- COVER STORY
- 7 Trends Driving Adoption
Whether you're just considering RFID or expanding a current project, it's now easier, faster and more cost-effective to deploy the technology—and achieve powerful benefits.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- Logistics Providers Move, Slowly, Toward RFID
The business cases for internal and global visibility have been identified, but cost and data interoperability remain roadblocks to widespread adoption.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- A Guide to RFID Apparel Retail Solutions
Tagging and tracking items can help clothing merchandisers better manage inventory, improve on-shelf availability and reap other benefits to boost the bottom line. Here's what you need to know to choose the best solution for your company.
- EDITOR'S NOTE
- Making RFID Easy(er)
The continued evolution of radio frequency identification hardware, software and standards is taking much of the complexity—and risk—out of deploying the technology.
- Creating an RFID-Enabled Company
RFID data could give managers and executives insights into what is really happening within their company, so they can make informed decisions.
- Fast Followers Risk Becoming Laggards
Those who follow early adopters could end up being left behind.
- OUT IN FRONT
- A Truly Intelligent Home
Japan's Tagged World uses RFID to track occupants' activities, to reduce the chance they will leave a door unlocked, forget their wallets or lose their keys.
- OUT IN FRONT
- RFID Could Help Advance Drug Trials
A new system called MagneTrace tracks pills as they're swallowed.
- ASHTON'S VIEW
- From Ridiculous to Ubiquitous
What the not-so-sudden success of Near-Field Communication tells us about the future of other RFID technologies.
- INSIDE THE LABS
- Beefing Up Security
A crypto algorithm embedded in an EPC Gen 2 tag could thwart counterfeiters and ensure only supply-chain partners have access to business information.
- OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
- Corralling Stray Reads
Filters on fixed and handheld readers ensure data accuracy, providing retailers with real-time inventory visibility.