Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

    Continental breakfast for RFID Certification Training participants....
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    Tuesday, April 10, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

      New to RFID? This optional session for all preconference attendees provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Mark Roberti
      RFID Journal

      Mark Roberti is a journalist with 25 years of experience covering business and technology. He launched RFID Journal from a spare bedroom in his home in March 2002. Today, it is the leading source of news and analysis about radio frequency identification and its many business applications. More than 200,000...

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      Tuesday, April 10, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM



      Tuesday, April 10, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

        Senior executives will hear the truth about where RFID adoption currently stands, where it is making a difference for companies in specific industries, and how smart businesses have developed strategies to deploy the technology in a way that enhances their business goals....
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        Mark Roberti
        RFID Journal

        Mark Roberti is a journalist with 25 years of experience covering business and technology. He launched RFID Journal from a spare bedroom in his home in March 2002. Today, it is the leading source of news and analysis about radio frequency identification and its many business applications. More than 200,000...

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          The workshop begins with an orientation of how the technology is driving digital-physical convergence and how it relates to the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as key concepts, applications, opportunities and market trends. By explaining its short history and the current maturity of the market, and by outlining where... ...read more...
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            Both active and passive RFID technologies use radio frequencies to communicate information. However, each possesses different qualities and there are pros and cons for either option. Passive RFID systems use tags with no internal power source, resulting in a lower price point, making them more economical. Active RFID systems utilize... ...read more...
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              Adoption of EPC-enabled item-level RFID has seen steady growth in the retail sector since the industry began piloting it in late 2008. Since then, adoption has reached a tipping point, with more than 73 percent of retail trading partners either currently implementing or piloting the technology, according to the "Kurt... ...read more...
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                RFID has finally reached a level of maturity at which a critical number of end users are benefiting from the technology at the warehouse level. This session will discuss practical examples of how these companies are using RFID to benefit from real-time visibility into their operations, and to improve their... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Ygal Bendavid
                Professor,University of Quebec Montreal (UQAM) School of Management; Co-founder, RFIDAcademia
                RFIDAcademia

                Ygal Bendavid is a professor in the Department of Management and Technology/School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Dr. Bendavid is a founder of RFID Academia. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. As a specialist in...

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                  Both active and passive RFID technologies use radio frequencies to communicate information. However, each possesses different qualities and there are pros and cons for either option. Passive RFID systems use tags with no internal power source, resulting in a lower price point, making them more economical. Active RFID systems utilize... ...read more...
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                    To many, RFID data is what comes out of an RFID reader, but routing the raw information from a reader directly to a business application is a sure path to problems. The business application is locked into the way that information is captured, and the capture operations on the factory... ...read more...
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                      Obtain a fundamental understanding of RFID hardware. This session will cover the different frequency bands used: LF (125 KHz), HF (13.56 MHz) and UHF (860 to 960 MHz and 2.45 GHz). The instructor will explore the nature of RF fields and radio propagation, including the complex areas of null spots,... ...read more...
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                        Radio frequency identification technology has been around for years, but the market is starting to take off. This session will explain what forces are driving adoption in retail, the food sector and other areas. The presenter will provide insight into key case studies and explore trends for RFID growth and... ...read more...
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                        Tuesday, April 10, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

                          Lunch for RFID Certification Training participants...
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                          Tuesday, April 10, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

                            Lunch for all preconference attendees is provided outside of the conference rooms....
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                            Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM


                            Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

                              This session will explain the technology foundation of Bluetooth beacons, and will explore the role of Bluetooth Smart, the new Bluetooth 5 standard and its future direction. Core to the ecosystem are the standards from Apple and Google—iBeacon, Eddystone and the Physical Web—that are becoming deeply embedded in every smartphone.... ...read more...
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                                There are many factors that go into selecting the best tags and readers to help an organization meet its objectives. Understand the common factors to consider in the decision-making process for any RFID installation, and learn how to make the right tag and reader selection...
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                                  RFID can be perceived as a complex technology. Learn how partnering with the right company can alleviate your preconceptions. In this session you will learn that the right solution for one market is not necessarily right for another. Gain top tips on how to establish the business case for RFID,... ...read more...
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                                    Legislation regarding the use of RFID varies around the world and is subject to almost constant ongoing review. Standards will ensure compliance with legislation, and also guarantee interoperability between RFID systems manufactured by different technology providers. This session will offer an update on the latest developments by legislative and standardization... ...read more...
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                                      RFID allows for data capture without human intervention, and for many tags to be sensed at once. This makes RFID data capture significantly more complex than reading bar codes or human data entry. Capturing meaningful data often requires the development or customization of software in order to orchestrate RFID devices... ...read more...
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                                        Whether you are a brand owner or a retailer with private-label goods, it's important to understand that EPC RFID technology can deliver value even before tagged goods arrive at stores. This session will cover the key uses of RFID that drive benefits, as identified by major research conducted by the... ...read more...
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                                          Learn the difference between short-term tactical applications of RFID and a long-term strategic approach that can enhance your company's major goals and reduce costs in a variety of areas. The benefits of taking a strategic approach will be explained....
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Mark Roberti
                                          RFID Journal

                                          Mark Roberti is a journalist with 25 years of experience covering business and technology. He launched RFID Journal from a spare bedroom in his home in March 2002. Today, it is the leading source of news and analysis about radio frequency identification and its many business applications. More than 200,000...

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                                            This session will present proven methods used to discover profitable challenges that can be addressed with RFID, and specific tools for selecting the proper technology for your specific project. Wisely selecting the correct RFID candidate projects and the proper technology will help your organization minimize its investment, while improving supply... ...read more...
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Ygal Bendavid
                                            Professor,University of Quebec Montreal (UQAM) School of Management; Co-founder, RFIDAcademia
                                            RFIDAcademia

                                            Ygal Bendavid is a professor in the Department of Management and Technology/School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Dr. Bendavid is a founder of RFID Academia. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. As a specialist in...

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                                            Tuesday, April 10, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

                                              To be successful, companies need to set clear goals for their RFID deployments; map existing business processes; determine where data needs to be collected, as well as how that information will be used; and then select the technology that will achieve the desired goals. The presenter will walk participants through... ...read more...
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Mark Roberti
                                              RFID Journal

                                              Mark Roberti is a journalist with 25 years of experience covering business and technology. He launched RFID Journal from a spare bedroom in his home in March 2002. Today, it is the leading source of news and analysis about radio frequency identification and its many business applications. More than 200,000...

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                                                Choosing the right beacons is critical to both the short- and long-term success of proximity and location solutions. All beacons are not the same. In addition to examining the implications of the chipsets used, the presenter will provide extensive criteria for selecting the appropriate beacon, and will review some of... ...read more...
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                                                  The variable in any RFID project is the type of software used to support the system. If the software does not align with business processes and operating objectives, it will be neither efficient nor effective. Learn how to choose the best software tools to make an informed choice as to... ...read more...
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                                                    You've probably seen an RFID implementation that demonstrates the tracking of incoming and outgoing inventory at the warehouse dock door in the blink of an eye, and that automatically triggers events, warnings and processes. If you've ever wondered how to implement such a system, then this session is for you.... ...read more...
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Ygal Bendavid
                                                    Professor,University of Quebec Montreal (UQAM) School of Management; Co-founder, RFIDAcademia
                                                    RFIDAcademia

                                                    Ygal Bendavid is a professor in the Department of Management and Technology/School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Dr. Bendavid is a founder of RFID Academia. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. As a specialist in...

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                                                      Theory is nice, but wait until you experience RFID in action and see its potential—as well as the potential challenges you might encounter while deploying the technology. Our live demonstration of a UHF RFID interrogator with a variety of products will highlight many real-world issues that arise when deploying RFID.... ...read more...
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                                                        This session will outline how to put together the elements described in the preceding two sessions, in order to create complete enterprise-scale software architecture for RFID-based visibility. With such a setup, an enterprise can define architectural plans that meet business requirements and provide for growth and change, and then use... ...read more...
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                                                          RFID technology can be used for daily cycle counts, replenishment, promotions management, customer engagement and other in-store applications. But what are the basic applications of EPC RFID in the store that will deliver value to retailers? And which applications are likely to deliver the most value to particular types of... ...read more...
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                                                            Choosing the right inlay and microchip to power an RFID tag is among the most critical decisions that converters need to make for each customer. The right chip depends on the amount of memory, privacy features and other capabilities your customer might need. The proper inlay depends on the application... ...read more...
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                                                            Tuesday, April 10, 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM


                                                            Tuesday, April 10, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                              One of the most crucial steps to any RFID installation is to put in place an implementation plan. Once the implementation plan is agreed upon, you can move forward with the acquisition and installation of all of the needed infrastructures, as well as configuring software. Learn how to develop an... ...read more...
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                                                                Just because you have written a beacon application doesn't mean you need to own beacons. If you do own beacons, there are reasons why you might want to open up access to third parties. The presenter will explain the three main types of beacon networks that facilitate this, as well... ...read more...
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                                                                  RFID is not just about tags and readers. It's a multi-layer system comprising different hardware and software technologies, integrated with your existing enterprise's back-end systems and connected to communication networks. Many scenarios can be envisioned to address an RFID initiative, each of which will have an impact on the solution's... ...read more...
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Ygal Bendavid
                                                                  Professor,University of Quebec Montreal (UQAM) School of Management; Co-founder, RFIDAcademia
                                                                  RFIDAcademia

                                                                  Ygal Bendavid is a professor in the Department of Management and Technology/School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Dr. Bendavid is a founder of RFID Academia. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. As a specialist in...

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                                                                    Herman Kay, a manufacturer of coats and outerwear for women and men, has deployed an RFID-based tracking system that is leading to measurable improvements in its operations. The company markets its products under Michael Kors, Anne Klein and other brand names. Learn how the data characterizing each garment is associated... ...read more...
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                                                                    Richard Haig
                                                                    CIO/CTO
                                                                    Herman Kay

                                                                    Richard Haig is the CIO and CTO of Herman Kay Co., an outerwear manufacturer that has recently implemented RFID technology at its distribution facility. He has an extensive background in the retail and manufacturing sectors. Rich has BS and MBA degrees in economics and business administration from Wagner College, in...

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                                                                      The instructor will discuss some of the important practical issues that must be considered when embarking on an RFID deployment. These range from the all-important cost of tags and interrogators to practical approaches to ensuring high operational reliability. Example application areas will be presented, in order to highlight how to... ...read more...
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                                                                        RFID represents a new and potentially threatening way of conducting business, and some people will resist any changes. This session will discuss the common employee reactions that companies face when deploying RFID, as well as how to avoid typical problems. Learn how to build a team that can execute on... ...read more...
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                                                                        Mark Roberti
                                                                        RFID Journal

                                                                        Mark Roberti is a journalist with 25 years of experience covering business and technology. He launched RFID Journal from a spare bedroom in his home in March 2002. Today, it is the leading source of news and analysis about radio frequency identification and its many business applications. More than 200,000...

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                                                                          As RFID tags grow in capacity and sophistication, the possible methods for storing information on them becomes ever more complex. Whereas tags carried just a simple "license plate" identifier in the past, they now have a full random-access "user memory" that can be employed by applications to store a variety... ...read more...
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                                                                            This session will walk attendees through the converting process, highlighting critical issues, such as protecting the inlay, at each step. Learn how to successfully integrate passive RFID transponders into almost any label or packaging product- without compromising on aesthetic....
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                                                                            Tuesday, April 10, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

                                                                              In this session, the presenter will cover orchestration—the core of many successful beacon applications. Learn how to design a beacon analytics data model. Hear examples of a range of beacon applications, including mobile payments, airports, attractions, restaurants, retailers, manufacturing, enterprise and e911....
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                                                                                Developing a strategy and business case is the first step toward understanding how RFID technology can develop high-performance results. The presenter will discuss various scenarios for RFID strategy and business-case development, and provide an in-depth look at components and output. Emphasis will be placed on defining the value of information,... ...read more...
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                                                                                  RFID can provide several advantages over existing automated-identification technologies in terms of supply chain and inventory management. In order to build a realistic business case and justify your investment, both qualitatively and quantifiably, you will need to accurately evaluate RFID's marginal impact and benefits over existing technologies. This session will... ...read more...
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                                                                                  Ygal Bendavid
                                                                                  Professor,University of Quebec Montreal (UQAM) School of Management; Co-founder, RFIDAcademia
                                                                                  RFIDAcademia

                                                                                  Ygal Bendavid is a professor in the Department of Management and Technology/School of Management (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Dr. Bendavid is a founder of RFID Academia. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. As a specialist in...

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                                                                                    Implementing an RFID system can be a challenge for any organization. Having the right people involved during the RFID installation process is needed to ensure the technology's successful deployment. Learn how a comprehensive change-management strategy encourages buy-in from all stakeholders, as well as support from within the organization. Understand how... ...read more...
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                                                                                      You believe RFID can help your company—but what do you do when the event is over and you return to your office? This session will explain some concrete steps you can take to begin working toward developing a strategic RFID plan, and executing on it....
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                                                                                      Mark Roberti
                                                                                      RFID Journal

                                                                                      Mark Roberti is a journalist with 25 years of experience covering business and technology. He launched RFID Journal from a spare bedroom in his home in March 2002. Today, it is the leading source of news and analysis about radio frequency identification and its many business applications. More than 200,000...

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                                                                                        One of the keys to developing a successful RFID packaging or label-converting business is to deliver transponders that work consistently. Quality control after the converting process is critical. Learn best practices on how your company can ensure products are 100 percent verified to provide high reliability in the converted products... ...read more...
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                                                                                          The first task in many RFID implementations is to interface with RFID interrogators—which is significantly more complex than interfacing with a bar-code scanner. Fortunately, there are widely adopted standards that can help ease the task, and that enable developers to focus on the business problem they are trying to solve.... ...read more...
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                                                                                            An internationally known retailer is using RFID to improve visibility into its stock movements. After a successful proof-of-concept at two of its stores, the chain—which operates more than 300 locations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Asia, the United States and the Middle East—is expanding the deployment. The firm is utilizing... ...read more...
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                                                                                            Tuesday, April 10, 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM


                                                                                            Tuesday, April 10, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

                                                                                              An upscale discount retailer is conducting a company-wide RFID-tagging program to manage their inventory on an item-level basis at all stores. The firm is utilizing smart labels on price tags that will improve inventory accuracy and enhance their ability to keep stores in stock. Learn how the chain is managing... ...read more...
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                                                                                              Tuesday, April 10, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

                                                                                                A manufacturer of automotive parts is using RFID to provide real-time visibility of returnable containers within its North America manufacturing network. The solution provides visibility into container locations, loop balancing, real-time asset distribution, container asset inventory reports and cycle times. Learn how the firm has achieved an ROI in less... ...read more...
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                                                                                                Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM


                                                                                                Wednesday, April 11, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM


                                                                                                Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

                                                                                                  A global aerospace company is deploying a radio frequency identification system for internal manufacturing purposes at four facilities. The solution provides component lifecycle management during assembly, thereby helping the company to reduce the costs of tracking components. Learn how the firm is considering an expansion of the technology to include... ...read more...
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                                                                                                  Wednesday, April 11, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

                                                                                                    An oilfield services company has expanded its existing RFID technology programs to manage the operation of downhole tools during the hydraulic fracturing and stimulation processes. RFID technology is being employed to remotely control hydraulic fracturing processes by triggering the opening and closing of valves to control the movements of fluids... ...read more...
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                                                                                                    Wednesday, April 11, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

                                                                                                      A tire manufacturer is embedding RFID UHF tags for use in several harsh environment applications. Gain an overview into the commercial benefits and technical challenges presented during the deployment. Learn how RFID compares to other technologies and leads to a reliable solution for traceability, as well as how the technology's... ...read more...
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                                                                                                      Wednesday, April 11, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

                                                                                                        After reducing wait times for patients at its outpatient clinic, a health-care facility is expanding its use of radio frequency identification technology to include environmental monitoring and asset management. Learn how the technology has enabled the clinic to reduce the length of typical patient visits to below its one-hour goal,... ...read more...
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                                                                                                          Many businesses enter into an RFID design plan hoping to realize significant cost savings, as well as supply chain visibility and efficiency gains. But achieving those goals may be difficult, as there are many design and deployment challenges. This session will discuss the technical aspects of designing passive UHF-based RFID... ...read more...
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                                                                                                          Akshay Bal
                                                                                                          Global RFID Technology Expert
                                                                                                          Abbott Diagnostics

                                                                                                          Akshay Bal is an industry-recognized RFID innovator with extensive experience designing and implementing RFID and logistics systems for Fortune 1000 companies and U.S. government agencies. His contributions in the field of HF antenna design and building passive UHF RFID solutions have seen organizations successfully utilize and adapt RFID technology in...

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                                                                                                            A blending equipment manufacturer has integrated Near Field Communication (NFC) technology into its new series of blenders, with the goal of improving customer convenience and safety. The company is installing NFC RFID readers into the bases of its machines, and is providing accompanying food containers with embedded tags, air-coil wire... ...read more...
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                                                                                                              British retailer Jack Wills is using RFID to improve visibility into its stock movements. After a successful proof-of-concept at two of its stores, the chain—which operates more than 90 locations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Asia, the United States and the Middle East—is expanding the deployment. The firm is utilizing... ...read more...
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                                                                                                              Gary Tattersall
                                                                                                              Jack Wills

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                                                                                                                A manufacturing company is using an RFID-enabled tracking system to automate self-service, providing remote inventory visibility for its customers. The firm distributes fasteners to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Each customer has between 50 and 5,000-plus parts bins, depending on its size, and customers consume... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                  O-Ring Sales & Service, a Kansas City-based distributor of O-rings and specialized components, has developed an RFID-based solution to manage its industrial manufacturer customer's inventory at manufacturing sites. The system, known as ShelfAware, allows the supplier and its customers to track which components are onsite at any given time, via... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                  Andrew Johnson
                                                                                                                  Sales Manager
                                                                                                                  O-Ring Sales & Service

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                                                                                                                    An RFID-enabled solution at a major U.S. airport installed an automated system at two of its 28 screening lanes, with the goal of speeding up the security screening process. A conveyor transports bins directly through the X-ray machines, then routes them to a separate section for further examination if necessary,... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                      In this session, get a brief summary of the status of the Internet of Things and learn how connected devices are making a real impact across a growing number of industries. Hear some examples of the IoT in use today, as well as the technology's impact and where it's headed... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                      Wednesday, April 11, 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                        Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
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                                                                                                                          Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
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                                                                                                                            Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
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                                                                                                                              Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
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                                                                                                                                Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
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                                                                                                                                  Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
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                                                                                                                                    Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
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                                                                                                                                      Open to all conference attendees, these sponsor-led sessions feature some of the industry's most innovative solutions. Hear real-life examples of successful deployments, including in-depth discussions of both time-tested and emerging solutions....
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                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, April 11, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                        Lunch in RFID Journal LIBVE Exhibit Hall for all conference attendees....
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                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, April 11, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

                                                                                                                                          A community college district has deployed an asset-management system employing radio frequency identification technology to locate its tens of thousands of assets across seven campuses and two satellite locations. The district is using the technology to manage location data about assets ranging from computers to farm animals, and to integrate... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                          Misherlae Pace
                                                                                                                                          IT Strategic Planning and Development Manager
                                                                                                                                          Dallas County Community College District

                                                                                                                                          Misherlae Pace is the Dallas County Community College District's Strategic Project Coordinator. Misherlae is responsible for coordinating and facilitating various district-wide, student and business services Information Technology initiatives....

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                                                                                                                                            A large commercial farming operation is using an Internet of Things-based sensor system to track the conditions around its temperature-sensitive crops. The system consists of temperature and humidity sensors that transmit measurements wirelessly to a receiver. The cloud-based solution can then issue alerts to the company at any time of... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                              A fashion brand has deployed a UHF RFID-based solution to enable omnichannel sales at its 45 stores worldwide. The installation took place across 12 countries, following a three-month rollout. With the technology in place, the retailer can ensure the accuracy of its inventory at all of its stores, thereby improving... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                The efficiency of an RFID system can be measured by the amount of time required to read all available tags in the application environment. When multiple tags try to communicate with an RFID reader at the same time, tag collision occurs, which leads to failed communications and reduced system efficiency.... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                  A health-care sciences laboratory is employing an RFID-based solution to monitor the status of the blood and tissue samples that it receives. The firm operates four laboratories which process samples for more than 2,500 clients daily, testing those samples for the presence of medications, opioids or other substances. The system... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                    An airline's cargo division has deployed an ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID solution to manage shipments as they move through its five hubs, or when they enter or leave one of the larger cargo-transfer stations it operates around the world. The deployment of the system improves the accuracy of the information, since... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                      Franklin County's Coyle Free Library, in Chambersburg, Pa., has installed two high-frequency (HF) RFID-enabled vending machines to check out or rent DVDs and CDs to patrons. The system provides automated borrowing of movies and games, while tags on books, laptops and other media, as well as portals at the door,... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                      Denice Bigham
                                                                                                                                                      Director of Library Services/Library Director, Coyle Free Library
                                                                                                                                                      Franklin County Library System

                                                                                                                                                      Denice Bigham is from Chambersburg, Pa., and is serving in her hometown library. She's been with the Franklin County Library System for 15 years, serving the past seven years at the Coyle Free Library. Besides guiding Coyle, Denice manages the Library System's technology initiatives and works with leadership to improve...

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                                                                                                                                                        Vitamix, a blending equipment manufacturer, has integrated Near Field Communication (NFC) technology into its new ASCENT Series of blenders with the goal of improving customer convenience and safety. The company is installing NFC RFID readers into the bases of its machines and providing accompanying food containers with embedded tags, air-coil... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                        Dave Kolar
                                                                                                                                                        Senior Engineering Manager, Technology
                                                                                                                                                        Vitamix

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                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, April 11, 3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                          An aerospace firm has installed a real-time location system (RTLS) to ensure that workers operating moveable platforms are wearing proper safety equipment when painting new aircraft. Airplanes are painted by a handful of painters at a time, each standing on a large, moveable work platform while wearing safety harnesses. Hear... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                            A consumer show is using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons to encourage attendees to receive special offers and possibly win a prize. The beacon deployment was intended to draw the attention of consumers to the booths of retailers selling the firm's products. The BLE solution consisted of smart beacons installed... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                              Many businesses launch an RFID implementation with the aim of realizing significant cost savings, as well as supply chain visibility and efficiency gains. But achieving those goals sometimes proves to be difficult, because there are many application-development, integration and deployment challenges, and companies often don't spend enough time developing a... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                RFID can deliver a great deal of benefits to manufacturers in many different areas, but without coherent strategies, companies often end up deploying the technology piecemeal, only to find that it fails to meet their longer-term needs. This session will explain how to create a long-term strategy that can enable... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                  Equipment manufacturers and users have begun utilizing a wireless system that employs RFID and other technologies to capture sensor data about a piece of equipment, and to identify problems as soon as a change in performance is detected. While equipment is traditionally scheduled for periodic inspection and maintenance, problems that... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                    One of the largest sporting goods and sportswear retailers worldwide increased sales last year, and attributes part of that growth to an ambitious RFID deployment at all of its 951 stores worldwide, as well as at approximately 43 warehouses. During the same time period, the retailer experienced a 9 percent... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                      A refrigerated goods carrier, with a fleet of 200 tractors and 300 trailers that haul commodities ranging from produce and groceries to pharmaceuticals and retail goods, is using an RFID-enabled system to identify and authorize vehicles as they come and go, and to manage their refueling. The system is being... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                        Wayne HealthCare, a 100-bed hospital, is employing radio frequency identification to lower the cost of managing IT assets and improve patient services. After successfully deploying an RFID asset-management solution that achieved an ROI within a year, the facility implemented an RFID patient-tracking system the following year. Learn how Wayne HealthCare... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                        Shelton Monger
                                                                                                                                                                        Chief Information Officer, Corporate Compliance Officer
                                                                                                                                                                        Wayne HealthCare

                                                                                                                                                                        Shelton Monger has served as the CIO, CISO and corporate compliance officer for Wayne HealthCare since 2010. Most of his 35-year career has been spent in medical information systems and medical informatics, much of it with the U.S. Department of Defense in both active duty Air Force and contractor roles....

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                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, April 11, 4:40 PM - 5:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          With the ratification of the current Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) standards back in 2010, a rapidly expanding number of BLE components (tags and transceivers) have been released for use with microprocessors, such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi. The presenter of this session will discuss lessons learned, false starts and observations... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                            This panel will focus on the importance of the U.S. Department of Defense, industry and academia partnerships for effective use of automatic identification technology (AIT) to enhance many of the DOD's business processes. The panelists will discuss the AIT efforts of their company or agency, their role in supporting the... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                              The increase in internet-connected physical devices has the potential to significantly alter how the supply chain operates. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) can be enhanced by intelligently connecting people, processes, data and things via devices and sensors. In this session, hear how in-transit visibility is being... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                Each month, a 280-bed hospital holds 100 training sessions for its employees. The facility is using a mobile solution with an Android-based app loaded onto a tablet or smartphone fitted with a dongle reader to collect and manage the large volume of attendance records. When an employee arrives onsite for... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                  A Virginia-based startup is automating the way in which people store and manage their clothes. Its new automated armoire—which employs passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID technology, as well as a mobile app—is being sold directly to consumers. With the technology in place, users can deposit clean clothes into a bin, and... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                    A food retailer is deploying an active RFID-based solution to manage the temperatures of its coolers at its stores and warehouses. The system includes wireless sensors deployed at 200 warehouses and other distribution points throughout the country. The technology monitors the temperatures of all the company's products—dry, fresh and frozen—as... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                      A casual apparel company has adopted a radio frequency identification solution to track its products across the entire supply chain, from its distribution center to its stores. The company installed the system in 2014, and is now expanding the deployment to include the tagging of products by manufacturers, thereby enabling... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                        A tile manufacturer is employing a radio frequency identification solution to track the locations of 50,000 pallets loaded with products, and has thereby reduced the amount of time needed to take inventory of its clay roofing tiles by 98 percent. The system also ensures that personnel know where a specific... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, April 12, 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          A manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE) has reduced its customers' ordering times by 20 percent, thanks to the use of a radio frequency identification solution. The manufacturer manages a stock of more than 500,000 items at two distribution centers, and this large volume of products requires that the company... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                            A global aviation maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) company is using an RFID-based system to ensure that tools employed for aircraft maintenance remain visible in the tool-management system, whether in storage or in use. While the misplacing of a tool is a rare occurrence, it can also be an expensive... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                              A provider of enterprise infrastructure services and support solutions for distributed technologies—from maintaining data servers to bank ATMs—has deployed a radio frequency identification solution to improve inventory control throughout its logistics processes. Parts at the company's central stocking warehouse were tracked manually through its enterprise resource planning system. Several warehouse... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                A major retailer has long deployed item-level RFID in its stores to streamline logistics and better manage replenishment, thereby increasing sales. Learn how the firm is leveraging "always on" RTLS RFID data to better serve its customers, and how that data is enabling innovative replenishment from back-room processes....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  A dry and liquid bulk packing and storage third-party logistics (3PL) firm is using an automated RFID system that tracks when goods are moved into and out of storage. The ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID system tracks the movement of bulk storage, resulting in reduced labor costs and boosted invoicing accuracy. The... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    A research team at a large university is using active RFID to monitor contact between horses, as well as between the animals and humans, as they investigate technological solutions for preventing disease transmission. The technology uniquely identifies each of those wearing an RFID tag, while the tags themselves collect data... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      North Carolina drug retailer Drugco Discount Pharmacy is employing an RFID light stick for pharmacy will-call. The system automates the retrieval process for prescription drugs when customers arrive at the counter to pick them up. The system eliminates the need for drugstore employees to sift through bags of prescriptions searching... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Drew Huggins,PharmD
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Drugco Health

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        A specialist in fuel tank management has developed an RFID- and IoT-enabled solution for clients that need to accurately monitor their fuel consumption. The backbone of the system is a device which helps prevent theft by restricting fuel dispersal only to authorized users. Learn how the system saves labor, while... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, April 12, 9:45 AM - 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          An airline provided 500 of its frequent fliers with high-tech luggage tags that have the potential to speed up the check-in process. The airline launched a pilot in 2016 that employed a tag that came with an electronic paper (e-paper) display, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio and a passive... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            A discount retailer is adopting a company-wide RFID-tagging program to manage its inventory on an item-level basis at many or all of its stores. The deployment, which will begin with about a dozen stores, will use smart labels, made with passive ultrahigh-frequency RFID tags and attached to merchandise in "key... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              There are many different types of RFID technology, including active and passive RFID, as well as battery-assisted tags. Different systems perform differently, depending on the frequencies they use and other factors. Some systems are suitable for tracking objects at short range, others at long range. In addition, RFID is often... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                An intelligent lighting startup has joined forces with a provider of conventional and LED lighting solutions to integrate and develop the Internet of Things concept into lighting products. The company's indoor and outdoor lighting solutions will offer greater functionality at a competitive cost. Learn how the solutions can provide improved... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  One of the world's largest suppliers of unsaturated polyester resins for composites is using RFID to monitor the surface temperature of a fiberglass pipe assembly during the curing process inside its customer's oven. Learn how the system successfully tracked the composite cure profile and increased production at one of the... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A general medical and surgical hospital with a 55,000-square-foot emergency department and a comprehensive burn and Level 1 trauma center is utilizing RFID technology to help it achieve its goal of developing a safe and reliable parking-access system. Learn how the use of RFID technology has enabled quick and hands-free... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A petroleum laboratory is using RFID technology to track sample containers of different sizes and shapes from a warehouse to an offshore drillship, then back to the laboratory for analysis and storage. The small containers house pieces of earth extracted by a drilling rig that costs hundreds of thousands of... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A sustainable forestry company based in Hawaii is using radio frequency identification technology to identify its koa and sandalwood trees as they are planted, and to link those trees to those who purchase them. By employing UHF RFID tags on each sapling and grown tree, as well as the GPS... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, April 12, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This award will be given to the company that exhibits the best new RFID product or service at RFID Journal LIVE! 2018. An independent panel of judges has selected 10 finalists, which have been divided into two groups. Each finalist will speak for a few minutes about its product....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Each year, RFID Journal recognizes companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or introduction of a valuable new RFID product or service. The three finalists in the Best Health Care Implementation, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its logistics or supply chain operations. The three finalists, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes to make a presentation....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its manufacturing operations. The three finalists, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes to make a presentation....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This award will be given to the company that exhibits the best new RFID product or service at RFID Journal LIVE! 2018. An independent panel of judges has selected 10 finalists, which have been divided into two groups. Each finalist will speak for a few minutes about its product....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology in a retail implementation. The three finalists in the Best Retail Implementation category, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes to make a presentation....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology in an industry other than those above. The finalists, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes to make a presentation....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This award will be given to the end-user company that has best used RFID technology to enhance an existing product or service. The three finalists, selected by an independent panel of judges, will each have 10 minutes to make a presentation....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, April 12, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lunch in RFID Journal LIBVE Exhibit Hall for all conference attendees....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, April 12, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Each year, RFID Journal recognizes companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or the introduction of a valuable new RFID product or service. A group of more than 25 independent judges selected finalists in each of seven categories. This year's winners will be... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, April 12, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This session will focus on a brief introduction and overview of RFID concepts, including the components of an RFID system, standards and regulations, tag memory and tag operations. It is suggested that attendees review RFID concepts in preparation of attending this session. RFID4U has created a comprehensive resource center that... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, April 12, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Understanding how passive UHF tags perform and why some tags do so better than others is critical to achieving high read rates in any RFID deployment. This session will explain the types of tag antennas, and how different antennas perform with linear and circular polarized reader antennas, tag detuning and... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday, April 12, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This module will kick off with explaining how to connect and configure an out-of-the-box fixed RFID reader, and then proceed to RFID programming concepts. The presenter will discuss and provide an overview of available SDKs and EMDKs for major RFID readers and the associated RFID programming concepts with code examples,... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, April 12, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In this session, the presenter will explain how to test tags' orientation sensitivity, and explore ways to test the efficiency of tags and their ability to harvest energy and respond to readers. Participants will learn how to measure tag performance in free air and on different types of products and... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, April 12, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The presenter will conduct a live demo of the tag access operations (read, write, lock and kill), along with code explanation....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Readers are the other critical element in any passive UHF RFID system. This session will explain how to create test plans, procedures and metrics to determine essential benchmarking parameters, including reader sensitivity, when picking up signals from passive UHF tags. The presenter will also explore RFID reader interfaces and the... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The session will provide an overview of handheld and mobile readers, as well as a live demonstration of some of the capabilities and advantages of integrating RFID handhelds and mobile readers into an RFID system and how to write applications on them....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, April 12, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The performance of an RFID system can be optimized by the types of antennas you choose. In this session, the presenter will demonstrate types of antennas for stationary and handheld readers, as well as parameters like directive gain, and show how antenna performance can be measured....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, April 12, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The session will kick off with an overview of RFID middleware concepts, deployment steps and functionalities, and will conclude with a live demonstration of incorporating and integrating an RFID middleware....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, April 12, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Participants will have the opportunity to question the presenter and ask about specific applications, in addition to the use of passive UHF RFID systems in different environments....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Continuing, this module will provide an overview of RFID peripherals, including printers, relay controllers and digital I/O adapters. The session will include a demonstration of RFID peripherals in an RFID solution....
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