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  • 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.
  • 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)
  • RFID Romances the Stone
    Published May 2009
    RFID project consultant Nitin Vyas discusses a successful application of radio frequency identification in tracking inventories and real-time locations of natural stone slabs and bundles, in order to reduce labor costs and improves the operational efficiency of a warehouse.
  • The Five Reasons You Need a Vehicle Management System for Your Industrial Trucks
    Published February 2009
    Vehicle management systems enable businesses to better use labor resources and provide a safer work environment, which directly leads to maximizing profits and material velocity. I.D. Systems explains how vehicle management systems can provide visibility of material handling movements made by industrial truck operators, as well as tools and data to measure operators' productivity, an efficient method for ensuring vehicles are safe to operate and an automated system for determining where vehicle operators are assigned—and for temporarily reassigning them based on peak needs.
  • A Cost-Benefit Analysis of RFID for Museum and Art Gallery Collections
    Published January 2009
    Smarttrack RFID considers the costs and benefits of implementing RFID technology for museum and art gallery collections. This white paper, written by collections management expert Doug Rogan, compares the expense of using a traditional manual tracking method (physically recording handwritten access numbers) versus bar-code and RFID systems. It also outlines a tracking scenario utilizing a museum collection containing approximately 50,000 objects.
  • Vicinity Asset-Tracking System for Laptops
    Published November 2008
    Vicinity RFID explains how one of its clients, an international audit firm that provides services to Indian business houses, multinational companies and the public sector, tracks laptops assigned to its employees, and makes sure the computers are always in the custody of the properly authorized personnel whenever they enter or exit its office premises.
  • Unlocking Unique Capabilities of Mobile RFID in Your Applications
    Published October 2008
    This white paper from RFID Anywhere highlights the requirements for building mobile RFID applications, and also outlines what to consider when designing an application and selecting an architecture.
  • Capacity Analysis of an Ultrawideband Tracking System
    Published August 2008
    Farshad Kheiri, Brandon Dewberry, Laurie L. Joiner and Dongsheng Wu analyze the capacity of an ultrawide-band (UWB) active RFID-based tracking system for an inventory store with three scanners. In this study, the authors illustrate that tag distance from the scanners is a main factor in defining capacity for tracking parts.
  • Intelligent Transportation System—Application of RFID
    Published March 2006
    Author YouLong Zhou proposes an intelligent transportation system called ITS, based on RFID technology, designed to monitor moving traffic and address other related issues, as well. These include identifying and helping drivers; monitoring and managing traffic signals; validating license plates; EasyPass for toll booths; and so forth.
  • AAS: Automatic Attendance System
    Published January 2006
    Using passive RFID, the task of taking a classroom attendance becomes just a “single click” of the mouse. In this white paper, Ben Zoghi and Rohit Singhal of Texas A&M University explain how to use low-cost RFID tags to create university/departmental ID cards.
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