Ready For RFID Gen3?

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2006-06-29 Print this article Print

Few are, but as item-level tagging looms on the horizon, security and functionality may stretch Gen2 beyond its limits.

Considering the glacial pace that is the world of global standards bodies, it's not surprising that developers need to think far ahead. But as the politically-complicated RFID community has just started getting used to RFID's Gen2, some are already prepping for Gen3. That's making some in the industry feelings a little skittish--or perhaps nauseous.

"Some people are so committed to RFID Gen2" that talk of Gen3 "is like garlic to a vampire," said Kevin Ashton, a VP at ThingMagic and co-founder of MIT's Auto-ID Center.

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