Open standards for RFID systems hold great promise, but how do you prevent competitors from scanning sensitive data off of your RFID tags, or eavesdropping on communications between your tags and readers?
Printed batteries that can power low-cost active RFID labels will likely hit the market next year.
Kill the tag. Zero it out. Encrypt the data. There are many ways to protect consumer privacy. But at this early stage, how do you do it in a way that reassures customers and doesn't limit the benefits of RFID?
It doesn't matter how you plan to use RFID tags; what matters is how people think
you may use them.
UCC and EAN have formed AutoID Inc., which will issue Electronic Product Codes later this year. They have also clarified their position on RFID standards.
A startup is testing RFID time temperature integrators that monitor the status of perishables in real time.
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Intermec Technologies has partnered with IBM Global Services and other systems integrators to provide wireless networking equipment and RFID systems that aim to solve companies' real-world problems.
The Italian company says its device can read 800 tags in close proximity on a conveyor system.
The two companies are working together to RFID-enable Oracle's warehouse management system.