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March/April 2011

Magazine ArchiveMarch/April 2011
MAR/APR 2011

Features

  • COVER STORY
  • 7 Trends Driving Adoption
    Whether you're just considering RFID or expanding a current project, it's now easier, faster and more cost-effective to deploy the technology—and achieve powerful benefits.
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • Logistics Providers Move, Slowly, Toward RFID
    The business cases for internal and global visibility have been identified, but cost and data interoperability remain roadblocks to widespread adoption.
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
  • A Guide to RFID Apparel Retail Solutions
    Tagging and tracking items can help clothing merchandisers better manage inventory, improve on-shelf availability and reap other benefits to boost the bottom line. Here's what you need to know to choose the best solution for your company.

Departments

  • EDITOR'S NOTE
  • Making RFID Easy(er)
    The continued evolution of radio frequency identification hardware, software and standards is taking much of the complexity—and risk—out of deploying the technology.
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • Creating an RFID-Enabled Company
    RFID data could give managers and executives insights into what is really happening within their company, so they can make informed decisions.
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • Fast Followers Risk Becoming Laggards
    Those who follow early adopters could end up being left behind.
  • OUT IN FRONT
  • A Truly Intelligent Home
    Japan's Tagged World uses RFID to track occupants' activities, to reduce the chance they will leave a door unlocked, forget their wallets or lose their keys.
  • OUT IN FRONT
  • RFID Could Help Advance Drug Trials
    A new system called MagneTrace tracks pills as they're swallowed.

Columns

  • ASHTON'S VIEW
  • From Ridiculous to Ubiquitous
    What the not-so-sudden success of Near-Field Communication tells us about the future of other RFID technologies.
  • INSIDE THE LABS
  • Beefing Up Security
    A crypto algorithm embedded in an EPC Gen 2 tag could thwart counterfeiters and ensure only supply-chain partners have access to business information.
  • OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
  • Corralling Stray Reads
    Filters on fixed and handheld readers ensure data accuracy, providing retailers with real-time inventory visibility.
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