Logistics Link 2005 plays host to rfid seminar

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Auto ID specialist inotec UK and RFID market leader Intellident are jointly holding an RFID educational seminar at Logistics Link 2005, being held on February 1 and 2 at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey.

The free seminar, being held in the Eclipse Box 1.3, starts at 10.30am on both days and will be repeated in the afternoon at 2pm. Lasting 75 minutes, it will include:

An introduction as well as overview of RFID technology.

Show comparisons between RFID and barcode solutions.

Highlight three cases studies where RFID is currently being used in logistics and supply chain applications.

Attendance is on a first come first served basis but delegates can pre-register by contacting Diana Jennison at inotec UK on 01482 672733 or emailing info@inotecbsl.com

Logistics Link 2005 preview, p41.

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