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  • RFID Middleware: To Embed or Not to Embed

    By Mayank Shridhar

    Although deploying RFID readers with embedded middleware may seem like an affordable simple-to-implement choice, server-based RFID middleware may be the better option.

  • Every DVD Tells a Story

    By Peter Cole and Zhonghao Hu

    It's possible to track 2,000 discs on a pallet if you pay attention to the way they're RFID-tagged, packed and stacked.

  • Sidestepping Capital Costs

    By Jim Caudill

    New solutions make RFID technology more manageable—and affordable—for apparel retailers.

  • Like the Car Industry, RFID Has Matured

    By Greg Stewart

    Recent improvements in the technology have been substantial.

  • RFID-ROI-SME Project Promises Big Help for Small Business

    By Sebastiano Toffaletti and John Soldatos

    Eight pilot deployments are designed to show how RFID can become a productivity tool during a time of financial recession, especially for companies that operate under constrained budgets.

  • Innovation Is Stupid

    By Kevin Ashton

    Amazon, eBay and Google were all dumb ideas.

  • Envisioning a World With NFC-enabled Phones

    By Vivek Khandelwal

    The technology promises a range of benefits to businesses and consumers, as well as a few challenges.

  • Behold the Weldable Metal Tag!

    By Patrick King

    Step right up, my friends, and marvel at the EPC Gen 2 UHF passive RFID inlay hidden within a stainless-steel shell. You'll wonder: How does he do it?

  • Tracking Goods and Sensors

    By Daeyoung Kim

    A new air interface protocol that connects RFID sensors with the EPCglobal network will play a pivotal role in realizing the Internet of Things.

  • The Tragedy of the Commons

    By Kevin Ashton

    Why the RFID market needs a sense of community.

  • Making Objects Smarter

    By Kerry Krause

    New RFID reader chips can be embedded in products to give them the intelligence to interact with people and the world around them.

  • A Decade of Progress

    By John Greaves

    An RFID evangelist, cheerleader and agent provocateur shares his views on the industry's failures and successes during the past 10 years.

  • Innovative Warehouse Solutions

    By Toby Rush

    RFID can improve efficiencies and deliver cost savings in warehouses.

  • Readers That Sense Distance

    By Hao Min

    By measuring the distance between RFID interrogators and passive tags, companies can better differentiate items as they pass through portals.

  • The Longer the UII, the Slower the Read Rate

    By Patrick King

    A new study examines the consequences of adopting a unique ID number or EPC larger than 96 bits for ISO-18000-6c/EPC Gen 2 tags.

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