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RFID Sourcebook by Sandip Lahiri

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4.1. Prevalent Application Types

Currently, some of the most prominent RFID applications are as follows:

  • Item tracking and tracing

  • Inventory monitoring and control

  • Asset monitoring and management

  • Anti-theft

  • Electronic payment

  • Access control

  • Anti-tampering

The application types listed here do not appear in any particular order. The order in which an application appears in this list does not reflect, for example, its importance or the degree of its applicability in the RFID context. In addition, these listed applications are not mutually exclusive in terms of characteristics and benefits. Item tracking and tracing applications can have inventory monitoring and control, anti-theft, and asset management characteristics and benefits. The following sections ...

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