In his Worldwide Manufacturing 2007 Top 10 Predictions report, Parker writes that for lack of a business case most companies continue to resist moving beyond RFID
pilot programs and really putting the technology to use.
The financial industry can greatly benefit from RFID
. (20) For example, a depository institution could embed RFID
tags in its customers' existing cards and place an RFID
reader near the entrance.
tags, which contain an internal battery with up to eight years of life, can be read over long ranges (100 feet or more).
Although having citizens "tagged" by the government won't likely mean wearing yellow plastic-coated appliances attached to our ears like for cattle, the similarity to the animal RFID
ID system is striking.
It may be a while before RFID
technology is in place at campus bookstores, dining halls, and rec centers, but if current buzz is any gauge, RFID
is going to become a common technology on campus and everywhere.
For the food and beverage industry specifically, RFID
is becoming more popular for higher-turn items, offering customers more data points to identify areas of improvement within their supply chains.
Marks & Spencer has now showed that RFID
can work in tagging all non-food items including pots, pans, perfumes and other tough-to-tag items.
is also more efficient than barcode technology.
Another new solution facilitates performance-driven and versatile RFID
Compliant with the ISO18000-6B or ISO18000-6C (EPC Gen2) standard, this RFID
parking system can be easier deployed and tracked automatically as the tagging vehicles move in or out.
In retail, RFID
is seeing rapid growth for apparel tagging--this application alone demands 1 billion RFID
labels in 2012, with 1.35 billion tags forecast for 2013.
But the creation of a "federating platform" will not be at all easy given the huge variety of RFID
devices and applications and the wide differences between the EU member states' laws covering data protection and privacy.