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  • Data-Collection Solutions Are No Longer Optional
    Published August 2012
    This year, Supply Chain Services, with the support of Motorola Solutions, engaged industry publications DC Velocity and Supply Chain Quarterly in conducting a survey of their readership regarding the current and future uses of automated data-collection solutions. A total of 131 companies across various industries responded to the technology-adoption survey, with manufacturing, wholesale distribution, warehousing and transportation, and retail companies most represented. This white paper examines the results. (11 pages)
  • Leveraging RFID to Improve Efficiencies, Control Costs and Grow Profits
    Published March 2012
    The pressures to control costs and grow profits during financially challenging times are forcing businesses to streamline operations, grow profits, manage expenses and improve customer service in order to remain viable in their highly competitive markets. A recent market-research study showed that managers in materials-handling environments are looking to key IT solutions to improve overall process efficiencies, better manage inventory and reduce costs. This white paper, presented by Zebra Technologies, Modern Materials Handling and the Peerless Media Research Group, discusses the survey's results and offers insights into how companies are leveraging RFID to improve their overall materials-handling operations. (11 pages)
  • Ensuring RFID's Bottom-Line Payoff
    Published February 2012
    SATO America's Robert Lanzendorf and Michael Beedles discuss why understanding the impact of data collection and tracking, as well as data integration, is essential to RFID optimization. (3 pages)
  • RFID Technology in the Gaming Industry
    Published February 2012
    Fritz Esker, a contributing writer for KioskMarketplace.com, explains how as radio frequency identification technology becomes more commonplace, casinos are finding new and increasingly creative ways to utilize the technology. (3 pages)
  • An Introduction to RFID Technology
    Published February 2012
    Fritz Esker, a contributing writer for KioskMarketplace.com, outlines how radio frequency identification works, applications for the technology and how it can be integrated with existing systems. (3 pages)
  • Advances in Travel Technology
    Published February 2012
    The factors impacting travelers' behavior are becoming increasingly complex, and it's difficult to know which specific technologies enable the best combination for a positive experience for consumers, as well as profit for travel companies. This white paper, written by Freeborders' Shrikant Jaiswal, discusses how travel companies are utilizing RFID and other technologies for strategic advantage. (20 pages)
  • Getting a Read on Embedded UHF RFID: Why Reader Modules Are the Smart Choice for Developing Next-Generation Solutions
    Published February 2012
    As ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification technology grows more mature and is becoming ubiquitous, it is being deployed in many new industries, with applications in such sectors as health care, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality, automotive and general manufacturing. This white paper, from ThingMagic, offers several key examples of how RFID readers are being embedded into equipment, examines the pros and cons of each option, and discusses how embedded UHF RFID is creating new applications that are expected to drive rapid growth. (7 pages)
  • Applications and Theory of Dielectric Materials in RF/Microwave Systems
    Published January 2012
    Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products explores the microscopic basis of dielectrics at the atomic level, and the basis of dielectrics using Maxwell's equations (a set of partial differential equations forming the foundation of classical electrodynamics, classical optics and electric circuits, which underlie modern electrical and communications technologies). This white paper includes theory and equations governing RF and microwave interactions with dielectrics, as well as a survey of dielectric applications and forms, and test methods. (11 pages)
  • Basics in RFID
    Published January 2012
    SATO America describes the basic components of a radio frequency identification system, and explores the technology, applications and competitive advantages of RFID technology, as well as its uses for automatic identification and data collection (AIDC). (8 pages)
  • Art of Comparing RFID Reader Power Outputs
    Published October 2011
    Nordic ID's Toni Heijari explains what different RFID readers' radiating power figures mean, how to compare figures for various formats and how each can be used. (4 pages)
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