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Emerging Technologies White Papers

  • 9 Key Points of Differentiation: Comparing Intelleflex XC3 Technology and Active RFID
    Published September 2011
    The approval of the ISO/IEC 18000-6:2010 standard defined a new category of RFID technology—battery-assisted passive (BAP)—that provides improved visibility and enables additional applications, combining features of both passive and active RFID. In this document, Intelleflex highlights the benefits and points of differentiation that this new technology provides compared with other active RFID technologies. (4 pages)
  • A Breakthrough in RFID Industrial Parking Management
    Published September 2011
    Vizbee's Yedidia Blonder explains his company's Industrial Parking Management System (VIPMS), which combines passive RFID tags and intelligent handheld readers to improve car-retrieval times. The solution utilizes embedded software to synchronize in real time with a central server, thereby diminishing the potential for human error. (2 pages)
  • Split-Ring Resonator-Based Chipless RFID Tags
    Published July 2011
    Madhavan R. Sriram and S. Dinesh Dass, of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, in Madurai, India, discuss a new process for producing RFID tags that is designed to lower manufacturing costs. This white paper, which includes laboratory simulation results, deals with the implementation of chipless tags using Split Ring Resonators, enabling the tags to be tuned at multiple frequencies over a selected band, which the company hopes could potentially replace passive RFID.
  • Innovative Bar-Code and RFID Printing Solutions for SAP Users
    Published May 2011
    Producing bar-code and RFID output from SAP applications has traditionally proved challenging. The specialized, rugged printers used for printing bar-code and RFID labels on production lines, in warehouses, at shipping docks and in other industrial environments utilize different command languages than office printers supported by legacy SAP software, and IT departments often depend on middleware or printer-specific scripts to enable a printer to recognize SAP output. This white paper outlines solutions from SAP and Zebra Technologies designed to provide a seamless environment for creating complex bar-code and RFID labels for a wide range of business applications. (8 pages)
  • Building Brand Loyalty and Reach Through RFID and Social Media
    Published May 2011
    At RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, RFID firms worked together to create a fun, informative attendee experience by combining two fast-growing, far-reaching technologies: radio frequency identification and social media. In this white paper, ODIN and ThingMagic discuss the future of an RFID-enabled Internet of Things combined with the reach of social networking. (4 pages)
  • On-Demand Color RFID Label and Tag Printing
    Published April 2011
    Companies of various sizes and types often need on-demand or short runs of full-color customized product labels. Primera Technology explains how its LX400 and LX900 color label printers can be used to produce professional, photo-quality RFID labels for use on a wide variety of products. (5 pages)
  • RKDT Dual Technology Proximity Readers and Standalones
    Published April 2011
    Secura Key has introduced its Radio Key Dual Technology (RKDT) line of HID-compatible readers and standalone units. This white paper covers proprietary protocols, development, card-data formats, standalone and Wiegand output, reader compatibility and HID compatible cards. (3 pages)
  • NFC in Public Transport
    Published April 2011
    This white paper was produced by members of the NFC Forum, representing a wide spectrum of the ecosystem required to develop and introduce public-transport programs based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. It provides a general overview and an introduction for transport operators and other entities to the use cases, benefits, and requirements of using NFC technology. Selected public-transport use cases are included, to illustrate how NFC can benefit both travelers and transport operators. (33 pages)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology and Measurements
    Published March 2011
    Rohde & Schwarz's Roland Minihold offers an overview of Near Field Communication (NFC)—a short-range wireless connectivity technology that evolved from a combination of existing contactless identification and interconnection technologies—and its uses, as well as RF measurements on NFC units, and shows some examples of measurement results. (24 pages)
  • The Cloud and RFID: Making Deployments Seamless
    Published March 2011
    Terso Solutions' Mark Sehmer and Nathan Pleshek discuss the use of radio frequency identification and cloud computing (Internet-based computing utilizing shared resources, including hardware, software and services, on an on-demand and as-needed basis). By "embracing the cloud," the authors assert, enterprises can deploy RFID much faster, while avoiding many costly upfront infrastructure expenses required for pre-cloud systems. (7 pages)
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