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November/December 2006

Magazine ArchiveNovember/December 2006
NOV/DEC 2006

Features

  • FREE CASE STUDIES
  • Covering the Bases
    It's peanuts, Cracker Jack and sensors, as government researchers test their all-in-one chemical defense system at a California ballpark.
  • COVER STORY
  • Boeing's RFID Plan: The Sky's the Limit
    Exploring the use of active tags on aircraft parts is the latest way the airplane manufacturer is advancing the use of RFID technology in the aviation industry—and beyond.
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • Construction's Building Blocks: RFID
    Tracking supplies, tools, equipment and even workers could help construction companies increase the efficiency of operation schedules. It is an industry in which each day saved can translate into millions of dollars.
  • SPECIAL REPORT
  • A Guide to Real-Time Locating Systems
    RFID provides an automated way for companies to track, identify and protect assets and people.

Departments

  • EDITOR'S NOTE
  • Boeing Leads the Way
    The miracle of flight meets the innovation of RFID.
  • OUT IN FRONT
  • RFID Develops Social Skills
    Someth;ng's networking system captures and shares people's interests.
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • Vendors Tighten Their Belts
    Several RFID vendors have laid off workers and cut back on marketing because demand for products has not ramped up as quickly as expected.
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • Building Bridges to RFID
    RFID technology providers are starting to develop lower-cost solutions that their customers can use to start down the adoption path.
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
  • The Shelves Have Eyes
    RFID-enabled security systems can help retailers take a bite out of in-store crime.
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
  • Thanks for the Memory
    Taking advantage of memory-rich tags.

Columns

  • INSIDE THE LABS
  • The Living Product
    RFID network strategies can enable easy access to information about the history of a part or product.
  • EPCGLOBAL UPDATE
  • The Evolution of EPC
    This new species of technology is adapting to the needs of the RFID community.
  • PUBLIC EYE
  • The Suing Game
    End users can take steps to guard against patent infringement liability.
  • ASHTON'S VIEW
  • The New Killer App
    RFID has the potential to give physical objects security levels that today are available only to electronic information.
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