- COVER STORY
- Europe Gets Down to Business
After years of studies, trials and pilots, many European companies and organizations have determined how and where to best deploy RFID. Now, from Belgium to Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal and the United Kingdom, they're putting the technology to work in a myriad of industries to solve real-world problems.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- A Guide to RFID Analytics Software for Retail and CPG Companies
Firms that are RFID-tagging and tracking products can get more bang for their buck by analyzing all the tag-generated data to improve business processes and increase revenues.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- RFID Powers Energy-Sector Efficiencies
Oil, gas and chemical companies are working together to develop a common approach and standards for deploying RFID across the industries. The technology promises to improve safety and security while cutting costs during lean times.
- EDITOR'S NOTE
- Europe Takes the Lead
- OUT IN FRONT
- Trash Talk
MIT's SENSEable City Lab reveals the disposal process of everyday objects, highlighting inefficiencies in sanitation and recycling systems.
- OUT IN FRONT
- Sensing Your Vital Signs
Wireless and RF technology could take remote patient monitoring to a whole new level.
- Why Aren't More U.S. Retailers Adopting RFID?
A variety of factors, from misinformation about performance to cultural issues, have prevented RFID from becoming a mainstream in-store technology.
- Still Awaiting an EPC HF Standard
Two years after EPCglobal's Hardware Action Group first began meeting to discuss a proposal for a high-frequency (HF) EPC air-interface protocol, there is still no such standard in place.
- ASHTON'S VIEW
- File Under 'Whatever'
RFID can take the 'work' out of paperwork.
- INSIDE THE LABS
- A Tool for All Industries
Will today's technology be able to handle tomorrow's huge RFID data volumes?
- OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
- A Reader Revolution
Next-generation RFID interrogators sport unprecedented power and memory, improving installation and performance and delivering an ROI to end users.