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What is Happening with RFID?

RFID, NFC, Sensors, M2M, and Cloud Computing:

The Road Map to Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing

Why RFID is directly on the path to the Internet of Things
and highly relevant to the Internet of Everything

It is only a matter of time until virtually every entity with a RFID tag can become a programmable/intelligent node on a private extranet, a private intranet, or the public Internet.  What this means is that RFID tags are basic building blocks and the volume enabler of Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing. 

As RFID, NFC, and sensors in Local Area Networks, plus M2M mobile broadband technologies across Wide Area Networks meet the virtualized, self-service and highly automated provisioning realm of on-demand Cloud Computing the world of Information Technology will see Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing emerge.

Together, these technologies will foster the proliferation of tens of billions of connected devices which in turn will lead to many innovations at the intersections of the virtual (digital) world and the physical (analog) world.

Who Will Succeed in RFID?

How Can Our Company Recruit
the Best People with RFID Expertise?


How Can I Earn a Career Opportunity in RFID?

RFID Recruiters provides specialized recruiting services for private and public sector employers and for individuals involved with RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technologies, products, applications, and services.

Based on our perspective we believe that RFID in many forms - most notably passive RFID and active RFID, but also in the form of derivatives and closely related technologies including NFC (Near Field Communications), BAP (Battery Assisted Passive RFID), RTLS (Real-Time Locating Systems), and especially sensors – along with “M2M” (Machine to Machine) communications in conjunction with GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and various other mobile and smart phone technologies, plus Cloud Computing - is developing on a pace and trajectory that will dramatically extend the reach of Information Technology

The following information is intended to provide hiring organizations and individuals with a clear view of the overall RFID market’s current status, recent past, and likely future.  Additionally, the information provided here is intended to provide readers with a clear view of how RFID and related technologies are providing a path to the "Internet of Things" (IoT) and the "Internet of Everything" (IoE).

Without a doubt, RFID is proliferating well beyond its historical roots in EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance), toll tags and other vehicle management applications, personnel access control systems, and smart cards for various uses.  Clearly, RFID offers tremendous opportunities for both private and public organizations and for individuals. 

Currently, for individuals, most of the best opportunities are available for candidates who have experience with RFID – especially with new and emerging forms of RFID and new applications of RFID.  Why?  Although RFID is "hotter" than most information technologies and has a very bright long range outlook employers are cautiously ramping-up hiring to ensure that hiring doesn't improperly outpace revenue and budgets from the many new business models being enabled by RFID.  As of late 2016, just enough "supply" is available in the market which means that employers can sometimes choose from among candidates with significant RFID experience.

Today's RFID Market is the Result of a Decade of Steady Progress

The leading semiconductor, inlay, and label manufacturers for passive (non-battery) tags have ramped production capacity from the millions to the tens of millions and in some cases hundreds of millions of units in response to not only the early Wal-Mart, DOD, and other mandates but also as a result of the market's response to the 2005 EPC Gen 2 specification and the subsequent (mid 2006) ISO 18000-6 amendment that harmonized the EPC and ISO specifications.  As a result of growing standardization and the steadily increasing success of early adopter implementations, both RFID provider companies and RFID user organizations can often over-run the supply of experienced and successful RFIDers.  Further fueling demand for RFID technology and business expertise is the fact that external mandate and compliance programs have given way to internal user organization motivations as the primary driver for RFID adoption.

RFID Outlook Based on More Recent (2010-2015) Developments

During 2010 the RFID adoption ramp started to ascend a notable upward slope.  This slope has been driven by increased retail industry adoption of RFID tags for use at the item level, which in turn is driving unprecedented levels of demand for passive RFID tags and readers plus associated infrastructure and services.  After several years of primarily using RFID tags for pallet and case level applications, RFID tagging is now achieving strong traction at the item level, especially for textile and apparel applications. 


The uptake in tagging for textile and apparel applications is significant for several reasons.

First, the movement beyond pallet and case tagging to item tagging brings the potential for much larger volumes of RFID tagging, and generally, within some limits, as volume goes up, price goes down - in turn making the tag cost to end users (initially retailers but also end users in other vertical industries) more attractive.  And more important to RFID tag demand generation than lowering the price on already inexpensive (for some applications, sub-dime) tags, the success of leaders in retail item level tagging motivates further adoption by fast follower and not so fast follower peer organizations.

Second, item level tagging for textile and apparel puts in place much of the associated printer, printer/applicator, fixed and handheld reader, Local Area Networking, middleware, application software, and the overall systems and solutions which position textile and apparel applications as the lead rocks in an avalanche of follow-on consumer products to be tagged at the item level; and very importantly it also drives the development of cooperative supply chain partner source tagging.  Subsequent item level tagging will enjoy the benefit of piggybacking on the infrastructure and know-how gained by retailers - and their supply chain partners - in the first wave of textile and apparel tagging.  The recognition of the value created by textile and apparel goods tagging at the item level will open the door for item tagging of many other consumer products.

Third, item tagging as an extension of supply chain management opens a myriad of possibilities for item tagging to support many other applications from store and inventory security to automated POS to more insightful inventory management including real-time supply and demand-based pricing to dramatically enhanced packaging and underlying product capabilities as each tagged item begins to inherit an initially low level but significant, and eventually profound, level of intelligence

And fourth in many respects, the adoption of item level tagging will be seen as a key if not critical bridge between consumer RFID applications and enterprise applications.  One component of this bridge appears to be positioned in the form of NFC-equipped phones, as RFID smart phones will be recognized as natural platforms that can function as both personal readers and personal tags - thereby providing a tremendously intelligent multi-function web-accessible shopping, funds, and transaction/payments manager. 

The late 2010 NFC announcements by smart phone technology providers and mobile phone service providers were significant early tell-tale indicators of future growth.   

During the second half of 2011, probably less visible to non-RFID enthusiasts, another significant development occurred within the realm of RFID standards - the GS1 ratification of two EPCglobal standards:  the EPC HF (High Frequency) RFID Air Interface Protocol version 2.0.3, and the Tag Data Standard (TDS) version 1.6.  As reported by RFID Journal, “The new air-interface protocol will enable 13.56 MHz RFID technology to be utilized with Electronic Product Code (EPC) numbers, while the updated TDS will allow aerospace and defense users to include their own industry headers in the existing EPC identification system.”

These new specifications enhanced and extended previously established EPC standards to address market requirements for HF RFID applications while leveraging the valuable work previously achieved with EPC specifications for UHF RFID implementations.  The result has been increased radio frequency flexibility and new data structure specifications to further accommodate interoperable data exchange.  These developments are helping both RFID provider companies and RFID user organizations to more readily deploy RFID-enabled solutions in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and other industries.

During 2010-2015 the market for RFID in it's various forms continued to grow substantially.  Passive RIFD tags sales for 2014 alone were estimated to be nearly 7 billion units.  And more important than even volumes, in very significant respects RFID has been leading the way in extending the reach of Information Technology.  Apple's confirmation of RFID with it's 2014 announcement of support for NFC and the much larger and broader emergence of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) are not only continuing to validate the hugely important role of RFID - they are initiatives that are being built on many of the technological and business lessons learned specifically through the development of RFID.  

What does all this mean and where is RFID and the overall field of Information Technology headed?

The impending technology and market developments are likely to stimulate interesting discussions between consumers, retailers, Consumer Packaged Goods manufacturers, banks, credit and debit card companies, and telecommunications service providers. Together, the evolution of RFID and related information technologies plus the ensuing market developments will surface meaningful discussions and concerns about intellectual property rights, authentication, security, privacy and more - all the way up to and including the proper role of information technology within open markets and democratic societies.  RFID Recruiters believes now is the time to recognize that the technological genie is out of the bottle and it will never go back in; these issues and the many surrounding economic, social, and political issues need to be addressed in a thoughtful, appropriate, fair and just, mutually beneficial and overall "win-win" manner for humanity as a whole as the data and intelligent systems that will proliferate at the intersection of these competing interests will be nothing less than profoundly transformative.  Addressing all the associated technological challenges and market opportunities will require many forms of RFID and related expertise.

Beyond Passive RFID - Developments in Active RFID and Related Technologies 

It is important to note that in parallel with the technology and market developments in passive (non-battery powered) RFID various derivatives of active (battery powered) RFID are also gaining strong traction.  Among active tag technologies 802.11 (Wi-Fi), 802.15.4 (ZigBee), 18000-7 (DASH7), Ultra Wide Band (UWB), and other variants will proliferate.  Additionally, Battery Assisted Passive (BAP) and energy harvesting forms of RFID are evolving to meet specific market requirements. 

As the various forms of RFID technology (both passive and active) develop it will appear that entire other categories of edge technology will also emerge and evolve such as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Passive Wireless Sensor Tags (PWSTs), Machine to Machine (M2M) communications, Mobile Resource Management (MRM), and Location Based Systems (LBS); but in almost each case - from existing technologies such as wide area Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and cellular (mobile) phone systems to the new categories - we will see technologies and innovations driven forward by various needs to wirelessly identify (in other words, use Radio Frequency to IDentify) entities; and built upon RF and ID capabilities will increasingly come the ability to determine an entity's location, plus the additional abilities to determine and report on the condition of the entity and the condition of the surrounding environment.  In turn, remote monitoring, recording, and reporting capabilities will be augmented with remote control capabilities.  Each of these "edge technologies" will extend the reach of web-based Information Technologies being commercialized in the form of Software As A Service (SAAS) and Cloud Computing.  Together, these technologies will create a profound new intersection between the virtual (digital) world and the physical (analog) world.

Although people often currently think of RFID in terms of “RF” (Radio Frequency) tags that “ID” (IDentify) and track products and other assets within organizations and through supply chains, RFID tags will eventually be thought of as very small computers that happen to have a built-in wireless networking capability.  In other words, it is only a matter of time until virtually every entity with a RFID tag can become a programmable/intelligent node on a private extranet, a private intranet, or the public Internet.  What this means is that RFID tags are basic building blocks and the volume enabler of Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing.

Clearly, experienced RFIDers with successful track records will increase in value.  As a result, the shift in supply and demand for RFID expertise will open new opportunities for outstanding candidates with adjacent experience.

To understand what types of career backgrounds are most in demand and will be key to company successes it is important to see the larger and evolving picture of RFID.

Competing RFID Architectures
and the Incorporation of RTLS and the Integration of Sensors

The evolution of RFID system architectures will in many respects be like previous IT (Information Technology) evolutions which saw competition between centralized and decentralized designs.  With RFID, as tags become recognized as programmable computers with finite but ever increasing amounts of processor and memory capacity, IT architects will engage in competition to develop system solutions with the appropriate trade-offs between "tag-oriented" and "network-oriented" system designs.

Both system design camps will argue that Moore's Law is driving computing MIPS closer to free while the network-oriented advocates will remind us that Moore's Law is also having a similar impact on conventional bandwidth and web-based servers.

In addition to total life cycle cost (one-time and recurring costs), various architectural issues including RF range, power consumption, functionality, flexibility, reliability, redundancy, security, system management, scalability, and ease of use will drive the competing system designs.

Innovative and aggressive tag-oriented system architects will advocate squeezing ever greater capabilities onto each RFID tag.  This will be the course for most active tag suppliers and potentially some passive tag suppliers.  The tag-oriented architecture proponents, especially the active tag suppliers, will pursue applications including relatively long range access control, high value asset management, and various other applications requiring true Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) capabilities.  Initially, more so than the network-oriented proponents, these suppliers will also be the likely providers of sensor equipped tags.

Sensors will become an increasingly important function.  Sensors will be used to monitor and report changes in the environment such as temperature, humidity, shock and vibration, and various aspects of security such as physical or other tampering. Sensors on RFID tags will detect and report chemical and nuclear particles. The applications for RFID tags with and without sensors will be nearly endless.

RFID Moves the Edge of Information Technology
to the Intersection of the the Physical World and the Digital Realm

RFID, when combined with sensors, represents the movement of the edge of IT to an important frontier; not only does RFID move the edge and reach of IT further outward from traditional computing (as we have known it in the form of data processing centers, departmental computers, desktop and notebook computers, plus tablets and smart phones), but RFID with sensor equipped tags moves the edge of IT to a point where RFID becomes the intersection between the digital realm and the physical world At this intersection is the practical ability to identify, locate, and monitor the physical condition and surrounding environment of virtually every inanimate and animate entity.  And as previously stated, this means that virtually every entity with a unique serial number (or name) will have the potential to become an intelligent wireless node on a private intranet, a private extranet, or the public Internet.  Huge changes are coming that will effect not only supply chains but the visibility, security, management, and control of devices, data, workflows, and potentially people, everywhere. 

Network-oriented system architects will shift as much functionality as possible to the infrastructure of web-based networks and servers and will have a strong (huge) initial focus on passive tags. Over time, as costs fall, the network-oriented advocates will add sensors. 

While the network-oriented architects will say "Why add any functionality on the tag that could possibly be put on a web-based server?  Just get the cost per tag down as low as it can go and get the volume of tags as high as possible as quickly as possible", the tag-oriented architects will respond by saying "But unless you put this or that functionality on the tag, the application won't work no matter how much you want to use web-based servers." 

In both the tag-oriented approach and the network-oriented approach, extraordinary advances in flexible miniaturization will drive impressive on-tag functionality including standards-driven, tag manufacturer-driven, and user-driven data fields, programmable processes, and other features.

Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing are Inevitable
- Use them Wisely
 

Over time, as RFID tags become recognized as what they are - miniature programmable computer nodes on a network - the distinctions between the tag-driven and network-driven architectures will recede.  At this point, RFID architecture will resemble other IT architectures which have matured to offer granular increments of processor and memory capacity with options.  However, where previously network interfaces on computers were considered the front end, on RFID tags they will become considered the back end and sensors will become the front end.  In this respect, RFID with sensors represents the completion of an important cycle in the Information Revolution begun in the mid 1900s.  In this cycle IT will have moved from a low volume, centralized, and non-networked architecture to a high volume, distributed, and networked architecture.  The extent of centralization vs. autonomy is subject only to objectives and values yet to be economically and politically determined.  What is clear is that the ability to create Ubiquitous Networking in conjunction with Pervasive Computing is inevitable.  RFID Recruiters believes that as with every technology developed by humanity the responsibility resides with humanity to use these technologies wisely.

In the early days, tag providers will offer very specialized tags.  As the market matures, the winning providers will offer a family of tags that will support a high degree of functional portability among the tags.  The tags, the readers (reader-writers) and the ability to manage the RFID edge environment and the ability to integrate the edge environment with IT systems everywhere will give rise to platforms for Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing.

From Millions to Billions and Trillions

As a frame of reference, some analysts (focused on conventional computers, mostly PCs) have said that the one billionth computer was shipped in 2002 and that the two billionth computer likely shipped in 2007.  While forecasts are certainly subject to error some well reported market research projected that 20 billion RFID tags could be in use as early as 2008.  Another study claimed that 1.3 billion tags were produced in 2005 and projected that 33 billion tags would be produced in 2010.  No doubt it is easier to make projections than sales (especially in the post Q4 2008 economy).  The reality is that it takes time to develop and implement end to end enterprise-class RFID solutions within closed loop (intra-organization) environments and even more time to gain concurrence on workflow automation in open loop (inter-organization) applications.  Nonetheless, the number of RFID tags sold during 2009 (not the entire installed base) is estimated to have reached nearly 2 billion tags including passive labels, other CPG/retail tagging, smart cards (including passports, other ID cards, and prepaid cards), toll tags, automotive and industrial applications, healthcare applications, military applications, and a myriad of other uses.  Industry reports for 2010 indicate total tag shipments reached 2.3 billion in 2010 with nearly 2.9 billion projected for 2011.  In others words, in just the three year period from 2009-2011 approximately 6 billion RFID tags were shipped.

To put the numbers in further perspective, one author/blogger/consultant estimated that as of 2007 the world had about 800 million registered automobiles, 1.3 billion fixed line telephones, 1.5 billion TVs, and 2.7 billion mobile phones.  It appears that RFID tags are on a trajectory to exceed all of these, and the total number of PCs, combined.  In fact, in the not too distant future, RFID tags might wind up being put on or in many of the new versions of these products, along with many, many more things.  In December 2009 IBM ran TV commercials saying that "soon there will be one trillion connected devices in the world."  Perhaps of equal or greater significance is another trend quantified in a September 2010 IBM commercial in which IBM stated that "66% of new products have some form of intelligence built in."

What is important to recognize is that increasingly RFID tags will not be just devices used to identify and locate entities, and to report on conditions; in fact, beyond the very compelling vision of the "Internet of Things" RFID tags are on the path to becoming programmable and networkable computers.  Clearly, embedded computing and RFID are converging - and it appears that a large wave of NFC (Near Field Communications) applications will implement RFID as both a tag and a reader in phones and other mobile computing platforms.  Going forward, new and improved applications for RFID will be limited only by increasingly easier levels of cost-justification and people's imagination.  It is worth repeating:  Virtually every entity with a unique serial number (or name) will have the potential to become an intelligent wireless node on a private intranet, a private extranet, or the public Internet.

From IP Addresses to EPC (and potentially other) Addresses

Much of the established IT (computing and networking) world currently thinks of an addressable node as something that has an IP address; but what RFID has established is that it’s possible to make a single low cost (RFID) chip with an antenna become wirelessly addressable with a unique (but non-IP) EPC identifier.  And it's not just "possible" - it's 100% real and becoming more prominent every day.  As described above, RFID tags are already installed in quantity billions and shipping more billions per year.  Further, as RFID tags proliferate so do RFID readers - which presents the question:  "What is the future for RFID readers?"

As part of the proliferation of RFID tags and RFID readers, RFID readers are increasingly being embedded in various other devices - both within handheld (mobile) devices and in fixed installations.  Along these lines, just starting to emerge in the IT world as a significant new product category is the IP-based femtocell.  Femtocells are effectively low cost telco/consumer wireless base stations that can support a myriad of wireless and wired bandwidth handoffs for locations that have historically been just beyond the reach of current large scale IP managed networks.  Potentially, femtocells (along with their brothers picocells and microcells) could be a fundamental bridge that translates IP and EPC identifiers (or other non-IP address identifiers) back and forth; already femotocells can integrate the reader architecture of some forms of active RFID (for ZigBee and Wifi RTLS) and they could potentially be adapted to support ISO 18000-7, UWB, etc. - and also passive EPC readers.

It is worth noting that the telco industry has begun adjusted naming conventions and now refers to femtocells, picocells, and microcells collectively as “small cells.”  Being the telco and enterprise class manageable bridge from the “traditional” IP-based edge of IT architectures to the newly emerging but rapidly proliferating edge (as represented by RFID and sensor technology) is a very natural and powerful role for small cells.

The result is an architecture that is potentially end user installable and that is telco or enterprise manageable, low cost, standards-based, open and remotely software upgradeable, and (relatively-speaking) very high bandwidth.  Additionally, small cells are increasingly expected to incorporate software-defined radios and become increasingly “self-organizing”.  In this architecture small cells can become an intelligent bridge to the “Internet of Things” as represented by RFID, NFC, and sensors.  Small cells can not only support the rapid deployment of enterprise-class traditional voice, text, data, image, and video applications but they can also support the emerging RTLS/Location Based Services and the huge number of devices and apps that will comprise the M2M market, the RFID market, and perhaps most or all of the other Connected Devices that will comprise the Internet of Things.  What this means is that large scale manageable deployments for an endless array of Connected Devices and Connected Device-enabled applications can be extended to enterprise locations, mid-market business locations, and SOHO (Small Office Home Office) locations, or anywhere that has anything resembling standards-based network connectivity.

Technologies, Products, Applications, Solutions, and Services
& The Cloud

Some providers and users will opt for various RFID technologies and products packaged as a system while others will opt for applications and solutions delivered as a service.  Clearly, in the coming architecture battles experienced IT personnel from product line managers to engineers to sales executives will find many opportunities to add value to their employer's and customers' initiatives.  Opportunities will exist for ITers experienced with hardware and software development from the chip level to the system level, in both the digital and the RF realms.  Encryption, access control, asset management, and other security specialists will enjoy increased demand.  Likewise, for RFID user companies, RFID technologists and business process re-engineering specialists will become important members of cross-functional teams.

As RFID, NFC, and sensors in Local Area Networks, plus M2M and LTE mobile broadband technologies across Wide Area Networks meet the virtualized, self-service and highly automated provisioning realm of on-demand Cloud Computing the world of Information Technology will see Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing emerge.

Many Competing Demands for RFID Expertise 

Providers of sensor technologies, chips, antennas, inlays, labels, printers, print and apply machines, readers, portal and other edge software, middleware, application software, hosting and outsourcing services, consulting, system integration, and total solutions will increasingly look to exceptional technology and business candidates who are new to RFID but who have demonstrated the ability to bring new technologies to market.

Of particular value will be candidates who have experience with enterprise software that automates workflow.  Candidates with ERP, logistics, warehouse management, CRM, and other application provider experience will be among the many new entrants to the RFID field.  (Sooner or later the supply chain implementation of RFID will extend to and past the Point Of Sale to the consumer's home.)  Software oriented candidates will bring value to RFID initiatives from two converging perspectives:  1. candidates who bring expertise regarding the ability of various application software packages to provide off the shelf automation with a reasonable amount of configuring (vs. large scale customization), and 2. candidates who bring expertise in .NET, Java EE, XML and other web services technologies that will provide highly flexible means of customization and integration.

Regardless of the technology platform, the high value candidates will be those who can translate their experience in open loop Supply Chain Management, closed loop asset management, and other business processes within (and across) industry verticals into contacts, knowledge, skills, and insights that can be leveraged by their new RFID-enabling or RFID-enabled employers.  Consultants and others who utilize consultative methodologies to develop innovative but practical RFID use-cases for their customers will be increasingly in demand.

As always in early adopter markets, candidates who can lead users to the automation of vertical or horizontal workflows in a manner that is cost-justifiable and consistent with users' strategic business objectives will be among the most valuable new RFID employees.

What Is the Fastest Way to Get Up To Speed
and Become an RFIDer?

Here are several suggestions:

  1. Become a student of everything that has to do with the EPC and DOD RFID standards specifications and the on-going development of RFID standards; (better yet, find a way to participate in or become a leader in the development of RFID standards).  Become a student of the Wal-Mart and DOD programs, the progress of their compliant suppliers, and the progress of the RFID providers who are implementing RFID solutions for the compliant suppliers.  Stay cognizant of the other companies and organizations issuing RFID mandates and the other RFID developments around the globe including those in Europe and Asia as well as within the United States.  Become both an IT expert and a Supply Chain Management expert - develop expertise in the automation of supply chain workflows in one or more particular vertical industries.  Become an expert who can show how the implementation of RFID technology will produce a Return On Investment.

    While Supply Chain Management applications and the EPC/DOD standards specifications are gaining considerable traction and have arguably become the most visible face of RFID, be aware that many applications of RFID exist and will emerge that do not fall within Supply Chain Management and that may or may not fall under the umbrella of RFID standards.  Give special attention to active RFID/RTLS and sensor technologies, and give consideration to the distinctions between open loop and closed loop applications.

    In general, most highly highly scalable and successful technologies lead to standards - either formally approved by standards bodies, or defacto.  However, as with all technology adoption, the success of RFID (both for Supply Chain Management and non-Supply Chain Management applications) will depend on many factors - not the least of which is the ingenuity of the people bringing the technology to market.
     

  2. Follow the news at www.rfidjournal.com, www.rfidnews.org, and other RFID resource sites.
     

  3. Check with major book sellers for books to read on RFID - the list is continually expanding. 

    Two excellent books are "RFID and Beyond" by Claus Heinrich (from SAP), and "RFID Field Guide" by Manish Bhuptani and Shahram Moradpour.  These books were among the relatively early but still valuable RFID "classics".  Another excellent and more recent book that offers impressive breadth and depth is "RFID Technology and Applications" by Stephen Miles, Sanjay Sarma, and John Williams.  This book includes contributions from outstanding RFID researchers and other leading RFIDers in the U.S. and around the world and it provides not only a great survey of RFID technology and applications but also keen insight regarding many of the key challenges and opportunities associated with various forms of RFID and related technologies including RTLS and sensors. 

    Check with Amazon, Barnes and Noble, university book stores and other book retailers for the books cited here and for new publications.  RFID is a dynamically changing industry - technological understanding and historical perspective as well as forward looking vision can be very useful.

     

  4. Follow this link to our instructions on how to prepare and submit your resume to RFID Recruiters.  The keys are to make sure your RFID objective is focused and that your work history clearly shows and distinguishes between your quantifiable responsibilities and quantifiable accomplishments


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RFID Recruiters is focused on recruiting professionals for RFID and related fields, worldwide.

Specifically, RFID Recruiters finds and recruits employees for companies engineering, manufacturing, marketing, selling, implementing, supporting or using passive and/or active RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) and related technologies, products, applications and services.  RFID Recruiters provides personnel at all levels from senior management to entry levels who have expertise at each stage of the vertical integration and value creation continuum including semiconductors, tags, sensors, smart labels, readers, printers and printer applicators, middleware, application software, system integration, consulting, and full solutions.  Additionally, through our NFC Recruiters, Sensor Recruiters, M2M Recruiters, and RF Cloud Recruiters business units we provide specialized recruiting services for the technology fields we believe are most adjacent to and important to the evolution of RFID.

RFID Recruiters believes that RFID tags are basic building blocks and the volume enabler of Ubiquitous Networking and Pervasive Computing.  We believe that RFID and related edge technologies including NFC, sensors, and M2M plus Cloud Computing and Networking will dramatically extend the reach of Information Technology.

The mission of RFID Recruiters, NFC Recruiters, Sensor Recruiters, M2M Recruiters, and RF Cloud Recruiters is to help the best companies and the best individuals find one another in a manner that brings into being the best RFID, NFC, sensor, M2M, and Cloud technologies, products, applications, and services.  If you are looking for a recruiter (headhunter) because you would like help with finding the best RFID and related expertise, or because you would like to search for a new  job  - our job specializes in helping you find the best expertise and opportunities, worldwide.  Our goal is to be the best recruiting (headhunting) firm, for RFID and related expertise, worldwide. 

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