- COVER STORY
- What It Takes to Lead an RFID Project
The heads of four successful deployments discuss the communication, financial, organizational and technical skills they called on and cultivated.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- A Gem of a Solution
RFID providers have developed complete inventory-management systems for monitoring jewelry items in the supply chain and in retail stores.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- Building a Case for Tracking Construction Materials
Increasingly, contractors are using RFID to improve safety and security on job sites. But interest lags when it comes to tagging supplies for authentication, though counterfeiting is an industrywide problem.
- EDITOR'S NOTE
- Stepping Up
When planning and implementing an RFID project, it's vital that someone assume a leadership role.
- OUT IN FRONT
- GPS—and RFID—Mark the Spot
Studies show that passive RFID tags can speed up disaster recovery by cutting the time it takes to find buried utilities.
- OUT IN FRONT
- RFID Sensors in the Round
Researchers are developing a device that could monitor conditions in large or remote environments.
- Companies Back U.S. Bills to Fight 'Patent Trolls'
With some patent holders suing companies that use RFID, end users are supporting efforts in Washington to revise the nation's patent laws.
- NFC—Not Just for Consumers Anymore
Companies are deploying Near-Field Communication technology in business applications once seen as the province of UHF RFID.
- ASHTON'S VIEW
- The Internet of Things on Wheels
RFID and sensor networks will enable the connected vehicle and passenger.
- INSIDE THE LABS
- Improving Food Safety and Quality In China
A platform that uses Internet of Things technologies can be used to monitor the country's food supply.
- SOFTWARE SAVVY
- A New EPC on the Block
GS1 has developed an RFID standard for identifying automotive components and parts.
- TUNED IN
- Addressing Conflicting Tagging Requirements
Apparel suppliers and retailers must agree on best practices for RFID-tagging items at the point of manufacture.