RFID Technologies

Technology Map Detailed Contents February 2014

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Tags
    • Frequency Ranges of RFID Systems
    • Read-Only versus Write/Read Tags
    • Low-Cost RFID Tags
    • Electronic Product Codes
    • Electronic Product Code Information Services
  • Contactless Cards
  • Readers
  • System Infrastructure and Implementation
    • Systems Infrastructure
    • System Implementation
  • System Testing
  • Software and Services
  • Standards

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
  • General Constraints
  • Synergistic Technologies
  • Competing Technologies
  • Required Resources
  • Regulatory Factors

Areas to Monitor

  • Mainly External Signposts
    • Compelling Consumer Applications
    • Conflicts between Supply-Chain Partners
    • Consumer Acceptance
    • Data Management and Ownership
    • Legislative and Regulatory Issues
    • Liability Issues
    • Major Initiatives
  • Mainly Industry Milestones
    • Combination with Other Technologies
    • Costs
    • Software and Middleware Availability
    • Standards
    • Tag-Manufacturing Technologies
  • Interdependent Dynamics
    • Data Filtering and Preprocessing
    • Data Security
    • Privacy
    • Interference
    • Return on Investment

Implications of Commercialization

  • Decreasing Costs of RFID Technology
  • Integration of RFID with Other Technologies
  • Improved Reliability and Accuracy
  • Development of an Adequate Infrastructure
  • Ubiquitous RFID Technology

Opportunities

  • General Opportunities
    • Manufacturing and Processing
    • Supply-Chain and Logistics Management
    • Monitoring, Tracking, and Asset Management
    • Security, Safety, Identification, and Authentication
    • Payment Systems
  • Industry-Specific Opportunities
    • Health-Care, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Applications
    • Retail Applications
    • End-Consumer Applications
  • RFID-Focused Opportunities
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication
    • Expanded RFID Technologies
    • Near-Field Communication

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