RFID Then and Now: How RFID Technology Today Has Advanced from the Early 2000’s

In 2003, the world of RFID technology looked bright. The idea of using UHF RFID solutions in commercial applications was about 10 years old and everyone was looking to expand its use.  IBM engineers obtained several RFID patents and began working with retailers, including Walmart, to streamline their business processes. As a result, Walmart announced that its top 100 vendors and suppliers would be required to tag all their cases and pallets with UHF RFID tags within two years. RFID technology seemed like it was about to take off. Everyone expected tremendous results. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Read more


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