Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Audience: Fellow Students and Professors Author: Diana Turple Student # W
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In summary this report will help to inform people of RFID. It will show how it is being used now and may be used in the moving ahead. It begins with a brief introduction on what RFID is and then goes on to explain, its whole idea and uses of RDIF. RFID will use the know‐how from people of interest who will bounce off the advantages and problems to outplay for different companies. These companies are caught up in the development, advancement, and the market plays a great part in the future of RFID.
TABLE OF Contents Summary Radio Frequency Identification - Introduction RFID had to begin somewhere What is RFIT? RFID and its Current and Planned Uses RFID Chips used on students? Retail Stores go Smart with RFID RFID & Bar Codes Injections into Humans 1. Medical Records Use 2. Building access and security 3. Possible Future Applications Potential problems 4. Potential problems Conclusion - RFID, as an emerging technology, for the Consumer in the Future Appendix Bibliography 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 8 9 10
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RFID - Introduction
RFID is coming out as a major emerging technology for identifying and tracking goods and assets around the
world. It can help hospitals locate equipment quickly to improve patient care, pharmacies to reduce copying, and logistics providers to improve the management of movable assets. RFID promises to create new inefficiencies in the supply chain. It will track goods from the point of manufacture through retail POS.
RFIT had to begin somewhere.
The first disturbing fact is that RFID is NOT a new technology. It was first used over sixty years ago by Britain to identify aircraft in World War II and a part of the refinement of radar. It was during the 1960s that RFID was first considered as a aide in the commercial world. The first commercial applications involving RFID followed during the 70s and 80s. These commercial applications were concerned with identifying some asset inside a single location.
What is RFIT?
RFID is the reading of physical tags on single products, cases, pallets, or re‐usable containers that emit radio signals to be picked up by reader devices. A key component to this RFID vision is the EPC Global Network. The complete RFID picture combines the technology of the tags and readers with access to global standardized databases, ensuring real time access to up‐to‐date information about relevant products at any point in the
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supply chain. These devices and software must be supported by a higher software planning that enables the collection and distribution of location‐based information in near real time.
RFID and its Current and Planned Uses
But while the expertise has received over its fair share of media coverage recently, plenty of are still unfamiliar with RFID and the benefits it can offer. The automotive industry has been using closed‐loop RFID systems to track and control plenty of the world's major retailers have mandated RFID tagging for pallets and cases shipped in to their distribution centers to provide better visibility. There are moves in the defense and aerospace industry to mandate the use of RFID to improve supply chain visibility and be sure the authenticity of parts. RFID tags are being used to track the movement of farm animals to assist with tracking issues when major animal diseases strike. Regulatory bodies in the United States are moving to the use of pedigrees based on RFID to prevent the counterfeiting of prescription drugs. Hospitals are using RFID for patient identification and moveable asset tracking. In the face of this require for ...