This chapter concludes the explanations of the framework we laid out in Chapter 5. As noted, vendor selection is critical to the success of an RFID project. Based on your business environment such as resources, skill sets, and funding, you can determine the best vendor selection approach: Best-of-Breed, One-Stop-Shop or Trusted Advisor. It is equally important to compare different vendors using multiple criteria such as experience in RFID and your industry, and quality of customer references. Some vendors specialize in offering products such as tags and readers. Others may offer multiple products. Some may be pure play vendorsfor example, RFID middleware vendorswhereas others might view RFID as an extension of their existing offerings. The vendor lists at www.rfidfieldguide.com provide a good starting point to help you select the right vendors for your project.