Exploring value-added benefits to enhance wider adoption of chipless RFID system

Ming K. Lim

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Radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) is a popular modern technology proven to deliver a range of value-added benefits to achieve system and operational efficiency, as well as cost-effectiveness. The operational characteristics of RFID outperform barcodes in many aspects. Despite its well-perceived benefits, a definite rationale for larger scale adoption is still not so promising. One of the key reasons is high implementation cost, especially the cost of tags for applications involving item-level tagging. This has resulted in the development of chipless RFID tags which cost much less than conventional chip-based tags. Despite the much lower tag cost, the uptake of chipless RFID system in the market is still not as widespread as predicted by RFID experts. This chapter explores the value-added applications of chipless RFID system to promote wider adoption. The chipless technology's technical and operational characteristics, benefits, limitations and current uses will also be examined. The merit of this chapter is to contribute fresh propositions to the promising applications of chipless RFID to increase its adoption in the industries that are currently not (or less popular in) utilising it, such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, and service sectors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced RFID systems, security, and applications
EditorsNemai C. Karmakar
Place of PublicationHershley, PA (US)
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4666-2081-0
ISBN (Print)9781466620803
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

Publication series

NamePremier reference source
PublisherIGI Global


  • RFID tag
  • radio frequency identification technology
  • technology adoption
  • value-added application


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