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  • Innovative Bar-Code and RFID Printing Solutions for SAP Users
    Published May 2011
    Producing bar-code and RFID output from SAP applications has traditionally proved challenging. The specialized, rugged printers used for printing bar-code and RFID labels on production lines, in warehouses, at shipping docks and in other industrial environments utilize different command languages than office printers supported by legacy SAP software, and IT departments often depend on middleware or printer-specific scripts to enable a printer to recognize SAP output. This white paper outlines solutions from SAP and Zebra Technologies designed to provide a seamless environment for creating complex bar-code and RFID labels for a wide range of business applications. (8 pages)
  • Building Brand Loyalty and Reach Through RFID and Social Media
    Published May 2011
    At RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, RFID firms worked together to create a fun, informative attendee experience by combining two fast-growing, far-reaching technologies: radio frequency identification and social media. In this white paper, ODIN and ThingMagic discuss the future of an RFID-enabled Internet of Things combined with the reach of social networking. (4 pages)
  • On-Demand Color RFID Label and Tag Printing
    Published April 2011
    Companies of various sizes and types often need on-demand or short runs of full-color customized product labels. Primera Technology explains how its LX400 and LX900 color label printers can be used to produce professional, photo-quality RFID labels for use on a wide variety of products. (5 pages)
  • RKDT Dual Technology Proximity Readers and Standalones
    Published April 2011
    Secura Key has introduced its Radio Key Dual Technology (RKDT) line of HID-compatible readers and standalone units. This white paper covers proprietary protocols, development, card-data formats, standalone and Wiegand output, reader compatibility and HID compatible cards. (3 pages)
  • NFC in Public Transport
    Published April 2011
    This white paper was produced by members of the NFC Forum, representing a wide spectrum of the ecosystem required to develop and introduce public-transport programs based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. It provides a general overview and an introduction for transport operators and other entities to the use cases, benefits, and requirements of using NFC technology. Selected public-transport use cases are included, to illustrate how NFC can benefit both travelers and transport operators. (33 pages)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology and Measurements
    Published March 2011
    Rohde & Schwarz's Roland Minihold offers an overview of Near Field Communication (NFC)—a short-range wireless connectivity technology that evolved from a combination of existing contactless identification and interconnection technologies—and its uses, as well as RF measurements on NFC units, and shows some examples of measurement results. (24 pages)
  • The Cloud and RFID: Making Deployments Seamless
    Published March 2011
    Terso Solutions' Mark Sehmer and Nathan Pleshek discuss the use of radio frequency identification and cloud computing (Internet-based computing utilizing shared resources, including hardware, software and services, on an on-demand and as-needed basis). By "embracing the cloud," the authors assert, enterprises can deploy RFID much faster, while avoiding many costly upfront infrastructure expenses required for pre-cloud systems. (7 pages)
  • The Benefits of Using Rigorously Tested Routines from Numerical Libraries
    Published March 2011
    Rob Meyer, the CEO of the Numerical Algorithms Group, discusses areas of RFID research and development involving computationally intensive mathematical and statistical methods, particularly when time to market for new products is a key concern. This white paper provides a framework for understanding how commercially available numerical libraries can provide a powerful tool for managing the challenges of using radio frequency identification technologies. (7 pages)
  • An Introduction to Passive RFID
    Published January 2011
    Zebra Technologies provides an overview of RFID technology, describes current standards and details how RFID can complement existing bar-code technology while enabling new applications in diverse industries. (12 pages)
  • RFID Tag Design, Sub Fractional Performance Effects
    Published December 2010
    This document, written by Mentor Graphics' Gregory Hassman, demonstrates the system-level effects and expected ramifications of designing RFID tags that are smaller than the optimized length. (15 pages)
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