Bluetooth Low Energy Move In on RFID

by Jonathan Collins

To many, RFID is a term that should be applied narrowly to define a low-cost license plate tag technology for identification and little else. This kind of technology is targeted at high-volume, low-cost tag applications, such as supply chain tagging of retail goods. But clearly, in its broadest terms, RFID really encompasses anything that identifies itself as uniquely using radio frequency communication – including Bluetooth. Will a short range wireless technology that’s to be specified for the first time later this year expand the definition of RFID even further?

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