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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is rapidly changing theway businesses track inventory and assets. From Wal-Mart and Tesco to theU.S. Department of Defense, early efforts are already showing benefits,but software, integration, and data processing for RFID still present achallenge. If you are a developer or an architect charged withdeveloping an RFID system, this book is for you. Drawing on extensiveexperience, Bill Glover and Himanshu Bhatt provide you with essentialinformation on this emerging technology.

With the knowledge you gain in these pages, you will possess theinformation and understanding you need to start designing, building, orintegrating with RFID systems.

In RFID Essentials you will find information on:

  • Tags and tag protocols, including the Electronic Product Code (EPC)
  • Readers and reader protocols
  • RFID middleware
  • Security and privacy
  • Managing RFID devices
  • RFID's impact on your architecture

Bill Glover has been writing software since 1981 and has worked as aprogrammer, lead developer, or architect on systems of all sizes, fromsmall, automated systems controlling dams and feedmills up to acomplete redesign and reimplementation of one of the world's busiesttravel web sites. Bill first worked with RFID in 1995, trackingindividual cattle using ear tags. He is currently a Senior JavaArchitect with Sun Microsystems, Inc., and works with Sun's RFIDconsulting practice and the RFID Test Center.

Himanshu Bhatt heads the U.S. RFID Practice and Software Technology Labfor Sun Microsystems, Inc. Prior to assuming this role, Himanshu wasresponsible for business development and consulting in emerging areasof technology. Himanshu has over 16 years of experience in thearchitecture and development of distributed, multitier systems using ahost of technologies for Fortune 1000 companies. Himanshu has spoken atindustry conferences such as JavaOne and the LoneStar Symposium and haspublished articles on Java/J2EE technologies.

"The Information Age is over. We're entering an era wherenetwork connectivity is almost ubiquitous - it's participate or perish."--Jonathan Schwartz, President and COO, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

"Unique competitive advantage erupts from enterprises that couple theRFID technologies laid out in RFID Essentials with modern business integration using service-oriented architectures. This is the book to read in order to understand this new landscape."--Mark Bauhaus, Senior Vice President, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

"This is a must read for RFID Software and Solution architects and ishighly recommended for anyone needing to gain more insight into the myriad of components, standards and technologies that make up an RFID solutions environment."--Bryan Tracey, Chief Architect, GlobeRanger Corporation

"The authors have done a commendable job of covering a lot of ground inthe RFID space, including the infrastructure needed to share the volumes of data RFID will likely generate."--Graham Gillen, Senior Product Manager, VeriSign

Book News Annotation:

Glover and Bhatt, both currently with Sun Microsystems, provide an extensive survey of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), an emerging technology for inventory and assets tracking. They cover tags and tag protocols, readers and reader protocols, middleware, security and privacy. They also discuss managing RFID devices and the ways RFID impacts existing architecture. The appendices include EPC identity encodings and references for further study.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Glover and Bhatt, both currently with Sun Microsystems, provide an extensive survey of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), an emerging technology for inventory and assets tracking. They cover tags and tag protocols, readers and reader protocols, middleware, security and privacy. They also discuss managing RFID devices and the ways RFID impacts existing architecture. The appendices include EPC identity encodings and references for further study. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The authors not only provide guidelines for using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) to track retail items and other inventory assets, but they also cover RFID-related technologies, including data mining software and services.

Synopsis:

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is rapidly changing the way business is being conducted. From Walmart, to the Department of Defense, the benefits of RFID are quickly being realized. Although the software, integration, and data processing side of RFID still present a challenge in many organizations. If you are a developer or an architect charged with developing an RFID system, this book is for you. Drawing on extensive experience, Bill Glover and Himasnhu Bhatt provide you with essential information on this emerging space.

In RFID Essentials you will find information on:

Tags and Tag Protocols including Electronic Product Code (EPC)

Readers and Reader Protocols

RFID Middleware

Security and Privacy

Managing RFID Devices

Architecture

With the knowledge you gain in these pages you will possess the information and understanding you need to start designing, building or integrating with RFID systems.

About the Author

Bill Glover has been writing software since 1981 and has worked as a programmer, lead developer, or architect on systems of all sizes, from small, automated systems controlling dams and feedmills up to a complete redesign and reimplementation of one of the world's busiest travel web sites. Bill first worked with RFID in 1995, tracking individual cattle using ear tags. He is currently a Senior Java Architect with Sun Microsystems, Inc. and works with Sun's RFID consulting practice and RFID Test Center.

Himanshu V Bhatt leads the worldwide solution development and go to market efforts for Supply Chain & Logistics solutions for IBM, as well as leading the incubation for Sensor and Actuator solutions in emerging markets such as India. Himanshu has spoken at conferences such as JavaWorld, RFIDWorld, RFID Journal Live, and the National Retail Federation and with over 18 years of experience in building enterprise software architectures and helping companies draw insights from their IT to help drive business transformations, Himanshu is an expert in Service Oriented Architecture, Business Process Modeling and Web Services Security. Himanshu has a B.S. in Electronics from Mumbai University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Texas at Dallas. Himanshu is a CISSP.

Table of Contents

Praise for RFID EssentialsPrefaceChapter One: An Introduction to RFIDChapter Two: RFID ArchitectureChapter Three: TagsChapter Four: Tag ProtocolsChapter Five: Readers and PrintersChapter Six: Reader ProtocolsChapter Seven: RFID MiddlewareChapter Eight: RFID Information ServiceChapter Nine: ManageabilityChapter Ten: Privacy and SecurityChapter Eleven: The FutureAppendix A: EPC Identity EncodingsAppendix B: ReferencesGlossaryColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596009441
Author:
Glover, Bill
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Bhatt, Himanshu
Subject:
Automation
Subject:
Scanning systems
Subject:
Inventory control
Subject:
Radio frequency identification systems.
Subject:
Data Processing - Optical Data Processing
Subject:
Imaging Systems
Subject:
Optical data processing
Subject:
Inventory control - Automation
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
RF tags;RFID;data mining;radio frequency;radio fr
Subject:
equency identification;supply chain visibility
Subject:
RF tags;RFID;data mining;radio frequency;radio frequency identification;supply chain visibility
Subject:
Data processing
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
278
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 0.72 in 1.03 lb

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Engineering » Communications » Radio
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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"Synopsis" by ,
The authors not only provide guidelines for using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) to track retail items and other inventory assets, but they also cover RFID-related technologies, including data mining software and services.
"Synopsis" by , Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is rapidly changing the way business is being conducted. From Walmart, to the Department of Defense, the benefits of RFID are quickly being realized. Although the software, integration, and data processing side of RFID still present a challenge in many organizations. If you are a developer or an architect charged with developing an RFID system, this book is for you. Drawing on extensive experience, Bill Glover and Himasnhu Bhatt provide you with essential information on this emerging space.

In RFID Essentials you will find information on:

Tags and Tag Protocols including Electronic Product Code (EPC)

Readers and Reader Protocols

RFID Middleware

Security and Privacy

Managing RFID Devices

Architecture

With the knowledge you gain in these pages you will possess the information and understanding you need to start designing, building or integrating with RFID systems.

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