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Anti-collision A general term for methods of preventing the cross-
interference of radio waves from several devices, thus
enabling the simultaneous reading of more than one
tag by the same reader
Smart Labels &
Smart Tags
Audio card
Additional hardware which improves the standard
audio capabilities of a PC
Games
Technology
Augmented
reality
Overlaying a real or photorealistic view with virtual
reality models
Virtual Reality
& Display
Technologies,
Human
Interface Issues
Auto-ID
centre
Non-profi t collaboration between private companies
and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that
is investigating the development of an Internet-like
infrastructure for tracking goods globally through the
use of RFID tags
Smart Labels &
Smart Tags
Avatar
The representation of a human user or computer-
generated actor in a virtual world
Smart Labels
& Smart Tags,
Virtual Reality
& Display
Technologies,
Games
Technology
Bespoke
An application tailored to meet the specifi c needs of
the customer
Customer
Relationship
Management
Data mining
Discovering past trends that may lead to potential
future opportunities
Customer
Relationship
Management
DirectX
driver
Software assisting Microsoft's DirectX, a Windows
technology that enables higher performance in
graphics and sound when playing games or watching
video on a PC
Games
Technology
Field
programming
Programming information into a tag after it has been
shipped from the manufacturer to a customer or end
user, usually occurring before the tag is installed on
the object to be identifi ed
Smart Labels &
Smart Tags
Game
controllers
The interface with which users control their progress
in a game. An example is the PlayStation dualshock
controller
Games
Technology