Item level tagging, or ILT, is not a new concept or application in the RFID universe. In fact, ILT was an early vision for supply chains – the ability to track RFID-enabled items from the point of manufacture to the point of sale or point of delivery. The early vision for RFID-enabled ILT, however, differed from the early reality. RFID technology, especially passive UHF, was not ready for high-volume, low-cost ILT applications largely due to cost, performance and lack of standards. That is no longer the case. ILT is now a reality in a number of industries, but the road has been long. During this QuickCast, VDC's Mike Liard discusses some of the key trends in the burgeoning ILT segment and why both vendors and solutions providers, particularly those in the passive UHF space, can no longer afford to ignore it.