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  • 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
  • Optimizing Sales With Bi-Directional Phased Array RFID (Bi-PhAR)
    Published August 2009
    Accordus UK's Stuart Benjamin, in association with RFID Resolution Team, explains how phased array technology can be adapted for use with passive UHF RFID, offering a number of advantages over conventional passive UHF RFID systems, and helping to optimize sales through the delivery of real-time object identification data. (6 pages)
  • How to Design a Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network
    Published August 2009
    GreenPeak's Wim de Kimpe discusses a "green" approach to wireless networks, using no network cables or power lines, and requiring little or no maintenance over the life of a device, for use in machine-to-machine networks, as well as for industrial, control, health, security and other applications. (4 pages)
  • RFID Journal Apparel Retail ROI Calculator
    Published August 2009
    RFID can help apparel and footwear retailers reduce out-of-stocks, improve inventory management and boost sales, while cutting labor costs. This report explains the assumptions behind RFID Journal's Fashion Retail ROI Calculator, which debuted at RFID in Fashion 2009.
    Tags: Retail
  • Analysis of Characteristics and Reliability of Smart Card Data in Metropolitan Seoul
    Published July 2009
    The use of smart cards for fare payment in public transit has grown in Korea since their introduction in 1996; currently, the proportion of smart-card use in Seoul is more than 90 percent for buses and 75 percent for metros (urban railway systems). Jin-Young Park and Dong-Jun Kim of the Korea Transport Institute investigate the reliability of smart-card data, by comparing the number of Seoul metro station users indicated in smart-card data, with information obtained directly from the Seoul Metro Company. (12 pages)
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