From PR Newsire Verisign to sponsor first-ever industry contest for EPC and RFID development .
Like the innovative software and Web applications that promoted world-wide Internet
growth, the contest is aimed at driving a new generation of network
applications that help companies store, share, and secure RFID-generated data
over the EPC Network.
The Electronic Product Code (EPC) and radio frequency identification
(RFID) hold great promise for the automation of product identification within
the supply chain.
The next stage of RFID development requires data sharing among multiple partners. Tags and readers are merely the hardware used to put information into a network that can then store, share, secure and distribute that information intelligently to users upon demand.
Verisign will provide a domain address for an RFID tag. That's almost like a barcode that is directed to the Internet, isn't it?