Advances in RFID

Truck Reader - Advances in RFIDThe advances in RFID are becoming increasingly prevalent as the price of the technology decreases. Recent developments include increased read ranges and accuracy, better anti-collision techniques, and increased performance in demanding and previously non-ideal environments. Declining hardware and infrastructure costs and greater abilities to integrate systems seamlessly make now a great time to invest in RFID. Additionally, with rapid breakthroughs in active real time locating systems, both WiFi and non-WiFi based, the ROI from RFID has never been higher, more immediate, and available to more industries. All across the world, Radio Frequency Identification is helping businesses improve their processes and increase their efficiency.

Security

With terrorism and other threats an ever present reality in today’s world, the safety and security of humans, pharmaceuticals, food, and other highly valuable and highly mobile assets is of utmost importance. Consumers and regulators are increasingly demanding more security and accurate information on products as they move around the world. Companies that take a proactive position in using RFID to increase safety and security will help set the standards going forward and be looked upon as leaders in today’s global economy.

Global Standards

Much progress has been made in the last few years in creating global and industry standards for RFID, thus increasing compatibility and ROI of investments in RFID. Organizations like EPC Global, the US Food and Drug Administration, and others have taken the lead in initiating and organizing standards around their respective industries.

Maturing Technology

Recent developments include increased read ranges and accuracy, better anti-collision techniques, and increased performance in demanding and previously non-ideal environments. Declining hardware and infrastructure costs, and greater abilities to integrate systems seamlessly, make now a great time to invest in RFID. Additionally, with rapid breakthroughs in active real time locating systems, both WiFi and non WiFi based, the ROI from RFID has never been higher, more immediate, and available to more industries.

Mandates

Major organizations, most notably Wal-Mart, Target, Albertson’s, Tesco, and the US Department of Defense, have begun issuing mandates demanding that their suppliers become RFID compliant on all their shipments.

There’s a reason why these industry leaders believe RFID is a must-have for the future. You need to be ahead of the curve as well.

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