RFID Implementation / Edition 1

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Complete RFID System Design and Rollout Solutions

Design, set up, and maintain RFID data collection systems for your businesses using the in-depth information contained in this comprehensive guide. RFID Implementation lays out the basics of RFID technology components, standards, and regulations and moves on to explain the steps necessary to execute a successful RFID rollout. Inside, you'll find detailed coverage of creating optimal project strategies and blueprints, choosing and installing hardware and software, and managing a successful RFID system throughout the supply chain. Real-world case studies show how Wal-Mart, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the FDA have revolutionized the use of RFID.

  • Install tags, antennas, connectors, cables, readers, host computers, and controllers
  • Store and retrieve data remotely using RFID tags, chipless tags, and transceivers
  • Integrate existing barcodes with RFID systems
  • Deploy EPC software, middleware, and information services
  • Track product movement and cash flow up and down the supply chain
  • Investigate costs and benefits using business justification
  • Organize projects using preliminary planning, pilot, and technical integration
  • Reduce out-of-pocket costs and transition time using tag-and-ship methods
  • Optimize tag performance with site analyses and tests
  • Import external data to internal RFID systems
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072263244
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/21/2006
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Communications Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 466
  • Sales rank: 1,000,256
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis E. Brown is president of RFID Runner, a company specializing in selection, configuration, sales, and support of RFID systems. He has helped Warner Bros., Boeing, Sony Pictures, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, and the National Security Agency implement technology solutions.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Basics

Chapter 1. RFID Physics, Standards, and Regulations

Chapter 2. The EPCglobal Network

Chapter 3. Components of an RFID System

Chapter 4. Bar Codes and RFID Tags
Part II: Applications

Chapter 5: RFID Applications

Chapter 6: RFID at the United States Department of Defense

Chapter 7: The Pharmaceutical Industry

Chapter 8: RFID in the Supply Chain
Part III: Your Project

Chapter 9: Business Justification for RFID

Chapter 10: Plan Your Project

Chapter 11: Tag-and-Ship

Chapter 12: Engineering Tag Performance

Chapter 13: Data Integrity and Data Synchronization

Chapter 14: Privacy
Part IV: References
Appendix A: Typical Application Profiles
Appendix B: Bibliography
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2006

    Very good information for actual RFID implementation

    This book covers very practical information about actual RFID system implementation for supply chain management applications. I also find that this book could be a very useful reference for those who preparing the CompTIA's RFID+ certification.

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