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  • Measuring Intensity Levels of Electromagnetic Fields Generated by RFID Readers
    Published June 2016
    Ilya Rakhmanov and Valeriy Belousov, of EMC Vega Corp.'s RFID Center, present the results of tests conducted to measure the levels of electromagnetic (EM) fields generated by RFID equipment, in order to verify compliance with Russian standards and health regulations. (12 pages)
  • What RAIN RFID Brings to the Internet of Things
    Published December 2015
    Growth of the Internet of Things is forecast to exceed that of other connected devices. Estimates predict the resulting economic value-add that businesses will derive may be as high as $1.9 trillion, with adoption being led by retail, manufacturing and health care. The RAIN RFID Alliance explains how RAIN RFID, as an essential building block of the IoT, can enable many new applications and business models, as well as make them affordable and practical. (7 pages)
  • New Internet of Things Application Enables Elderly to Live Longer Independently at Home
    Published November 2015
    Senior citizens often prefer to live at home longer since that is the environment they are used to. But if something happens to them, will they be able to alert someone and seek assistance? GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links explains his company's solution to the problem, the Sensara Senior Lifestyle System, an IoT service application that utilizes sensors, communication and smart cloud technologies. (3 pages)
  • RFID Access Control: A Comparison of Seven Leading Technologies
    Published July 2015
    RFID-based access-control and cashless-payment systems are now standard for large-scale festivals and tech-forward, high-profile events. Such systems eliminate costs and increase revenue. But each event and solution provider is different. TourTech explains how to determine which partner is right for your unique event, and which ones to trust. This document provides a short overview of each company, along with a comparison chart and standout features. (9 pages)
  • Adopting Next-Generation Labeling Technology Enhances Enterprise Agility and Reduces Costs
    Published May 2015
    Labeling is frequently a background process that doesn't receive attention unless it causes a problem. As a result, bar-code and RFID labeling practices and software have become dated at many enterprises failing to keep pace with changing business needs. Companies continually look deeper into their operations and farther across their supply chains for opportunities to become more efficient. Often, they need to look no farther than their labeling processes for opportunities to improve responsiveness and reduce costs. This white paper, from NiceLabel, identifies the hidden costs, inefficiencies and risks resulting from legacy operations, and explains why a modern label-management platform is well-suited to current enterprise needs. (10 pages)
  • RFID-based IoT Technology Pushes the Envelope of Production Efficiencies for Composite Component Manufacturing
    Published May 2015
    Aerospace companies are deploying advanced control and measurement applications that leverage the benefits of the Internet of Things. To make the IoT useful, one must turn data into knowledge, and then move up to context-aware optimized decision-making. Plataine discusses how companies can implement RFID-based IoT technologies at production plants. (2 pages)
  • What the Internet of Things Needs to Become a Reality
    Published December 2014
    The Internet of Things comprises smart machines interacting and communicating with other machines, objects, environments and infrastructures. As a result, huge volumes of data are being generated, and that information is being processed into useful actions that can command and control things to make people's lives easier and safer—and to reduce environmental impact. In this white paper, Freescale and ARM discuss what the IoT needs to become a reality. (16 pages)
  • Internet of Things Solution Deployment Gains Momentum Among Firms Globally
    Published November 2014
    This Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper, commissioned by Zebra Technologies, is based on an online study of IT and business decision-makers in 593 global firms representing the retail, manufacturing, consumer products, transportation, health-care, government, oil and gas, and hospitality industries. The report shows how IoT solution deployment is occurring among firms in various geographic regions and vertical markets. (14 pages)
  • 2014 Smart Manufacturing Technologies Survey
    Published November 2014
    In 2014, Ubisense commissioned SME and Manufacturing Engineering Media to conduct the Smart Manufacturing Technologies Survey on its behalf. This survey was designed to collect feedback about how manufacturers use real-time intelligence to gauge performance indicators, such as unscheduled downtime, productivity and quality issues. It targeted manufacturing engineers, as well as product design and quality-management professionals; was carried out over a three-week period; and garnered responses from 252 U.S.-based manufacturers. (17 pages)
  • Food Traceability: Solving the Imperative of Compliance
    Published November 2014
    With the steep increase in FDA food recalls, every second required to respond could mean the difference in consumers' health, and result in the loss of millions of dollars. Honeywell Scanning & Mobility explains how technology-based traceability systems, utilizing mobile computers, scanners and label printers, provide substantial advantages over pen-and-paper methods for small and large businesses in the food chain. Automated track-and-trace systems improve productivity, increase consumer safety and brand protection, and enable compliance with government regulations. (7 pages)
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