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RTLS for Dummies (For Dummies)

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ISBN13: 9780470398685
ISBN10: 047039868x
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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.

  • Get your bearings — understand what RTLS does and its various methodologies, determine your needs, and select the right system
  • Prepare for installation — outline your goals, plan your applications, assess your site, select the right tag technology, and conduct a pilot test

  • Implement RTLS in your world — know how to train your staff, set expectations, set up monitoring, and assess whether the RTLS is working as desired

  • Deal with design issues — learn the most common pitfalls of RTLS implementation and how to handle them

  • Take the technology tour — use RTLS to locate at choke points, room level, presence, by association, and precisely

  • Monitor and secure your RTLS — verify and fine-tune your system, establish performance metrics, and manage security issues and vulnerabilities such as network attacks

Open the book and find:

  • An overview of RTLS and its uses
  • Explanations of underlying technologies

  • How to integrate RTLS into your other business applications

  • Comparative detail on technologies that enable different types of locating

  • Tips for evaluating RTLS vendors

  • Essential RTLS resources and references

  • Tips for getting the most out of the batteries used in tags

  • Privacy issues related to RTLS

Synopsis:

  • RTLS (Real Time Location System) is the technology that can not only identify an item but locate it at any distance — used by hospitals, factories, car rental agencies, and other enterprises to quickly and easily locate lost equipment; it can also be used as a safety feature to locate hikers, children in amusement parks, or campers in remote locations
  • Covers RTLS methodologies and details on RTLS technologies, as well as what people should expect in a tag
  • Gives details on implementing RTLS, cutting-edge applications, the initial deployment and maintenance, common pitfalls, and how to determine return on investment, evaluate RTLS solutions, select RTLS vendors, and manage RTLS security against vulnerabilities and possible attacks
  • Ajay Malik is an RTLS patent holder and connected to RTLS manufacturers, vendors, and government and private sector customers

Synopsis:

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

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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Superlou101, February 17, 2009 (view all comments by Superlou101)
Finally an overview with useful, unbiased information! As an RFID & RTLS consultant, I often search for sources such as this with to no avail. Thanks Ajay!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780470398685
Author:
Malik, Ajay
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Telecommunications
Subject:
RTLS
Subject:
RTLS technologies
Subject:
implementing RTLS
Subject:
RTLS vendors
Subject:
RTLS security
Subject:
location technology
Subject:
GIS
Subject:
advanced GIS
Subject:
Mobile & Wireless Communications
Subject:
Real Time Location System, RTLS, RTLS technologies, implementing RTLS, RTLS vendors, RTLS security, location technology, GIS, advanced GIS
Subject:
Real Time Location System, RTLS, RTLS technologies, implementing RTLS, RTLS vendors, RTLS security, location technolog
Subject:
y, GIS, advanced GIS
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Computers
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
March 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.10x7.30x.80 in. 1.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Networking » ID Systems
Engineering » Communications » Telephony
Engineering » Engineering » Mobile and Wireless Communications
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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"Synopsis" by ,
  • RTLS (Real Time Location System) is the technology that can not only identify an item but locate it at any distance — used by hospitals, factories, car rental agencies, and other enterprises to quickly and easily locate lost equipment; it can also be used as a safety feature to locate hikers, children in amusement parks, or campers in remote locations
  • Covers RTLS methodologies and details on RTLS technologies, as well as what people should expect in a tag
  • Gives details on implementing RTLS, cutting-edge applications, the initial deployment and maintenance, common pitfalls, and how to determine return on investment, evaluate RTLS solutions, select RTLS vendors, and manage RTLS security against vulnerabilities and possible attacks
  • Ajay Malik is an RTLS patent holder and connected to RTLS manufacturers, vendors, and government and private sector customers
"Synopsis" by , 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.

 

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