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  • 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)
  • RFID Solutions in the Oil & Gas Industry
    Published September 2010
    From the offshore oil rig to the plant, RFID gives companies a tool to maximize uptime, respond faster to day-to-day business needs, restore production more rapidly in the event of an incident, and better protect employees. In this industry brief, Motorola explains how the technology provides the automated end-to-end visibility needed to streamline the tracking of materials, equipment and personnel in the oil and gas industries. (8 pages)
  • Intelligent Foreign Object Prevention
    Published August 2010
    Airports and airlines must constantly monitor for foreign objects (FO)—any substance, debris or article alien to a vehicle or system that could potentially cause damage. Millions of dollars' worth of damages and injuries result from FO, in fact, every year. In this white paper, XERAFY examines the use of RFID in aviation to ensure that aircraft and airports are kept clean and properly maintained, in order to keep those who operate, work on and ride such craft safe. (7 pages)
  • Infinite Integration: Unlocking the Value of Enterprise Asset Management Through Technology Integration
    Published July 2010
    RFID, GPS, sensors and other automatic-identification technologies promise to revolutionize enterprise asset-management systems (EAMS) by enabling real-time, physical asset tracking, locationing and monitoring. With that in mind, Fluensee explains how its AssetTrack system provides a platform for integrating various auto-ID technologies to EAMSs in order to take advantage of real-time visibility and monitoring, by offering these and other functionalities: concurrent support for multiple auto-ID technologies, rules and algorithms for determining asset location, and multiple communication mechanisms for enterprise system integration. (6 pages)
  • IT Asset Management Using RFID
    Published April 2010
    Companies in the financial services, telecommunications and other sectors use IT asset management to improve productivity and service. Support of global operations requires an IT infrastructure, including physical, electrical and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning). Jim Caudill, Xterprise's senior VP of marketing and strategy, explains how some IT departments are adopting business methodologies, such as RFID, to help manage their IT infrastructure for maximum business value.
  • Realizing the Real Benefits of Asset Tracking and Management Using the Latest Technologies
    Published March 2010
    Using a combination of the latest technologies—RFID, GPS, mobile computing and Web-based applications—asset management can be undertaken reliably and rapidly in a wide array of applications. This white paper, from 4hSolutions Ltd., explores how end-to-end asset management, when implemented properly, can meet the needs of today's cost-conscious and mobile workforce.
  • Wonderware Mobile Solutions RFID Technology
    Published January 2010
    Invensys Systems' Don Frieden explains the basics of RFID technology and outlines Wonderware, an integrated hardware and software system designed by his company to meet the needs of process industries, combining wireless handheld computers, software and RFID technology for data-collection and asset-management applications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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