Last week’s issue of RFID 24-7 sparked a lively discussion over on the Internet of Things page on LinkedIn about drones and RFID.
The lead article, “Will Drones Challenge Fixed and Handheld Readers in Retail,” discusses the potential for drones to function as flying RFID readers. Adasa, a company that recently emerged from stealth mode, expects to have its drone reader solution on the market by June. The company is targeting the retail market.
ADASA is seeking partnerships with solution providers and retailers willing to test the concept in a pilot setting. Although the concept is still in the lab stage, company CEO Clarke McAllister anticipates clearing any remaining hurdles within six months to be ready for commercialization next year.