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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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  • UHF RFID Antennas for Printer-Encoders, Part 1: System Requirements
    Published May 2013
    In this first of a three-part series, Zebra Technologies' Boris Y. Tsirline presents a detailed overview of RFID encoder systems and the antenna solutions required for reliable writing to individual tags. (21 pages)
  • RFID Omnichannel Superstar
    Published May 2013
    RFID technology is an increasingly important enabler of omnichannel retailing. Especially important to apparel retailers is item-level RFID, in which RFID tags are attached to individual garments. Commonly integrated into a product's hangtag or pricing label, the tags are read by handheld or fixed RFID readers, providing real-time inventory visibility throughout the supply chain. Motorola explains how the system enables store management, sales associates and customers to have accurate, real-time product location and availability data. (13 pages)
  • Transforming the Customer Experience With RFID
    Published May 2013
    Despite the explosion of online choices, customers still value seeing and touching merchandise firsthand, an experience only available to them in a brick-and-mortar store. When retailers add the cutting-edge benefits of radio frequency identification technology to that unique advantage, they help close the all-too-common gaps in service, information and inventory of traditional retail, and open greater opportunities for sales and customer satisfaction. Motorola explains how RFID empowers retailers, elevating shopping into an enriching and positive experience. (9 pages)
  • The Explosion of Retail Item-Level RFID: A Foundation for the Retail Revolution
    Published April 2013
    This white paper, authored by ChainLink Research's Bill McBeath in collaboration with Tagsys, provides a comprehensive overview of what to look for in an end-to-end item-level inventory implementation. It uses Tagsys' holistic system approach, with its FiTS integrated hardware and software offering, as well as real-world experiences from retailers and logistics suppliers, such as Port Logistics Group, to outline best practices for deploying a system that maximizes the benefits of RFID-based inventory management. (24 pages)
  • Intrusion Detection with Radio Frequency Identification
    Published March 2013
    Ever since the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, there has been a significant increase in the number of intrusions and acts of international terrorism. Although a large amount of time, effort and money has been budgeted to such agencies as the Department of Homeland Security, attempts to protect individuals and property have not lessened the threat. With that in mind, Kenneth B. Cecil presents his patent for a system to overcome the shortcomings of older technologies, by utilizing passive RFID proximity microchips to precisely locate intrusions regardless of the structural material to which they are attached or in which they are embedded. RFID detection technology, Cecil reports, represents the most cost-effective and reliable way to securely detect illegal intrusion activity on hard surfaces and fences. (9 pages)
    Tags: Security
  • Physical Unclonable Functions: Protecting Next-Generation Smart-Card ICs With SRAM-based PUFs
    Published March 2013
    The use of smart-card ICs has become more widespread, expanding from historical banking and telecommunication applications to electronic passports, electronic IDs, anti-counterfeiting devices, smart-grid applications and more. The security requirements for most of these applications are crucial and evolving, and more sophisticated attacks are being developed daily. NXP Semiconductors summarizes the security challenges of using smart-card ICs, and describes how a technology known as Physical Unclonable Functions (PUF) delivers comprehensive protection in current applications. PUF technology provides a secure method for storing a key and protecting against attacks. (8 pages)
  • The Benefits of Using AIDC Technologies Based on GS1 and EPC Standards in the Energy and Utilities Sectors
    Published February 2013
    GS1 New Zealand and Vector Ltd. assess the efficacy of deploying standardized identifiers and the use of automatic data-capture technologies in the energy and utilities industries. This white paper focuses on UHF RFID, to determine the benefits for asset and resource management and inventory control that can be derived from enhanced supply chain and operational visibility. (17 pages)
    Tags: Auto-ID
  • Evaluation of Commercially Available UHF RFID Tag Technology for Animal Ear Tagging
    Published February 2013
    Grant Pugh, of the New Zealand RFID Pathfinder Group, outlines findings from research undertaken by his firm, conducted over a period of 12 months, that assessed 400 commercially available tags sourced from four manufacturers, in order to determine if passive UHF RFID ear tags on livestock meet or exceed the performance specifications established by NAIT for use on animals in New Zealand. (28 pages)
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