- The RFID Reader Architecture Debate
The question of whether to treat the EPC reader as simply another automation input device or as part of the IT infrastructure is a frequent topic of discussion. This article explores that debate.
- Siemens and AT&T Jump Into RFID
Today we consider the announcements of two household technology names, Siemens and AT&T. What makes these two particularly interesting is that they represent the first highly-publicized RFID activity by both companies.
- IBM and Cisco Serious About RFID
Amid the flurry of announcements coming out of the EPCglobal conference, some of the biggest names in technology are asserting their commitment to the RFID market with new products and services. Today we look at the announcements of two such heavy-hitters, IBM and Cisco.
- RFID Venture Purchased by VCs
Six-year old Intelligent Systems, which was formerly a division of the New Ventures Group at packaging giant MeadWestvaco, has been acquired by two venture capital firms and renamed Vue Technology.
- RFID Needs a New Justification Model
Manufacturing Insights' Bob Parker explains a new approach to the measurement of ROI with respect to RFID deployments.
- Singapore RFID Test Center Opens
This week saw the opening of a new RFID test center in Singapore. The S$2.7-million center was developed by Singapore-based transportation and logistics company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) in partnership with Sun Microsystems.
- What RFID Can Learn from IT Systems Management
The RFID world has a lot to learn from what works and what doesn't in the world of systems management specifically in these three areas: monitoring, correlation and root cause analysis, and event management.
- Taking a Pragmatic Approach to RFID Deployments
According to AMR Research's Dennis Gaughan, many companies are starting to develop a more pragmatic, targeted roadmap for how to implement RFID.
- Low-Cost Chipless RFID Tags Progressing
An interesting development in the realm of tag prices has been the possibility of non-silicon based RFID tags. "Organic", "polymer-based", or "chipless" RFID tags could bring tag prices down below one cent, at which point the possibilities of item-level RFID tagging shoot through the roof.
- Inside Auto-ID Labs
In the excitment surrounding the build-up and ratification of GEN 2, an important lasting vestige of the Auto-ID Center has slipped below the radar: Auto-ID Labs.
- Savi Networks Funded with $50M to Track Ocean Shipments
RFID supply chain solution provider Savi Technology and the port operator Hutchinson Port Holdings last week announced a $50 million joint venture aimed at bringing track-and-trace to ocean shipping.
- Super RFID Gaining Momentum, But Still Years Off
A British company called Instrumental is emerging as an early player in what many experts predict will be as transformative as RFID: sensor technology.
- Conference to Focus on RFID Tag Price
"Low-Cost RFID IC Packaging and Assembly: Roadblock on the Highway to a 5-cent RFID Tag" workshop next week in Austin, Texas, will focus on RFID tag price.
- Marks & Spencer RFID Expansion Tackles Privacy Issue
U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer is expanding the current item-level RFID tagging trial taking place at nine of its stores to include 44 more locations.
- Siemens Outlines Aggressive RFID Plans
Conglomerate Siemens is hoping to establish itself as a major contender in the RFID space this year.