Banyan Commerce ties up with world leader RFID4U to offer free RFID courses in Canada

    TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Banyan University (Banyan U), the training
division of Banyan Commerce ( announced their alliance
with RFID4U (, the world's largest RFID elearning portal.
Banyan U will offer RFID courses along with RFID certification classes to the
Canadian corporate and government sector. This is the first time such classes
will be available in an elearning format in Canada. The free courses are
targeted at small and medium enterprises and are comprehensive in nature like
RFID Basics and RFID compliance for DOD.
    Banyan U until recently only offered courses to members of Banyan
Circle - a user group for Banyan, Integral ( and
Tangentia ( customers. This is the first attempt to provide
courses to non users of the Banyan Commerce software platform.
    Announcing the alliance Sanjiv Dua, CEO of RFID4U says, "We are looking
forward to working with Banyan U to provide courses with Canadian content,
Canadian Context and possibly Canadian pricing." All the courses provided by
RFID4U will be available in French in the near future and there is an
introductory 10% discount for Canadian organizations on all courses.
    Initial course offering will be elearning courses which can also be had
on a site license basis for organizations wanting multiple users to undergo
the same training course. Classroom sessions will be arranged onsite for
larger Companies and government organizations. Regular classroom sessions are
planned for Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver in 2008.
    Tamas Perlaky, a partner at Banyan Commerce was upbeat about the
alliance. He said, "With RFID education, we think Canadian companies can take
better decisions in terms of their RFID solutions and not just get swayed by
vendor's marketing spin. We think that educating customers and finding out
that they select a competitor's solution is a risk worth taking".
    Banyan U also plans to open portions of Banyan Labs to the public as a
demo lab for companies to see how technology - EDI, RFID, Bar-Coding and Data
Synchronization can make B2B simpler.

    About Banyan Commerce

    Banyan's world class applications for ecommerce/EDI and RFID are in use
at hundreds of customers worldwide. Banyan's website is

    About RFID4U

    RFID4U(TM) are global leaders of RFID Knowledge, Education and Advisory
Services with projects throughout the US, Europe and Asia. RFID4U's website is

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Vijay Thomas, Banyan Commerce,
1-877-EDI-CANADA Toll Free, (416) 238-7515 International, Fax: (416) 352-6066,; Sanjiv Dua, RFID4U, 1-866-400-RFID Toll Free,
(408) 739-3500 International, Fax: (408) 739-3502, Email:

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