1. Part 1: Introduction to the RFID Industry
|RFID is an often misunderstood technology because the definition is very broad. RFID is the ability to identify remotely a device using radio waves, and you can choose from several methods to achieve this.
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2. Part 2: New EPC Gen2 RFID Standard Emerges
|The new standard called EPCglobal Gen2 combines the best of ISO 18000-6 and EPC Gen1. This new standard mixes in new innovation to arrive at the most advanced ultrahigh-frequency protocol ever developed.
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3. Part 3: What and Who Is Driving the Adoption of RFID?
|The competition among big retail companies is huge right now; everybody has an enterprise resource plan (ERP) today. The big companies have the same IT infrastructure, so they are looking for the next wave of competitive advantages. Most see RFID as a big advantage.
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4. Part 4: Real-World Applications for RFID Tags and Readers
|Today 8 percent of the goods in stores are not on the shelf. Companies can use RFID to reduce out-of-stock products and save millions of dollars. RFID can also be used to track shipment through every step of the supply chain.
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5. Part 5: Trends in the RFID Industry
|Companies are investing in new products and new technologies that support RFID. There is investment capital pouring into small startups and more and more companies are realizing that RFID goes beyond just the ability to track goods in the supply chain —including merging RFID with various products. Not all RFID trends are popular. There’s a lot of hype and anti-hype in the press and among companies.
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6. Part 6: Improvement Areas for RFID
Companies working on data integrity issues are looking to RFID improvements for solutions.