Walmart is Watching ... AlmostWritten by Steven Damron
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sales channels will achieve higher efficiencies and allow even lower pricing making it harder and harder initially for non-RFID-enabled low-volume channels to compete with high volume RFID-enabled channels. However, as RFID prices drop and RFID penetrates, cost of RFID-infrastructures will drop and cost-benefit equation for deployment of RFID in low volume channels should turn positive. Then there is possibility of new businesses starting that provide RFID infrastructures to low-volume channels in return for data rights. This business probably looks similar to Sitemeter that I currently have enabled on this site, tracking traffic flow and providing detailed analysis of traffic flow for a price.
For now, though, rest easy. The economics say RFID is inevitable, but even Internet took a few years to really take hold.
Steven Damron is the editor of Blogalicious - The Intersection of Technology and Culture.
WIND WIRELESS AND MIKROTIK - HIGH IMPACT/LOW INVESTMENTWritten by Bob Kirkpatrick
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Wind Wireless uses Mikrotik routers exclusively throughout their ISP. “We don’t have Cisco anymore,” reports Wind President Chuck Myers. “You spend a lot and then find you still don’t have capabilities we’re getting from Mikrotik.”
The Wind Wireless service uses 21 Mikrotik access point transmitters to provide coverage, offering speeds of up to 4 megabits per second. Using 2.4-gigahertz license free band, system is free of charge for all to use. Wind Wireless also distributes and supports Mikrotik equipment. Since 1989, Wind Wireless, Inc. has provided consulting and web design, wired and wireless equipment, and turnkey systems to individuals, businesses and governments nationwide. For more information visit company’s websites at www.windwireless.net and www.my-isp.info.
Bob Kirkpatrick is the Chief of Technology at Wind Wireless, Inc. networking pioneers since 1989, Wind Wireless, Inc. provides consulting and web design, wired and wireless equipment, and turnkey systems to individuals, businesses and government.