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  • The EPC Mandate ROI Guide
    Published August 2018
    CYBRA has published this e-book, written by Sheldon R. Reich, to help retail manufacturers and distributors understand the intricacies of RFID implementation and EPC mandates, as well as how to benefit from such mandates. Aspects highlighted include how RFID can benefit retail brand owners, how to move an RFID pilot to production and the five-step plan for RFID deployment success. (10 pages)
  • What Is the Use of the IIoT?
    Published July 2018
    The world is becoming more connected every day. Connectivity can now be found in both consumer and commercial environments, from smartphones to sensors at a factory. In this white paper, Radley Corp. discusses what the Industrial Internet of Things means for the manufacturing sector. (8 pages)
  • Bar Codes Versus RFID for Work-in-Process Tracking
    Published January 2018
    This white paper, from BellHawk Systems, outlines when radio frequency identification and bar codes are each preferable to monitor WIP. With bar codes, a user must perform scanning, typically using a mobile computer equipped with an integrated bar-code scanner, whereas with RFID, scanning takes place automatically. BellHawk explores the merits of each type of tracking in manufacturing organizations, with an emphasis on the needs of organizations that make custom and semi-custom products. (5 pages)
  • RFID: Transformative Technology
    Published April 2017
    Radley Corp. explains why RFID technology provides a competitive advantage in the manufacturing sector. With realistic goals, a committed team and knowledgeable vendors, manufacturers can trust that incorporating RFID into their business is a viable option to help them stand out from the competition and succeed. (10 pages)
  • iDTRONIC GmbH Provides Burg F.W. Lüling KG With Embedded Modules
    Published February 2017
    Last year, Burg F.W. Lüling KG, a manufacturer of locks and locking systems, entered into a partnership with iDTRONIC GmbH, a provider of RFID hardware. This case study discusses the embeddable high-frequency (HF) module that iDTRONIC supplied to Burg, providing it with greater flexibility than its previous low-frequency (LF) RFID system allowed. (3 pages)
  • Increase Your Food Manufacturing Efficiency With RFID
    Published October 2016
    In the food industry, RFID can increase traceability and reduce spoilage, shrinkage and over-buying. Element ID explains how the technology can be used for receiving, production, work-in-progress storage, shipping and warehousing. (6 pages)
  • Globalized M2M and IoT Connectivity
    Published July 2016
    More than 13 billion connected devices are estimated to exist, with more than 5.5 million new ones coming online daily. The challenge many enterprises face with an ever-growing network of connected "things" is how to effectively capture and channel the data being exchanged. EMnify explores machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity, how IoT applications are enabled by M2M technology, the existing options for IoT connectivity, and data management and security for manufacturers preparing for a global deployment of internet-enabled devices. (18 pages)
  • UHF RFID: Taking Manufacturing Visibility and Control to the Next Level
    Published March 2016
    Ultrahigh-frequency RFID technology can provide manufacturing and logistics operators with longer read ranges and faster read speeds, and its simultaneous tag-reading capacity can enable more complex applications. Siemens' Michael LaGrega and Nicole Lauther provide a brief history of RFID, as well as an overview of how it works and common applications. This paper covers the six most basic steps required to successfully deploy a UHF RFID system. (8 pages)
  • Embedded RFID for Medical Devices
    Published February 2016
    Embedded RFID has become a game-changing technology that medical manufacturers and health-care providers are using to satisfy some of their most pressing needs. This white paper, from Jadak, identifies key challenges facing manufacturers of medical devices and supplies, and explains how embedded RFID technology is being leveraged to overcome those challenges in a way that enhances safety and reliability, increases revenue and brand equity, and reduces operating costs. (7 pages)
  • What RAIN RFID Brings to the Internet of Things
    Published December 2015
    Growth of the Internet of Things is forecast to exceed that of other connected devices. Estimates predict the resulting economic value-add that businesses will derive may be as high as $1.9 trillion, with adoption being led by retail, manufacturing and health care. The RAIN RFID Alliance explains how RAIN RFID, as an essential building block of the IoT, can enable many new applications and business models, as well as make them affordable and practical. (7 pages)
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