Active RFID market will grow to over 12 times its present size by 2016

Active RFID has been growing quietly already several applications have been over $100 million and it is currently responsible for over 20% of all spend on RFID.

New IDTechEx research indicates that this is just the beginning and the value of sales of active systems, including tags, will rocket from $0.55 billion in 2006 to $6.78 billion in 2016. And this 330 page research report, Active RFID 2006-2016 worth $1,800, is free to every delegate of the Active RFID Summit USA 2006.

The Active RFID Summit is the premier forum for users and developers of Active Radio Frequency Identification and short range wireless communications devices to meet and discuss moving the industry forward into valuable, commercial territory. Presentations discussing the proven business and operational benefits will give the delegates an opportunity to learn how to take advantage of the capabilities of Active RFID for their own benefit, including the new second generation RFID enabled cellphones.

The Summit is expected to attract 200 thought leaders and decision makers in the Active RFID area, ready to act to meet the needs of both the market and society.

The Opportunity for Active RFID

Active RFID is part of a global revolution which embraces technologies such as WiFi, ZigBee, Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS), Ultra Wide Band (UWB) and much else besides. The largest order ever for RFID was placed this year $425 million from the US Military and it was for active RFID. In the last year alone, one hundred hospitals have installed active RFID RTLS with impressive results.

Will Smart Active Labels (SAL), Smart Dust and the Korean Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN) project lead to great things? Are the capabilities of the new parasitic WiFi RTLS being enhanced enough for it to take yet more market share? Is combining angle and time of arrival on conventional RTLS a good way forward and what about incorporating GPS or GSM to create a universal system? These and other questions will be answered in the conference and the unique Masterclasses beforehand. Do not miss this exciting international event.

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