Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Roberts, Chris M
While Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) was first conceived in 1948, it has taken many years for the technology to mature to the point where it is sufficiently affordable and reliable for widespread use. From Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) for article (mainly clothing) security to more sophisticated uses, RFID is seen by some as the inevitable replacement for bar-codes. With increasing use comes increasing concern on privacy and security. Clearly there is considerable work to be undertaken before RFID becomes as pervasive as bar-codes although the tempo of change is increasing rapidly.
Keywords: Radio Frequency Identification; RFID; RFID security; tag; tag reader; EAS; Electronic Article Surveillance; Uniform Code Council; UCC; EAN
Research Type: Journal Article
This is a post-print of the paper (i.e., draft post-refereeing). There may be small differences between this version and the final published version; please refer to the publisher's web site for the final published version. This paper was awarded a 2006 Emerald Citation of Excellence by Emerald Management Reviews (see http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/products_services/reviews/awards.jsp).