EPC hiccups - paradise delayed
The EPC RFID market that is being created will dwarf all other RFID markets by both numbers and value, whether for tags or for systems.
In 2003 there was considerable enthusiasm. Standards were expected to be completed in time for massive sales in 2004 and manufacturers promised very reliable, low priced product and a solution for any technical problems in the real life systems to be installed. The table below shows what actually happened.
Expectations for EPC RFID in 2003 and outcome in 2004