Although RFID is enjoying global usage, tag and reader vendors based outside the U.S. are working to strengthen their presence in North America, according to a recently released report by Oyster Bay, N.Y.-based ABI Research.
"Increased competition, and the infusion of international perspectives, will have a beneficial effect on the markets," says Erik Michielsen, research director of RFID, ABI Research.
According to the study, "RFID Research Service", companies from Japan, South Korea and Europe, including; Sato, KSW Microtec, Rafsec, Siemens, Omron and Samsung are refining their channel strategies for the region.
At the same time, EPCglobal is trying to take a leading role in determining reader/network interface standards -- but this is traditionally the territory of technology giants such as Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, BEA Systems, Sun Microsystems and IBM according to Michielsen.
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