Pete Beckwith, Cardinal Health's director of business integration, noted that one group of tests found read rates as low as 85%—and it took up to 15 minutes to read the item-level tagged packs inside a corrugated case. The cases contained more than 48 item-level tagged products. Other tests, for case counts fewer than 48, had reached 95% read rates.
"There have been some discussions among pharmaceutical companies about HF," says Beckwith, "and some retailers are talking about it. Since it works in close proximity, there's less chance that noise in the environment will create false reads."
--By Rick Lingle, Editor, RFID Antenna