Time to address the problems limiting RFID adoption

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Disappointed in RFID Adoption?

The industry needs to look beyond price and fix these other issues.

By Jack Romaine

Originally published at RFID Journal

It has been commonly believed, and widely repeated, that the barrier to passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID adoption is the cost of the tags. Deeper investigation and critical thinking indicates that while price is a contributing factor in certain applications, there are other problems that the industry must address in order to accelerate the technology’s adoption. I believe that there are four challenges limiting RFID adoption: tag cost; industry fragmentation and segmentation; cost of software infrastructure replacement; and environmental dependence of the technology.