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RFID stands for Radio
Frequency Identification Information - an inexpensive chip-based
technology that may one day replace UPC codes in more expensive
assets and items. There are some commanilities and some
differences with UPC labels. These are :
UPC - Universal
product code becomes EPC - Electronic Product Code.
UPC is a symbology
based on printed symbols and information on paper or similar
card stock. EPC will be embedded or stored in inexpensive chips.
RFID will emit the
information automatically rather than scanned and read by a bar
involves antannas and RF readers.
RFID chips radiate
radio waves in very close range (distance wise , a few
feet). The frequency band is in low KHz range as compared
to other RF technologies.
RFID is highly
accurate - 99.8 %.
Where is the Research
Cost of RFID
Control - can find item in the back of the store if not on the
application from the assembly line to selling point
Enterprises may use
for competitive advantage