RFID tagPossibilities are seemingly endless for RFID in today's society.  The technology can be used in just about any circumstance in which a unique ID system is needed (Brown, Justine 2007). More and more we are experimenting, thanks to technological advancements with our expanding capability of tagging everything and everyone in society, a modern concept often referred to as the Internet of things.

Uses for RFID in school districts, however controversial, are becoming more prevalent due to the conveniences they make possible.

RFID vs. Barcodes: Will RFID technology replace barcodes?

RFID is much more than the next generation of bar codes. It creates a variety of interfaces that can connect computers directly to individual physical items, and even to people.

Electronic Product Code (EPC) is the dominant standard for the data contained RFID tags for item-level tracking.  

RFID allows data capture without the need for a line of sight, making it more advanced than the bar-code. It allows for easier access with no required physical manipulation of items (Srivastava, 2007).

Shrinking the Readers

While most tags are smaller than a grain of sand, the readers are larger, more expensive and power-hungry, though developments are already underway to shrink reader size along with tag size.