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5G Edge Infrastructure Market Growing Rapidly Ahead of Standardization

Barcode and RFID Convergence is Not About Technology

Tom Wimmer and I gave a presentation on this topic yesterday in support of the white paper we just published for GS1/EPCGlobal US, the crux of which can be summarized by the following:

  • Technologies are being integrated with each other because the end user wants to leverage the information and attain the benefits from each independent system.
  • Gathering and sharing information from independent systems can be attained by creating consistency within common architectures.
  • This consistency can be accomplished by developing a single, unifying platform that will ensure that the information being used is essentially the same … a standard.
  • Although technologies continue to be integrated with each other and leverage a diversity of carriers, the real convergence is occurring at the data level.
  • Convergence is not about technology, it’s about commonality.
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