2011 saw some economic ups and downs, but many companies turned to RFID to track the locations of their products and assets—and to monitor their conditions.
Can radio frequency identification give businesses a fighting chance against hard times? A growing number of companies are convinced that it does.
The hockey team says it has boosted sales by offering jerseys with embedded passive tags to season-pass holders, entitling them to discounts at its stadium's concessions stands and stores.
Measuring only six millimeters in thickness, the short-range antennas—marketed by Teijin Fibers and Convergence Systems Ltd.—are being installed on shelving, along with EPC UHF readers, to track the locations of tagged items.
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The RFID-based devices will allow users to track their machinery's condition based on vibration and temperature readings, with power supplied by a battery or generated by heat, vibration or sunlight.
How much would it cost if we were to purchase, say, 1 million inlays, or perhaps 2 to 3 million? […]
If I have a low-frequency RFID passive tag (125 kHZ), how could I create another tag that, if interrogated by […]
After using EPC Gen 2 passive UHF tags and readers to track paperwork for one year, the organization expects to soon begin utilizing RFID wristbands to track the decedents as well.
If user concerns are adequately addressed, RFID adoption can show a significant increase.