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  • How to Estimate the Cost of a Closed-Loop RFID Project

    By Bob Violino

    Here are five steps to help you plan how to fund the deployment and determine the potential ROI.

  • How to Select the Right RFID Tag

    By Jill Gambon

    Do you need high-frequency or ultrahigh-frequency tags? Passive or active? And what about form factor? Here's what you should consider before you go shopping.

  • How to Choose RFID Middleware

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    There are many middleware products and providers. Here's how you can evaluate your options so the product you pick will match your current and future needs.

  • How to Choose Between Fixed and Mobile Interrogators

    By Samuel Greengard

    The decision is not as simple as it might seem. Here are five steps you can follow to make the right choice.

  • Video: How to Choose Between Fixed and Mobile Readers

    By Andrew Price

    Learn how to choose the right type of interrogator (reader) for your application, and save time and money. (22 minutes)

  • Video: How to Choose the Optimal Location for RFID Tags on Cartons

    By Andrew Price

    Learn how to find the tag location that will deliver the most consistent read rates on cartons containing products made of different materials. (20 minutes)

  • Video: How to Use RFID Temperature Sensors

    By Andrew Price

    Learn how RFID-based temperature sensors can reduce costs and improve product reliability. (20 minutes)

  • How to Perform an RFID Site Survey

    By Jennifer Zaino

    If you follow these five steps, you'll go a long way toward ensuring the success of your RFID deployment—and save money in the long run.

  • Video: How to Tag Individual Items

    By Andrew Price

    Learn how to overcome the challenges of tagging RF-unfriendly items. (20 minutes)

  • How to RFID-Enable a Forklift

    By John Edwards

    Here's what you need to know before installing RFID interrogators on the forklifts in your factory, yard or distribution center.

  • How to RFID-Enable a Forklift

    By John Edwards

    Here's what you need to know before installing RFID interrogators on the forklifts in your factory, yard or distribution center.

  • The Road to ROI: How to Build a Bottom-Up Business Case

    By Bob Violino

    To achieve a return on investment in RFID, companies need to have different departments work together to solve the many minor, low-level problems that contribute to a big issue, such as excess inventory. Here’s how to build a bottom-up business case.

  • How To Get RFID Compliant

    By Bob Violino

    What does it take to comply with Wal-Mart’s RFID tagging requirements? RFID Journal was given an exclusive look at the rigorous testing of personal-care products at the Sensormatic RFID Performance Center.

  • How to Tag Problem Products

    By Mark Roberti

    Many products are difficult to track with RFID, but good system design and precise tag placement can overcome most hurdles. Here's what you need to know to tag successfully.

  • How to Create an RFID Privacy Plan

    By Bob Violino

    Kill the tag. Zero it out. Encrypt the data. There are many ways to protect consumer privacy. But at this early stage, how do you do it in a way that reassures customers and doesn't limit the benefits of RFID?

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