Analysis: RFID goes the plug and play way

With many RFID end-users in a "wait and see" mode, emerging plug and play technologies promise to revitalize the market, claims ABI Research. "Most of the RFID products available so far require a good deal of hard work for users to integrate them into their existing supply chain systems," observed ABI Research analyst Sara Shah. "Companies want to be able to plug an RFID reader or printer into their network and simply have it work. They want it to coexist with their own IT systems and to be able to manage RFID centrally without massive reconfiguration, extensive training or the need to outsource." New products from Symbol Technologies, Microsoft and several startups may soon begin filling this need, according to Shah.

For more information on RFID plug and play:
- check out this ABI Research press release