This book provides an introduction to RFID technology. It describes and addresses the following: How RFID works, how it is and can be used in current and future applications. The History of RFID technology, the current state of practice and where RFID is expected to be taken in the future. The role of middleware software to route data between the RFID network and the information technology systems within an organization. Commercial and government use of RFID technology with an emphasis on a wide range of applications including retail and consumer packaging, transportation and distribution of products, industrial and manufacturing operations, security and access control. Industry standards and the regulatory compliance environment and finally, the privacy issues faced by the public and industry regarding the deployment of RFID technology.
A Primer on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
This broad overview and guide to RFID technology and its application provides the initial "homework" for the reader interested in better understanding RFID technology and tools. It is written to provide an introduction for business leaders, supply chain improvement advocates, and technologists to help them adopt RFID tools for their unique applications, and provide the basic information for better understanding of RFID.
RFID—A Guide to Radio Frequency Identification describes and addresses the following:
How RFID works, how it is used, and who is using it
The history of RFID technology, the current state of the art, and where RFID is expected to be taken in the future
The role of middleware software to route data between the RFID network and the information technology (IT) systems within an organization
The use of RFID technology in both commercial and government applications
The role and value of RFID industry standards and the current regulatory compliance environment
The issues faced by the public and industry regarding the wide-scale deployment of RFID technology
With the global sales of active RFID systems forecast to grow from $500 million in 2006 to $6.78 billion in 2016, there's more need than ever for a comprehensive guide to RFID that gives practical answers to complex questions about how RFID works, how it's currently being used, and how it may be applied in the future.
RFID—A Guide to Radio Frequency Identification is a one-stop resource for current information on commercial and government applications of RFID technology, with insightful focus on such specific uses as supply chain management, retail and consumer packaging, transportation and distribution of products, pharmaceutical applications, and security and access control.
About the Author
V. Daniel Hunt is President and CEO of Technology Research Corporation. He is an internationally known management consultant, emerging technology trends analyst, and author of numerous bestselling bottom-line performance improvement books.
Albert Puglia is an attorney and the Senior Public Safety–Privacy Issue Analyst at Technology Research Corporation.
Mike Puglia has served as an RFID and advanced engineering technology analyst and writer at Technology Research Corporation.