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Pub Talk

"Sun Microsystems and the Auto-ID Center"
By Mr. Markus Weber, Systems Engineer, iForce Solution Center, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Open to the Public. The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.

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Auto-ID fits perfectly in with Sun Microsystems' vision. For many years, Sun's philosophy was and still is "The Network is the Computer." With an Auto-ID infrastructure in place, the company will have an "internet of things." Already in 1999, Bill Joy, Chief Scientist at Sun Microsystems, was quoted in Forbes Magazine, "Every single object manufactured will be created with a wireless address and will carry an identifier." Sun has a long history and record in successful involvement with industry standards, and has been a sponsor of the Auto-ID Center since June 2000. In addition, through Dirk Heyman, Sun chairs the Technology Board of the Auto-ID Center and is actively involved in Auto-ID field pilots.

At this Pub Talk, come hear Mr. Markus Weber discuss Sun's initiatives at the iForce Solution Center and their support of the Auto-ID Center.


Markus Weber is an Application Engineer with Sun Microsystems' iForce Solution Center. He has been working at Sun's iForce Solution Center in Menlo Park, California, for 3 1/2 years. After focusing on such different areas like supply chain management applications, online trade exchanges, and retail industry-specific applications, he has turned his attention to Auto-ID projects for the last eight months, always keeping in mind the customer-centric nature of Sun's iForce Solution Centers. Before joining Sun, Mr. Weber was a DBA for Hewlett-Packard in Grenoble, France, and a database programmer for Ascom Autelca in Berne, Switzerland.


Sun Microsystems' global network of iForce Centers (http:// includes three types of centers: Sun-led, partner-led, and software product-focused. This network of centers lets you invest in testing your concept before purchasing the final complete solution. iForce Centers are designed to help Sun's customers make informed investment decisions, and build and test prototype solutions before going to market.

Each center, whether led by Sun, world-class system integrators, or top caliber software vendors, represents a brain trust of knowledge, all in one location. These resources work with you to help minimize the risks and costs associated with architecting, developing, and deploying your solution. The centers provide assessments, solution demonstrations, proof-of-concepts, and sizing and tuning.