- COVER STORY
- End Users Speak Out
What will it take to make RFID a mainstream technology? We asked the people who are using it—or are considering doing so—in their distribution centers, factories, stores, supply chains and other locations.
- VERTICAL FOCUS
- Health-Care Labs Get Healthier
Targeted solutions for monitoring specimens and tracking assets, and innovative research, promise to make RFID a standard tool in laboratories.
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
- Solutions for Manufacturing and Utilities
Ubisense's AngleID is a standalone solution that provides a cost-effective way for manufacturers to locate assets in factories and yards; STMicroelectronics' NFC RFID tags enable manufacturers and utilities to easily communicate with electric, gas and water meters.
- EDITOR'S NOTE
- Readers' Views
RFID Journal surveyed end users to comprehend the state of RFID adoption and the factors holding companies back from more extensively using the technology.
- OUT IN FRONT
- Precisely Monitoring Livestock—and More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding research to track animals, but the work could have broader implications.
- OUT IN FRONT
- Tracking Slugs to Reduce Pesticide Use
The U.K.'s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is funding research into how best to control gastropod mollusks using passive low-frequency RFID tags.
- Signs RFID Is Nearing a Tipping Point in Apparel Retail
A number of leading indicators suggest the sector is poised to adopt radio frequency technology en masse within the next few years.
- Will Sporting Goods Be Next?
This sector seems poised to be the next real industry to adopt RFID.
- Do Tag Costs Matter?
RFID Journal's Apparel Retail ROI Calculator can help companies discover how RFID can deliver huge benefits.
- TUNED IN
- RFID Adoption Headwinds
Retailers that understand three basic issues can sail through their RFID pilots.
- SOFTWARE SAVVY
- EPC Memory vs. User Memory
One bank identifies a tagged object and the other describes it.
- EXPERT VIEW
- Complying With the Food Safety Modernization Act
RFID can help U.S. produce farmers cost-effectively meet the FDA's mandate.