RFID budgets to increase 3-5 times in 2005

Most of the 137 companies that undertook to meet RFID mandates during 2004 did get involved with the technology to a greater or lesser degree. But many started small, allocating much lower budgets to the effort than the $2-3 million some analysts had predicted. In 2005 these companies are increasing their investment, to scale up and integrate RFID into their normal operations. ABI Research sees companies increase their RFID budgets three to five times in 2005 compared to 2004.