- COVER STORY
- RFID: The Key to Knowledge
Early adopters are learning that visibility—one of the main reasons companies adopt RFID—leads to the creation of actionable business information that can boost the bottom line.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- A Guide to Wireless Energy-Management Systems
ZigBee-based solutions are affordable and easy to install, and can help businesses cut their energy bills.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- RFID in the Forest
Tagging trees could help preserve the world's forests while increasing timber yields and profits.
- EDITOR'S NOTE
- Knowing the Unknown
RFID will provide the information you know you need. But the technology's bigger value may come in delivering data you don't yet even realize you require.
- Focus Shifts to Item-Level Tracking
Some clear trends in RFID deployment emerged in 2010—one of the biggest was the shift toward tracking individual items.
- Top Trends in 2010
Given the plethora of new RFID deployments and maturing technologies, we decided to do some trendspotting for 2010.
- OUT IN FRONT
- RF Sensors Could Optimize Crop Irrigation
University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are creating wireless sensor networks that operate underground, providing precise information on soil conditions.
- ASHTON'S VIEW
- RFID's Next Decade
Expect to see more skepticism, innovation, controversy, successes and miracles.
- OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
- The Value of Partnerships
Hiring a systems integrator that is invested in your company's goals will help ensure the success of your RFID deployment.
- INSIDE THE LABS
- RFID's Untapped Potential
Analyzing aggregated data can improve our understanding of processes.