RFID Will Remain Hot In 2006

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.

ABI Research

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