July 14, 2004 11:56 AM PDT

Radio tags dress up RFID concept store

A new store at Wipro Technologies' sprawling campus in Bangalore, India, is expected to demonstrate how radio tags can automate checkout, stock maintenance, and the tracing and tracking of goods in a clothing shop.

Radio frequency identification technology (RFID) systems combine chips that carry descriptive information about products with radio technology.

The store at the Wipro campus, announced Wednesday, is meant to help customers understand the how RFID helps integrate business processes in an actual retail environment, Wipro's vice president for retail, Bhanu Murthy, said in a statement.

RFID has become increasingly popular in the United States and Europe, with retail giants like Wal-Mart and Germany's Metro Group preparing to adopt the advanced supply chain management technology on a big scale.

And earlier this year, Indian IT consulting company Infosys announced it would launch a service to help clients develop RFID projects.

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Yes, let's all give in to Big Brother
First you'll be shown how "fashionable" it is to run around with RFID chips in your clothing and everyday accessories and items so it can be tracked, then it will be trendy to have the chips inside you so you can be tracked even when you're in the shower or out at the beach....

Just a sign of the end of times. Enjoy it while you can.
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