The Journey from Industrial RFID to The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

By Doug

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It’s time for RFID to grow up. A provocative statement about an industry whose products have already experienced a lifetime’s worth of evolution. However, the IIoT is changing the game when it comes to asset management, real-time location and connected devices for industry. Asset information is increasingly available real-time and it’s more than just simple identification. It’s intelligence, right down to the individual asset level. More than simply where an asset is – how long has it been there, where does it needs to go, when is its next service/replacement? A 360° feedback loop where end users receive asset status and then send instruction back is essential. How will RFID get to the next level? What product features will enable true asset-level intelligence? What is the price impact as these evolve? How will other hardware and software technologies affect this growth? Join us to discuss these and more about how RFID must “grow up” and grow into the IIoT.