That’s a very interesting question. Clearly, if businesses currently providing point-of-sale (POS) and back-end systems to apparel retailers were to build solutions, or add the ability to manage item-level serial numbers, they could take over the market for RFID retail solutions. To date, I have not seen any evidence that they are pursuing this option, though I’m sure that someone at these companies must be considering doing so.
I think the most likely scenario would involve such companies purchasing a software provider that offers RFID solutions for managing individual items via radio frequency identification, and then integrating that software with their solutions and sell the combined technology to existing customers.
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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