The 1980’s bought a great amount of development. In 1987 Norway had implemented the first successful toll collection system.
Toll systems were considered to be the breakthrough product for RFID.
In 1981 railroads began implementing RFID as a solution for the environment of their industry. The railroads used RFID to keep track of rolling stock. The radio frequency was able to go a travel a longer distance, and had the ability to read through snow, fog, dirt, and direct sunlight. Before RFID the railroads were implementing bar code technology.
In 1988 the main effort of RFID shifted to new applications to do things such as improve performance, reduce costs and reduce size
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