About this book
RFID is a key technology for Europe. Today we are witnessing a noticeable shift away from RFID pilot projects of the early days, towards a broad deployment of RFID in order to increase efficiency and innovation of processes. Even though Europe is a leading player in the world of RFID technology, several challenges need to be addressed in order for RFID to reach its full potential. To further the advancement of this technology, coordinated European efforts need to be promoted, especially in the areas of standardisation, user guidelines, legislation, technology development, and research and development.
These themes have been analysed by a network of European RFID technology providers, vendors and end users. The result of their work is summarised in this volume, giving recommendations for RFID stakeholders who wish to support the technology. By providing a comprehensive overview of state of play of RFID in Europe, this book is an indispensable read for decision makers in all areas of society who have to look into RFID.
The publication is a summary of the results of the coordination action CE RFID – Coordinating European Efforts in the RFID Value Chain – a network of European RFID technology providers, vendors and end users. It aims at promoting the use of RFID technology and supporting further development. The project was funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.