Tuesday, 1 November 2011

RFID: A Guide to Radio Frequency Identification

This book provides an introduction to RFID technology. It describes and addresses the following:
  • How RFID works, how it is and can be used in current and future applications.
  • The History of RFID technology, the current state of practice and where RFID is expected to be taken in the future.
  • The role of middleware software to route data between the RFID network and the information technology systems within an organization.
  • Commercial and government use of RFID technology with an emphasis on a wide range of applications including retail and consumer packaging, transportation and distribution of products, industrial and manufacturing operations, security and access control.
  • Industry standards and the regulatory compliance environment and finally, the privacy issues faced by the public and industry regarding the deployment of RFID technology. 
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RFID Applied

The book discusses both the technical and the business issues involved in selecting, developing, and implementing an RFID system.

The book′s three parts, plus two appendices, give you everything you need to lead an RFID effort:
  • Part A, RFID Applied, first gives you the basics of RFID and then the most recent advances and applications of RFID technology.
  • Part B, Applications in Ten Areas, explores the use of RFID in such areas as the automotive industry, healthcare, retailing, and transportation.
  • Part C, RFID Activities in Ten Countries, discusses how RFID is used in such countries as China, Germany, and Korea.
  • Appendix A: Ten Unique Applications, examines some unusual applications, such as tracking gambling habits in casinos and helping parents find lost children in amusement parks.
  • Appendix B: Ten Useful Websites, lists and provides brief descriptions of ten Web sites that contribute greatly in the sharing of RFID news and information.
As applications of RFID continue to expand, this book helps you fully leverage the latest technology for your own organization.

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RFID Handbook: Applications, Technology, Security, and Privacy

The RFID Handbook provides an overview of RFID technology, its associated security and privacy risks, and recommended practices that will enable organizations to realize productivity improvements while also protecting sensitive information and the privacy of individuals.

Expert contributors present a host of applications including RFID enabled automated receiving, triage with RFID for massive incidents, RFID and NFC in relation to mobile phones, and RFID technologies for communication robots and a privacy preserving video surveillance system. The unprecedented coverage also includes detailed descriptions of adaptive splitting protocols as well as tree-based and probabilistic anti-collision protocols.

Drawing on its distinguished editors and world-renowned contributors, this one-of-a-kind handbook serves as the ultimate reference on RFID, from basic research concepts to future applications.

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The RF in RFID: Passive UHF RFID in Practice

This book includes a survey of all RFID fundamentals and practices in the first part of the book while the second part focuses on UHF passive technology. This coverage of UHF technology and its components including tags, readers, and antennas is essential to commercial implementation in supply chain logistics and security.

Readers of this book should have an electrical engineering background but have not yet dealt with RFID. To this end, Dr. Dobkin will be very careful to illustrate all concepts and detail his explanations meticulously. In this way he will bring the reader along organically showing him/her what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.

CD-ROM included with full color images, spreadsheets, an open-source example graphical user interface, and demo versions of commercial RFID software.

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RFID Design Fundamentals and Applications

RFID Design Fundamentals and Applications systematically explores the fundamental principles involved in the design and characterization of RFID technologies. The RFID market is exploding. With new and enhanced applications becoming increasingly integral to government and industrial chain supply and logistics around the globe, professionals must be proficient in the evaluation and deployment of these systems. Although manufacturers provide complete and extensive documentation of each individual RFID component, it can be difficult to synthesize and apply this complex information—and users often must consult and integrate data from several producers for different components.

This book covers topics including:
  • Types of antennas used in transponders
  • Components of the transponder, memory structure and logic circuits
  • Antennae for RFID interrogators
  • Types of modulation
  • Organization and characteristics of commercial transponders
  • Communication links
  • Modes of operation for transponders operating at different frequencies
  • Principles of arbitration and anti-collision
  • Commands used by transponders
This powerful reference helps to resolve this dilemma by compiling a systematic overview of the different parts that make up the whole RFID system, helping the reader develop a clear and understanding of its mechanisms and how the technology actually works. Most books on RFID focus on commercial use and deployment of the technology, but this volume takes a different and extremely useful approach. Directed toward both professionals and students in electronics, telecommunications, and new technologies, it fills the informational void left by other books, illustrating specific examples of available semiconductors and integrated circuits to clearly explain how RFID systems are configured, how they work, and how different system components interact with each other.

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RFID in the Supply Chain

This informative volume provides a technological overview of RFID and explains the three architecture layers of the Electronic Product Code (EPC) global standards: identify, capture, and exchange. Building consensus for RFID adoption as well as security and privacy concerns are discussed. Real-world case studies illustrate the broad range of RFID applications across industries. A summary of RFID benefits and a look ahead at future implementations conclude this detailed resource.

Coverage includes:
  • Technical overview of RFID technology basics and systems components
  • Advantages and limitations of RFID
  • EPC global industry standards
  • Operational, technical, and financial challenges in designing RFID applications
  • RFID security and privacy concerns and solutions
  • Business analytics and building the business case for RFID implementation
  • Improved supply chain visibility
  • Improved asset visibility and capital goods tracking
  • Work-in-progress tracking--managing internal supply chains
  • Library management systems
  • Returnable asset tracking
Features 32 case studies of successful RFID implementation at:
Gillette * Charles Vogele Group * Intermountain Healthcare * Walter Reed Army Medical Center * AeroScout * Erlangen University Hospital (Germany) * Royal Phillips Electronics * Pro-X Pharmaceuticals * Endware Defense Systems * National Library Board Singapore * Belgian University Library * Rewe Group * and many others

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RFID Implementation

This is the only book available to offer in-depth, practical details for implementing an RFID project from start to finish. From Wal-Mart and beyond, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is in use everywhere--enabling superior supply-chain management by tracking inventory via microchip-tagged products. RFID Implementation delivers step-by-step instructions for initiating, installing, and managing an RFID rollout.

WalMart directed that its top 100 suppliers use RFID tagging by Jan 1, 2005. Passive RFID tags are now required on pallets and cases, identified with an EPCglobal symbol. Since Wal-Mart first announced their RFID policy, other companies, including Target, Albertsons, Best Buy Co, Circuit City and Kroger have either officially announced plans or are in the process of doing so.

RFID has attracted the attention of the most sophisticated companies in the technology sector. IBM, Accenture, Sun, HP, Microsoft, and Intel have all announced major investments in RFID products and services. Oracle and SAP have RFID initiatives. And companies like Symbol and Intermec, RFID industry leaders, are seeing substantial growth. Many large consumer goods  companies are conducting pilots, and several have begun large-scale  deployments. 

Any professional tasked with initiating and managing an RFID project will  need this important implementation resource. This includes wireless  professionals, and manufacturing and supply chain managers

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