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The Crossroads of Communications and RFID
Communication devices are paving the way for advanced RFID capabilities, and are laying a roadmap to more profitable businesses and efficient workforces.
Jul 08, 2018—
Gone are the days when cellphones were mainly used to talk. Now, smartphones are portable computers that function as networks that support both our personal and professional lives. Yet, despite its prominent position among the workforce, not all businesses have taken advantage of cellular capabilities. However, hardware and application breakthroughs are enticing companies to view phones as less of a social device, and more an all-in-one communications and RFID management tool.
Apps Make RFID Accessible
As app sophistication advances, the voice function could become a much lower priority than data that supports a plethora of new capabilities, though some of these same apps might also include messaging. An RFID-deployment app could contain push-to-talk (PTT) over cellular (PoC) capabilities that won't only be limited to logistics and supply chain departments. Public transportation, field services, retail, professionals and other users from across many vertical markets are already incorporating industry-specific PoC applications.
In the hospitality and property-management sectors, radio communications were once managed by the maintenance department. Now, more often than not, they are run by the IT department, and employees are using iPod Touches with PoC apps, which are tied to the company's computer networks. This is just one example of sophisticated adaptation to new communication technologies.
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