IBM WebSphere RFID Premises Server V6.0 helps link the physical edge of your environment with your enterprise operations

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-057
March 27, 2007

 

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TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Software Services
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
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At a glance

WebSphere RFID Premises Server (Premises Server) V6.0 builds upon the IBM service-oriented architecture (SOA) foundation product set establishing the base for scalable, reliable, RFID solutions that leverage existing infrastructures, integrate with diverse line of business applications, and provide a platform for implementing new innovative business processes to exploit the insights from RFID information.

Premises Server V6.0 is a robust, extensible J2EE application platform delivering a flexible architecture for data capture and delivery from a broad set of devices, as well as filtering, aggregation, and integration of RFID events with other sensor information. This enables RFID data to be turned into useful, actionable RFID events that provide the insights leading to business process innovations. WebSphere RFID Premises Server V6.0:

  • Builds upon the IBM SOA foundation product set providing secure, reliable messaging for RFID solutions to integrate with enterprise business processes
  • Provides an Eclipse-based open platform for integrating RFID devices
  • Features a flexible architecture for deploying RFID data capture and delivery events in centralized or distributed topologies
  • Supports multiple deployment topologies, enabling use at either a central site or distributed at the specific locations where RFID data is gathered, such as retail stores, distribution centers, or manufacturing facilities
  • Includes starter kits for commonly needed tasks, including Dock Door Receiving and Print-Verify-Ship
  • Supports Linux™ SUSE 9 and Microsoft™ Windows™ 2003 Server

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Overview

Your radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions can only be as robust, scalable, and dependable as the underlying foundation in which they operate. To capture new business value from RFID, the requirement is to capture the valuable RFID data, analyze it, and convert it into important business events that provide new insights into business operations.

RFID solutions need to support the capabilities expected of enterprise-class IT solutions as deployments evolve into initial deployments and large scale production with new innovative and complex use cases. WebSphere® RFID Premises Server V6.0 delivers on the promise of establishing the platform for scalable, reliable, next generation RFID solutions by:

  • Building upon the IBM SOA foundation product set providing secure, reliable messaging for RFID solutions to integrate with enterprise business processes
  • Providing an Eclipse-based open platform for integrating RFID devices
  • Providing a flexible architecture for deploying RFID data capture and delivery events in centralized or distributed topologies
  • Supporting multiple deployment topologies, enabling use at either a central site or distributed at the specific locations where RFID data is gathered such as retail stores, distribution centers, or manufacturing facilities
  • Integrating with WebSphere RFID Information Center to enable solutions to strategically manage and integrate RFID information with enterprise applications as well as securely share RFID information and events with selected trading partners with this scalable EPCglobal standards-based repository

New business value, return on investment, and business process flexibility and innovation are recognized through:

  • Delivering an impact on key solution areas where the technology unlocks new business value, such as:
    • Supply chain transformation. End to end visibility of goods enabling improved inventory management
    • Individual asset or tracking enabling effective resource management and location awareness and asset utilization solutions
    • Remote collection of sensor data monitoring the state, condition, and utilization of the asset to improve asset usage and visibility to the status of the asset or its environment
  • End-to-end solution enablement from business case development, pilot test, production deployment to business process flexibility and innovation allowing RFID strategies to be recognized.
  • Enabling collaborative data sharing enterprise-wide and with partners allowing trend analysis and traceability.
  • Providing increased distribution center productivity through automating data capture and verification.

To leverage a worldwide ecosystem of device business partners, an Eclipse open standards device model approach has been established. IBM Business Partners can now integrate with IBM WebSphere RFID Premises Server middleware leveraging the Eclipse open development platform and open source community. The flexible architecture for data capture and delivery event handling assures reliable messaging support to distributed device platforms and to direct Premises Server connections.

The WebSphere RFID device program is the recognized validation program for Business Partners to leverage the open device model and flexible architecture. Business Partners can validate, extend, and differentiate their products by meeting WebSphere RFID integration guidelines, thus demonstrating interoperability when installed as part of WebSphere RFID Premises Server solutions.

For a complete, enterprise-class, RFID solution, IBM recommends that you use WebSphere RFID Premises Server in conjunction with RFID devices and a WebSphere process server for the implementation of new and innovative business processes built on a SOA infrastructure. This will enable you to gain increased visibility and act upon the insights the RFID information provides to your business.

To provide enterprise IT management of the distributed RFID infrastructure, both servers and devices, the WebSphere RFID Premises Server includes Tivoli® monitoring and management tools. Tivoli products provide the management solutions that augment the operational resilience of the RFID infrastructure by proactively monitoring for system or device failures that may disrupt the flow of RFID information to your business and enable you to remotely and cost effectively update or enhance your distributed applications.

For customers who need to develop, deploy, and manage secure RFID solutions that are reliable, scalable, and flexible, WebSphere RFID Premises Server V6.0 is the premier platform.

Contact your IBM representative for additional information and assistance, or visit

For information about IBM software services, visit

In the "Contact a service representative" box, select WebSphere.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Technical information section.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • March 30, 2007, electronic software delivery
  • April 27, 2007, media and documentation

 
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Description

RFID is an emerging technology that uses microchips and radio antennas to provide information about individual items. Unlike barcodes, RFID tags do not require line of sight access to read, and contain a unique serial number in the Electronic Product Code (EPC), which allows a unique, serialized identification of individual items. Capturing and using RFID data can enable businesses to streamline processes, deliver new capabilities, and enable transformation of their operations. Data from the edge of the business environment, such as the exact items delivered to a distribution center or retail facility dock door, or the unique parts and components used in an assembly process, can be used to improve how a business runs.

RFID software enables companies to collect and aggregate the RFID data, develop and execute business events that use the data, and integrate the information with enterprise applications and processes. Systems management of the software used in local, distributed RFID devices and servers is another important element of RFID software. RFID is an enabling technology that allows companies to benefit from improved data accuracy, faster supply chain execution, improved inventory information, and more efficient asset management. The following industries recognize the value in the use of RFID technologies:

  • Retail
  • Consumer products
  • Transportation
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Communications
  • Energy and utilities
  • Financial services

IBM is uniquely positioned to support business transformation using RFID technology. The WebSphere RFID Premises Server V6.0 builds upon the IBM SOA foundation product set, establishing the base for scalable, reliable RFID solutions that leverage existing infrastructures, integrate with diverse line of business applications, and provide a platform for implementing new innovative business processes. Because business processes are unique, IBM can also provide the recommended skills to help customize RFID solutions for unique needs and business requirements.

For more information about IBM software services, visit

In the "Contact a service representative" box and select WebSphere.

WebSphere RFID Premises Server creates a business context that enables automatic operational decision making and helps ensure reliable delivery of messages between devices and Premises Server, as well as between Premises Server and WebSphere business integration products. Premises Server benefits include:

  • Recognizable impact on asset management, asset tracking, and working capital
  • Collaborative data sharing enterprise-wide and with partners, allowing trend analysis and traceability
  • Increased distribution center productivity through automated data capture and verification
  • Increased data accuracy to improve customer service
  • Improved profit potential with enhanced point-of-decision capabilities and cross-channel selling
  • Reduced shrinkage, return, and reconciliation costs through improved planning and allocation
  • Minimized disruption as RFID technology evolves, because of product support

Data Capture and Delivery

To implement an RFID solution, clients must first be able to enable RFID reader and controller devices, which read RFID tag data and then deliver the data to a server. To enable a worldwide ecosystem of device partners, IBM has established an Eclipse open standards device model. IBM Business Partners can now integrate RFID devices with WebSphere RFID Premises Server middleware leveraging the Eclipse open development platform and open source community. The flexible architecture for data capture and delivery event handling assures reliable messaging support to distributed device platforms as well as direct Premises Server connections.

An Eclipse open platform RFID adapter or controller is embedded with an Eclipse OSGi R4 RFID device platform. Supported devices, readers, printers, scanners, appliances, or any other hardware can be acquired directly from device manufacturers who provide the adapter or platform support on their products. Alternatively, an IBM services team may be able to develop an adapter for a custom device.

The WebSphere RFID device program is the recognized validation program for Business Partners to leverage the open device model and flexible architecture. Business Partners can validate, extend, and differentiate their products by meeting WebSphere RFID integration guidelines, thus demonstrating interoperability when installed as part of WebSphere RFID Premises Server solutions.

For information on the WebSphere RFID device validation program, supported devices, readers, and RFID device manufacturers, visit

IBM's device infrastructure support provides these important capabilities at the edge of the physical network:

  • Acts as an integration point for a variety of RFID readers, printers, and other infrastructure devices
  • Filters and aggregates RFID data to eliminate duplicate or false data reads from one or more readers, and identifies RFID events at the edge of the network
  • Helps reduce network traffic and enhances the scalability of the RFID solution architecture
  • Offers a messaging and event buffer to help assure delivery of RFID events to the Premises Server
  • Integrates remote firmware and software for distributed management

WebSphere RFID Premises Server

WebSphere RFID Premises Server (Premises Server) V6.0 builds upon the IBM SOA foundation product set establishing the base for scalable, reliable RFID solutions that leverage existing infrastructures, integrate with diverse line of business applications, and provide a platform for implementing new innovative business processes to exploit the insights from RFID information. Premises Server V6.0 is a robust, extensible J2EE application platform for the integration of RFID events from RFID devices into your business processes. It delivers a flexible architecture for data capture and delivery from a broad set of devices, as well as filtering, aggregation, and integration of RFID events with other sensor information. This enables RFID data to be turned into useful, actionable RFID events that provide the insights leading to business process innovations. WebSphere RFID Premises Server V6.0:

  • Builds upon the IBM SOA foundation product set providing secure, reliable messaging for RFID solutions to integrate with enterprise business processes
  • Provides an Eclipse-based open platform for integrating RFID devices
  • Features a flexible architecture for deploying RFID data capture and delivery events in centralized or distributed topologies
  • Supports multiple deployment topologies, enabling use at either a central site or distributed at the specific locations where RFID data is gathered such as retail stores, distribution centers, or manufacturing facilities
  • Includes starter kits for commonly needed tasks, including Dock Door Receiving and Print-Verify-Ship
  • Supports Windows 2003 Server and Linux SUSE 9
  • Targeted for deployment in warehouses, distribution centers, or manufacturing plants with large amounts of traffic on a standard server hardware platform.

Premises Server V6.0 creates a business context that enables automatic operational decision making and helps ensure reliable delivery of messages between devices and Premises Server, as well as between Premises Server and WebSphere business process products. Gathering and processing RFID events from devices at the edge of the network requires strong capabilities in managing applications and use cases in a distributed environment.

WebSphere RFID Information Center

The WebSphere RFID Premises Server integrates with the WebSphere RFID Information Center (RFIDIC) to enable solutions to strategically manage and integrate RFID information with enterprise applications as well as securely share RFID information and events with selected trading partners with this scalable EPCglobal standards-based repository.

WebSphere Process Server

The WebSphere Process Server can be used in the RFID solution to integrate the RFID insights from the WebSphere RFID Premises Server with the enterprise business process that can exploit those insights.

IBM delivers these capabilities using WebSphere Process Server technology, which serves as the 'glue' between the enterprise's legacy infrastructure and the business events triggered by RFID data at the Premises Server. For example, at the enterprise, WebSphere Process Server should receive business events from Premises Server and integrate the appropriate information with enterprise business applications. The integration server, the platform for managing exceptions and workflows, identifies and routes key messages to the appropriate applications.

Process modeling enables enterprises to identify the most effective routing of events and activities, and helps drive continuous process improvements and more effective process execution. You can extend this infrastructure to connect processes beyond the enterprise with your clients and supply chain partners, data pools, third-party logistics providers, and regulatory entities. IBM services teams can help deploy, customize, and tailor the RFID solution to meet your unique business process and IT requirements.

Additional products

In addition to integrating the WebSphere RFID Premises Server with the enterprise through a WebSphere process server, you can gain substantial value deploying other IBM products at the enterprise. With increased volumes of mission-critical data flowing to the enterprise, you can take advantage of DB2® and Tivoli products to help you better monitor and manage the data at your enterprise. DB2 products can assist with large-scale, enterprise-wide information management of data. Tivoli products can help ensure the operational integrity of the data flowing to the enterprise through scalable performance monitoring and configuration management.

For more information or for assistance with any aspect of WebSphere RFID Premises Server or RFID solutions, contact your IBM representative or an authorized IBM Business Partner.

IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and subscription and support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
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Product positioning

The WebSphere RFID Premises Server continues to be enhanced with exciting new capabilities including updates to the strategic middleware foundation to deliver a flexible, secure, reliable infrastructure for RFID solutions and establishing the platform for capturing business value by exploiting the insights from RFID information in innovative new business processes based on your SOA. Continuing IBM's commitment to an open standards-based approach, IBM is introducing an Eclipse open standards RFID device model, which expands the reach of IBM RFID device integration to a worldwide ecosystem of device business partners. The flexible data capture and delivery event infrastructure architecture enables clients to deploy their RFID solutions in either centralized or distributed topologies to best meet their business needs.

As customers begin to understand and exploit the business impact from their RFID solution proof of concepts, their needs change. Their RFID solutions need to support the capabilities expected of line of enterprise class IT solutions as deployments evolve into initial and large scale production with new innovative and complex use cases that provide the valuable insights from RFID information. This in turn drives new business value, return on investment, and business process flexibility and innovation. The RFID platform delivers the robust reliable and scalable end-to-end foundation necessary for operating your business based on the new insights from RFID solution information.

Valuable, important RFID data is captured, analyzed, and turned into the important events that provided visibility to previously "hidden" areas of business operations. These events can be shared throughout the enterprise, as well as with designated trading partners to enable the transforming of business processes such as improving supply chain management, asset management, tracking, and utilization as well as asset and product traceability. The WebSphere RFID Premises Server integrates with the WebSphere RFID Information Center (Information Center) to enable solutions to strategically manage and integrate RFID information with enterprise applications as well as securely share RFID information and events with selected trading partners with this scalable EPCglobal standards-based repository.

The WebSphere RFID Premises Server be can be integrated with the WebSphere Process Server for the implementation of new and innovative business processes built on a SOA infrastructure to gain increased visibility and act upon the insights RFID information provides to your business. To provide enterprise IT management of the distributed RFID infrastructure, both servers and devices, the WebSphere RFID Premises server includes Tivoli monitoring and management tools. Tivoli products provide the management solutions that augment the operational resilience of the RFID infrastructure by proactively monitoring for system or device failures that may disrupt the flow of RFID information to your business and enable you to remotely and cost-effectively update or enhance your distributed applications.

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Reference information

Refer to 206-038 , dated February 28, 2006.

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WebSphere, Tivoli, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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Offering Information

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Publications

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The minimum recommended hardware configuration for RFID Premises Server V6.0 is one processor, which requires:

  • System suitable for running Microsoft™ Windows™ 2003 Server or Linux™ SUSE 9
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 at 3 GHz processor, or higher
  • Minimum of 8 GB free disk space recommended
  • Recommended 500 MB temporary disk space during installation
  • Minimum of 2 GB RAM recommended.

Additional requirements for an RFID solution

In addition to WebSphere® RFID Premises Server, you also need devices that provide an enabling Eclipse open platform RFID adapter or are embedded with an Eclipse OSGi R4 RFID device platform. Supported devices, readers, printers, scanners, appliances, or any other hardware must be acquired directly from device manufacturers who provide the adapter or platform support on their products. Alternatively, an IBM services team may be able to develop an adapter for a custom device.

In order to leverage a worldwide ecosystem of device business partners, an Eclipse open standards device model approach has been established. IBM Business Partners can now integrate with WebSphere RFID Premises Server middleware leveraging the Eclipse open development platform and open source community. The flexible architecture for data capture and delivery event handling assures reliable messaging support to distributed device platforms as well as direct Premises Server connections.

The WebSphere RFID device program is the recognized validation program for Business Partners to leverage the open device model and flexible architecture. Business Partners can validate, extend, and differentiate their products by meeting WebSphere RFID integration guidelines, thus demonstrating interoperability when installed as part of WebSphere RFID Premises Server solutions.

For information on the WebSphere RFID device validation program, supported devices, readers, and RFID device manufacturers, visit

Other RFID solution elements

It is recommended that you use RFID-skilled resources or services integrators to assist with the planning and implementation of the end-to-end RFID solution. For more information about IBM's software services, visit

In the "Contact a service representative" box, select WebSphere.

Software requirements

Due to the unique nature of each customer's environment and requirements, additional software requirements may vary. For assistance in planning and acquiring the appropriate hardware and software for your specific RFID solution, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Operating System

WebSphere RFID Premises Server requires one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Linux SUSE 9

Additional components

For information about the software components that are delivered with WebSphere RFID Premises Server, refer to the Packaging section.

Supported devices

For information about devices, such as readers or printers, that are compatible with WebSphere RFID Premises Server, refer to the Hardware requirements section.

Limitations

  • WebSphere RFID Premises Server V6.0 is available worldwide in English only.
  • WebSphere RFID Premises Server V6.0 includes other software products and components. These programs are intended for use in association with WebSphere RFID Premises Server as part of a Sensor and Actuator solution, and they may not be installed, deployed, or redistributed for any other purpose.

For additional information, refer to Usage restrictions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: Customers are responsible for acquiring any systems, devices, readers, or additional software products that may be needed for their specific environment. They are also responsible for implementing any security measures that are appropriate for their organization.

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances your productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

Packaging: RFID Premises Server is available via Passport Advantage. The program can be downloaded from a Passport Advantage Web site (requires authorization) and is also available on CDs in a Passport Advantage media pack. No printed publications are shipped with the product. The licensing agreements and information will be presented to the customer for acceptance at the time of installation.

Additional software is delivered as part of the RFID Premises Server program, including:

  • WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.0.2.15
  • WebSphere MQ V6.0.1.1
  • DB2® Workgroup Server Unlimited Edition V8.2.4
  • Tivoli® Configuration Manager V4.2.3 Fixpack 1
  • Tivoli Enterprise™ Console V3.9 Fixpack 4
  • Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 Fixpack 4
  • Tivoli Monitoring for Databases V6.1
  • Tivoli OMEGAMON® XE for Messaging V6.0
  • Tivoli Composite Application Manager Basic for WebSphere V6.0 Fixpack 2

These software products are for use only with WebSphere RFID Premises Server as part of a Sensor and Actuator solution. A separate license must be acquired for any of these products if used outside of this solution environment.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM RFID Add-On for WebSphere       IBM             Sensors and
 Remote Server                       Application     Actuators
                                     Integration
                                     Middleware
                                     Other
IBM RFID Add-On for WebSphere       IBM             Sensors and
 Remote Server Central Site          Application     Actuators
                                     Integration
                                     Middleware
                                     Other
IBM WebSphere RFID Premises Server  IBM             Sensors and
                                     Application     Actuators
                                     Integration
                                     Middleware
                                     Other
IBM WebSphere RFID Premises Server  IBM             Sensors and
 Central Site                        Application     Actuators
                                     Integration
                                     Middleware
                                     Other
 
                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
IBM RFID Add-On for WebSphere Remote  5724-L17   Value Unit
 Server
IBM RFID Add-On for WebSphere Remote  5724-L17   Value Unit
 Server Central Site
IBM WebSphere RFID Premises Server    5724-L17   Value Unit
IBM WebSphere RFID Premises Server    5724-L17   Value Unit
 Central Site

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit)

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the value unit table on the following Web site

With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of value units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Passport Advantage program licenses

                                                 Part
Part description                                 number
 

WebSphere RFID Premises Server

 
WebSphere RFID Premises Server
WebSphere RFID Premises Server                   E0292LL
 Value Unit Annual SW Maint Rnwl
WebSphere RFID Premises Server                   D56DRLL
 Value Unit Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
WebSphere RFID Premises Server                   D56DSLL
 Value Unit SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 

WebSphere RFID Premises Server

 
IBM RFID Add-On for WebSphere Remote Server
RFID Add-On For WebSphere Remote                 E0293LL
 Server Value Unit Annual SW Maint Rnwl
RFID Add-On For WebSphere Remote                 D56DTLL
 Server Value Unit Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
RFID Add-On For WebSphere Remote                 D56DVLL
 Server Value Unit SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
 

WebSphere RFID Premises Server

 
WebSphere RFID Premises Server Central Site
RFID Premises Server Central                     D610LLL
 Site Value Unit Lic & SW Maintenance 12 Months
RFID Premises Server Central                     D610MLL
 Site Value Unit SW Maint Reinstatement 12 Mo
RFID Premises Server Central                     E03T1LL
 Site Value Unit SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
 

WebSphere RFID Premises Server

 
IBM RFID Add-On for WebSphere
 Remote Server Central Site
RFID Add-On WRS Central Site                     D610NLL
 Value Unit License & SW Maintenance 12 Months
RFID Add-On WRS Central Site                     E03T2LL
 Value Unit SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
RFID Add-On WRS Central Site                     D610PLL
 Value Unit SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
RFID Add-On WRS Central Site V6.0.0
RFID Add-On WRS Central Site Windows Server 2003 V6.0.0  BK095NA
 ENC Unrestricted C
RFID Add-On WS Remote Server V6.0.0
RFID Add-On WS Remote Server Windows Server 2003 V6.0.0  BK094NA
 ENC Unrestricted C
RFID Premises Server V6.0.0
RFID Premises Server Windows Server 2003 V6.0.0 ENC      BK092NA
 Unrestricted CD ROM Di
RFID Premises Svr Cent Site V6.0.0
RFID Premises Svr Cent Site Windows Server 2003 V6.0.0   BK093NA
 ENC Unrestricted CD

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack. There are no previously announced products that are eligible for the media pack entitlement.

Entitled maintenance       Media packs                Part
offerings description      description                number
 

RFID Premises Server V6.0.0

 
WebSphere RFID             RFID Premises Server       BK092NA
 Premises Server Per        English US Windows
 Value Unit                 Server 2003 CD ROM
                            Digital Disk -- ISO
                            9660 Standard

RFID Premises Svr Cent Site V6.0.0

 
WebSphere RFID             RFID Premises Svr          BK093NA
 Premises Server            Cent Site English US
 Central Site Value         Windows Server 2003
 Unit                       CD ROM Digital Disk --
                            ISO 9660 Standard
 

RFID Add-On WRS Central Site V6.0.0

 
RFID Add-On for            RFID Add-On WRS            BK095NA
 WebSphere Remote Svr       Central Site English
 Central Site Value         US Windows Server
 Unit                       2003 CD ROM Digital
                            Disk -- ISO 9660
                            Standard
 

RFID Add-On WS Remote Server V6.0.0

 
IBM RFID Add-On for        RFID Add-On WS Remote      BK094NA
 WebSphere Remote           Server English US
 Server Value Unit          Windows Server 2003
                            CD ROM Digital Disk --
                            ISO 9660 Standard

 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IPLA, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IPLA including the License Information (LI) document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

LI form number

                                      Program
Program name                          number         Form number
 
WebSphere RFID Premises Server        5724-L17       L-DPOL-6WLQQU

The program's LI will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program ("Warranty Period").

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund.

Note: For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Usage restriction: Yes

WebSphere RFID Premises Server and some of the products included with it may include unique terms and conditions, in addition to the terms of the IPLA and IBM Passport Advantage Agreement. The applicable unique program terms and limitations are included in the LI document that is provided with the program.

The program for WebSphere RFID Premises Server is shipped with several additional software components (refer to Packaging section). These software products are for use only with WebSphere RFID Premises Server as part of a Sensor and Actuator solution. A separate license must be acquired for any of these products if used outside of this solution environment. Refer to the License Agreement for details.

On or near the planned availability date of the program, the License Information for the program will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement site

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: Yes. The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require Customer signatures:


    IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

Volume orders (IVO): No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer® platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required. Copy the Web address below into the address field of your browser.


 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  SE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
Tivoli Enterprise, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, WebSphere, Tivoli, DB2, OMEGAMON, Lotus, eServer, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium and Intel are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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