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  • Whither the Five-Cent Tag?

    By Kevin Ashton

    A visionary's dream becomes a near reality.

  • No Free Lunches With RFID

    By Duncan McFarlane

    We must balance the cost of information with improvement in decisions and actions.

  • India's Big RFID Adoption Challenges

    By Rajesh Kumar

    The technology faces stiff competition from cheap labor, and is hindered by a shortage of experienced systems integrators and vendors.

  • The Multitech Approach

    By Adrian Jennings

    Vendors are integrating technologies at the hardware level, making it easier for end users to deploy location systems.

  • A Good RFID Education Can Boost Adoption and Payback

    By Leslie Downey

    End users will find that a well-executed e-learning program can make the difference between an RFID project that thrives, and one that fails.

  • What if RFID Were Truly Risk-Free?

    By Stan Drobac

    To accelerate RFID adoption, we need technology providers that can muster the capability—and the nerve—to shoulder the risk of implementations.

  • Design for Change

    By Ken Traub

    A data-centric approach to your RFID system protects your investment for the long term.

  • Honeybees Are in Trouble—and RFID Can Help

    By Frank Linton

    An RFID sensor network can track environmental changes within hives, allowing a beekeeper to infer the insects' health.

  • Good Problems

    By Kevin Ashton

    New challenges to RFID adoption signal innovation and progress.

  • Toward a Cheap Sensor Tag

    By Christian Floerkemeier and Rahul Bhattacharyya

    The transformation of a technology negative into a positive could make it affordable to monitor the condition of many products and things.

  • Reaping Returns on RFID Investments

    By Jason Acidre

    Before applying the technology to comply with your customers' supply chain requirements, first analyze your company's own business processes.

  • In The Name of RFID

    By Kevin Ashton

    Selling a radio frequency identification solution establishes clarity and confidence.

  • Passive, Yet Worldly, Tags

    By Stan Drobac

    EPC Gen 2 on-metal tags feature consistent read rates across regions, so they can track assets globally.

  • How to Implement RFID Successfully

    By Bill Poulsen

    Select radio frequency identification as a solution only when its capabilities provide an immediate or projected benefit to a process that makes it more effective than choosing another technology.

  • Checking Items in a Group

    By Jin Mitsugi and Yuki Sato

    By using a group ID as well as an individual tag ID, we could verify a shipment of goods, reduce shrinkage and validate receiving without perfect read rates.

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