RFID Will Enable Any Organization to Better Understand Their Operations
The goal of a radio-frequency identification (RFID) system is to generate data that can be acted on to boost efficiency, cut costs or provide other business benefits. Active RFID, which has a power source in a tag, is becoming a rapidly growing ‘sleeper’ technology. Active RFID will create a competitive advantage in consumer goods, combat the new terrorism, other crime and threatened epidemics of disease and will serve consumers and governments demanding better service, more information, food traceability and condition monitoring. The safety of construction and the risk of natural disasters will be monitored by Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (USNs) as a form of active RFID, and they will assist and monitor the increasing number of elderly and disabled.
History of RFID
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is actually not as new as most people might think. RFID was developed out of the radar experiments and development during the Second World War. The actual date of invention is 1948 but this was followed by decades of development and experimentation before commercial applications were implemented. In 1987 Norway implemented the first successful toll collection system. Toll systems were the breakthrough product for RFID.