Does radio frequency identification technology meet the 2-10 rule coined by Microsofts Bill Gates, which states that most new innovations are hyped endlessly during the first two years but take a decade to become truly useful? Depends whom you talk to. Yes, say some airlines, vendors, maintenance providers and those industry officials who worry less about RFIDs worth and more about the cost to implement it systemwide. Airlines also have voiced concern that active RFID, which contains its ...

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