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RFID for Dummies

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* Many companies have asked suppliers to begin using RFID (radio frequency identification) tags by 2006 * RFID allows pallets and products to be scanned at a greater distance and with less effort than barcode scanning, offering superior supply-chain management efficiencies * This unique plain-English resource explains RFID and shows CIOs, warehouse managers, and supply-chain managers how to implement RFID tagging in products and deploy RFID scanning at a warehouse or distribution center * Covers the business case for RFID, pilot programs, timelines and strategies for site assessments and deployments, testing guidelines, privacy and regulatory issues, and moreshow more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 1,043.26g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 076457910X
  • 9780764579103
  • 568,745

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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 Plan your RFID implementation Evaluate and choose system components Compare types of RFID tags Assess your site Set up and test readers Administer and maintain your systemshow more

About Patrick J. Sweeney

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.show more

Table of contents

Introduction.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.Index.show more

Review Text

Many companies have asked suppliers to begin using RFID (radio frequency identification) tags by 2006RFID allows pallets and products to be scanned at a greater distance and with less effort than barcode scanning, offering superior supply-chain management efficienciesThis unique plain-English resource explains RFID and shows CIOs, warehouse managers, and supply-chain managers how to implement RFID tagging in products and deploy RFID scanning at a warehouse or distribution centerCovers the business case for RFID, pilot programs, timelines and strategies for site assessments and deployments, testing guidelines, privacy and regulatory issues, and moreshow more

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