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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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  • RFID in Mobile Maintenance
    Published July 2014
    The careful, timely and proper maintenance of industrial plants constitutes the basis of permanent functional operation with minimum failure probability. Plant operations must be overhauled and shut down at regular intervals for legal and technical reasons. In the petrochemical industry, this necessary interruption of operation is referred to as shutdown and turnaround management. The shorter the shutdown time, the faster production operation can be resumed. TECTUS Transponder Technology's Udo W. Doege explains how RFID can help. (2 pages)
    Tags: Chemical
  • IT Asset Management: By the Numbers
    Published June 2014
    The key to the effective and efficient management of an organization's data center lies with the ability to capture and comprehend a comprehensive picture of which assets exists, where each is located and how each item is connected to other assets. Asset Vue discusses the critical, yet often neglected, process of inventorying and auditing all assets within a data center, and highlights the return on investment that can be achieved from deploying a passive RFID solution.
  • One Network: A Billion Dreams
    Published June 2014
    The success of the Internet and the World Wide Web has resulted in a variety of fixed and mobile computing devices being connected, and efficient wireless communication has, therefore, become of critical importance. This first Internet/mobile revolution changed the world profoundly, but Sigfox explains how the next disruptive development—in which the majority of data traffic will be generated by things rather than by human initiation—has the potential to change it even more. (17 pages)
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 101: A Technology Primer With Example Use Cases
    Published June 2014
    This white paper, developed by the Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council, defines BLE technology, including key features that can benefit businesses and consumers, and the BLE ecosystem. The document explores BLE's origins and design principles, as well as applications to which it can respond. BLE is discussed in the context of merchant-, venue- and transportation-oriented applications. Example use cases illustrate category-specific issues, and are included to stimulate thought on how to overcome constraints and explore new applications. (32 pages)
  • The 2014 MHI Annual Industry Report: Innovations That Drive Supply Chains
    Published May 2014
    Deloitte and MHI discuss what executives think about several emerging innovations, including the use of RFID, that could dramatically impact tomorrow's supply chains, as well as the barriers to adoption. (27 pages)
  • Operational Excellence by RFID
    Published April 2014
    Fashion retailers around the world are using RFID to improve operational excellence and the shopping experience. Clothing industry consultancy Tailorit explains how companies are utilizing the technology to record, check and distribute vast quantities of items in mere seconds, without any visual contact, thereby speeding up goods flows, reducing costs and boosting sales. (11 pages)
  • Understanding the Control Information on EPC Gen 2 Tags
    Published March 2014
    Ram Kishore Chennamsetty, an RFID consultant with Autoplant Systems India Pvt. Ltd., explains the control information in EPC Gen 2 RFID tags that plays a major role in communicating with data-capture applications. (10 pages)
  • A New Technology Makes RFID Tags Much Less QAMplicated
    Published March 2014
    Scott Deuty and Jed Griffin of Gain ICs discuss a new technology designed to increase the number of RFID applications by reducing cost, shrinking tag size and increasing transmission ranges. Gain ICs' Ultra Phase Modulation (UPM) technology provides a strong signal and utilizes Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) technology. The resulting advantages include smaller size, lower power consumption and reduced noise generation and noise susceptibility. (6 pages)
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