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Rfid for Dummiesby Patrick J. Sweeney
Synopses & Reviews
Discover how RFID can save your business money
See what goes into an RFID set-up, choose your equipment, and test your system
Is the rush to implement RFID causing you sleepless nights? Take heart! As more and more retailers require their suppliers to get on the RFID bandwagon, this book can save the day. Even if you're IT challenged and skipped physics class, you'll discover how RFID works and how to set up and deploy your network — just in time.
Discover how to
About the Author
Patrick J. Sweeney II heads ODIN Technologies, an RFID integration and software development company. He learned the technology at MIT and is considered an industry expert.
Table of Contents
Part I: Now That You Can Spell RFID, Here’s the Rest of the Story.
Chapter 1: Taking the Mystery out of RFID.
Chapter 2: Auto-ID Technologies: Why RFID Is King of the Hill.
Chapter 3: Making Basic Decisions about Your RFID System.
Part II: Ride the Electromagnetic Wave: The Physics of RFID.
Chapter 4: What Makes Up an RFID Network.
Chapter 5: Understanding How Technology Becomes a Working System.
Chapter 6: Seeing Different RFID Systems at Work.
Part III: Fitting an RFID Application into Your World.
Chapter 7: Seeing the Invisible: The Site Assessment.
Chapter 8: Testing One, Two, Three: Developing Your Own Lab.
Chapter 9: Tag, You’re It: Testing for Best Tag Design and Placement.
Chapter 10: Hooked on Phonics: Reader Testing, Selection, and Installation.
Chapter 11: Middle Where? It’s Not Just about the Readers.
Part IV: Raising the Beams for Your Network.
Chapter 12: From Pilot to Admiral: Deploying RFID Successfully.
Chapter 13: Getting Set to Administer and Maintain Your System.
Chapter 14: Ping-pong, the Tags Are Gone: How to Monitor Your RFID Network.
Part V: How to Speak Bean Counter.
Chapter 15: Making the Business Case.
Chapter 16: Fitting RFID into Strategic Plans.
Chapter 17: What to Look for When Considering Outsourcing.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Equipment Vendors.
Chapter 19: Ten Web Sites for Information on RFID.
Chapter 20: Ten Tips from the Experts.
Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) RFID Standards and Protocols.
Appendix: Glossary of Electrical, Magnetic, and Other Scientific Terms.
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