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  • Item-Level RFID: A Competitive Differentiator
    Published January 2012
    Accenture's Mike Gorshe, Mary Rollman and Russ Beverly, in cooperation with the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative, discuss why item-level radio frequency identification is setting many companies in the retail supply chain apart from their competition. Chain-wide rollouts by a number of North America's largest clothing retailers, the authors indicate, are a clear sign that this technology will soon be broadly adopted by the industry. (12 pages)
  • Getting Started With UHF RFID Solutions: The Technology, Applications and Benefits
    Published December 2011
    RFID can provide constant and effort-free identification, location and tracking information. This white paper, from Motorola, outlines the technology, applications and benefits, providing users with increased visibility into the inventory and movement of assets, goods and products. (16 pages)
  • 6 Major Problems With Wi-Fi RTLS That Cannot Be Ignored
    Published September 2011
    Although real-time location system (RTLS) technology can be piggybacked onto an organization's existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, Wi-Fi's capabilities are inadequate for use in hospital asset- and patient-tracking applications. TeleTracking Technologies explains why it believes that a Wi-Fi-based RTLS is less accurate—and, ultimately, more expensive—than an installation designed specifically for monitoring the locations and status of equipment and individuals.
  • Understanding the Characteristics of the RFID Spectrum: Choosing the Right RF Technology to Automate Your Business
    Published July 2011
    In this tech brief, Motorola explains how a company can choose the proper RFID technology for its particular identification, location, tracking and payment applications—such as managing inventory in a retail store or warehouse, tracking work-in-process operations at a manufacturing plant, monitoring medical equipment at a hospital, or keeping tabs on Near Field Communication cards for payment transactions. This document examines the various types of RFID technologies, such as low-frequency (LF), high-frequency (HF) and ultrahigh-frequency (UHF), that can help enterprise organizations automatically identify, locate, track and process their critical business products, assets and transactions. (6 pages)
  • Bar-code-based Asset Tracking Is for Losers!
    Published June 2011
    Bar codes are now 40 years old, and companies using only that technology are employing an antiquated system. RFID asset tracking has taken off over the past year, but there are still many questions yet to be answered. This white paper, from ODIN Technologies, answers some of those questions, and explains how getting started with an RFID-based asset-tracking program can make a company "cool" again. (9 pages)
  • High-Memory RFID for Aerospace, Manufacturing, MRO and Remote Asset Management
    Published March 2011
    Xerafy examines high-memory RFID tags, applications that can utilize this type of tagging, and the advantages that can be gained by integrating high-memory tags into such applications as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and asset management.
  • Data-Center Management: Searching for the Optimum Solution
    Published February 2011
    No Limits Software's David Cole outlines the technologies currently being used to address rack-level IT asset management, including RFID, and provides criteria to utilize in choosing the best solution to meet your company's specific needs. (15 pages)
  • How to Track Your Oracle Sun System Assets Using RFID
    Published February 2011
    Oracle, in an effort to help customers understand the company's new second-generation RFID tags being shipped on all of its hardware products, explains how RFID technology works, the context for which its tags were developed, the standards to which they adhere and how to leverage these tags to augment an IT asset-management lifecycle. (20 pages)
  • Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Information Technology (IT) Asset Management With RFID
    Published November 2010
    IT assets, such as backup tapes, are often on the move into and out of IT data centers. In this application brief, Motorola explains how radio frequency identification can enable the real-time tracking of servers, hard drives, media tapes and other IT assets without human intervention, as well as the ability to quickly locate a misplaced item. (8 pages)
  • Baggage Tracking RFID Solutions
    Published October 2010
    Airports around the world are utilizing RFID tags to streamline baggage-handling operations and improve customer service. Motorola examines how the technology can help the aviation industry meet a number of challenges. (8 pages)
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