BizTalk Server 2006 R2 builds upon the Business Process Management and SOA/ESB capabilities in prior releases to help organizations extend core process management technologies even further with new capabilities like native support for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), AS2 and RFID and close alignment with the releases of 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista, including key .NET Framework technologies such as Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation.
Microsoft BizTalk RFID is an innovative device management and event processing platform at the edge of the enterprise. It is designed to provide a scalable, extensible platform for development, deployment, and management of rich RFID and sensor solutions.
Plug & Play hardware eco-system with uniform device abstraction and management
Robust, scalable, secure server platform for RFID solutions
Extensive partner eco-system (ISV’s/SI) for vertical solutions with low TCO, high ROI
Blue C Sushi operates a small chain of restaurants in Seattle that deliver food to customers on plates that move along a conveyor belt. The restaurant sought a technology solution that could enhance the quality of its food and provide better insight into inventory and customer buying habits. Blue C Sushi deployed a solution using Microsoft BizTalk® Server technology with ultra high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and scanners to monitor the timing and contents of plates while capturing data that can detail customer purchases. READ THE CASE STUDY
“This technology will improve our understanding of what customers want, and what items are popular at particular times or on specific days of the week,” says James Allard, owner of Blue Sushi. “It will greatly improve how we plan for and order food. It will help us to centralize the ordering of food from one location, while helping us reduce waste. We believe this technology is going to help us continue bringing customers in enable our business to grow more quickly.”