Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) Overview
Today's information technology environments may be as varied as the businesses they serve. When information technology is extended to the production floor, an open, flexible, multi-platform AIDC development platform is needed to maximize worker productivity regardless of the industry or markets served.
Radley's x/DC development and integration platform is just such a platform. Designed to meet today's business requirements, x/DC Data Collection uses leading edge technologies to support evolving industry standards and computing architectures.
The x/DC business objective is to achieve Business Process Improvement through automation and consolidation of business processes by using bar code and RFID technology. Specifically, x/DC improves business processes by:
- Reducing the number of scans required to perform a transaction
- Making the process more efficient
- Streamlining and/or automating data collection activities
- Validating transaction data & updating the business system in real-time
- Consolidating multiple business processes
x/DC accomplishes this without customizing the business application.
Having developed its first Data Collection System in 1992, Radley Corporation’s many years of experience resulted in the design of x/DC. Deployed in a client-server configuration, x/DC provides a host of capabilities not available within a terminal emulation configuration or web browser data collection environment, all while maintaining the many benefits of an on-line system. x/DC can also operate in batch mode to extend the benefits to non wireless facilities. x/DC can not only automate the execution of standard business system transactions, it can also link and automate the interactions between multiple business applications used in varying combinations within today’s ever more complex manufacturing environments.
x/DCs data routing capability includes support for multiple input sources, as well as multiple output destinations. Transaction data can be collected from combinations of scales, PLCs, data collection devices & terminals, or software applications & business systems, and routed to one or multiple destination systems - in order to automate the execution of one or multiple business transactions.
x/DC is an XML-based, table driven, message routing system. Windows-based and utilizing industry standard .NET framework, x/DC is also an ADC development and deployment platform designed to be more then just an integration/middleware application.Additional application modules developed to perform common business functions are also available for x/DC.