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January/February 2007

Magazine ArchiveJanuary/February 2007
JAN/FEB 2007

Features

  • BEST PRACTICES
  • Plan an RFID Rollout That Stays On Track
    Ready to install an RFID system in your factories, distribution centers or retail stores? Early adopters have paved the way and share the lessons they learned to help your rollout go smoothly.
  • COVER STORY
  • Border Control
    Can RFID help keep terrorists and weapons of mass destruction from breaching our security?
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • Driving Toward Smarter Supply Chains
    The world's leading automakers are finding new ways to use RFID to help remove inefficiencies in the manufacture and distribution of cars, and eke out profits in an increasingly competitive industry.

Departments

  • EDITOR'S NOTE
  • Feelings of Insecurity
    RFID is proving to be an important tool in our defensive arsenal.
  • OUT IN FRONT
  • RFID Tattoos for Livestock
    Somark Innovations, a biotech startup, has developed a chipless and antenna-less asset identification and tracking system for animals and even food.
  • OUT IN FRONT
  • RFID Crossing Guards
    RFID helps pedestrians in Singapore cross the road.
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • End Users Discover RFID's Value
    RFID technology can deliver a return on investment in the retail/consumer-packaged goods supply chain—and in many other areas.
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • Top 10 Stories of 2006
    Last year may not have been filled with blockbuster RFID news stories—no new mandates were issued, no huge technological breakthroughs were made—but there were some significant developments. Here are the most important stories of 2006.
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
  • Real-World Experiments
    Academic applied research is moving RFID in new directions.
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
  • Passive Tags Get Friendly With Metal Products
    Dealing with metal products while scanning RFID smart labels.

Columns

  • INSIDE THE LABS
  • Authentication and Security
    New encryption techniques promise to make the use of RFID applications more secure, increasing the public's trust in the technology.
  • EPCGLOBAL UPDATE
  • The Ratification of EPCIS
    The EPCglobal Network is now open for business, allowing trading partners to share information and gain business value.
  • ASHTON'S VIEW
  • Five Predictions for '07
    2007 will be another fascinating year of RFID growth and innovation.
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