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In demonstration of how ubiquitous radio frequency identification tags have become RFID Journal has launched a graphical tool showing deployments around the world, but is asking those in the industry to provide some data.

The project, which already has a pretty map and query tool, is intended to demonstrate how pervasive RFID tags have already become - though with only 38 deployments currently on the system it might appear to demonstrate just the opposite. The plan is for anyone who knows of an RFID deployment to chuck in the details, which will be checked by RFID Journal before being added to the map.

RFID tags are being used for everything from tracking expenditure of bathing-suited swimmers to administering shock therapy to over-amorous bulls - so it seems unlikely anyone still thinks the technology is nascent. But not according to the editor of RFID Journal, who reckons "many people think that RFID is an unproven technology".

The initialism "RFID" actually covers a host of technologies, from passive tags powered by current induced from the reader (such as travel passes or contactless credit cards) to active tags with batteries, and even "tags" that incorporate a cellphone and GPS kit - pushing the definition pretty far.

So if you are one of the people who thinks no one is using RFID, then take a look at the interactive map to have your prejudices confirmed. But do it quickly before everyone else plugs data into what should rapidly become an overloaded resource. ®

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