Put the right tag in your RFID bag

by Graham Wiemar

RFID tag manufacturers must keep up with seemingly minute-by-minute advances in technology, as well as the demands of their customers to provide a product that won't become obsolete shortly after its implementation. For companies looking to enter the RFID world, the amount of information available, much of it extremely technical, can make the task seem daunting at best, if not downright impossible or at least impractical. [more]

Radio frequency identification:

RFID equipment will be on display in a special RFID Pavilion at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is one of the biggest trends to hit packaging in years. It promises a slew of benefits to manufacturers and retailers alike, including unprecedented control over the supply chain and enhanced product security. [more]

With RFID, drugs go their own way:

the pharmaceutical industry is unique in its demands on radio frequency identification

When it comes to RFID, the pharmaceutical industry is as different from other markets as a pill is from an M&M. Drug manufacturers are as interested in radio frequency identification as makers of Executive Editor consumer packaged goods. But the needs and goals of the pharmaceutical industry with regard to RFID are different from those of other goods manufacturers. [more]

Pushing RFID from the top down:

Wal-Mart starts a game of tag: radio frequency identification is technically feasible, but one analyst says organizations must still figure out the business applications to justify it

Radio frequency identification is being touted as the next big thing on the technology radar, but experts say companies need to develop solid business cases before moving forward. One large retailer, Wal-Mart, has charged ahead and mandated its suppliers do the same. [more]