry like RFID (and more broadly sensors which are already all around us) is boundless figuratively and literally.  Here is why.

1) The industry started to really grow just a few years before the recession and many industries (if not viable) would have starved and become insignificant.

2) I find myself more than ever being involved in tangible real life solutions globally

3) The globalization our economy and everyday lives has presented us with more than ever a need for us to connect at any time and place with enriching information.

4) We have the internet for people and saw the impact this development has had on our economy and lives.  We are building the internet of things and no other industry other than RFID has presented an answer on how these two technologies converge on one another.

How can we be successful?

1) We must all acknowledge and have an awareness of the world around us. The USA and Europe still have many key decision makers and large market capitals but the reality that is changing.  The other reality is, even when a project is initiated from these markets the actual implementation, support and future development of the solution is happening globally.

2) Continue to work together, learn quickly from our mistakes and innovative solutions adding value today and have relevance towards the future.  Many people speculate when will the industry come  of age (is it this year,  next year or 5 years from now).  I believe we should be less focused on when and more focused on how. As I stated earlier it’s just a matter of timing and making sure you are still relevant when it happens. I was watching a program on CNN earlier last week discussing the state of our economy and the impact globalization has on our and future generations to come.  The comment that caught my interest the most is “Average is no longer good enough”. We are all now competing with the global marketplace therefore we all need to think and work like artisans. This means we need to be so proud of your work you would be willing to engrave your name in the craft.

I’m sure there are many other opinions on why and how we can be successful in RFID and what challenges the crossing roads of the recession and globalization has presented us with. But this should shed some light on my opinion of the business principle with challenges are opportunities……….