- Auto-ID Center Ponders Patent Pool
A pool could reduce the risk of lawsuits slowing the adoption of its EPC system. But it’s not clear whether the RFID industry will go along.
- Libraries Adopt RFID By The Book
Four years ago, Rockefeller University Library became the first library to use RFID to track books. Dozens of others have followed suit. Do these systems pay off?
- RFID Sensors: From Battlefield Intelligence To Consumer Protection
The U.S. military is funding the development of low-cost RFID sensors to gather information about battlefield conditions. The same technology could one day tell you when food is spoiled or tainted.
- Sensors to Network the World
Intel is working with researchers at Berkeley to develop tiny sensors that can form ad hoc networks and provide feedback on the physical world.
- The Technologist-in-Chief
Sanjay Sarma, head of research at the Auto-ID Center, is leading the effort to create an, open global network for tracking products using low-cost RFID tags.
- Bar Code Pioneer Talks About RFID
Alan Haberman played an instrumental role in the creation of the bar code 25 years ago. He spoke recently to RFID Journal about the future of auto identification.
- A New Approach to RFID
University of Pittsburgh professor Marlin Mickle has developed a novel approach to RFID. His PENI tag "harvests" energy to transmit back a unique ID, which improves performance.
- Agents Key to RFID Supply Chains
BiosGroup's intelligent software agents could play an important role in supply chains by responding automatically to information coming from RFID tags and readers.
- Conjuring Up a Low-Cost Reader
ThingMagic, a small technology services, firm has built a prototype for the first low-cost, networkable RFID reader to scan electronic product codes.
- Rafsec Is Tuned for Success
The Finnish smart-label company is producing innovative antennas that will be part of the world's first ten-cent RFID tag.
- Alien NanoBlocks Will Reshape RFID
Alien Technology has figured how to mass assemble microchips the size of a grain of pepper. The company could transform the RFID industry.
- Kevin Ashton May Change the World
The Auto-ID Center Executive Director's vision of an open system for tracking goods with low-cost RFID tags will have an effect on nearly everyone someday.
- Convenience Equals Loyalty
ExxonMobil finds that getting people in and out quicker makes customers come back more often.