Not sure what to believe about RFID anymore? You may want to register for this year's "Truth in Technologies" Forum, scheduled for Oct. 5 at the State University of New York-Stony Brook. The event's organizers say the forum is intended to clear up some misunderstandings, half-truths and even some untruths about bar codes and RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology. Registration is open to the public.
This year's forum, subtitled "Efficiency, Safety and Privacy," will focus on vertical industry applications and global supply chain efficiency. Planned topics for discussion include how automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technologies can improve productivity and visibility; how to select appropriate tools; the use of identification technologies in assuring the safety of food, pharmaceutical, and healthcare supply chains; and balancing security concerns with the right to privacy.
The event is sponsored by AIDC 100, an international non-profit organization of automatic identification and data capture professionals. AIDC 100 describes itself as a technical and business resource whose goal is to expand the business community's understanding of AIDC.
As additional details become available, they will be posted on the AIDC 100 Web site, www.aidc100.org.