Enterprise Information Systems and T.L. Ashford Partner to Provide Total RFID Solutions for the AS/400 and iSeries User Community
Enterprise Information Systems, Inc. (EIS) and T.L. Ashford announce a partnership to provide a complete RFID compliant solution for the AS/400 and iSeries community. EIS’s Compliance 1st is a RFID compliance package that bundles hardware, service and software together to take advantage of T.L./Ashford’s RFID printing and encoding capabilities to help AS/400 and iSeries users achieve fast, easy-to-use and cost-efficient RFID systems.
DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) February 26, 2006 -- Enterprise Information Systems, Inc. (EIS), a national RFID systems integrator, and T.L. Ashford, the leader in bar code labeling software for IBM midrange systems, announce a partnership to provide a complete RFID compliant solution for the AS/400 and iSeries community. EIS’s Compliance 1st is a RFID compliance package that bundles hardware, service and software together to take advantage of T.L./Ashford’s RFID printing and encoding capabilities to help AS/400 and iSeries users achieve fast, easy-to-use and cost-efficient RFID systems.
T.L. Ashford’s Barcode400 RFID option prints and encodes the RFID "Smart Labels" with data directly from the iSeries system. T.L. Ashford also provides "Smart Label" templates for companies such as Wal-Mart, Target Stores, Department of Defense and others. After label printing and encoding is complete, Enterprise Information Systems then provides the components that enable point of action verification of the RFID data and interfacing back to the AS/400.
“T.L. Ashford offers new and existing customers an easy way to implement RFID compliance by simply adding a field that carries the necessary data back and forth between label and the AS/400,” said John Pigott, Director of Sales for T.L. Ashford. “With EIS proven RFID solutions, T.L. Ashford now offers an end-to-end RFID system that ultimately allows customers to efficiently leverage their RFID investment.”
Enterprise Information Systems combines T.L. Ashford functionality with its services and capabilities to provide an integrated RFID solution. The EIS system submits the Smart Label data back to the iSeries server to be included on the Wal-Mart or DoD ASN (Automatic Ship Notification). T.L. Ashford, running on the IBM iSeries, then generates a Wal-Mart or DoD mandated RFID Smart Label. An RFID reader then reads the RFID Smart Label which enables the verification and transmission process then provides integration of data back to the AS/400 system.
“Combining EIS’s Compliance 1st with T.L. Ashford’s technology allows IBM AS/400 and iSeries users to implement a fully functional RFID compliance solution without disrupting existing processes,” said B. Dwain Farley, Managing Partner of Corporate Operations and Business Development for EIS. “Basically, this joint solution allows users to continue running legacy green screen or graphical applications and still reach RFID compliance.”
EIS’s Compliance 1st provides customers with a complete, fixed-cost compliance solution delivered on a fixed timeframe. Compliance 1st primarily concentrates on correct tag placement and maximum read rates. Using T.L. Ashford’s software, EIS provides clients with the tools to generate EPC Compliant labels for retail suppliers and DoD compliant labels that incorporate ASN Support and UID unit labels. The program typically takes one week to fully install, which includes services, software and hardware installation. At the end of this one-week implementation, customers understand the basics of RFID and have a fully-operational system that prints EPC & DoD compliant RFID labels.
About T.L. Ashford
T.L. Ashford was founded in 1983, responding to the government suppliers’ need to print a bar code symbology on products to be shipped to U.S. Government installations and warehouses. For over 22 years, T.L. Ashford has been on the cutting edge of bar code software development for the IBM AS/400 and iSeries midrange computers. T.L. Ashford has built a substantial client roster, based on a steadfast commitment to customer service and an unwavering passion for customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.tlashford.com or call 800-541-4893 or +1 859-291-7555
Enterprise Information Systems, Inc. is an RFID and AIDC systems integrator using proven technologies to improve supply chain efficiencies throughout various industries including manufacturing, distribution and A&D (Aerospace and Defense). With over 20 years of AIDC experience, Enterprise Information Systems develops and integrates proven solutions that combine application appropriate software and AIDC & RFID equipment to increase productivity and enhance strategic advantage. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.eis-sys.com or call 877.895.2896 or +1 214 338 0104.
For More Information:
Enterprise Information Systems
twilliams @ eis-sys.com
T.L. Ashford & Associates
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