The promise of increased functionality in RFID systems created in compliance with the new EPCglobal Generation 2 (Gen 2) standard creates a foundation for a new era of RFID use in the supply chain. Momentum and mandates have quickly established Gen 2 as the RFID technology of choice for many global organizations and their trading partners. Despite its promise, it is important to understand Gen 2 is a starting point and is not the end of RFID supply chain innovation. Potential users may be surprised to learn there will be significant disparities in performance and capability among Gen 2-compliant products.
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