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Asset Tracking News

This section includes articles about how companies across many different industries are using RFID to track assets and improve asset utilization.

Alien Releases New IC With Longer Read-Write Range, Error Protection

The company's Higgs-EC chip and inlays, as well as an Android-based handheld reader, are all designed to accommodate the rapid growth of item-level RFID tagging and the need to read those tags in high volumes.

Asset Tracking Case Studies

Toronto Hospital Improves OR Department

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre RFID-tracks surgery patients to reduce bottlenecks and keep family members and friends informed.

Asset Tracking Features

Passive UHF RFID Sensor Tags Go Where No Sensors Have Gone Before

Now it's easy and economical for companies to monitor the condition of their assets, products, buildings and machinery in any environment.

Asset Tracking Editor's Notes

The Platform Tech Companies Can't See

Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft are focused on artificial intelligence, but are missing out on the importance of RFID.

Asset Tracking Expert Views

Creating a Faster ROI for RFID

A commercial tagging company can ensure that the most labor-intensive element of an RFID deployment is completed on time and on budget.

Asset Tracking Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Asset Tracking How To Articles

How to Attach UHF RFID Tags

Some items pose challenges—due to their size, shape or material, or the environment in which they need to be tracked—but with the right know-how, just about any item can be identified and managed.

Asset Tracking Videos

Asset Tracking White Papers

  • Strategies for Ensuring Integrity for Medical Tissues and Devices
    Published April 2016
    Recent advances in medical device technology, surgical procedures and tissue preservation are revolutionizing the health-care industry. However, this expanded capability requires an equally sophisticated system to track devices, prosthetics and tissues as they move through the supply chain; a mistake or shortfall can have serious consequences. Terso Solutions's Joe Pleshek explains how RFID technologies can offer near-real-time item-level visibility, safely and securely. (9 pages)
  • The Recurring Costs of Passive RFID: Hidden Costs that Hurt Your Business and Your Budget
    Published April 2015
    Passive RFID solutions may appear less expensive than active RFID if only infrastructure costs are compared. But RF Code explains why that is only a small part of the total cost of ownership of an asset-management solution. When the total lifespan of a managed asset is taken into account, it becomes clear that active RFID is the more affordable solution and offers significant benefits that passive RFID cannot. (4 pages)
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