Happening with RFID?
RFID, NFC, Sensors, M2M, and Cloud Computing:
The Road Map to Ubiquitous Networking and
Why RFID is
directly on the path to the Internet of Things
and highly relevant to the Internet of
It is only a matter of time
until virtually every entity with a RFID tag can become a
programmable/intelligent node on a private extranet, a private intranet, or the
public Internet. What this means is that RFID tags are basic building blocks
and the volume enabler of Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing.
As RFID, NFC, and sensors in Local Area Networks, plus M2M mobile broadband
technologies across Wide Area Networks meet the virtualized, self-service and
highly automated provisioning realm of on-demand Cloud Computing the world of
Information Technology will
see Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing emerge.
Together, these technologies
will foster the proliferation of tens of billions of connected devices which
in turn will lead to many innovations at the intersections of the virtual (digital) world and
the physical (analog) world.
Who Will Succeed in RFID?
How Can Our Company Recruit
the Best People with RFID Expertise?
How Can I Earn a Career Opportunity in RFID?
RFID Recruiters provides
specialized recruiting services for private and
public sector employers and for individuals
involved with RFID (Radio Frequency
IDentification) technologies, products,
applications, and services.
Based on our perspective we believe that RFID in many forms -
most notably passive RFID and active RFID, but also in the form of derivatives
and closely related technologies including NFC (Near Field Communications), BAP
(Battery Assisted Passive RFID), RTLS (Real-Time Locating Systems), and
especially sensors – along with “M2M” (Machine to Machine) communications in conjunction with GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and various
other mobile and smart phone technologies, plus Cloud Computing - is
developing on a pace and trajectory that will dramatically extend the reach of
The following information is intended
to provide hiring organizations and individuals with a clear view of the overall
RFID market’s current status, recent past, and likely future.
Additionally, the information provided here is intended to provide readers with
a clear view of how RFID and related technologies are providing a path to the
"Internet of Things" (IoT) and the "Internet of Everything" (IoE).
Without a doubt, RFID is proliferating well beyond its historical roots in EAS (Electronic
Article Surveillance), toll tags and other vehicle management applications,
personnel access control systems, and smart cards for various uses. Clearly,
RFID offers tremendous opportunities for both private and public organizations
and for individuals.
Currently, for individuals, most of
the best opportunities are available for candidates who have experience with
RFID – especially with new and emerging forms of RFID and new applications of
RFID. Why? Although RFID is "hotter" than most information technologies and
has a very bright long range outlook employers are cautiously ramping-up hiring
to ensure that hiring doesn't improperly outpace revenue and budgets from the
many new business models being enabled by RFID. As of early 2017, just enough
"supply" is available in the market which means that employers can sometimes
choose from among candidates with significant RFID experience.
Today's RFID Market is the Result of a Decade of Steady Progress
The leading semiconductor, inlay, and label manufacturers for
passive (non-battery) tags have ramped production capacity from the millions to
the tens of millions and in some cases hundreds of millions of units in response
to not only the early Wal-Mart, DOD, and other mandates but also as a result of
the market's response to the 2005 EPC Gen 2 specification and the subsequent
(mid 2006) ISO 18000-6 amendment that harmonized the EPC and ISO
specifications. As a result of growing standardization and the steadily
increasing success of early adopter implementations, both RFID provider
companies and RFID user organizations can often over-run the supply of
experienced and successful RFIDers. Further fueling demand for RFID technology and
business expertise is the fact that
external mandate and compliance programs have given way to internal user
organization motivations as the primary driver for RFID adoption.
RFID Outlook Based on More Recent (2010-2015) Developments
During 2010 the RFID adoption ramp started to ascend a notable
upward slope. This slope has been driven by increased retail industry adoption
of RFID tags for use at the item level, which in turn is driving unprecedented
levels of demand for passive RFID tags and readers plus associated
infrastructure and services. After several years of primarily using RFID tags
for pallet and case level applications, RFID tagging is now achieving strong
traction at the item level, especially for textile and apparel applications.
The uptake in tagging
for textile and apparel applications is significant for several reasons.
First, the movement beyond pallet and case tagging to item tagging brings the
potential for much larger volumes of RFID tagging, and generally, within some
limits, as volume goes up, price goes down - in turn making the tag cost to end
users (initially retailers but also end users in other vertical industries) more
attractive. And more important to RFID tag demand generation than lowering the
price on already inexpensive (for some applications, sub-dime) tags, the success
of leaders in retail item level tagging motivates further adoption by fast
follower and not so fast follower peer organizations.
Second, item level tagging for textile and apparel puts in place much of the
associated printer, printer/applicator, fixed and handheld reader, Local Area
Networking, middleware, application software, and the overall systems and
solutions which position textile and apparel applications as the lead rocks in
an avalanche of follow-on consumer products to be tagged at the item level; and
very importantly it also drives the development of cooperative supply chain
partner source tagging. Subsequent item level tagging will enjoy the benefit of
piggybacking on the infrastructure and know-how gained by retailers - and their
supply chain partners - in the first wave of textile and apparel tagging. The
recognition of the value created by textile and apparel goods tagging at the
item level will open the door for item tagging of many other consumer products.
Third, item tagging as an extension of supply chain management opens a myriad of
possibilities for item tagging to support many other applications from store and
inventory security to automated POS to more insightful inventory management
including real-time supply and demand-based pricing to dramatically enhanced
packaging and underlying product capabilities as each tagged item begins to
inherit an initially low level but significant, and eventually profound, level
And fourth in many respects, the adoption of item level tagging will be seen as
a key if not critical bridge between consumer RFID applications and enterprise
applications. One component of this bridge appears to be positioned in the form
of NFC-equipped phones, as RFID smart phones will be recognized as natural
platforms that can function as both personal readers and personal tags - thereby
providing a tremendously intelligent multi-function web-accessible shopping,
funds, and transaction/payments manager.
The late 2010 NFC announcements by smart phone technology
providers and mobile phone service providers were significant early tell-tale indicators of
During the second
half of 2011, probably less
visible to non-RFID enthusiasts, another significant development occurred
within the realm of RFID standards - the GS1 ratification of two EPCglobal
standards: the EPC HF (High Frequency) RFID Air Interface Protocol version
2.0.3, and the Tag Data Standard (TDS) version 1.6. As reported by RFID
Journal, “The new air-interface protocol will enable 13.56 MHz RFID technology
to be utilized with Electronic Product Code (EPC) numbers, while the updated TDS
will allow aerospace and defense users to include their own industry headers in
the existing EPC identification system.”
These new specifications enhanced and extended previously established EPC standards
to address market requirements for HF RFID applications while leveraging the
valuable work previously achieved with EPC specifications for UHF RFID
implementations. The result has been increased radio frequency flexibility and new
data structure specifications to further accommodate interoperable data
exchange. These developments are helping both RFID provider companies and RFID
user organizations to more readily deploy RFID-enabled solutions in the
healthcare, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and other industries.
the market for RFID in it's various forms continued to grow substantially.
Passive RIFD tags sales for 2014 alone were estimated to be nearly 7 billion
units. And more important than even volumes, in very significant respects
RFID has been leading the way in extending the reach of Information Technology.
Apple's confirmation of RFID with it's 2014 announcement of support for NFC and
the much larger and broader emergence of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) are not
only continuing to validate the hugely important role of RFID - they are
initiatives that are being built on many of the technological and business
lessons learned specifically through the development of RFID.
What does all
this mean and where is RFID and the overall field of Information Technology
The impending technology and market developments are likely to
stimulate interesting discussions between consumers, retailers, Consumer
Packaged Goods manufacturers, banks, credit and debit card companies, and
telecommunications service providers. Together, the evolution of RFID and
related information technologies plus the ensuing market
developments will surface meaningful discussions and concerns about intellectual
property rights, authentication, security, privacy and more - all the way up to
and including the
proper role of information technology within open markets and democratic
societies. RFID Recruiters believes now is the time to recognize that the
technological genie is out of the bottle and it will never go back in; these
issues and the many surrounding economic, social, and political issues need to
be addressed in a thoughtful, appropriate, fair and just, mutually beneficial
and overall "win-win" manner for humanity as a whole as the data and intelligent
systems that will proliferate at the intersection of these competing interests
will be nothing less than profoundly transformative. Addressing all the associated
technological challenges and market opportunities will require many forms of RFID and related expertise.
Beyond Passive RFID - Developments in Active RFID and Related
It is important to note that in parallel with the technology and
market developments in passive (non-battery powered) RFID various derivatives of
active (battery powered) RFID are also gaining strong traction. Among active
tag technologies 802.11 (Wi-Fi), 802.15.4 (ZigBee), 18000-7 (DASH7), Ultra Wide
Band (UWB), and other variants will proliferate. Additionally, Battery Assisted
Passive (BAP) and energy harvesting forms of RFID are evolving to meet specific
As the various forms of RFID technology (both passive and active) develop it
will appear that entire other categories of edge technology will also emerge and
evolve such as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Passive Wireless Sensor Tags (PWSTs),
Machine to Machine (M2M) communications, Mobile Resource Management (MRM), and
Location Based Systems (LBS); but in almost each case - from existing
technologies such as wide area Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and cellular
(mobile) phone systems to the new categories - we will see technologies and
innovations driven forward by various needs to wirelessly identify (in other
words, use Radio Frequency to IDentify) entities; and built
upon RF and ID capabilities will increasingly come the ability to
determine an entity's location, plus the additional abilities to determine and
report on the condition of the entity and the condition of the surrounding
environment. In turn, remote monitoring, recording, and reporting capabilities
will be augmented with remote control capabilities. Each of these "edge
technologies" will extend the reach of web-based Information Technologies being
commercialized in the form of Software As A Service (SAAS) and Cloud Computing.
Together, these technologies will create a profound new intersection between the
virtual (digital) world and the physical (analog) world.
Although people often currently think of RFID in terms of “RF”
(Radio Frequency) tags that “ID” (IDentify) and track products and other
assets within organizations and through supply chains, RFID tags will eventually
be thought of as very small computers that happen to have a built-in wireless
networking capability. In other words, it is only a matter of time until
virtually every entity with a RFID tag can become a programmable/intelligent
node on a private extranet, a private intranet, or the public Internet.
What this means is that RFID tags are basic building
blocks and the volume enabler of Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing.
Clearly, experienced RFIDers with successful track records will
increase in value. As a result, the shift in supply and demand for RFID
expertise will open new opportunities for outstanding candidates with adjacent
To understand what types of career backgrounds are most in demand
and will be key to company successes it is important to see the larger and
evolving picture of RFID.
Competing RFID Architectures
and the Incorporation of RTLS and the Integration of Sensors
The evolution of RFID system architectures will in many respects
be like previous IT (Information Technology) evolutions which saw competition
between centralized and decentralized designs. With RFID, as tags become
recognized as programmable computers with finite but ever increasing amounts of
processor and memory capacity, IT architects will engage in competition to
develop system solutions with the appropriate trade-offs between "tag-oriented"
and "network-oriented" system designs.
Both system design camps will argue that Moore's Law is driving
computing MIPS closer to free while the network-oriented advocates will remind
us that Moore's Law is also having a similar impact on conventional bandwidth
and web-based servers.
In addition to total life cycle cost (one-time and recurring
costs), various architectural issues including RF range, power consumption,
functionality, flexibility, reliability, redundancy, security, system
management, scalability, and ease of use will drive the competing system
Innovative and aggressive tag-oriented system architects will
advocate squeezing ever greater capabilities onto each RFID tag. This will be
the course for most active tag suppliers and potentially some passive tag
suppliers. The tag-oriented architecture proponents, especially the active tag
suppliers, will pursue applications including relatively long range access
control, high value asset management, and various other applications requiring
true Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) capabilities. Initially, more so than
the network-oriented proponents, these suppliers will also be the likely
providers of sensor equipped tags.
will become an increasingly important function. Sensors will be used to monitor
and report changes in the environment such as temperature, humidity, shock and
vibration, and various aspects of security such as physical or other tampering.
Sensors on RFID tags will detect and report chemical and nuclear particles. The
applications for RFID tags with and without sensors
will be nearly endless.
RFID Moves the Edge of Information Technology
to the Intersection of the the Physical World and the Digital Realm
RFID, when combined with sensors, represents the movement of the
edge of IT to an important frontier; not only does RFID move the edge and reach
of IT further outward from traditional computing (as we have known it in the
form of data processing centers, departmental computers, desktop and notebook
computers, plus tablets and smart phones), but RFID with sensor equipped
tags moves the edge of IT to a point where RFID becomes the intersection
between the digital realm and the physical world. At this intersection
is the practical ability to identify, locate, and monitor the physical condition
and surrounding environment of virtually every inanimate and animate entity.
And as previously stated, this means that virtually every entity with a unique
serial number (or name) will have the potential to become an intelligent
wireless node on a private intranet, a private extranet, or the public
Internet. Huge changes are coming that will effect not only supply chains but
the visibility, security, management, and control of devices, data, workflows,
and potentially people, everywhere.
Network-oriented system architects will shift as much
functionality as possible to the infrastructure of web-based networks and
servers and will have a strong (huge) initial focus on passive tags. Over time,
as costs fall, the network-oriented advocates will add sensors.
While the network-oriented architects will say "Why add any
functionality on the tag that could possibly be put on a web-based server? Just
get the cost per tag down as low as it can go and get the volume of tags as high
as possible as quickly as possible", the tag-oriented architects will respond by
saying "But unless you put this or that functionality on the tag, the
application won't work no matter how much you want to use web-based servers."
In both the tag-oriented approach and the network-oriented
approach, extraordinary advances in flexible miniaturization will drive
impressive on-tag functionality including standards-driven, tag
manufacturer-driven, and user-driven data fields, programmable processes, and
Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing are Inevitable
- Use them Wisely
Over time, as RFID tags become recognized as what they are -
miniature programmable computer nodes on a network - the distinctions between
the tag-driven and network-driven architectures will recede. At this point,
RFID architecture will resemble other IT architectures which have matured to
offer granular increments of processor and memory capacity with options.
However, where previously network interfaces on computers were considered the
front end, on RFID tags they will become considered the back end and sensors
will become the front end. In this respect, RFID with sensors represents the
completion of an important cycle in the Information Revolution begun in the mid
1900s. In this cycle IT will have moved from a low volume, centralized, and
non-networked architecture to a high volume, distributed, and networked
architecture. The extent of centralization vs. autonomy is subject only to
objectives and values yet to be economically and politically determined. What
is clear is that the ability to create Ubiquitous Networking in conjunction with
Pervasive Computing is inevitable. RFID Recruiters believes that as with every
technology developed by humanity the responsibility resides with humanity to use
these technologies wisely.
In the early days, tag providers will offer very specialized
tags. As the market matures, the winning providers will offer a family of tags
that will support a high degree of functional portability among the tags. The
tags, the readers (reader-writers) and the ability to manage the RFID edge
environment and the ability to integrate the edge environment with IT systems
everywhere will give rise to platforms for Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive
From Millions to Billions and Trillions
As a frame of reference, some analysts (focused on conventional
computers, mostly PCs) have said that the one billionth computer was shipped in
2002 and that the two billionth computer likely shipped in 2007. While
forecasts are certainly subject to error some well reported market research
projected that 20 billion RFID tags could be in use as early as 2008. Another
study claimed that 1.3 billion tags were produced in 2005 and projected that 33
billion tags would be produced in 2010. No doubt it is easier to make
projections than sales (especially in the post Q4 2008 economy). The reality is
that it takes time to develop and implement end to end enterprise-class RFID
solutions within closed loop (intra-organization) environments and even more
time to gain concurrence on workflow automation in open loop
(inter-organization) applications. Nonetheless, the number of RFID tags sold
during 2009 (not the entire installed base) is estimated to have reached nearly 2
billion tags including passive labels, other CPG/retail tagging, smart cards
(including passports, other ID cards, and prepaid cards), toll tags, automotive
and industrial applications, healthcare applications, military applications, and
a myriad of other uses. Industry reports for 2010 indicate total tag
shipments reached 2.3 billion in 2010 with nearly 2.9 billion projected for
2011. In others words, in just the three year period from 2009-2011
approximately 6 billion RFID tags were shipped.
To put the numbers in further perspective, one
author/blogger/consultant estimated that as of 2007 the world had about 800
million registered automobiles, 1.3 billion fixed line telephones, 1.5 billion
TVs, and 2.7 billion mobile phones. It appears that RFID tags are on a
trajectory to exceed all of these, and the total number of PCs, combined. In
fact, in the not too distant future, RFID tags might wind up being put on or in
many of the new versions of these products, along with many, many more things.
In December 2009 IBM ran TV commercials saying that "soon there will be
one trillion connected devices in the world." Perhaps of equal
or greater significance is another trend quantified in a September 2010 IBM
commercial in which IBM stated that
"66% of new products have some form of intelligence
What is important to recognize is that increasingly RFID tags
will not be just devices used to identify and locate entities, and to report on
conditions; in fact, beyond the very compelling vision of the "Internet of
Things" RFID tags are on the path to becoming programmable and networkable
computers. Clearly, embedded computing and RFID are converging - and it
appears that a large wave of NFC (Near Field Communications) applications will
implement RFID as both a tag and a reader in phones and other mobile computing
platforms. Going forward, new and improved applications for RFID will be
limited only by increasingly easier levels of cost-justification and people's
imagination. It is worth repeating: Virtually every entity with a unique
serial number (or name) will have the potential to become an intelligent
wireless node on a private intranet, a private extranet, or the public Internet.
From IP Addresses to EPC (and potentially
Much of the established IT (computing and networking) world
currently thinks of an addressable node as something that has an IP address; but
what RFID has established is that it’s possible to make a single low cost (RFID)
chip with an antenna become wirelessly addressable with a unique (but non-IP)
EPC identifier. And it's not just "possible" - it's 100% real and becoming more
prominent every day. As described above, RFID tags are already installed in
quantity billions and shipping more billions per year. Further, as RFID tags
proliferate so do RFID readers - which presents the question: "What is the
future for RFID readers?"
As part of the proliferation of RFID tags and RFID readers, RFID
readers are increasingly being embedded in various other devices - both within
handheld (mobile) devices and in fixed installations. Along these lines, just
starting to emerge in the IT world as a significant new product category is the
IP-based femtocell. Femtocells are effectively low cost telco/consumer wireless
base stations that can support a myriad of wireless and wired bandwidth handoffs
for locations that have historically been just beyond the reach of current large
scale IP managed networks. Potentially, femtocells (along with their brothers picocells and microcells) could be a fundamental bridge that translates IP and
EPC identifiers (or other non-IP address identifiers) back and forth; already
femotocells can integrate the reader architecture of some forms of active RFID
(for ZigBee and Wifi RTLS) and they could potentially be adapted to support ISO
18000-7, UWB, etc. - and also passive EPC readers.
It is worth noting that the telco industry has begun adjusted
naming conventions and now refers to femtocells, picocells, and microcells
collectively as “small cells.” Being the telco and enterprise class manageable
bridge from the “traditional” IP-based edge of IT architectures to the newly
emerging but rapidly proliferating edge (as represented by RFID and sensor
technology) is a very natural and powerful role for small cells.
The result is an architecture that is potentially end user
installable and that is telco or enterprise manageable, low cost,
standards-based, open and remotely software upgradeable, and
(relatively-speaking) very high bandwidth. Additionally, small cells are
increasingly expected to incorporate software-defined radios and become
increasingly “self-organizing”. In this architecture small cells can become an
intelligent bridge to the “Internet of Things” as represented by RFID, NFC, and
sensors. Small cells can not only support the rapid deployment of
enterprise-class traditional voice, text, data, image, and video applications
but they can also support the emerging RTLS/Location Based Services and the huge
number of devices and apps that will comprise the M2M market, the RFID market,
and perhaps most or all of the other Connected Devices that will comprise the
Internet of Things. What this means is that large scale manageable deployments
for an endless array of Connected Devices and Connected Device-enabled
applications can be extended to enterprise locations, mid-market business
locations, and SOHO (Small Office Home Office) locations, or anywhere that has
anything resembling standards-based network connectivity.
Technologies, Products, Applications, Solutions, and Services
& The Cloud
Some providers and users will opt for various RFID technologies
and products packaged as a system while others will opt for applications and
solutions delivered as a service. Clearly, in the coming architecture battles
experienced IT personnel from product line managers to engineers to sales
executives will find many opportunities to add value to their employer's and
customers' initiatives. Opportunities will exist for ITers experienced with
hardware and software development from the chip level to the system level, in
both the digital and the RF realms. Encryption, access control, asset
management, and other security specialists will enjoy increased demand.
Likewise, for RFID user companies, RFID technologists and business process
re-engineering specialists will become important members of cross-functional
As RFID, NFC, and sensors in Local Area Networks, plus M2M and
LTE mobile broadband
technologies across Wide Area Networks meet the virtualized, self-service and
highly automated provisioning realm of on-demand Cloud Computing the world of
Information Technology will
see Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing emerge.
Many Competing Demands for RFID Expertise
Providers of sensor technologies, chips, antennas, inlays,
labels, printers, print and apply machines, readers, portal and other edge
software, middleware, application software, hosting and outsourcing services,
consulting, system integration, and total solutions will increasingly look to
exceptional technology and business candidates who are new to RFID but who have
demonstrated the ability to bring new technologies to market.
Of particular value will be candidates who have experience with
enterprise software that automates workflow. Candidates with ERP, logistics,
warehouse management, CRM, and other application provider experience will be
among the many new entrants to the RFID field. (Sooner or later the supply
chain implementation of RFID will extend to and past the Point Of Sale to the
consumer's home.) Software oriented candidates will bring value to RFID
initiatives from two converging perspectives: 1. candidates who bring expertise
regarding the ability of various application software packages to provide off
the shelf automation with a reasonable amount of configuring (vs. large scale
customization), and 2. candidates who bring expertise in .NET, Java EE, XML and
other web services technologies that will provide highly flexible means of
customization and integration.
Regardless of the technology platform, the high value candidates
will be those who can translate their experience in open loop Supply Chain
Management, closed loop asset management, and other business processes within
(and across) industry verticals into contacts, knowledge, skills, and insights
that can be leveraged by their new RFID-enabling or RFID-enabled employers.
Consultants and others who utilize consultative methodologies to develop
innovative but practical RFID use-cases for their customers will be increasingly
As always in early adopter markets, candidates who can lead users
to the automation of vertical or horizontal workflows in a manner that is
cost-justifiable and consistent with users' strategic business objectives will
be among the most valuable new RFID employees.
What Is the Fastest Way
to Get Up To Speed
and Become an RFIDer?
Here are several suggestions:
Become a student of everything that has
to do with the EPC and DOD RFID standards specifications and the on-going development
of RFID standards; (better yet, find a way to participate in or become a
leader in the development of RFID standards). Become a student of the Wal-Mart and DOD
progress of their compliant suppliers, and the progress of the RFID
providers who are implementing RFID solutions for the compliant suppliers.
Stay cognizant of the other companies and organizations issuing RFID
mandates and the other RFID developments around the globe including those in
Europe and Asia as well as within the United States. Become both an IT
expert and a Supply Chain Management expert - develop expertise in the
automation of supply chain workflows in one or more particular vertical
industries. Become an expert who can show how the implementation of
RFID technology will produce a Return On Investment.
While Supply Chain Management applications and the EPC/DOD standards
specifications are gaining considerable traction and have arguably become
the most visible face of RFID, be aware that many applications of RFID exist
and will emerge that do not fall within Supply Chain Management and that may
or may not fall under the umbrella of RFID standards. Give special
attention to active RFID/RTLS and sensor technologies, and give
consideration to the distinctions between open loop and
closed loop applications.
In general, most highly highly scalable and successful technologies lead
to standards - either formally approved by standards bodies, or defacto.
However, as with all technology adoption, the success of RFID (both for
Supply Chain Management and non-Supply Chain Management applications) will
depend on many factors - not the least of which is the ingenuity of the
people bringing the technology to market.
Follow the news at
www.rfidnews.org, and other RFID resource
Check with major book sellers for books
to read on RFID - the list is continually expanding.
Two excellent books are "RFID and Beyond" by Claus Heinrich
(from SAP), and "RFID
Field Guide" by Manish Bhuptani and Shahram Moradpour. These
books were among the relatively early but still valuable RFID "classics".
Another excellent and more recent book that offers impressive breadth and
depth is "RFID Technology and Applications" by Stephen Miles, Sanjay Sarma,
and John Williams. This book includes contributions from outstanding
RFID researchers and other leading RFIDers in the U.S. and around the world
and it provides not only a great survey of RFID technology and applications
but also keen insight regarding many of the key challenges and opportunities
associated with various forms of RFID and related technologies including
RTLS and sensors.
Check with Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
university book stores and other book retailers for the books cited here and
for new publications. RFID is a dynamically
changing industry - technological understanding and historical perspective as well as forward looking
vision can be very useful.
this link to our instructions on how to prepare and submit your resume to RFID Recruiters.
The keys are to make sure your RFID objective is focused and
that your work history clearly shows and distinguishes between your
quantifiable responsibilities and quantifiable accomplishments.
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