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RFID For Dummies® by Patrick J. Sweeney II

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Chapter 9

Tag, You’re It: Testing for Best Tag Design and Placement

In This Chapter

bullet Examining the material properties of your products

bullet Determining the optimal spot for testing

bullet Carrying out application testing

bullet Testing with physics

bullet Deciding how to encode and apply tags

bullet Ensuring maximum read success

W .C. Fields’ constant search for the 25-cent cigar is second only to Linda Dillman’s search for a 5-cent RFID tag. Dillman, as the CIO of Wal-Mart, has been hounded by suppliers implementing RFID who claim that the only positive ROI comes with a 5-cent tag. Although this might be true for companies that count their product margins in fractions of pennies, many current RFID implementations demonstrate acceptable ROI using today’s tags, which range in price from 22 to 50 cents each. The trick is knowing the difference between tags and how they interact in your inventory environment so that ...

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