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HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. -- Radio frequency networks will soon become the backbone for communications throughout the supermarket industry. Everything from produce scales to kiosks will run on the same wireless network so that any device can be moved at will, depending on customer traffic and staffing. That is the not-too-distant future as envisioned by officials at Symbol Technologies, based here."There are

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. -- Radio frequency networks will soon become the backbone for communications throughout the supermarket industry. Everything from produce scales to kiosks will run on the same wireless network so that any device can be moved at will, depending on customer traffic and staffing. That is the not-too-distant future as envisioned by officials at Symbol Technologies, based here.

"There are really two major issues in the supermarket business today: building loyalty and elect

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