Radio frequency identifi cation (RFID) technology is a wireless communication
technology that enables users to uniquely identify tagged objects or people.
RFID is rapidly becoming a cost-effective technology. This is in large part
due to the efforts of Wal-Mart and the Department of Defense (DoD)
incorporate RFID technology into their supply chains. In 2003, with the
of enabling pallet-level tracking of inventory, Wal-Mart issued an RFID
mandate requiring its top suppliers to begin tagging pallets and cases, with
Electronic Product Code (EPC) labels.
Frequency Ranges and Radio Licensing Regulations
5.1 Frequency Ranges Used
Because RFID systems generate and radiate electromagnetic waves, they are legally classiﬁed as radio systems. The function of other radio services must under no circumstances be disrupted or impaired by the operation of RFID systems.
This is the third revised edition of the established and trusted RFID Handbook; the most comprehensive introduction to radio frequency identification (RFID) available.
This essential new edition contains information on electronic product code (EPC) and the EPC global network, and explains near-field communication (NFC) in depth. It includes revisions on chapters devoted to the physical principles of RFID systems and microprocessors, and supplies up-to-date details on relevant standards and regulations....