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RFID Sourcebook by Sandip Lahiri

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2.1. Advantages of RFID

The advantages of RFID can be broadly classified into the following two types:

  • Current. These advantages are immediately realizable with the technology products that exist today.

  • Future. These advantages are either available in some form today or will be available as improved features in the future as the technology matures.

These are not official terminologies, but are used for the sake of convenience and to aid in better understanding of a benefit. The following list covers both of these advantage types, and the rest of this chapter describes how much benefit is available today versus how much will be available in the future:

  • Contactless. An RFID tag can be read without any physical contact between the tag and the ...

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