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RTLS for Dummies (For Dummies)by Ajay Malik
Synopses & Reviews
Select, invest in, and deploy a Real Time Location System
Is your business ready for an RTLS? This friendly, hands-on guide shows you how to understand and implement this cutting-edge technology, explaining RTLS methodologies in plain English. From the initial deployment to monitoring to determining Return on Investment, you'll see how to successfully meet your needs, ensure data accuracy, and sustain your system.
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RTLS For Dummies provides all the details on RTLS in the fun and easy For Dummies format. It starts with a tour of RTLS methodologies, then gets into the details on RTLS technologies as well as what people should expect in a tag. Then the book plunges into implementing RTLS, cutting-edge applications, the initial deployment and sustaining, the common pitfalls as well as how to determine return on investment, ROI. There is a chapter on how to evaluate RTLS solution or select RTLS vendor; and, as security of RTLS is equally important as its accuracy, there is also a chapter on vulnerabilities and possible attacks on RTLS.
The book will serve as a reference - and will let reader skip around as much as possible. This book is for anybody - from just curious, scared, worried or simply confused consumer, customer to RTLS solution provider – even if this is their first time dealing with RTLS – RTLSFor Dummiesis here to help. One will find out what RTLS is, how it is achieved, how can one make it work.
About the Author
Ajay Malik has nearly 20 years of engineering and management experience. Prior to joining RF Technologies, he was the head of software engineering and advanced development in Motorola's Wireless LAN Division. He was the principal architect of Motorola RF Switch and championed Real Time Location System supporting multiple technologies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Your Bearings in RTLS.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know RTLS.
Chapter 2: Knowing the Many Parts of an RTLS.
Chapter 3: Choosing the Right RTLS.
Part II: Implementing RTLS in Your World.
Chapter 4: Planning for a Successful Implementation.
Chapter 5: Preparing for Installation.
Chapter 6: Monitoring RTLS.
Chapter 7: Integrating RTLS.
Part III: Tag-A-Palooza: RTLS Technology Tour.
Chapter 8: Locating at Choke Points.
Chapter 9: Locating at Room Level.
Chapter 10: Precision Locating with Wide Area Coverage.
Chapter 11: Precision Locating with Local Area Coverage.
Chapter 12: Presence-Based Locating.
Chapter 13: Locating by Associating.
Part IV: Monitoring Performance and Securing RTLS.
Chapter 14: Measuring RTLS Performance.
Chapter 15: RTLS Vulnerabilities.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten RTLS Pitfalls.
Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Selecting an RTLS Vendor.
Chapter 18: Ten Best Ways to Use Batteries.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: RTLS Resources and References.
Appendix B: Privacy Issues.
Appendix C: Realizing the Benefi ts of an RTLS.
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