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An Interview with Dick Cantwell

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

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

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.
How RFID Aids Alzheimer’s Patients

How RFID Aids Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers at Intel are developing systems that use RFID and sensors to assist people with cognitive impairments. The work could lead to smart homes for the elderly and infirm, and one day, all of us.
RFID to ERP: The Land Between

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?

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.
Will Wal-Mart Order RFID Tagging?

Will Wal-Mart Order RFID Tagging?

Rumors are rife that Wal-Mart plans to require suppliers to tag pallets and cases by January 2005. RFID Journal reveals the truth about Wal-Mart's plans and its 12-year quest for affordable RFID.

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.
Is This the Future of Retailing?

Is This the Future of Retailing?

This month, Gillette begins testing smart shelves in Wal-Mart and Tesco stores. If the pilots prove that RFID can dramatically reduce out-of-stocks and thwart shoplifters, the technology could change stores forever.