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November/December 2007

Magazine ArchiveNovember/December 2007
NOV/DEC 2007

Features

  • CASE STUDY
  • RFID Joins the Navy
    Naval Base Kitsap Bangor in Silverdale, Wash., is the site of a groundbreaking RFID deployment that is setting the stage for the future of Navy logistics operations.
  • COVER STORY
  • Governments Influence RFID Adoption
    In the United States, private investment is advancing RFID adoption. But in Asia—and even more so in Europe—government funds are jump-starting RFID research and pilots, and helping the regions stay competitive.
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • Telcos' Dual Vision for RFID
    Providers hit with declining revenues from voice service are taking action on two fronts: adopting RFID asset tracking to cut costs and diversifying their business by providing RFID services to existing customers.

Departments

  • OUT IN FRONT
  • Don't Tag a Book on Its Cover
    BindTech, a Nashville, Tenn., bindery, received a patent for a process that can embed an RFID tag in a book cover as it is being manufactured.
  • OUT IN FRONT
  • RFID for Wine Aficionados
    A California startup has developed WineM, an RFID-enabled wine rack that lets aficionados and sommeliers manage their collection visually.
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • Can Pharma Move in Lockstep?
    Adopting RFID all at once could lower the cost of deployment, deliver business benefits and offset a government mandate to track drugs.
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • RFID Could Spell Relief for U.N.
    Adopting RFID all at once could lower the cost of deployment, deliver business benefits and offset a government mandate to track drugs.
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
  • RFID Security With a Smile
    To outsmart hackers, smart security systems are combining RFID with video and biometric technology.
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
  • Product Update: RFID File Tracking
    Has RFID file tracking fallen by the wayside—or are companies and organizations adopting the application and reaping its benefits?
  • EDITOR'S NOTE
  • Governments and RFID Leadership
    Learning from experience can only bolster RFID adoption, and right now, governments seem to be playing a positive role in the RFID industry.

Columns

  • ASHTON'S VIEW
  • RFID's Greener Side
    Tracking tagged goods—and recycling their packaging—will reduce our energy needs.
  • RADIO EUROPE
  • Cashless in Europe
    Will London's consumers and businesses embrace RFID payment systems? European contactless providers want to know.
  • INSIDE THE LABS
  • Opening Up the Network
    Open-source simulation software will enable the RFID community to help develop and learn to use the Internet of Things.
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