- RFID's Urge to Converge
Efforts are afoot to merge passive and active RFID hardware with other wireless protocols and technology such as Wi-Fi, ZigBee and sensors. Will this marriage work?
- Code Warriors: Driving EPC Forward
The Uniform Code Council and EAN International have formed a joint venture, EPCglobal, to foster global adoption of EPC technology. The UCC's Mike Di Yeso and Dicki Lulay of EPCglobal U.S. discuss that crucial goal.
- The Coming RFID Skills Crunch
Suppliers are scrambling to figure out how to tag pallets and cases for retailers. But where will companies find qualified experts to install RFID systems? Some experts are predicting an expensive war for talent.
- RFID Journal Live! Event Report
Speakers at our conference in Chicago provided a wealth of information on how they are using RFID to transform many aspects of their businesses. Read the complete report and download the presentations.
- Benetton Talks About RFID Plans
In an exclusive interview with RFID Journal, Mauro Benetton explains why he launched an RFID company, why the Benetton Group ran afoul of privacy advocates and how the group plans to use RFID in the future.
- Wal-Mart Spells Out RFID Vision
At the Retail Systems 2003/VICS Collaborative Commerce event in Chicago last week, Wal-Mart CIO Linda Dillman spoke extensively about the retailer's plans for using RFID.
- An Interview with Dick Cantwell
Dick Cantwell is the man behind Gillette's RFID efforts. He recently spoke to RFID Journal Editor Mark Roberti about the company's RFID projects and how he is driving adoption of the technology within Gillette.
- RFID Myths and Realities
There's a lot of confusion and misinformation about the cost of tags, the ability to take inventory at the push of a button and many other aspects of RFID. This article explodes ten of the most pervasive RFID myths.
- Startup Puts RFID in the Spotlight
PharmaSeq has developed RFID transponders powered by light. The ultra-low cost devices could be used against counterfeiting. They can also be coated with special polymers to detect DNA and other molecules.
- RFID and the Evolution of IT
Radio frequency identification is just the latest stage in the ongoing evolution of systems that enable companies to gather, analyze and act upon information.
- RFID to ERP: The Land Between
The focus has been on tags and readers, but the middleware that processes data from RFID readers and passes it to enterprise systems is critical. Eric Ipsen looks at the trends and key vendors in this crucial area.
- Will Europe Embrace the EPC?
The Auto-ID Center's goal of creating a global network for tracking goods with RFID tags may hinge on Europe. EPC faces some special challenges in the region, but the technology appears to be gaining ground.
- Understanding RFID Standards
Last week, the International Organization for Standard- ization took a major step forward on proposed RFID standards for supply chain applications. This guide explains why they are important to your company.
- Sun Shines on Automatic-ID
Sun Microsystems was among the first high-tech manufacturers to see the value of ubiquitous RFID. Sun's Dirk Heyman talks about the benefits and the challenge of creating the needed infrastructure.
- The End of Counterfeiting?
Ravikanth Pappu is developing inexpensive plastic tokens that can be used to authenticate items. When combined with RFID tags, they could make it nearly impossible to sell forged goods.