- COVER STORY
- How to Integrate RFID Data Without Disrupting Your Business
Seven strategies to get your RFID data and business applications working together efficiently and productively.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- The Ongoing War Against Inefficiencies
The U.S. Department of Defense is refining its RFID strategy to optimize the world's most complex supply chain.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- RFID Energy-Management Systems for Data Centers
Wireless solutions monitor these facilities in real time to keep them cool, while reducing power consumption and costs.
- EDITOR'S NOTE
- Achieving Integration at Last
Getting data integration wrong is like tripping just before reaching the finish line in a race.
- Will 2012 See Widespread Adoption of RFID?
Several things must happen before the technology takes off, but the retail apparel sector is getting close to using the technology en masse.
- Trends to Watch in 2012
What to expect in the areas of item-level adoption, shrinkage reduction and consolidation.
- OUT IN FRONT
- Keeping Guns Out of the Wrong Hands
TriggerSmart has developed an RFID system that ensures only a firearm's owner can pull the trigger.
- OUT IN FRONT
- Track and Trace Made Easier
Mario Cardullo patented a system that enables RFID tags to monitor the movements of items.
- ASHTON'S VIEW
- The Year of Low Power
In 2012, RFID will benefit from a trend toward electronics that are more energy-efficient.
- INSIDE THE LABS
- Giving Nature a Helping Hand
With metamaterials, we can create thin RFID tags for tracking canned items.
- SOFTWARE SAAVY
- What's In a Name?
Choosing the right tag identifier now prevents headaches later.