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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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  • Smart Card Technology and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace
    Published July 2013
    The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) is a White House initiative to improve on the credentials currently used to access the Internet and authenticate identity online. This white paper, from the Smart Card Alliance, reviews the NSTIC's initiatives and discusses how smart-card technology can provide the advanced credentialing capabilities necessary to enable high assurance in the NSTIC identity ecosystem. Smart cards come in a variety of form factors—including plastic cards, USB devices and secure elements that can be embedded in mobile or other devices—and can be either contact (communicating with a reader through direct physical contact) or contactless (communicating via an RFID air-interface protocol, such as ISO 14443). (23 pages)
    Tags: Security
  • Improving Patient Safety and Hospital Efficiency With RFID and RTLS Technologies
    Published July 2013
    Health-care facilities employ radio frequency identification and real-time location systems to identify, locate and monitor patients, visitors, staff members, assets and equipment. These technologies improve safety, enhance the quality of care, reduce financial waste and foster patient satisfaction. This white paper, written by Schneider Electric's Steve Nibbelink, provides guidance about how RFID and RTLS can be leveraged though integration with security control and monitoring systems.
  • The Promise of RFID
    Published July 2013
    As RFID technology gains traction, the real-time determination of product availability and movement becomes possible, enabling dramatic improvements in operational efficiency, market response times, customer service and satisfaction, and profitability. Hewlett-Packard explains how users can capitalize on RFID's benefits and engage in the collaborative strategic planning necessary to leverage the technology throughout an organization. (4 pages)
  • Choosing the Optimum Architecture for UWB RTLS
    Published June 2013
    Real-time locating systems (RTLS) operating in the ultra-wideband domain are becoming more common in many applications, ranging from automated student attendance verification to tool tracking for major aircraft manufacturers. UWB offers many attributes enabling it to provide new capabilities not possible with traditional RTLS technology. Zebra Technologies explains how the choice of UWB RTLS architecture can impact a user's ability to achieve a solid return on investment. (6 pages)
  • Yard Management: An Operator's Perspective
    Published June 2013
    Transportation-management consultant Charles H. Kerr reviews the major segments of yard-management systems (YMS) and discusses key points that should be considered when choosing such a solution. The application of real-time locating system (RTLS) and RFID tech¬nologies is supported by some YMS products, which enhances solutions for larger and more complex yard operations. Kerr discusses gate management, yard operations, switcher productivity and dock-door management, and explains how an effective YMS provides planning, management and execution in the yard, facilitating increased flow velocity of goods moving through the supply chain. (6 pages)
  • Improving Efficiency in the Research Lab With RFID Smart Rooms
    Published May 2013
    Most retailers achieve only about 65 percent inventory accuracy on a given day, which means one-third of all decisions are made based on inaccurate data. Terso Solutions' Keith Hoffman discusses an automated solution called the Smart Stockroom that allows authorized personnel to enter a large storage room, peruse the aisles until finding the required items and then automatically check them out. The checkout process occurs in an instant, whether involving a single product or dozens of complex reagents or chemical products worth thousands of dollars. This item-level RFID tagging system can help retailers overcome many obstacles, pushing inventory accuracy up toward 99 percent. (8 pages)
  • Improving Aircraft Maintenance Management Using RFID
    Published May 2013
    Airlines have been late adopters of advanced inventory-management systems, particularly involving AIDC technologies, since aircraft maintenance management is highly industry-specific, considerably regulated and subject to many complexities not present in other industries. With the recent emergence of the U.S Federal Aviation Administration's regulatory airworthiness criteria for flyable RFID, and the recently agreed-upon interoperability data standards, there is now an opportunity for airlines to achieve short- and long-term wins. This essay, from Laminar Aerospace's Marco Andreacchio, outlines how RFID could support a paperless supply chain strategy, and details many key tangible and nontangible benefits for airlines. (7 pages)
  • RFID: A Competitive Differentiator for Brand Owners and Suppliers
    Published May 2013
    Chain-wide rollouts by a number of North America's largest clothing retailers are a sign that RFID technology will soon be broadly adopted by the industry. This white paper, from SML, provides brand owners and suppliers with a high-level understanding of how RFID can help them. The report outlines key benefits that can be achieved, and how they can be incorporated into the supply chain. (7 pages)
    Tags: Retail
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