AT&T is teaming up with major technology suppliers to offer a managed radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment service to firms.
AT&T is aiming to make it easier for firms to overcome obstacles associated with RFID deployments, such as data security, customer privacy and integration.
The telecoms company is partnering with BEA Systems on software, Symbol Technologies for hardware, and Intel for developing reference platforms for RFID readers and sensors.
AT&T is also working with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and EPCglobal standards groups to help develop easier RFID deployments for customers. EPCglobal is the main RFID standards group.
The BEA WebLogic RFID Edge Server, WebLogic RFID Enterprise Server and WebLogic Portal software systems will be provided as part of AT&T's managed RFID service.
This software can be used to manage devices, filter data and integrate RFID systems with enterprise processes.