If I made electronic swizzle sticks that could be used to stir your cocktail and clean your ears, you can bet I’d come up with some reason why you couldn’t live without this product. So, I’m not faulting Zahir Abji, who is the president of an RFID chip company, for saying that when it comes to total cost of ownership, RFID is fast approaching passive systems like barcode labels. I just disagree with his numbers and I don’t buy the argument that this means everyone should now use RFID for everything. You can read his position in full, not unexpectedly, here at RFID Solutions Online.
It has long been true, and will remain true for some time to come in my opinion, that RFID is a great solution in some specific applications. It is also true that RFID technology will continue to decline in price. But we’re a long ways from a hop, chip,and a jump into full throttled advocacy for RFID in every and all instances.