hosting a workshop Networked RFID:
Systems and Services, in collaboration with ITUís Strategy and Policy Unit
14-15 February 2006.
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the much-touted system that enables data
to be transmitted by a tiny portable device, called a tag, which is read by an
RFID reader and processed according to the needs of a particular application.
The development of RFID systems creates new possibilities for the support of
object-to-object communications. Analysts predict that RFID will revolutionize
areas of industry including supply chain management, security and mobile
telecommunication services. Additionally, RFID is expected to play an important
role in the realization of the Ubiquitous Network Society. All this will create
a yet unquantified demand on telecommunication networks.
Currently, the market for RFID standards is extremely fragmented. Special
standards for certain limited fields of applications exist as well as
quasi-proprietary or proprietary standards. Many RFID applications still lack
global standards for data formats, compatibility, interoperability,
interference problems, personal information protection, authentication, key
management and others. More.