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  • Adopting Next-Generation Labeling Technology Enhances Enterprise Agility and Reduces Costs
    Published May 2015
    Labeling is frequently a background process that doesn't receive attention unless it causes a problem. As a result, bar-code and RFID labeling practices and software have become dated at many enterprises failing to keep pace with changing business needs. Companies continually look deeper into their operations and farther across their supply chains for opportunities to become more efficient. Often, they need to look no farther than their labeling processes for opportunities to improve responsiveness and reduce costs. This white paper, from NiceLabel, identifies the hidden costs, inefficiencies and risks resulting from legacy operations, and explains why a modern label-management platform is well-suited to current enterprise needs. (10 pages)
  • RFID-based IoT Technology Pushes the Envelope of Production Efficiencies for Composite Component Manufacturing
    Published May 2015
    Aerospace companies are deploying advanced control and measurement applications that leverage the benefits of the Internet of Things. To make the IoT useful, one must turn data into knowledge, and then move up to context-aware optimized decision-making. Plataine discusses how companies can implement RFID-based IoT technologies at production plants. (2 pages)
  • What the Internet of Things Needs to Become a Reality
    Published December 2014
    The Internet of Things comprises smart machines interacting and communicating with other machines, objects, environments and infrastructures. As a result, huge volumes of data are being generated, and that information is being processed into useful actions that can command and control things to make people's lives easier and safer—and to reduce environmental impact. In this white paper, Freescale and ARM discuss what the IoT needs to become a reality. (16 pages)
  • Internet of Things Solution Deployment Gains Momentum Among Firms Globally
    Published November 2014
    This Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper, commissioned by Zebra Technologies, is based on an online study of IT and business decision-makers in 593 global firms representing the retail, manufacturing, consumer products, transportation, health-care, government, oil and gas, and hospitality industries. The report shows how IoT solution deployment is occurring among firms in various geographic regions and vertical markets. (14 pages)
  • 2014 Smart Manufacturing Technologies Survey
    Published November 2014
    In 2014, Ubisense commissioned SME and Manufacturing Engineering Media to conduct the Smart Manufacturing Technologies Survey on its behalf. This survey was designed to collect feedback about how manufacturers use real-time intelligence to gauge performance indicators, such as unscheduled downtime, productivity and quality issues. It targeted manufacturing engineers, as well as product design and quality-management professionals; was carried out over a three-week period; and garnered responses from 252 U.S.-based manufacturers. (17 pages)
  • Food Traceability: Solving the Imperative of Compliance
    Published November 2014
    With the steep increase in FDA food recalls, every second required to respond could mean the difference in consumers' health, and result in the loss of millions of dollars. Honeywell Scanning & Mobility explains how technology-based traceability systems, utilizing mobile computers, scanners and label printers, provide substantial advantages over pen-and-paper methods for small and large businesses in the food chain. Automated track-and-trace systems improve productivity, increase consumer safety and brand protection, and enable compliance with government regulations. (7 pages)
  • The Internet of Things and Manufacturing: A Path Towards Smart Processes
    Published October 2014
    Many technological trends and innovations have positively affected manufacturing throughout the past thirty years. With the advent of the Internet age and the firm demand for greater efficiency in production, business leaders are seeking out greater solutions to achieve higher output with complex accuracy and strength. This white paper, from Entigral, discusses what the Internet of Things is and why its introduction and manifestation represent the next leap forward in smart manufacturing. (10 pages)
  • NFC for Embedded Applications
    Published September 2014
    Experts predict an explosion of connected things to occur over the next few years. As more things get connected, concerns regarding data privacy and security will escalate. NXP Semiconductors explains why utilizing Near Field Communication as a communication method can help address some of these concerns. (20 pages)
  • Considering RFID Technology for Your Next Event?
    Published July 2014
    There are several key questions to consider when evaluating the integration of RFID technology for an event: How will customers react? What will it cost? What are the risks? Intellitix provides a framework for the decision-making process. This document outlines what companies need to know, and how they can make the most of their investment in RFID technology at their next event. (8 pages)
  • The ROI for RFID in Retail
    Published February 2014
    Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest and substantial growth in the use of radio frequency identification technology in the retail sector, with more than a billion tags used last year. ChainLink Research discusses several use cases driving this surge in RFID adoption. (12 pages)
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