- Optimizing Sales With Bi-Directional Phased Array RFID (Bi-PhAR)
Published August 2009
Accordus UK's Stuart Benjamin, in association with RFID Resolution Team, explains how phased array technology can be adapted for use with passive UHF RFID, offering a number of advantages over conventional passive UHF RFID systems, and helping to optimize sales through the delivery of real-time object identification data. (6 pages)
- Analysis of Characteristics and Reliability of Smart Card Data in Metropolitan Seoul
Published July 2009
The use of smart cards for fare payment in public transit has grown in Korea since their introduction in 1996; currently, the proportion of smart-card use in Seoul is more than 90 percent for buses and 75 percent for metros (urban railway systems). Jin-Young Park and Dong-Jun Kim of the Korea Transport Institute investigate the reliability of smart-card data, by comparing the number of Seoul metro station users indicated in smart-card data, with information obtained directly from the Seoul Metro Company. (12 pages)
- Printed Electronics and Thin Printed Batteries: Powering a World of Product Innovation
Published June 2009
Blue Spark explores the capabilities, potential markets and applications of thin printed carbon-zinc battery technology, as well as the advantages printed batteries have over traditional coin or button power cells. (8 pages)
- RFID and Mobile
Published June 2009
Take Enterprise Services' Rajiv Rangan explains how mobile RFID solutions can enable unique RFID use cases not possible with fixed interrogators, highlights requirements and considerations for building mobile RFID applications, and explores how to simplify the development of such applications to be reader- and platform-independent. (5 pages)
- Implementing Wireless and RFID Technology in the Oil Field
Published April 2009
Konrad Konarski (Merlin Concepts & Technology), Sam Falsa (Shipcom Wireless), Ben Zoghi, Ph.D., (Texas A&M University) and Paul Younan (BMO Nesbitt Burns) explore how deploying a system combining wireless technologies with radio frequency identification in the oil industry can prove to be a cost-saving decision in times of economic downturn.
- Bidirectional Electronically Steerable Phased-Array Antennas for Passive UHF RFID Systems
Published January 2009
RF Controls explains the differentiated performance characteristics of bidirectional
electronically steerable phased-array (BESPA) antennas, as well as their beneficial application to UHF RFID.
- Using Technologies to Increase Perfect Order Metrics
Published December 2008
This white paper from Intermec examines metrics for evaluating technologies, such as RFID, used to get the right products to the correct customers at the proper time. (8 pages)
- Essentials for Successful NFC Mobile Ecosystems
Published October 2008
The NFC Forum analyzes how to expand an existing contactless card ecosystem
to enable NFC mobile services. The authors identify new functionalities in this ecosystem, and discuss additional functionalities.
- Wireless ZigBee Transponder With Temperature-Sensor Capability for RFID Application
Published July 2008
The Universiti Sains Malaysia's Widad Ismail, J.S. Mandeep and Raed Abdulla describe a low-power wireless transponder that can accurately monitor greenhouse air temperature by using a linear temperature sensor. The device transmits data wirelessly to a local monitoring unit over 2.4 GHz radio frequency bands, which use the ZigBee protocol.
- The Efficiency of RFID Tag Antennas Produced by Copper Plating Catalytic Ink Traces
Published June 2008
Johan Sidén, Bruce Lee and John Ganjei quantize by measurement the performance
of antennas with three materials (vapor-deposited
aluminum, electroplated, and electro-less deposited copper) and various metal thicknesses, to serve as guidelines regarding how to design antennas with those materials.