HP's RFID Competitor

Aron Schatz
July 19, 2006
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HP has unveiled its answer to RFID chips. Memory Spot will feature enhanced data rates and capacity. Does it fix the problem that I don't want to be tracked with my products? The major difference is that these chips require contact. RFID tags are wireless.


Information transfer requires actual physical connection to the Memory Spot and Taub says they designed it that way. "We don't want to increase the range of contact," he said. "We think it's just right." Memory Spot technology works independently of Internet connection. It is meant for physical data transmission, much like RFID, although another fundamental difference is that the data on Memory Spot is rewriteable whereas the majority of RFID chips are read-only.


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