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November/December 2005

Magazine ArchiveNovember/December 2005
NOV/DEC 2005

Features

  • COVER STORY
  • Leveraging the Internet of Things
    With standards for exchanging information over the EPCglobal Network being finalized, the vision of using RFID to track goods in the supply chain is about to become a reality. And it will change business as we know it.
  • CASE STUDY
  • Ultimate Control: RFID-Enabled Manufacturing
    At its semiconductor plant in East Fishkill, N.Y., IBM has used RFID to completely automate the manufacturing of advanced microchips from 300-millimeter silicon wafers. The high-tech facility optimizes production, speeds up product development and improves customer service.
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • RFID Isn't Clicking With Internet Retailers
    Dot-coms led the Internet revolution. So why are these tech-savvy companies sitting on the sidelines while brick-and-mortar retailers lead the RFID revolution?
  • BEST PRACTICES
  • Plan an RFID Field Trial That Delivers
    Now there are established best practices to help retailers, manufacturers and distributors determine when and where to use RFID to achieve a return on investment.

Departments

  • Out in Front
  • Mapping RFID's Future
    A demo pulls maps from Web databases to locate a tag, revealing how RFID data can be melded with other rich data sources using Web services.
  • Out in Front
  • The End of Disputed Goals?
    RFID may be just the thing to insure the accuracy of sports calls.
  • Out in Front
  • The Art of RFID
    Think RFID is just for tracking boxes in the supply chain? Think again.
  • Perspective
  • Discovering the ROI
    The coming year might be remembered as the one in which manufacturers figure out how to use RFID technologies to achieve hard benefits.
  • Perspective
  • The 10 Most Important Stories of 2005
    RFID made many headlines this year. Which ones were the most significant?

Columns

  • Ashton's View
  • Five Predictions for '06
    What's in store for the RFID industry? Executives can count on another good year.
  • EPCglobal Update
  • The Value of Trust
    EPCglobal certification programs will ensure that hardware and software products meet approved standards.
  • Inside the Labs
  • Cache Is King
    Auto-ID Labs is developing a software simulation called the Realm, which will determine optimal architectures for the EPCglobal Network.
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