Computer Communications and Networks

Networked RFID

Systems, Software and Services

Authors: Roussos, George

  • Focuses on network services and IT infrastructure required for the support of RFID technologies
  • Offers a practical approach, with specific RFID applications providing context for discussion, including: RFID passport controls, RFID drug anti-counterfeiting, automobile manufacturing, metropolitan transportation, and retail
  • Via the web, free access to operational instances of RFID network services discussed allowing readers to experiment
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RFID technology has been available for decades, but it is only recently that its application has become a core topic for computing. This book introduces the technologies and techniques of large-scale RFID-enabled mobile computing systems, set in the context of specific case studies.

The book begins with a quick introduction to RFID basics and then discusses the various elements of the topic, using applications such as e-passports, ticketing and supply-chain management throughout. The text explores RFID technology fundamentals, including operating principles, core system components and performance trade-offs involved in the selection of specific RFID platforms. The emphasis is on a practical approach, developing an arsenal of techniques and designs that can be mixed and matched to fit the needs of new systems and applications.

Features

• Offers a practical approach, with specific RFID applications providing context for discussion

• Highlights the basics of RFID, including wireless energy transfer and communication by reflection.

• Presents the main ingredients for building complete network RFID systems

• Discusses the different types of readers and tags in detail – making particular reference to common technologies used in real systems

• Explores how the different identifier systems encode unique serial codes for tagged entities, and how codes are assigned to particular organizations

• Describes the structure and functionality of modern RFID systems and middleware

• Considers different types of network services required for RFID support

• Debates the hot topics of privacy and security

• Looks at the future of RFID technology

• Allows readers to experiment via a supplementary website with operational instances of RFID network services: http://www.roussos.eu/rfid

Written for IT professionals as well as students, this comprehensive and reader-friendly text discusses the current state-of-the-art in RFID platforms and architecture. It will be invaluable for anyone experienced in software development and involved with RFID technology, and will facilitate informed decision-making.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Radio frequency identification (RFID) is now being accepted by the business community, despite the fact that it still has its challenges. … It is important for engineers to know about this technology, its implementation, and problems presented by RFID. This book promises to fill this gap and it does so quite successfully. … If you are new to RFID technology, this book may be a good start as an overview. Engineers will like this book. It is highly recommended." (Arun Ektare, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2008)


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Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84800-153-4
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-152-7
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Networked RFID
Book Subtitle
Systems, Software and Services
Authors
Series Title
Computer Communications and Networks
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-153-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-153-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84800-152-7
Series ISSN
1617-7975
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 187
Topics