Titel: RFID Essentials
Autor/en: Bill Glover, Himanshu Bhatt
black & white illustrations.
O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
3. Februar 2006 - kartoniert - 276 Seiten
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
1. An Introduction to RFID
The Case for RFID
The Eras of RFID
2. RFID Architecture
A Confluence of Technologies
RFID System Components
Systemic Quality Considerations
Basic Tag Capabilities
Information Storage and Processing Capacity
4. Tag Protocols
Protocol Terms and Concepts
How Tags Store Data
Singulation and Anti-Collision Procedures
Tag Features for Security and Privacy
Learn to Troubleshoot Tag Communications
5. Readers and Printers
Physical Components of an RFID Reader
Logical Components of an RFID Reader
Parts of an RFID Printer and Applicator
Types of Readers
Layout for Readers and Antennas
6. Reader Protocols
Parts of a Reader Protocol
EPCglobal Protocol Overview
Simple Lightweight RFID Reader Protocol
7. RFID Middleware
Application Level Events Specification
Commercial RFID Middleware
8. RFID Information Service
The EPCglobal Network
The Object Naming Service
The EPC Information Services
Edge Deployment Options
Capabilities Needed for Edge Management
Standards and Technologies
10. Privacy and Security
Privacy and Security Issues
11. The Future
Appendix A. EPC Identity Encodings
Appendix B. References
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.