In January 2006, Aberdeen Group reported that, whereas only 8 percent of manufacturers had recently adopted active RFID, a remarkable 48 percent planned to adopt it. Most of those were jumping straight to active RFID without experience of passive RFID. IDTechEx reported that the percentage of RFID expenditure related to active was about to rise from about 15 to 25 percent.

On cue, 2007 has seen huge orders for active RFID. For example, Navis obtained a $15 million management project to install active RFID on more than 7,500 trucks at Georgia Port Authority's Garden City Terminal in Savannah, Georgia, where a huge WhereNet active tag system already orchestrates the positioning of intermodal containers.

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