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IBM Discusses RFID Travails

IBM highlighted some of the interference factors that have surfaced as it helps out on RFID pilots for seven Wal-Mart Top 100 suppliers.
Oct 15, 2004This article was originally published by RFID Update.

October 15, 2004—At last week's Wireless Internet for the Mobile Enterprise conference held at UCLA, IBM discussed some of the complicating factors that have surfaced as it helps out on RFID pilots for seven Wal-Mart Top 100 suppliers. The biggest problems highlighted came from unexpected radio interference generated by devices and objects situated near RFID tags and readers. Walkie-talkies and forklifts sometimes caused problems, as did less mundane objects like cell-phone radio towers and the insect-zapping devices used in retailers' grocery areas.

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