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DEFINITION: A no-swipe credit card is a credit card equipped with a radio frequency (RF) transponder that allows for purchases without the need for passing the card through a traditional magnetic-stripe detection machine. The card holder can simply come within approximately 0.6 meter (2 feet) of the checkout terminal. The terminal emits a tone or displays a confirmation when the transaction has been authorized  … 
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RF Data Communications White Papers (View All Report Types)
Own the Air: Testing Aruba Networks’ Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) in a High-Density Client Environment
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Aruba commissioned Network Test to evaluate the efficiency of Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) features. Using a massive over-the-air test bed1, Network Test assessed ARM features both individually and in concert, in the latter case using strict adherence to service-level agreements as one of the key metrics.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Aruba Networks

Do You Know Where Your Assets Are? Maximizing ROI With Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Asset Management
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines asset tracking with RFID technology by providing a brief overview of technologies available, an explanation of how passive UHF RFID can be used for asset tracking, an exploration of who's using RFID, a discussion on deciding what to track and making a business case for RFID, and a guide to choosing the right RFID partners.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009


Considerations for Deploying Mobile WiMAX at Various Frequencies
sponsored by Nortel Networks Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Mobile WiMAX technology is designed to provide high-quality, mobile broadband multimedia services; however, it presents challenges that operators need to consider before deploying their networks.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Nortel Networks Corporation

RFS7000: High performance, high bandwidth RF switch for large scale deployments
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the challenges of managing multiple networks to access mobile data and outlines a step-by-step approach to developing a unified enterprise mobility strategy.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Motorola, Inc.

Applying RFID Technology in High Volume Manufacturing
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The recent evolution of global radio frequency identification (RFID) standards is leading many manufacturers to accelerate their investigations of its potential. Read this report to explore how (RFID) technology can be used for high volume manufacturing.
Posted: 20 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

Intel Corporation

A Guide to Effectively Managing Enterprise Wi-Fi Networks
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In order to avoid making WLAN administration a full-time headache, IT administrators who are deploying or extending enterprise WLANs must make sure that RF management is not an afterthought, but a priority. This paper will show you how to d...
Posted: 25 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Motorola, Inc.

 802.11n Migration
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In the last few short years sales of 802.11n wireless networking gear have skyrocketed, and have effectively displaced the legacy 802.11a/b/g versions in many organizations. It's rapidly becoming the wireless technology of choice for networking professionals in all-sized organizations.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010


Server Management: Imrpove Availability and Reduce Costs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report is a guide for the 10-step process that will ensure a smooth managed infrastructure service implementation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 16 Apr 2014


Overcome the Complexity of Managing Cloud Apps in the Enterprise
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how you can solve IT management challenges with an Enterprise Identity platform, simplifying the management of cloud-based apps with a single point of control. Learn how to enable single sign-on for remote users.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Oct 2015


Strengths and Weaknesses of a Dynamic ITSM Tool
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a dynamic IT service management (ITSM) solution that embraces the shift of helping multiple business units realize new efficiencies.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
RF DATA COMMUNICATIONS DEFINITION (continued): …  and payment made.No-swipe credit cards use technology similar to that employed by RF identification (RFID) devices. The chief advantage of no-swipe credit cards is the fact that they save time. Although the actual amount of time saved per transaction is rarely more than a minute, this can add up over the course of a day at a high-volume retail business and can significantly reduce the time spent by customers waiting in long lines. The technology was originally introduced for use in gas stations during the late 1990s.Despite their convenience, some engineers warn that no-swipe credit cards pose … 
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