Convergent Software works closely with RFID-related standards and develops data encoding and privacy compliance software to support and encourage the correct use of RFID.

RFID in Libraries

- Integration Package.

The Problem

All software vendors looking to provide support for the ISO 28560-2 standard are faced with some complex encoding rules and difficult conformance criteria. Perhaps as a vendor with limited development/testing resource or with no strategic reason to learn the intricacies of the standard, it is difficult to see a way forward to achieving ISO 28560-2 conformance.

The Solution

Our ISO 28560-2 .NET libraries are designed to take away the pain of developing and testing proprietary software for ISO 28560‐2. Convergent Software's library data protocol processing ﴾DPP﴿ engine includes decoding and encoding that are conformant with ISO 28560‐2. The DPP engine has a well defined application programming interface ﴾API﴿ that covers all encoding, decoding and associated operations. Therefore, vendors can embed our software in theirs with just a small amount of integration effort.

We are currently offering three packages:

  • The Encoder is for generating the encoding to be written to new tags. That is, when there is no requirement for decoding.
  • The Decoder can be used in systems, such as sortation and circulation control, where for check‐out and check‐in the data on the data remains unaltered. Changing the values of the AFI, if this is used as a security method, does not involve changing the encoded data.
  • The Full Package includes the Encoder, the Decoder and a third component; the Data Editor supports situations where data on existing tags need to be modified.

What is Included?

  • The relevant software, in the form of a .NET DLL.
  • Ongoing permission to distribute the Convergent Software DLL file on a royalty free basis, as part of their overall software solution.
  • API documentation
  • Sample code to demonstrate how to use the API

Annual Maintenance

Our low cost annual maintenance includes are software upgrades regardless of their source. These could include:

  • clarifications of ISO 28560-2: 2014
  • changes to ISO 28560-2
  • additions to our API
This includes monitoring of developments being undertaken by the ISO Technical Committee responsible for ISO 28560-2, which do not require the standard to be formally revised.

Assurances

Any development partner is assured:

  • of absolute discretion about the bilateral agreement, which we are prepared to honour with Non-Disclosure Agreements.
  • that the software will support all encoding and decoding aspects of ISO 28560-2.
  • that the same conformance to ISO 28560-2 applies as with the software that we intend to offer separately for modelling, encoding and conversion and diagnostics.
  • your clients and competitors need not be aware that you are using our software
Convergent Software Limited is offering this scheme on a non-exclusive basis, but any vendor's participation in the scheme will not be disclosed to any third party.

Pricing

We are offering two ways to purchase the relevant package licence:

Outright Purchase

The Encoder Integration Solution: 10500 GBP
The Decoder Integration Solution: 9500 GBP
The Full Integration Solution: 26000 GBP
payments may be phased over 12 months

Annual Support: 5% of the original purchase price

Pay As You Grow

You can purchase a limited number of licences, and buy more as you grow your ISO 28560-2 library market. This way you get the full benefit of not needing to do any more development than interfacing with our API, with very low risks to your investment. You can recoup your software investment with your first ISO 28560-2 implementation. Then you can purchase more licences as you expand your business.

The Encoder Integration + 20 licences: 3675 GBP
The Decoder Integration + 20 licences: 3325 GBP
Each additional 20 encoder licenses: 525 GBP
Each additional 20 decoder licenses: 475 GBP

Annual Support: 5% of the total purchase price


If you wish to purchase our software for integration, please contact us.

Pricing Note

All prices are exclusive of VAT, which will be charged where appropriate.

Convergent Software will, if required, convert at current exchange rates to one of the following currencies:

  • Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • Canadian Dollars (CAD)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • US Dollars (USD)

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