Global - Mobile Data - Automatic Data Capture, RFID


Archived report. This report was archived in 2007 and has not been updated. Automatic Data Capture (ADC) is a collective term for a group of technologies that can include Barcoding, Magnetic Stripe, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Optical and Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (OCR, MICR), Smartcards and Vision and Voice Recognition Systems. They are an efficient form of information capture for the management of information - and also information for management. While RFID has existed for more than a decade, it is only now becoming a popular technology due to emerging awareness of its many industry applications. This report gives a description of each of these technologies, with a primary focus on RFID and includes RFID statistics and forecasts.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Radio frequency identification (RFID)
    • 2.1 Overview
    • 2.2 RFID tags
    • 2.3 Fragmented standards
      • 2.3.1 Savi Technology well positioned
    • 2.4 Spectrum allocation
  • 3. North America – a growing RFID market
    • 3.1 Examples of RFID use
      • 3.1.1 RFID for manufacturing
      • 3.1.2 RFID for the military
      • 3.1.3 RFID for personal data
      • 3.1.4 RFID for mobile wallets
  • 4. RFID statistics and forecasts
    • 4.1 2006 statistics
    • 4.2 2005 statistics
    • 4.3 2004 statistics
  • 5. Concerns about privacy
  • 6. Concerns about security
  • 7. Other ADC technologies
    • 7.1 Bar codes
    • 7.2 Magnetic stripe systems
    • 7.3 Smartcards
    • 7.4 Mark sense and Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
    • 7.5 Vision systems
    • 7.6 Voice recognition
    • 7.7 Magnetic ink character recognition
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Number of NFC enabled mobile phone shipments worldwide – 2011
  • Table 2 – Number of RFID tags sold worldwide – 2005 - 2006
  • Table 3 – RFID spending in US – 2002 - 2008
  • Exhibit 1 – RFID spectrum frequencies and application examples
  • Exhibit 2 – Near Field Communications (NFC) definition
  • Exhibit 3 – Examples of NFC applications

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Last updated 15 Jan 2007
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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