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Each month, RFID Journal receives numerous white paper submissions from outside experts. We read each paper carefully and select the most informative articles. Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of facts or claims in these papers.

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  • Cracking the Code: Deciphering Retail Location-Based Services Technology
    Published February 2016
    Within the last few years, a plethora of new location-based services (LBS) have been created for retail applications. The primary location-based technologies used, whether separately or combined together to create a synergized solution, include RFID, Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. In this white paper, Boston Retail Partners discusses the potential opportunities available through the installation of LBS in retail. (10 pages)
  • Privacy Impact Assessment for RFID and Wireless Applications
    Published February 2016
    The French National RFID Center discusses privacy issues regarding radio frequency identification, as well as the PIA that will become mandatory in the European Union with the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation. (19 pages)
    Tags: Privacy
  • NFC Non-Payment Use Cases
    Published January 2016
    Contactless payment is the most prominent use case of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in mobile devices. But NFC also enables other non-payment use cases that are not as well known. This white paper, developed by the Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council, highlights non-payment use cases that must secure some form of user credential, and that have real-world implementations that illustrate the technology's benefits in different markets. (38 pages)
  • Family@Home Transforms Smart Houses into Smart Homes
    Published December 2015
    Although the technology industry has been telling consumers they need a smart home, all that has been available to date are connected devices. Consumers want smart applications that take care of their family and their home, not just connected devices. GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links explains how his company is working with service providers to transform the connected house into a smart home. (6 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)
  • Edge Analytics via Edge Clouds for Real-time Insights
    Published December 2015
    In today's digitally connected society, there is a deeper and decisive affinity between enabled objects, connected devices and humans. As a result, large volumes of multi-structured data are being generated in different speeds, sizes, scopes and schemas through the interactions and collaborations of heterogeneous digital elements, smartphones, technical experiments, social media, health-care instruments, machines, satellite telemetry and imagery. This white paper, submitted by IBM's Pethuru Raj, articulates the need for edge analytics of Internet of Things data through appropriate edge clouds to realize actionable insights. (7 pages)
  • Testing Bluetooth Smart Products for the Internet of Things
    Published November 2015
    Bluetooth Smart is playing an important role in the Internet of Things. The technology has low power consumption, the components are available at low cost and it is supported by all mobile platforms and operating systems. This LitePoint paper describes the wireless testing required for IoT products built with Bluetooth Smart technologies, characterizes the market and motivations for using Bluetooth Smart for the IoT, describes leading applications, summarizes the technology's key performance characteristics and operational features, and discusses test specifications that must be employed to ensure product compliance. (18 pages)
  • Instant Insight Is Profit
    Published November 2015
    Northern Apex's new white paper explains how automated, real-time data collection and rapid access to that information is revolutionizing manufacturing. The technology has enabled companies to become industry leaders and increase profits. (3 pages)
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