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Gen 2 Improvements in a Nutshell

IndustryWeek.com here provides a quick but valuable run-down of the benefits GEN 2 provides over its predecessors.
Jan 18, 2005This article was originally published by RFID Update.

January 18, 2005—There's been so much written in the press about EPCglobal's second generation standard, known by most as simply "GEN 2," but little has addressed the its actual nuts-and-bolts substance. IndustryWeek.com here provides a quick but valuable run-down of the benefits GEN 2 provides over its predecessors, giving the uninitiated among you a peak at the GEN 2 charms that have everybody so excited. Pay most attention to the bulleted list; therein lie the 10 most important RFID tag technology advancements that GEN 2 represents. Among them: better security, kill-switching, and storage space with password protection.

Note that the most important aspect of GEN 2 isn't a technological feature at all. Instead, it's the very existence of an open standard, which will lead to increased competition among RFID tag and hardware vendors and, ultimately, the lower prices needed for RFID adoption to accelerate.

This article is worth the two minutes it takes to read
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