Research: E-Passports, ID Cards Drive Up Demand For RFID Hardware

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "RFID Hardware & Deployment Services Market 2007-2010 -- Bundled Report" report to their offering.

The demand for RFID hardware has increased significantly with the decrease in the price of tags and readers. Further, implementation of RFID technology by industry leaders and the derived benefits have set a benchmark, which is driving other industry players to adopt this technology. Further, mandates in the manufacturing and retail industries that require suppliers to be RFID enabled at the case- and item-levels is also driving demand for RFID hardware.

Even in the government vertical, initiatives such as e-passports and RFID enabled ID cards are expected to drive demand for RFID hardware.

Secondly, the adoption of RFID has increased with the decrease in the price of tags and readers. However, RFID adoption is not simple and requires specialized technical expertise throughout the selection, implementation and setup process.

These requirements are expected to drive demand for RFID deployment services market. These services include process analysis to validate RFID business plans against actual and proposed processes -- site analysis, site installation, to place and test designated RFID devices for optimal performance etc.

Each company needs different and sometimes unique RFID solutions. Aligning RFID execution with unique business environment and operational processes, integrating with existing systems, ensuring compatibility and adaptability between systems are the key factors that are encouraging companies to utilize RFID deployment services from vendors.

Deployment services market is also driven by factors such as substantial cost savings, ease of installation, reduce risks associated to RFID implementation, pilot testing, hands-on training and speed of deployment.

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