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

RFID News Roundup

Janam intros new handheld UHF RFID reader for supply chain operations ••• SATO, Cadi Scientific partner to launch PJM RFID Thermo IC Tag ••• RF Ideas announces badge reader for protecting laptops, tablets ••• CipherLab unveils touch mobile computer with NFC, RFID support for field applications ••• ice hockey team implements beacon technology from Rover ••• Lab ID intros new, small-footprint NFC inlay.

Asset Tracking Case Studies

Hospital Defines Its Problem, Then Deploys RFID Technology

University Hospital in San Antonio improved its workflow processes and used a real-time location system to automate them.

Asset Tracking Features

RFID Adoption Heats Up

Companies in many industries now understand what radio frequency identification is—and how and where it delivers benefits—and they want to reap the rewards.

Asset Tracking Editor's Notes

The NFL's Next Generation Statistics

At this year's LIVE! event, Hall of Fame inductee and NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk will discuss the use of RFID technology to gather a level of statistics not possible in the past, as well as what it means for viewers, teams and coaches.

Asset Tracking Expert Views

The Growing Use of RTLS by Manufacturers

Manufacturing companies are looking to real-time location systems to improve their operational efficiency and lower operational costs by tracking equipment, goods, materials, work orders, safety, assembly lines, distribution and other growing applications.

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

  • 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)
  • IT Asset Management: By the Numbers
    Published June 2014
    The key to the effective and efficient management of an organization's data center lies with the ability to capture and comprehend a comprehensive picture of which assets exists, where each is located and how each item is connected to other assets. Asset Vue discusses the critical, yet often neglected, process of inventorying and auditing all assets within a data center, and highlights the return on investment that can be achieved from deploying a passive RFID solution.
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