Select, invest in, and deploy a Real Time Location System
Is your business ready for an RTLS? This friendly, hands-onguide shows you how to understand and implement this cutting-edgetechnology, explaining RTLS methodologies in plain English. Fromthe initial deployment to monitoring to determining Return onInvestment, you'll see how to successfully meet your needs, ensuredata accuracy, and sustain your system.Get your bearings -- understand what RTLS does and itsvarious methodologies, determine your needs, and select the rightsystem
Prepare for installation -- outline your goals, plan yourapplications, assess your site, select the right tag technology, and conduct a pilot test
Implement RTLS in your world -- know how to train yourstaff, set expectations, set up monitoring, and assess whether theRTLS is working as desired
Deal with design issues -- learn the most common pitfalls ofRTLS implementation and how to handle them
Take the technology tour -- use RTLS to locate at chokepoints, room level, presence, by association, and precisely
Monitor and secure your RTLS -- verify and fine-tune yoursystem, establish performance metrics, and manage security issuesand vulnerabilities such as network attacks
Open the book and find: An overview of RTLS and its uses
Explanations of underlying technologies
How to integrate RTLS into your other business applications
Comparative detail on technologies that enable different typesof locating
Tips for evaluating RTLS vendors
Essential RTLS resources and references
Tips for getting the most out of the batteries used in tags
Privacy issues related to RTLS
Connectivity and Communication — Anything, Anywhere, and Anytime
An examination of the exciting expansion period in this research, The Internet of Things: From RFID to the Next-Generation Pervasive Networked Systems provides comprehensive, technical, and practical deploying policy guidance that covers fundamentals and recent advances in pervasive networked systems. The book addresses the conceptual and technical issues that influence the technology roadmap and gives an in-depth introduction to the Internet of Things and its effect on businesses and individuals. Discussing case studies, experience reports, and best practice, it contains information on emerging technologies, market opportunities, and policy implications.
Practical Guidance and Balanced Coverage
The first book of its kind to address major new technological developments and define the Internet of Things, this text provides balanced coverage of theory and practical issues. Reflecting research trends and industry needs, itis a comprehensive technical and practical guide to recent advances in pervasive networked systems.
Get on the fast track to becoming CompTIA RFID+ certified with this affordable, portable study tool. Inside, RFID experts guide you on your career path, providing expert tips and sound advice along the way. With an intensive focus on only what you need to know to pass the CompTIA RFID+ exam, this certification passport is your ticket to success on exam day.
Featuring:Itineraries--List of official exam objectives covered ETAs--Amount of time needed to complete each lesson Travel Advisories--Expert advice on critical topics Local Lingo--Concise definitions of key terms and concepts Travel Assistance--Recommended resources for more information Exam Tips--Common exam pitfalls and solutions Checkpoints--End-of-chapter questions, answers, and explanations Career Flight Path--Career options mapped out to maximize the return from your IT journey Practice Exam on CD
Short-range wireless—communications over distances of less than 100 meters—is the most rapidly growing segment of RF/wireless engineering. Alan Bensky is an internationally recognized expert in short-range wireless, and this new edition of his bestselling book is completely revised to cover the latest developments in this fast moving field.
You’ll find coverage of such cutting-edge topics as:
• architectural trends in RF/wireless integrated circuits
• compatibility and conflict issues between different short-range wireless systems
• “Zigbee and related new IEEE standards for short-range communications
• latest U.S. and international regulatory standards for spread spectrum, ultra wideband, and other advanced communications techniques
Alan Bensky also thoroughly discusses the fundamentals of radio signal propagation, communications protocols and modulation methods, information theory, antennas and transmission lines, receivers, transmitters, radio system design, and how to successfully implement a short-range wireless system. All material has been carefully updated and revised to make it as technically up-to-the-minute as possible. The accompanying CD includes Mathcad worksheets to greatly simplify common design tasks and calculations.
You’ll also find coverage of Bluetooth, “Wi-Fi and related 802.11 variants, digital modulation methods, and other essential information for planning and designing short-range wireless hardware and networks.
This new edition will, like the first edition, be an invaluable reference for engineers and technical professionals who design, support, market, and maintain short-range wireless communications systems.
* No other book contains EVERYTHING pertaining to short-range wireless design.
* Covers all the hot topics like 802.11, Zigbee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
* Valuable CD-Rom included that will simplify the design process.
Major companies and countries around the world are adopting or considering whether to adopt RFID technologies. Visa and Wells Fargo are currently running tests with RFID, airports around the world are using RFID to track cargo and run customs departments, universities such as Slippery Rock are providing RFID-enabled cell phones for students to use for campus charges. According to the July 9 CNET article, RFID Tags: Big Brother in Small Packages?, "You should become familiar with RFID technology because you'll be hearing much more about it soon. Retailers adore the concept, and CNET News.com's own Alorie Gilbert wrote last week about how Wal-Mart and the U.K.-based grocery chain Tesco are starting to install "smart shelves" with networked RFID readers. In what will become the largest test of the technology, consumer goods giant Gillette recently said it would purchase 500 million RFID tags from Alien Technology of Morgan Hill, CA."
For security professionals needing to get up and running fast with the topic of RFID, this How to Cheat approach to the topic is the perfect "just what you need to know" book!
* For most business organizations, adopting RFID is a matter of when
* The RFID services market is expected to reach $4 billion by 2008
* Covers vulnerabilities and personal privacy--topics identified by major companies as key RFID issues
Managing Telecommunications and Networking Technologies in the 21st Century: Issues and Trends: Issues and Trends
Developments in telecommunications and networking are rapid and far-reaching. In the past several years, substantive developments have taken place, particularly in digital wireless and Internet technologies. The technologies augur significant changes for people, organizations, markets and society. Digital wireless technology is becoming more available and affordable for a variety of personal and business applications. Next-generation Internet initiatives portend radical shifts in the delivery of business and public services. Managers need to develop a deeper understanding of the technologies and their implications.
Managing Telecommunications and Networking Technologies in the 21st Century: Issues and Trends explores some of the developing trends and issues in telecommunications and networking.
This text tackles wireless risk from many angles. It discusses the mitigation of wireless risk at the policy level, cost-effective ways of deploying wireless across large enterprises, and financial controls that reduce unforeseen risks in wireless projects. The handbook also offers the technical details of how you can design, build, and hack nearly all wireless security components.
This volume also helps advance your career by covering all of the objectives of the three widely recognized wireless certifications--those administered by Planet3 Wireless and Cisco Systems. The book focuses on the wireless local area networking technologies that help you meet these objectives, while also analyzing almost all other facets of mobile communications.