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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter One An Introduction to RFID

    1. The Case for RFID

    2. The Eras of RFID

    3. Application Types

    4. Summary

  2. Chapter Two RFID Architecture

    1. A Confluence of Technologies

    2. Key Functionalities

    3. RFID System Components

    4. Systemic Quality Considerations

    5. Architecture Guidelines

    6. System Management

    7. Summary

  3. Chapter Three Tags

    1. Basic Tag Capabilities

    2. Physical Characteristics

    3. Power Source

    4. Air Interface

    5. Information Storage and Processing Capacity

    6. Standards

    7. Summary

  4. Chapter Four Tag Protocols

    1. Protocol Terms and Concepts

    2. How Tags Store Data

    3. Singulation and Anti-Collision Procedures

    4. Tag Features for Security and Privacy

    5. Learn to Troubleshoot Tag Communications

    6. Summary

  5. Chapter Five Readers and Printers

    1. Physical Components of an RFID Reader

    2. Logical Components of an RFID Reader

    3. Parts of an RFID Printer and Applicator

    4. Types of Readers

    5. Layout for Readers and Antennas

    6. Configuring Readers

    7. Summary

  6. Chapter Six Reader Protocols

    1. Parts of a Reader Protocol

    2. Vendor Protocols

    3. EPCglobal Protocol Overview

    4. Simple Lightweight RFID Reader Protocol

    5. Future Protocols

    6. Summary

  7. Chapter Seven RFID Middleware

    1. Motivations

    2. Logical Architecture

    3. Application Level Events Specification

    4. Commercial RFID Middleware

    5. Summary

  8. Chapter Eight RFID Information Service

    1. RFID Data

    2. The EPCglobal Network

    3. The Object Naming Service

    4. The EPC Information Services

    5. Summary

  9. Chapter Nine Manageability

    1. Edge Deployment Options

    2. Capabilities Needed for Edge Management

    3. Standards and Technologies

    4. Summary

  10. Chapter Ten Privacy and Security

    1. Privacy and Security Issues

    2. RFID Privacy

    3. RFID Security

    4. Summary

  11. Chapter Eleven The Future

    1. Standards

    2. Technology

    3. Business

    4. Summary

  1. Appendix A EPC Identity Encodings

    1. GS1 SGTIN Encoding

    2. GS1 SSCC Encoding

    3. GS1 GLN/SGLN Encoding

    4. GS1 GRAI Encoding

    5. GS1 GIAI Encoding

  2. Appendix B References

    1. Organizations, Standards, and Specifications

    2. Important Papers on RFID

    3. Related Books

    4. Periodicals

    5. History

    6. Free Tools

  3. Glossary

  4. Colophon