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This section includes articles about cutting-edge research, new products that could impact RFID systems and about creative uses of RFID technology.

IoT Aims to Track Free-Ranging Reindeer in Finland

Finnish reindeer herders are testing a LoRaWAN-based solution from Digita and Actility on several dozen alpha female reindeer, in order to track herds of thousands of animals and detect when they may be in danger from predators or vehicles.

Innovation Case Studies

Ski Resorts Adopt RFID for Lifts, Payments

SKIDATA is now piloting a UHF version of its RFID system to enable the capture of zone-based location information regarding lift tickets, while three more North American ski resorts are adopting the HF versions this season.

Innovation Features

RFID in Aerospace and Defense 2017 Report

Last month, RFID Journal held a conference and exhibition for the defense and aerospace sectors. View the presentations from the event.

Innovation Editor's Notes

Déjà Vu at NRF's Big Show 2018

As in years past, exhibitors were touting solutions that require retailers to adopt RFID before they will be effective.

Innovation Expert Views

IoT and the Modern Facilities Manager

Unless a company considers how physical infrastructure will impact its overall performance, the risk of failure is vast.

Innovation Best Practices

Pet Peeves

CDO Technologies' Robert Zielinski discusses the missteps some end users make when deploying RFID, and offers advice for how to avoid such errors.

Innovation How To Articles

Designing Custom HF Antennas for RFID Applications

How to build and tune high-frequency antennas that can operate at 13.56 MHz.

Innovation Videos

Innovation White Papers

  • IoT-Enabled Platform for Planning and Designing of Smart Cities Infrastructure
    Published October 2017
    The Internet of Things uses analytics to predict and control the future, and comprises sensors, actuators, communications, connectivity, data analytics, security domains and smart applications that can be delivered to Web and mobile interfaces. Dr. A.N. Sarkar discusses the scope and opportunities of IoT-enabled platforms for the purpose of using this as a planning tool, and for the designing and building of basic infrastructure for smart cities. (36 pages)
  • The Impact of the IoT Demystified
    Published July 2017
    The Internet of Things is a modern-day buzzword expected to have a profound impact on society. But what is it, exactly? How will it be used and what impact will it have? Will it be helpful? Who will be the winners—and the losers? In this white paper, Qorvo's Cees Links provides an overview of what the IoT stands for and how it can have a strong impact on society. (8 pages)
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