- RFID and the Evolution of IT
Radio frequency identification is just the latest stage in the ongoing evolution of systems that enable companies to gather, analyze and act upon information.
- RFID to ERP: The Land Between
The focus has been on tags and readers, but the middleware that processes data from RFID readers and passes it to enterprise systems is critical. Eric Ipsen looks at the trends and key vendors in this crucial area.
- Will Europe Embrace the EPC?
The Auto-ID Center's goal of creating a global network for tracking goods with RFID tags may hinge on Europe. EPC faces some special challenges in the region, but the technology appears to be gaining ground.
- Will Wal-Mart Order RFID Tagging?
Rumors are rife that Wal-Mart plans to require suppliers to tag pallets and cases by January 2005. RFID Journal reveals the truth about Wal-Mart's plans and its 12-year quest for affordable RFID.
- Is This the Future of Retailing?
This month, Gillette begins testing smart shelves in Wal-Mart and Tesco stores. If the pilots prove that RFID can dramatically reduce out-of-stocks and thwart shoplifters, the technology could change stores forever.
- The End of Counterfeiting?
Ravikanth Pappu is developing inexpensive plastic tokens that can be used to authenticate items. When combined with RFID tags, they could make it nearly impossible to sell forged goods.
- Bar Code Pioneer Talks About RFID
Alan Haberman played an instrumental role in the creation of the bar code 25 years ago. He spoke recently to RFID Journal about the future of auto identification.
- Agents Key to RFID Supply Chains
BiosGroup's intelligent software agents could play an important role in supply chains by responding automatically to information coming from RFID tags and readers.