RFID Training Now Available in Pearl River Delta Region, China

November 11, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
DALLAS, Texas / Hong Kong, China – November 11, 2007 – OTA Training, the global leader in hands-on, vendor-neutral RFID training, and GS1 Hong Kong, a not- for- profit industry support organization for developing global supply chain management standards for identification of goods and enabling technology, today announced a partnership to bring comprehensive RFID education to the Pearl River Delta Region(PRD), China. The collaboration will bring the most current RFID Training to one of the fastest growing RFID markets in the world.

The initial training will be held at the Supply Chain Innovation Centre. The Centre established in February of 2007, will facilitate the student’s understanding of RFID technology through real-world demonstrations and hands-on exercises while showcasing the latest EPC/RFID solutions.

“RFID will be essential to helping one of the world’s manufacturing base’s, the Pearl River Delta Region in China to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve information flow between companies and their trading partners – both within China and around the world,” said Robert Sabella, CEO and Founder of OTA Training. “We’re pleased to offer training that will build the country’s RFID expertise and help seed the adoption process for this technology.”

With China accounting for the largest RFID spend in the market by value this year; partnerships, like the one between GS1 Hong Kong and OTA Training, will become essential in order to grow the number of skilled workers to meet the demand of future RFID implementations. The country is widely expected to continue to become a major RFID market due to the need for source tagging of its manufactured goods.

“We believe it’s a great match because OTA Training excels at providing RFID training driven by real-world experience,” said Anna Lin, Chief Executive of GS1 Hong Kong. “We’re excited to work with a partner with this level of expertise, especially one who shares our commitment to vendor-neutral advancement of RFID technology.”

Students who attend will have the opportunity to conduct hands-on exercises and develop a comprehensive understanding of how to implement RFID. In addition to the training, students will be given the opportunity to become CompTIA RFID+ certified upon completion of the course.

Through this agreement OTA and GS1 Hong Kong will help establish a solid knowledge base of RFID in the PRD, China. In addition to expanding awareness and knowledge of RFID among adopters, future trainings will encourage the development of integrated RFID solutions in Hong Kong and throughout the PRD, China.

To register or learn more about OTA’s RFID Training, visit http://www.otatraining.com or http://www.GS1hk.org

About GS1 Hong Kong

Founded in 1989, GS1 Hong Kong is a not-for-profit industry support organization. It is committed to enhancing Hong Kong enterprises’ competitiveness through the provision of global supply chain standards, best practices and enabling technologies. As GS1’s local chapter, GS1 Hong Kong is the only organization that is authorized to issue and administer GS1 identification numbers in Hong Kong. Standards and solutions offered include bar coding services, B2B e-commerce services, Global Data Synchronization (GDS) and Electronic Product CodeTM / Radio Frequency Identification (EPC/RFID). The organization hosts a variety of training courses to facilitate knowledge transfer for SCM principles, e-business strategies, global standards and the implementation of enabling technologies. The GS1 community has over one million corporate members spanning 150 countries and economies and more than 20 industries around the world. For more information about GS1 Hong Kong, please visit: www.gs1hk.org.

About OTA Training, LLC.

Based in Dallas, Texas, OTA offers training courses worldwide to help companies successfully implement RFID technology. The company provides students with the most in-depth, relevant, and practical RFID training through its proven E3 Learning System™, offering training that is Effective, Engaging and Easy to Follow™. OTA Training instructors are qualified RFID professionals who use real world knowledge and experience to prepare students for the challenges of RFID technology. OTA Training uses state-of-the-art tra¬ining tools to provide up-to-date content in the best RFID training centers worldwide. Its courses can be customized to fit any company's requirements and can be conducted at any location. OTA Training is a Founding Member of the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA®) RFID+™ Cornerstone Committee, and Co-Author of the best-selling book, RFID+ Exam Cram™. For more information, visit www.otatraining.com.


Vivian Ma
GS1 Hong Kong
+852 2863 9733

Talton Figgins
OTA Training, LLC
+ 1 (972) 386-9655 x9973