- COVER STORY
- Unlocking the Internet of Things
The key is EPCIS, a universal business language that brings value to IoT applications.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- In Pursuit of Fresher, Safer Foods and Drugs
Soon, RFID-monitoring perishables in transit and storage will be the new normal.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- Keep an Eye On Energy-Harvesting Tags
RF energy can charge or operate a wide range of low-power devices.
- EDITOR'S VIEW
- Enabling the Internet of Things
EPCIS provides a way to share information regarding objects with corporate software, making the IoT a valuable tool.
- OUT IN FRONT
- Wireless Sensor Networks in the Sky
Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University have successfully launched the world's first ZigBee-based network of satellites with cameras and sensors.
- OUT IN FRONT
- RFID Could Help Save Sea Animals
Tags could identify missing sections of fishing nets, enabling them to be retrieved from the ocean before they entangle dolphins, porpoises, turtles and whales.
- Apparel Edges Toward the Tipping Point
This year, more retailers announced plans to introduce or expand item-level RFID initiatives, bringing the sector closer to the critical mass needed to propel industrywide adoption.
- European Retailers Lead the Way
Companies in Europe have been the most aggressive in deploying radio frequency identification.
- Top 10 Stories of 2014
It's been an eventful year. Here's a look back at some of the biggest stories we covered.
- 10 Predictions for 2015
It doesn't take a crystal ball to see what's in store for the coming year. Business trends and news are pointing the way.
- TUNED IN
- RFID Adoption Is On Target
Retailers are deploying item-level tagging far faster than they embraced bar codes.
- SOFTWARE SAVVY
- Supply Chain Visibility
How to use EPCIS to share information with business partners.
- HEALTH-CARE BEAT
- 'RFID Buzz' Is a Double-Edged Sword
Hospitals need to curtail their excitement about the technology's benefits and cure one problem at a time.