This newsletter presents this month's installment of our new RFID Integration Stories — showing how businesses are implementing RFID Technology. This month's story, RFID Gains Traction At John Deere, illustrates how John Deere is using EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to ensure parts are at the right spot at the proper time.
The Featured Articles section presents an Integrated Solutions magazine article explaining how to target enterprises with Vertical RFID Solutions.
Another article of interest outlines Five Factors For Success When Using UHF Gen 2 RFID Tag Chips.
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John Deere has been testing and using passive RFID in its manufacturing operations for at least two years. Now, the company is ramping up its efforts. In May, John Deere began using EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to ensure products meant for repair don't end up at retail stores. This month, the company is launching an EPC Gen 2 pilot in one of its factories, to monitor work-in-process (WIP) and ensure parts are at the right spot at the proper time. Used with permission from RFID Journal Read all of our RFID Integration Stories.
Targeting Enterprises With Vertical RFID Solutions Passed in 2002, the SAFETY Act aims to balance antiterrorism innovation against the possibility of litigation. Under the act, approved products and services receiving SAFETY Act ‘certification' would face little or no liability if the technologies failed in connection with a terrorist attack. For RFID technology provider Alien Technology, the company's recent SAFETY Act designation related to its ability to leverage RFID in baggage and cargo handling as it relates to homeland security. Used with permission from Integrated Solutions magazine
UHF Gen 2 RFID Tag Chips: Five Factors For Success Tags form the bedrock of any RFID system deployment. They gate the physical implementation of the RFID architecture, bound the system performance, and are fundamental to overall data accuracy and reliability. If you are deploying, supplying, or otherwise working with UHF Gen 2 systems you should be very concerned about the make of the silicon chips used in your RFID tags.
Production Scale — UHF Passive RFID Is A Reality Today By Peter Blair, Reva Systems Over the past several years much has been written about the promise and potential of UHF passive radio frequency identification and in some circles the hype has bordered on nonsensical. If you have been skeptical about this technology, you are in good company. The misplaced idea that RFID was simply bar code replacement, the expensive price points for tags and readers, and the generally poor performance of most first-generation solutions have all limited UHF passive RFID implementations to uniquely interesting pilots and proof-of-concepts. Or have they?
Understanding The Key Issues In Radio Frequency Identification Radio frequency identification (RFID) is an automated data collection (ADC)
system that enables businesses to wirelessly capture and move data using radio
waves. A typical system consists of "tags" with an embedded, unique identifier
for the product or object being moved; "readers" designed to decode the data on
the tag; and a host system or server that processes and manages the abundance
of information gathered.
A Practical Approach To Applying UID Marks To Legacy Assets The value of any asset management program grows with the number of items that are included in it. That's why the DoD is accelerating efforts to include more assets in the Unique Identification (UID) program, which assigns permanent, unique serial numbers to components, parts, and material to provide accurate service and maintenance histories. Enforcement is being stepped up, and more suppliers are being required to apply UID marks at the factory, resulting in the branches of the DoD receiving thousands of goods each month that include a UID mark and are ready for efficient automated tracking.
RFID LineMaster Application Note In Automated Labeling Manufacturers of RFID-enabled printers were the front-running suppliers who sold into the RFID labeling solution's market. A typical slap-and-ship solution enables a customer to print bar codes on RFID labels, encode the RFID tags inside the labels, and then verify that the tags' encoded data can be read. Because of the low volume of tagging requirement, RFID-enabled printers got attention as they could be used to quickly create a total slap-and-ship solution.
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