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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Innovation in RFID Still on the Rise

By Ann Grackin                                                Tuesday, April 27, 2010

RFID is still Live. Four days in RFID land proved to be inspiring, since the innovation is still driving entrepreneurs to challenge existing plateaus in the solutions. [Read More]

Secrets to Getting Started with RFID and Avoiding the Pitfalls
Tom Coyle - Contributing Author                                                                                Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Who are the top RFID vendors? What are some of the implementation challenges? On the surface these are simple questions, but the answers are much more complex than and not as straightforward as one would like. [Read More]

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Technology
High-Value Software and Solutions Lift Some RFID Providers Out of the Margin Crunch
The RFID system market is maturing, beyond just devices and physical implementation, to providing users with more complete solutions. The vendors who offer well-thought-out solutions, based on solid experience in the field, are doing well.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010     ChainLink Commentary

 
Location-Based Services Poised for Rapid Growth - Part 1
For years, pundits have predicted that the market for Location-Based Services is about to take off. So far that has been mostly wishful thinking. But there are many signs that now the time really is ripe for dramatic growth.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010     ChainLink Commentary


Application-Specific Mass-Market RFID Readers
In the past, the majority of fixed RFID readers were either your standard issue 4-port "one-size-fits-all" readers or, at the other end of the spectrum, customized for a very specific application such as toll collection or embedded in a machine, tool, or vehicle. We are starting to see RFID readers now that tread a middle path between those two extremes...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010     ChainLink Commentary

Supply Chain News
Risk Management Technology for the Supply Chain - Mini Report
Cyber Security, Compliance, Privacy, Supply Chain, Import Security, Anti-Counterfeiting, Critical Infrastructures and scary threats like fraud and piracy, ID theft, fraudulent checks, skimmers, phishing, malware, key loggers, and botnets afflict us all: from government, to business, to consumers, our lives are fraught with risk. Risk Management Technology is a growing sector, but the solutions are fragmented. See our new Solutions Guide chart in this report:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010     Commentary by the ChainLink Research Team

 
GS1 Enters Product Recall
GS1, HP and Microsoft enter product recall space - but GS1 enters as a nonprofit. What is the impact to industry?
Tuesday, April 27, 2010     ChainLink Commentary

Government & Global Trade
Dash7 Alliance - Do Standards Bring Value?
Do standards matter? Do they bring value to end-users? Does the market care? And how does something become a standard, anyway...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010     ChainLink Commentary


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