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  • The Promise of Organic Electronics: Previously Unimaginable Innovative Products
    Published October 2009
    Theorem's Forrest Sass discusses organic electronics, exploring a number of products utilizing the technology, including RFID tags, e-paper, organic transistors and memory, disposable electronics, paper substrates and OLEDs. Sass examines the market dynamics and size of organic electronics, as well as the improvements needed for organic cell technology, bilateral charge transport, AM and PM OLEDs, electroluminescence and more. (10 pages)
  • Omaha Public Power District
    Published October 2009
    AutoCrib explains how its automated inventory-control system reduced the Omaha Public Power District's spending by 15 percent, while increasing productivity and tracking accuracy, and also decreased the incidence of stock-outs on such key items as hand tools, first aid kits and batteries.
  • SmartDEGREE from TCS to Combat Certificate Malpractices
    Published October 2009
    Tata Consultancy Services' Chandrashekar Mudraganam explains how to employ radio frequency identification to curb fake degree certificates issued by universities, which can pose a threat to the integrity of degree holders and educational institutions alike. TCS has successfully implemented this solution at the University of Hyderabad, in India, since 2007. (9 pages)
    Tags: Security
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of an RFID Asset-Tracking System
    Published September 2009
    Ramp RFID Solutions' Shayne Pidding outlines a cost-benefit analysis of using UHF RFID technology in an asset-tracking application. Pidding conducted an experiment comparing RFID to bar coding, and here analyzes the findings in order to ascertain the time and cost savings that can be achieved through the use of RFID in asset tracking.
  • End-to-End Encryption and Chip Cards in the U.S. Payments Industry
    Published September 2009
    In this position paper, the Smart Card Alliance clarifies and defines end-to-end encryption, detailing which types of problems such encryption can help address. This document explores the advantages of an alternative strategy for protecting cardholder data—moving data protection to the payment card itself, using chip-card technology—and proposes the use of contactless chip cards, including a dynamic cryptogram with each transaction and authorizing transactions online. (12 pages)
    Tags: Security
  • RFID File Tracking for Military Personnel Records
    Published August 2009
    The U.S. military is exploring several applications of RFID for file tracking. A 3M pilot conducted by the Personnel Administrative Center on the records of more than 8,000 soldiers at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) suggests the use of RFID can help improve productivity, reduce administrative errors and speed the accepting, deploying and reassigning of personnel. 3M explains how its File Tracking System and procedures can be adapted and implemented to integrate with a company's existing computer hardware and software applications. (6 pages)
  • Secura Key Radio Key Technology
    Published August 2009
    Radio Key is Secura Key's brand name for its 125 kHz proximity cards. Radio Key cards, key tags and interrogators employ proximity technology and are suitable for a variety of applications, including access control, time and attendance, membership, parking, fuel management, and more. This document outlines basic operation, credentials, control applications and uses for non-access applications, to familiarize applications providers, consultants, resellers and end users with the capabilities of Radio Key. (9 pages)
    Tags: Security
  • Secura Key e*Tag Technology
    Published August 2009
    e*Tag is Secura Key's brand name for its 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards. e*Tag cards, key tags, labels, interrogators and reader-writers employ 13.56 MHz ISO 15693 technology and are suitable for a variety of applications, including access control, time and attendance, membership and loyalty programs, logical access, storage of biometric templates, parking and ePurse, fuel management, data retrieval, asset and inventory management, data collection and more. This document provides an overview intended to familiarize applications providers, consultants, resellers and end users with the capabilities of e*Tag. (11 pages)
    Tags: Security
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