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The Importance of Standards
It's worth stressing here again that the adoption of standards for identifying products, communicating with tags, and describing products and their status are vital. Without standards, the cost of RFID tags will take years - perhaps decades - to fall to a point where they can be put on individual products. And even when they are cheap enough, companies will not be able to read each others' tags. This will cripple this industry before it's even born and prevent companies from reaping the enormous benefits RFID can bring. All companies benefit from an open system. Competitive advantage goes to those who use the system in the most innovative and effective ways.