A new design that links an RFID chip to the microprocessor in a consumer electronics device makes way for many killer apps.
RFID provides visibility into parts and processes, improving efficiencies and reducing costs, but manufacturers must take an enterprise approach to maximize benefits and savings.
Banks and other financial firms keep mum on how they're using RFID, but solutions providers say they're adopting the technology to track everything from cash to servers.
The technology earned mixed grades when first deployed in schools. Now, its use is growing, slowly but steadily, with applications focused on improving teacher efficiency and ensuring student safety.
The U.S. Department of Defense is refining its RFID strategy to optimize the world's most complex supply chain.
An FDA mandate coupled with the proven benefits of temperature monitoring could drive adoption in a sector that's been slow to embrace the technology.
Garbage is a growing problem in cities and towns across the globe. Now, RFID is helping communities better manage waste collection, encourage recycling and monitor the disposal of industrial and hazardous materials.
Airports and airlines that have adopted RFID technology show it can make myriad operations more efficient—cutting costs, improving safety and security, and delivering customer services.
The business cases for internal and global visibility have been identified, but cost and data interoperability remain roadblocks to widespread adoption.
Tagging trees could help preserve the world's forests while increasing timber yields and profits.