- COVER STORY
- RFID and Productivity Growth: Behind the Economic Statistics
Companies using radio frequency identification to automatically track and manage assets are lowering costs, increasing revenue, and improving customer satisfaction and employee morale.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- On the Menu: RFID
Casual, fast-casual and quick-serve restaurants adopt wireless technologies to enhance the customer experience, ensure food safety and improve operations.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- Solutions for Retail and Transportation
Avery Dennison's tags can track totes in the supply chain and perishable items in stores; Keonn's interactive AdvanLook solution engages customers; NXP's Ucode DNA chip provide scryptographic authentication of vehicles.
- EDITOR'S VIEW
- The Return of Productivity
RFID is helping companies to cost-effectively collect the information they need to dramatically boost their productivity.
- OUT IN FRONT
- Creating Smaller, Cheaper Passive UHF Tags
Researchers at North Carolina State University have applied a new technology called RF-only logic to create passive RFID chips that are 25 percent smaller than today's integrated circuits.
- OUT IN FRONT
- The Internet of Clothes
A research project aims to link clothing to the Internet so items can be shared or donated automatically to charities when they are no longer being worn.
- Experts Weigh In on RFID's Tipping Point
A survey of more than 800 technology professionals found that most believe more than 1 trillion objects will be connected to the internet by 2022, using RFID and other technologies.
- Can Passive UHF RFID Get Any Better?
The technology has made great strides—and there are innovations on the horizon that will advance it even more.
- SOFTWARE SAVVY
- The Rules of Encoding
Here's how to ensure RFID tags and bar codes coexist happily.
- TUNED IN
- Greater RFID Awareness and Acceptance Lead to Accelerated Adoption
The RFID Lab's 2016 study shows that more U.S. retailers are using RFID to enable omnichannel shopping.