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Monday, September 26, 2005

RFID Tag With Display

Epson has developed a passive RFID tag with an electrophoretic display screen, allowing it to show LCD-like letters and numbers.

Because the tag is passive, it has no batteries or other energy source of its own; it gets its energy from adjacent tag readers. The tag remains too expensive for widespread use, but costs are likely to come down as creative users find benefits in these tiny displays.

Source: RFID in Japan