Two key improvements for the security and performance quality of Wi-Fi devices are scheduled to reach wireless network users this year as the adoption of wireless technology continues to grow within businesses and home users.
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. began testing the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging at seven stores and a regional distribution centre in Texas on Friday, in anticipation of a wider rollout of the technology that the company hopes will eventually replace bar codes.
With RFID technology becoming more of a hot topic, some industry insiders sat down at the Global Supply Chain, RFID and GTIN Standards Conference in Toronto to discuss the benefits and the realities of the technology.
WiMax may hold out the promise of cheap wireless broadband available anywhere, but it will face an uphill battle against increasingly popular proprietary alternatives before it can become widespread, according to a study.
Ottawa-based GMC Guardian Mobility Corporation, which has developed a satellite communication technology that locates people or items across remote areas, announced last month that it is shipping its remote tracking and monitoring product to customers in Canada and the United States.
Major consumer packaged goods manufacturers don't foresee any quick return from adding radio frequency identification technology to their packaging and distribution systems. Instead, they view it as the cost of doing business with major customers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which has mandated the use of RFID tags starting next year.
We have moved from Industry 4.0 (inspired by WEF--World Economic Forum), Society 5.0 (Japan G20), Smart Humanity (KNVI, Royal Dutch IT Association) where digital transformation infuses all aspects of our lives--to the 5th Machine Age. AI is a key driver.
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