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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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  • 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)
  • What Makes RFID Systems Industrial-Strength?
    Published February 2014
    Retail environments in which products are sold look nothing like the industrial environments in which they are produced. Yet the same RFID products developed for retail stores and supply chain operations are heavily marketed to manufacturers for production operations. These products may have different housings or IP ratings than their general-purpose cousins, and may work fine in warehouses, but that does not necessarily qualify them as industrial-grade. Balluff discusses how companies can determine if their RFID equipment will survive in industrial environments. (8 pages)
  • Progettazione del magazzino di una impresa metalmeccanica con l’uso di tecnologia RFID (Published in Italian)
    Published February 2014
    Di seguito, viene proposta la sezione del lavoro di tesi di laurea relativa all’analisi effettuata a proposito dell’implementazione della tecnologia RFID in una azienda metalmeccanica che produce in proprio e fornisce, sia in Italia che all’estero, gru navali e sistemi di sollevamento per applicazioni in ambito marittimo. Ogni aspetto del progetto viene preso in considerazione sia in termini economici che tecnologici senza tralasciare l’impatto sociale che questo possa avere all’interno del contesto di lavoro. A cura di Roberto De Blasi, Università degli Studi di Palermo, facoltà di Ingegneria Meccanica.
  • The ROI for RFID in Retail
    Published February 2014
    Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest and substantial growth in the use of radio frequency identification technology in the retail sector, with more than a billion tags used last year. ChainLink Research discusses several use cases driving this surge in RFID adoption. (12 pages)
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