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Radio frequency identification technology: applications, technical challenges and strategies

Suhong Li (Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA)
John K. Visich (Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA)
Basheer M. Khumawala (C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA)
Chen Zhang (Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA)

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 July 2006

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the technology behind RFID systems, identify the applications of RFID in various industries, and discuss the technical challenges of RFID implementation and the corresponding strategies to overcome those challenges.

Design/methodology/approach

Comprehensive literature review and integration of the findings from literature.

Findings

Technical challenges of RFID implementation include tag cost, standards, tag and reader selection, data management, systems integration and security. The corresponding solution is suggested for each challenge.

Research limitations/implications

A survey type research is needed to validate the results.

Practical implications

This research offers useful technical guidance for companies which plan to implement RFID and we expect it to provide the motivation for much future research in this area.

Originality/value

As the infancy of RFID applications, few researches have existed to address the technical issues of RFID implementation. Our research filled this gap.

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Citation

Li, S., Visich, J.K., Khumawala, B.M. and Zhang, C. (2006), "Radio frequency identification technology: applications, technical challenges and strategies", Sensor Review, Vol. 26 No. 3, pp. 193-202. https://doi.org/10.1108/02602280610675474

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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