Conjuring Up a Low-Cost Reader

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ThingMagic, a small technology services, firm has built a prototype for the first low-cost, networkable RFID reader to scan electronic product codes.

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June 3, 2002 - Everyone talks about the cost of RFID tags. The market will only take off, the experts say, when tags get down to 5 cents. Very few people talk about the cost of RFID readers. But if radio frequency identification is ever going to replace bar codes, then readers are going to have to be cheap. The Auto-ID Center's goal is about $100 when produced in significant volumes. ThingMagic's Schoner To make that possible, the cente...

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