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Each month, RFID Journal receives numerous white paper submissions from outside experts. We read each paper carefully and select the most informative articles. Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of facts or claims in these papers.

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  • Why PKI Matters for the IIoT
    Published May 2017
    The Industrial Internet of Things can transform manufacturing, transportation, power generation and other industries with greater automation, new services and more efficient resource allocation. These advancements depend on data generated by IIoT devices now being built and deployed. But the potential cannot be realized if the data produced by the devices cannot be trusted, and that requires stronger security. Icon Labs' Alan Grau and Dave West discuss the role of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), a set of technologies and services for managing the authentication of computer systems. (6 pages)
  • What You Need to Know About IoT Platforms
    Published May 2017
    This white paper from AT&T provides insights to help organizations build on an Internet of Things platform that is well-suited for future IoT development. It includes a look inside the layers of the IoT stack, and why IoT platforms matter; an overview of multi-network connectivity and IoT network options; AT&T's perspective on the importance of a multi-layer security approach; a list of six critical questions to ask when evaluating IoT platforms; an explanation of why building IoT applications on the right platform is the key to success; and additional tools, references and resources for jumpstarting an organization's IoT project. (24 pages)
  • NFC Forum–ISO/IEC 14443 Analog Parameter Comparison and Alignment: Methodology, Procedures and Results
    Published April 2017
    This white paper compares analog parameter limits between the NFC Forum and ISO/IEC 14443 RFID standards. For each parameter limit, an associated procedure is defined, written in such a way that an experienced engineer can repeat the procedure and measure similar results. (148 pages)
  • Factors Affecting RFID Adoption in the Hospitality Industry
    Published April 2017
    Dr. Danish Mansoor Ali, Maha Farhan, and Sufian Farrukh outline the impact of technological, organizational and environmental factors on the adoption of radio frequency identification technology by hospitality operators. (12 pages)
  • RFID: Transformative Technology
    Published April 2017
    Radley Corp. explains why RFID technology provides a competitive advantage in the manufacturing sector. With realistic goals, a committed team and knowledgeable vendors, manufacturers can trust that incorporating RFID into their business is a viable option to help them stand out from the competition and succeed. (10 pages)
  • Securing the Internet of Things: A Collaborative & Shared Responsibility
    Published March 2017
    The Online Trust Alliance has released its fourth in a series of vision papers. This report, released in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, outlines the imperative actions that businesses, consumers and governments must take in order to ensure the security, privacy and vitality of IoT devices. (4 pages)
  • Six Attributes of High-Performing RFID Tags for Retail Apparel Market
    Published March 2017
    SML Group's Yichang Liu and Dean Frew examine six important requirements of high-performing RFID tags for the retail apparel market. The authors discuss why these attributes are of vital importance in a tag and outline the effectiveness of SML's GB3 tag. (3 pages)
  • Case Study: Tracking Medical Devices With RFID
    Published February 2017
    East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) implemented radio frequency identification technology to track medical assets at its three medical equipment libraries. The use of RFID has considerably reduced the amount of time clinical and engineering personnel spend searching for devices, while improving equipment utilization levels, increasing patient safety and helping to drive down the need for ad-hoc device hires. (4 pages)
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