Titel: Rfid: Radio Frequency Identification
Autor/en: Steven Shepard
MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO
1. September 2004 - gebunden - 352 Seiten
With estimates of the market as high as $10 billion over the next decade, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a booming new wireless technology being adapted by retailers to track inventories via a microchip tagged productThis is a first technology book on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). It details and explains the key underlying wireless technologies, walks potential users and suppliers through the complete implementation and monitoring process, and deals in depth with security issues. Author Shepard, a world-renowned corporate trainer, breaks down the technology into understandable segments and keeps the discussion focused on profitability issues.
<h2>PART ONE. BUSINESS ENABLERS <H3>Supply Chains: A Brief Overview <H3>The ServicePlus Story <H3>The History of Barcodes <H4>The 1790 Census <H4>From Census . . . to Groceries <H4>Tracking the Railroads <H4>Back to Groceries <H3>Barcodes . . . Up Close and Personal <H4>Encoding Details <H4>Digit Encoding in UPC A <H4>UPC Version E <H4>The Application Identifier <H4>Beyond Groceries <H3>Conclusion <H4>RFID History <H4>Pre-RFID: The Arrival of Radar <H4>First Deployments: Chain Home Radar <H4>Post-Radar Development Efforts <H4>The First RFID Tag: Mario Cardullo <H4>Later Developments <H3>In Summary <h2>PART TWO. RFID IN DETAIL <H3>Typical RFID System Components <H3>Transponders <H4>Passive vs. Active Transponders <H3>Operating Frequencies <H4>Frequency Attributes <H3>Form Factors <H3>Smart Cards <H3>Close-Coupling Smart Cards <H3>A Brief Aside: Inductive vs. Capacitive Coupling <H3>Proximity-Coupling Smart Cards <H4>Part 1: Physical Device Parameters <H4>Part 2: RF Characteristics <H4>Part 3: Initialization and Collision Control <H4>Manchester Encoding <H4>Transponder Selection <H4>Collision Management in Action <H4>The REQB Frame <H4>The ATQB Frame <H3>Slotted Aloha: How It Works <H4>The Air Interface: Data Communications Protocols <H4>Initiating Data Transmission <H4>Application Protocol Support <H3>Layer by Layer <H4>Layer Seven: The Application Layer <H4>Layer Six: The Presentation Layer <H4>Layer Five: The Session Layer <H4>Layer Four: The Transport Layer <H4>Layer Three: The Network Layer <H4>Layer Two: The Data Link Layer <H4>Layer One: The Physical Layer <H4>OSI Summary 107<H3>The OSI Model and the RFID Interface <H3>Vicinity-Coupling Smart Cards <H4>ISO 15693 Part One: Physical Device Characteristics <H4>ISO 15693 Part Two: RF Power, Data Transfer, and FrameStructures <H4>Data Transfer: Downstream, Reader to Card <H4>Data Transfer: Upstream, Card to Reader <H4>A Brief Aside: RFID Readers <H4>Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) <H4>The ERP Process <H3>Summary <H3>RFID Security Considerations <H4>Key Security Considerations <H4>Privacy Concerns
Steven Shepard (Williston, VT) is a professional writer and educator specializing in international telecommunications. He has written and taught technical courses on a broad range of topics around the globe. He is the author of several books, including Telecommunications Convergence and Optical Networking Demystified.
This manuscript by Steven Shepard (a Vermont writer with deep expertise in international telecommunications) marks the first technology text to explore radio frequency identification from both the consumer's and supplier's perspectives.
Basically, RFID is the foundation of the wireless communications industry and it stands at the forefront of a market that is expected to boom in the next decade. Shepard's text covers the topic in broad terms and he escorts the reader through the subject with amazing deftness - giving us an over-view of the business side of RFID and then segueing into its pertinent technical aspects: explaining each of the components of radio frequency identification and then noting how these labyrinths interlock to create a multi-layered system. Throughout the course of his treatise, Shepard is careful to thoughtfully address security issues that could develop as a result of using high-grade radio frequency systems - especially important at a time when threats of terrorism dominate. Mr. Shepard should be commended for his work here: the writing is crisp and clear, bringing the ability to dissect an ultra-complex topic and speak to it in practical terms.
For the majority of the populous, the way their electronic gadgets work is secondary to the fact that they actually work. However, RFID is written in a way that illuminates how advances in technology have revolutionized our lives and will continue to instigate change as we move deeper into the 21st century. Since the industry is predicted to generate over 10 billion in earnings over the next decade, the information contained here is vital to beginning to understand the changing aspects of our world. Interesting not only for the wealth of technical information presented, but also for the social issues that are revealed as a result of the way we now communicate.
Recommended to all college-level libraries as a general reference text. Also should be considered by technical science instructors whose courses over-lap with this subject matter. A burgeoning area of study that is addressed in concrete and thorough terms. Electric Review 20041004