For the past two years, manufacturers of radio frequency identification hardware—transponders, interrogators and networking devices—have invested millions of dollars developing products that are much improved over what we saw just a few years ago. There has been a great deal of innovation and product enhancement. But what's been lacking in the market is software that allows end users to leverage the information the tags and readers provide. That's about to change.
Microsoft, the world's largest software company, is stepping up its activities in the RFID market, and that signals a movement in the marketplace. Over the next year or so, we will see a lot of companies developing applications that provide cost-effective solutions to business problems. Many of these apps will deliver value quickly, because they will be geared toward a particular industry pain point or address inefficiencies that cross many industries. For instance, some applications will focus on tracking and maintaining assets.Microsoft, RFID, Radio Frequency, RF, Transponders, Networking Device, Technology, Tech News
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