The RFID market has passed through the hype stage and is now coming of age in the channel, according to a Victorian pioneer in the technology.
“The real opportunity in the channel is around asset management because it’s a closed system,” Unique Micro Design’s Geoffrey Ramadan said. “Supply chain, meanwhile, has a more collaborative nature and you really need a mandate to push it through the supply chain.
“The mobile phone is converging into a general access terminal and there are a number of new compact devices coming out with bar-coding, GPRS, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that are going to be very versatile.”
Ramadan predicted 2007 would be the year of mobility and ubiquitous computing and that RFID would take on a significant role.