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RFID ... For Customers?
Recently I spoke at the National Retail Federation in the center of retail: New York City! The big buzz this year, no surprise, was about RFID.

rfid receiver  adding value to the RFID investment through logistics, security, and other processes. So many tags are reusable, items are high value, and the range of care and services customers need is large, so the over-simplistic assumptions some people are talking about need to be thought through! Once the base investment is made (we are not saying it is a trivial investment) there are many subscribers to the information. That intelligence can be used in so many places. It behooves the enterprise and their supply

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Eight: Challenges and User Recommendations


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