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May/June 2012

Magazine ArchiveMay/June 2012
MAY/JUN 2012

Features

  • COVER STORY: RFID JOURNAL AWARDS
  • Honoring Excellence
    Presenting the winners of the 2012 RFID Journal Awards.
  • COVER STORY: RFID JOURNAL AWARDS
  • Cisco's Business-Driven RFID Strategy
    The network giant adopts the technology to manage fixed assets at 70 U.S. data centers and R&D labs.
  • COVER STORY: RFID JOURNAL AWARDS
  • A New Tool for Electronics Companies
    Intel has linked RFID to its microprocessors in computers, tablets and other devices, enabling myriad applications—from manufacturing to supply chain and retail.
  • COVER STORY: RFID JOURNAL AWARDS
  • BP Refines Maintenance Operations
    The international oil and gas company developed an RFID solution that streamlines processes, making work safer and more cost-efficient.
  • COVER STORY: RFID JOURNAL AWARDS
  • Extracting New Value from Old Printers
    HP Brazil is leveraging the RFID information in its tagged ink-jet printers to recycle plastics.
  • COVER STORY: RFID JOURNAL AWARDS
  • RFID Issues Instructions On the Fly
    Omni-ID's "visual tags" tell workers what to do with the assets and work-in-process being tracked.
  • COVER STORY: RFID JOURNAL AWARDS
  • Giving RFID Credibility
    Bill Hardgrave led an independent team that proved the business benefits of using RFID to track apparel items.
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • RFID Goes to School
    The technology earned mixed grades when first deployed in schools. Now, its use is growing, slowly but steadily, with applications focused on improving teacher efficiency and ensuring student safety.

Columns

  • ASHTON'S VIEW
  • RFID Goes Bananas
    The latest advance in RFID technology helps keep fruit fresh.
  • INSIDE THE LABS
  • Encrypt Instead of 'Kill'
    A dual-mode EPC RFID tag works in the supply chain and secures data after an item is purchased.
  • SOFTWARE SAVVY
  • Serialization Roadmap
    A top-level tagging plan will help apparel suppliers identify items now, and pave the way for tracking more products in the future.

Departments

  • EDITOR'S NOTE
  • Excellence Found
    This year's RFID Journal Awards illustrated just how far RFID technology has evolved.
  • PERSPECTIVE
  • Vendors Must Steer a Path to Mass Adoption
    Solution providers need to gain broad usage of RFID in one industry and then adapt vertical applications to other sectors.
  • OUT IN FRONT
  • The Object Is the Antenna
    An antennaless tag turns any metal object into an RFID transponder.
  • OUT IN FRONT
  • Managing Hazardous Waste
    Researchers at Staffordshire University have developed an RFID system to ensure contractors dispose of plasterboard in designated landfills.
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