Broadcast and Data Center Asset Management in Telecommunications

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January 21, 2015 1:00PM – 2:30PM EST
This webinar will feature DIRECTV’s Broadcast Center talking about its asset-management initiatives. Speakers will discuss their goals for implementing RFID asset management and explain why RFID was selected as a technology to better manage inventory, audits and asset utilization and reduce costs. Learn how radio frequency identification is being leveraged to manage IT assets for maximum business value. Gain a better understanding of how the technology can extend the visibility and control of such assets throughout the fixed asset life cycle.
1:00 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
1:05 PM
DIRECTV—Asset Management in Broadcast Engineering
DIRECTV is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster that is number one in the United States. To keep pace with its rapid growth, DIRECTV has invested in leading-edge technologies to better manage its broadcast centers, including RFID. The company considered key business processes and technology solutions that would help DIRECTV improve its inventory-management and operational efficiency. Learn about the business requirements that drove the project and how DIRECTV will benefit.
Speaker: Adam Seskin, Director, Broadcast Engineering Asset Management, DirecTV
1:25 PM
Passive RFID—The New Paradigm in Inventory Management
Large enterprises often have multiple ways to track equipment within a company. By taking a business process and systems architecture approach, DIRECTV has been able to design new ways to inventory and manage audits using passive RFID portals and handheld readers.
Speaker: Chris Schaefer, Senior Director, Global Market Development, Zebra Technologies Corporation
1:40 PM
RFID Software That Delivers Business Metrics
Gathering data on IT servers is only the first step to improved inventory management. The data has to be translated into useful information that delivers business value. Learn how DIRECTV is working with RFID Global Solution to create a platform that meets requirements for enterprisewide inventory visibility.
Speaker: Diana Hage, CEO, RFID Global Solution, Inc.
1:55 PM
Passive RFID Tags: The Foundation
Passive RFID has become a mainstream method of inventorying IT data center assets. A successful deployment requires an understanding of the use cases, as well as the right tags to fit the assets and requirements. Learn how IT asset tags should be selected to optimize IT asset tracking.
Speaker: George Reynolds, Sr. Director, Strategic Accounts, Omni-ID
2:10 PM
Q&A and Wrap-Up