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IBM Lays Down Its RFID Gauntlet

Published: 24 January 2005

ID: G00184291

Analyst(s): Nigel Montgomery

Summary

IBM has demonstrated its latest in RFID technology in conjunction with Philips tags, WebSphere, and other technologies at the Global RFID ROI Summit in London. It's the first time anyone has attempted to hook together the various stages between manufacture and the consumer, and it provides evidence of IBM's ability in this area. But it is still simply a demo. The summit seeks to prove if such technology can scale to production volumes.

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