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RFID Journal LIVE! 2017 Report, Part 1

Last month, RFID Journal held its 15th annual conference and exhibition. View the presentations from the event's preconference seminars and post-conference workshops.
By RFID Journal
May 22, 2017

Radio frequency identification (RFID) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are fully mature and delivering dramatic improvements in efficiencies. Such solutions help companies to reduce the amount of time employees spend performing inventory counts by more than 90 percent, while also automating processes, decreasing the amount of time workers waste searching for tools and containers, enhancing safety and more. Businesses worldwide are deploying RFID to boost efficiencies, improve customer service and reduce expenses.

This year's RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition, held on May 9-11, at Arizona's Phoenix Convention Center, featured more than 50 end-user presentations from such companies, discussing new applications for RFID, IoT and real-time location system (RTLS) technologies. The speakers explained how to overcome implementation challenges, achieve business benefits, track and manage assets, and improve operations. More than 3,000 visitors attended this year's event.

LIVE! 2017, cornerstone-sponsored by Zebra Technologies, featured eight tracks—four industry-specific and four how-to in nature. In addition, the event offered eight preconference seminars, four post-conference workshops and the co-located (IEEE RFID 2017 conference.

During LIVE!, visitors had the opportunity to receive fast-track training provided by RFID4U. Those in attendance were also introduced to the finalists for this year's RFID Journal Awards.

Recordings of the event's speaker presentations are now available in RFID Journal's online video library. Links to videos of the pre- and post-conference seminars and workshops, are provided on the following pages, along with PDFs of the slides used in those presentations (not all speakers have granted permission to have their presentations and/or slides archived).

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