The Key to Tracking Unique Items

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Britain's CD.id project shows RFID can be used to track individual music CDs through the supply chain. The real challenge is creating a system that benefits everyone, including the retailer that wants to prevent shoplifting.

Jan. 27, 2003 - At the ASDA Supermarket in Wembley, a teenager fingers the jewel case for "8 Mile," the soundtrack from the popular moving starring rap sensation Eminem. The boy has no intention of stealing the CD because he knows the case is empty. If he wants to buy it, he has to go to a special service area and have a clerk put the disk into the case. There are several customers already online, so he puts down the CD and walks out without buying a...

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