Whitcomb says so far the only implementation hurdles have been communication.
* RFID eliminates the need for line-of-sight reading
* RFID tag information can be easily changed or updated via a rewrite function
* RFID tagged products can be read at the item, container, or pallet level
* RFID tags can be easily integrated with sensors to measure temperature, detect chemical or biological agents, and monitor other environmental characteristics
The Red Cross says it plans to run a pilot test using RFID to track blood packets.
John Hopkins hospital becomes one of the first medical centers to use RFID tags to keep track of medicines.
The Smart Active Labels Consortium, call (781) 876-8833, or visit www.sal-c.org
Pilot — Pilot RFID application in controlled environment.