• Smart Cards in Healthcare FAQ Series – Smart Cards and the Healthcare Ecosystem In this FAQ

    What is a smart card?Who benefits from smart cards?How many smart cards are currently deployed in the healthcare market?Have any stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem deployed smart cards?What are

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  • In what ways are companies using RFID today?

    Thousands of companies around the world use RFID today to improve internal efficiencies. Club Car, a maker of golf carts uses RFID to improve efficiency on its production line . Paramount Farms—one of

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  • What has prevented RFID from taking off until now?

    There are well-developed standards for low- and high-frequencyRFID systems, and these technologies are widely used. For instance, LF tags are used to track livestock around the world. HF is used in ac

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  • What have the initial benefits of RFID technology been?

    RFID technology can deliver benefits in many areas, from tracking work in process to speeding up throughput in a warehouse. VisitRFID Journal‘s Case Studies section to see how companies are using the

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  • If RFID has been around so long and is so great, why aren’t all companies using it?

    All technologies take time to reach a level of maturity at which standards exist, uses of the technology and its benefits are well understood, systems do what users need them to do and early adopters

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  • Is RFID new?

    FID is a proven technology that’s been around since at least the 1970s. Up to now, it’s been too expensive and too limited to be practical for many commercial applications. But if tags can be made che

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  • Is RFID better than using bar codes?

    RFID is not necessarily “better” than bar codes. The two are different technologies and have different applications, which sometimes overlap. The big difference between the two is bar codes are line-o

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  • What are some of the most common applications for RFID?

    RFID is used for everything from tracking cows and pets to triggering equipment down oil wells. It may sound trite, but the applications are limited only by people’s imagination. The most common appli

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