- COVER STORY
- 6 Ways to Get Your RFID Project Approved
These popular strategies, gleaned from people involved in successful deployments, will help you garner support and secure funding.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- RFID Finally Cleared for Takeoff
Adoption of industry standards and development of high-memory RFID tags mean airplane-parts tracking—among suppliers, manufacturers, airlines and maintenance companies—is poised for flight. Next on the tarmac: benefits for all stakeholders.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- What Retailers Need to Know About NFC Payment Systems
Contactless payments with RFID credit cards didn't take off, but mobile phones with Near-Field Communication technology are on the verge of breathing new life into "tap, pay and be on your way"—and promise to deliver more benefits than just speeding shoppers through checkouts.
- ASHTON'S VIEW
- The Tragedy of the Commons
Why the RFID market needs a sense of community.
- INSIDE THE LABS
- Tracking Goods and Sensors
A new air interface protocol that connects RFID sensors with the EPCglobal network will play a pivotal role in realizing the Internet of Things.
- OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
- Making Objects Smarter
New RFID reader chips can be embedded in products to give them the intelligence to interact with people and the world around them.
- EDITOR'S NOTE
- Getting Buy-in From the Top
- OUT IN FRONT
- RFID Slippers Could Prevent Slips
AT&T researchers have devised a way to remotely monitor the elderly at home, to help keep them from falling.
- OUT IN FRONT
- Pinpointing Burial Plots
RFID tags could replace gravestones in green cemeteries.
- The (RFID) World According to Moore
Based on the technology life cycle described in Geoffrey Moore's bestseller Inside the Tornado, RFID is nearing widespread adoption in some industries.
- The Many Flavors of RFID
With the proliferation of radio frequency identification systems, many people wonder: Just what is RFID?