Alien® Academy - US/EMEA

Hands-On, Practical RFID Workshops

Alien Academy provides in-depth instruction and practical, hands-on experience for anyone who needs to know about RFID systems

What You Will Learn What Does This Mean to Me?
RFID Basics
  • Understand how RFID operates
    • In different environments
    • Effect of different materials on RFID
  • Know what are “best practices” and why
How to implement cost-effective RFID systems?
  • How today’s smart readers can simplify your RFID system
  • Save you money by eliminating unnecessary system components
Impact of real situations in real environments?
  • Initialize, design, manage, and troubleshoot RFID Solutions
  • Learn to solve a wide range of RFID challenges in complex real-world settings


  • RFID value proposition and how to maximize ROI
  • How to make the components of a RFID solution work together to your business’s best advantage
  • Optimum tag, antenna and reader types for different implementations
  • The impact of standards, regulations and compliance
  • How to ensure optimal tag placement for maximum read rates under a variety of conditions
  • Effect of various materials on product tagging, including utilizing challenging material properties to enhance read performance
  • Hands-on with the latest RFID antenna, reader, and tag designs
  • Best analysis, design and implementation practices
  • The pros and cons of deploying RFID at various pinch points throughout the supply chain
  • Interrogation zone basics
  • Testing and troubleshooting an RFID implementation
  • Design selection criteria
  • Site analysis
  • RF physics and its impact on a successful RFID deployment
  • RFID peripherals including conveyors, stretch wrappers, fork trucks, portals, handhelds, printers, applicators, and more
  • Sources for further help and guidance

Designed For

  • Those new to RFID and need an in-depth, classroom and practical hands-on introduction
  • Those implementing RFID systems that need to accelerate their current RFID understanding
  • Anyone needing to understand RFID “best practices”
  • People who need to understand what the latest RFID technologies can accomplish
  • Those looking to understand how to implement cost-effective RFID systems
  • Technical managers who need to understand where RFID does and does not work well
  • Anyone planning to carry out an RFID site survey themselves

Who Should Attend?

  • Application architects and engineers
  • Converters
  • Distributors/VARs/VASPs
  • End users
  • Hardware/software engineers
  • Management professionals
  • RFID consultants
  • Solution providers
  • Supply chain professionals
  • System architects and engineers
  • Systems integrators

Join the pace-setters of modern RFID as they lead a hands-on, in-depth study of the latest architectures, standards, and components that comprise today’s state-of-the-art RFID environments. Our RFID experts will illuminate the choices and demonstrate techniques that ensure the best possible RFID solutions for you.

Students are actively challenged to analyze business case factors, customer requirements, environmental factors, equipment configurations, and workflow processes to determine their impact on ongoing RFID success.

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