Guest Column | May 15, 2009

Guest Column: RFID Is Dead...Long Live RFIT

By Bert Moore, Editor, AIM Global

At RFID Journal Live! in Orlando last week (28-29 April 2009) it became obvious that RFID has outgrown the "identification" (ID) part of the acronym and now deserves to be viewed as "information technology" (IT). While there are still many applications requiring only a unique ID, the range and scope of RF-enabled products and services clearly indicate that the industry understands that RF tags are only one component in a larger IT system. That means that it's not just important to identify an item but also to gather data about it -- its location, condition, attributes, etc. -- and then to manipulate, manage and benefit from that data.

Reprinted from: RFID Connections with permission from AIM Global