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Educational Programs

I offer educational programs that explore EPCglobal standards in-depth. This is a unique opportunity to learn the technical content of EPCglobal standards and how they work in practice directly from the principal author of many of those standards.

Educational lectures may also be combined with open Q&A forums. Longer programs (one-day or two-day) may also include extended brainstorming sessions in which we look at one or more client projects in detail, and discuss how EPCglobal standards and other industry best practices may be applied to those projects.

The program for an educational session is tailored to the client's needs. Among the topics that may be covered are:

  • Overview of all EPCglobal standards
  • EPC Tag Data Standards: how to uniquely identify any type of asset
  • Application Level Events (ALE): Interfacing application software to RFID middleware
  • EPC Information Services (EPCIS) and Core Business Vocabulary (CBV): creating and harnessing visibility data within the enterprise and with trading partners
  • Discovery Services and ONS: how to find data anywhere within the supply chain
  • Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP): how to talk to reader devices
  • Reader Management (RM): standard for monitoring the health of reader devices
  • Device Configuration and Initialization (DCI): getting new readers onto the network

Educational programs are offered in the following formats:

  • 2 hour webinar - covers one (possibly two) topics above. Click here for more information.
  • 1-day on-site workshop - covers approximately half of the topics above, with an hour or two of brainstorming sessions.
  • 2-day on-site workshop - covers all topics, with extended brainstorming sessions.