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Unformatted text preview: RFID Tags Michelle Chin, Christine Hwang, Lisandro Tsai, Audrey Ying Abstract In 1999, corporations began considering RFID tags potential for tracking millions of individual objects. In that year, Procter & Gamble and Gillette formed a consortium with Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers, called the Auto-ID Center, to develop RFID tags that would be small, efficient, and cheap enough to eventually replace the UPC barcode on everyday consumer products. Radio frequency identification is a powerful emerging technology that enables companies to achieve total business visibility. By knowing the identity, location, and conditions of assets, tools, inventory, people and more, companies can optimize business processes and reduce operational costs. Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are intelligent bar codes that can talk to a networked system to track every product that you put in your shopping cart. Its used as a generic term to describe a system that transmits the identity, your shopping cart....
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- Spring '08