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.
Radio frequency identification is just the latest stage in the ongoing evolution of systems that enable companies to gather, analyze and act upon information.
Companies must find ways to turn RFID data into useful information. This Special Report examines the challenges IT departments face in the short, medium and long term, as companies deploy RFID systems.
RFID systems will present some unique challenges for corporate IT departments.
Supply chain software provider GlobeRanger has been showing off a new RFID component for its iMotion wireless application platform.
Vizional integrates auto-ID technology and provides agents that can react to real-time events.
Manhattan Associates and Zebra Technologies have teamed up to enable companies to print RFID labels over the Internet.
Many business executives are skeptical about RFID, but honest reporting can change that.
AMR Research says only 1 percent of the 550 RFID companies it tracks offer RFID-enabled software applications.
IBM is expanding into RFID with a new services initiative called "E-business to Smart Machines."