Symbol, Vue Cut Item-Level RFID Deal

Symbol Technologies on Tuesday cut a marketing partnership with Vue Technology with the stated goal of advancing their item-level RFID sales efforts. Some industry analysts greeted the news that the pair, which have been working with BestBuy on item-level efforts, will be working together on various projects as good news.

IDTechEx's Peter Harrop said that although the agreement may indeed be little more than a marketing news release, "they will be working on state-of-the-art efforts and the industry badly needs this to be done" by somebody. IDC's Pete Abell offered a similar take, that it's a good move because it reduces one area of potential fingerpointing and provides the always-popular "one-throat-to-choke for the infrastructure" for item-level RFID.