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RFID Applied is just that-the application of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. 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.

About the Author:
Jerry Banks retired as a professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology

About the Author:
David Hanny is the Industry Director for Semiconductor and High Tech for Brooks Software

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471793656
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 417,048
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Banks retired as a professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His major area of interest is discrete-event simulation. He teaches short courses in simulation and in supply chain management throughout the world. So much material on RFID made its way into his short course on supply chain management that he decided to explore the opportunity for a book on the topic. You are looking at the result!

David Hanny is the Industry Director for Semiconductor and High Tech for Brooks Software. He has led implementations of RFID, factory automation, and automated material handling systems since 1996. Many teams under his direction deploy products and provide services and support for leading electronics manufacturing companies across the globe.

Manuel A. Pachano is a graduate of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Florida. His role as Chief Technology Officer of four companies has always involved him in the design and implementation of leading-edge technologies, RFID being the latest of these. Manuel has been directly involved in the deployment of RFID solutions in industries such as the healthcare industry, the automotive industry, and others.

Les G. Thompson, a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in computer science, is the Chief Technical Officer of Lost Recovery Network, Inc. His broad technical background, ranging from wireless device development to large-scale enterprise architecture, led him to the world of RFID. Leveraging his wireless and enterprise expertise, Les has been developing real-world RFID solutions since the beginning of 2004.

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Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgements     xiii
Trademarks     xvii
RFID Applied     1
The Stage Is Set     3
Past, Present, and Future of RFID     25
Basics of RFID     61
Beyond the Basics     95
Recent Advances in the Technology     125
The Business Case for RFID     159
Industry Standards     195
System Components     219
Integration     227
The Issues of Privacy and Security     269
Epilogue     291
Applications in 10 Areas     297
RFID in the Automotive Industry     299
RFID in Cattle Ranching     305
RFID in Health Care     311
RFID in Manufacturing     321
RFID in Marine Terminal Operation     325
RFID in the Military     333
RFID in Payment Transactions     341
RFID in Retailing     347
RFID in Transportation     357
RFID in Warehousing and Distribution Systems     363
RFID Activities in 10 Countries     371
RFID in Australia     373
RFID in China     381
RFID in France     389
RFID in Germany     397
RFID in Japan     405
RFID in Singapore     415
RFID in South Korea     423
RFID in Spain     431
RFID in the United Kingdom     439
RFID in the United States     445
10 Unique Applications     457
10 Useful Web Sites     477
Index     485
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