The new ETSI standard governing the use of RFID readers in the UHF spectrum should meet the needs of most end users.
Companies that deploy RFID systems will need to use "complex event processing" to identify meaningful information from the stream of data RFID readers will provide.
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By tagging people who agree to allow their shopping habits to be tracked anonymously, retailers could gain unparalleled insights into consumer behavior.
Proposed ISO and EPC standards for UHF RFID systems don’t allow for many readers to operate simultaneously in one location, which will dramatically reduce the effectiveness of any large-scale implementation.
As companies move from piloting to deploying RFID technology, they need to be prepared to deal with a variety of data management issues.
Proposed changes to ETSI regulations surrounding the use of RFID systems won't enable European companies to use UHF systems for supply chain management.
End users need enterprise application vendors to step up and provide ways to take advantage of RFID data without adding complexity and cost to their IT infrastructure.
The next generation of RFID startups will come to market with solutions to many of the problems early adopters are wrestling with today.
With all the focus on RFID mandates issued by retailers, many people are overlooking the fact that small and midsize companies can also use the technology to grow their businesses.