Given the pressures on radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware vendors, pure-play middleware suppliers will likely either diversify or get absorbed by larger companies. All RFID vendors, regardless of category, will tend to form partnerships to hasten time to market.
Zebra, Printronix, Tektronix, Symbol Savi Technologies Own Own WebMethods, BEA Own, SAMsys, Symbol, Matics Provia Software Own Own Own Alien Technologies, Zebra, Sun, Printronix, Psion Teklogix, LXE, IBM, Intermec Table 1 RFID Vendor Partnerships What Next? The current interest in RFID technology is not going to subside any time soon, because the real world applications we have already seen are merely the tip of the iceberg. Part Three of this article will examine the vast array of possibilities for the