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Innovation News

This section includes articles about cutting-edge research, new products that could impact RFID systems and about creative uses of RFID technology.

Smart Cooler Helps Companies Sell More

Embraco has created an Internet of Things-based platform to help customers market more drinks and food at the point of sale.

Innovation Case Studies

Ski Resorts Adopt RFID for Lifts, Payments

SKIDATA is now piloting a UHF version of its RFID system to enable the capture of zone-based location information regarding lift tickets, while three more North American ski resorts are adopting the HF versions this season.

Innovation Features

What to Expect from Brazil's Internet of Things Action Plan

The country's federal government has announced a report that will serve as the basis for the development of a national strategy for the IoT.

Innovation Editor's Notes

Is Retail Approaching the Tipping Point for RFID?

Data presented at last week's RFID in Retail and Apparel event suggests that adoption of RFID to manage apparel inventory is accelerating quickly.

Innovation Expert Views

A Truly Connected World: The Need for Global Device Connectivity and Control

Access to a cloud-based mobile network platform allows enterprises to optimize international connectivity with their customers, employees or assets—wherever they are.

Innovation Best Practices

Pet Peeves

CDO Technologies' Robert Zielinski discusses the missteps some end users make when deploying RFID, and offers advice for how to avoid such errors.

Innovation How To Articles

Special Preview: "How to Choose the Right RFID System" Report—Hybrid RFID Systems

This step-by-step guide, created by RFID Journal's editors, helps companies match their particular requirements to the proper RFID system.

    Innovation Videos

    Innovation White Papers

    • IoT-Enabled Platform for Planning and Designing of Smart Cities Infrastructure
      Published October 2017
      The Internet of Things uses analytics to predict and control the future, and comprises sensors, actuators, communications, connectivity, data analytics, security domains and smart applications that can be delivered to Web and mobile interfaces. Dr. A.N. Sarkar discusses the scope and opportunities of IoT-enabled platforms for the purpose of using this as a planning tool, and for the designing and building of basic infrastructure for smart cities. (36 pages)
    • The Impact of the IoT Demystified
      Published July 2017
      The Internet of Things is a modern-day buzzword expected to have a profound impact on society. But what is it, exactly? How will it be used and what impact will it have? Will it be helpful? Who will be the winners—and the losers? In this white paper, Qorvo's Cees Links provides an overview of what the IoT stands for and how it can have a strong impact on society. (8 pages)
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