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Back in the early 2000s, RFID definitely was at the beginning of a substantial hype cycle. The market was being told that soon, every pallet, every item on a pallet, would have a passive RFID tag. RFID would be the magic glue that held the supply chain together as items would be magically tracked across the enterprise.
By 2012, according to Gartner, the RFID wave had crested, and the technology had passed into what the analyst firm calls the Trough of Disillusionment. Today, we see RFID being successfully and conservatively deployed in situations where it makes sense. Temperature-sensitive RFID tags can help safeguard safety in food processing environment. Active RFID tags have proven viable in the healthcare setting, where high-value instruments and even infants in a maternity ward can be tracked.
RFID has some advantages over barcoding. It does not … (download to read more)
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