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Cisco Networking Simplified, Second Edition by Paul Della Maggiora, Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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Chapter . RFID and Location-Based Services

Finding Your Stuff

One of the biggest problems that large companies face is finding their stuff. This might sound a little silly at first, but consider how much equipment it takes to run a hospital, or a manufacturing plant, or an engineering test facility. Those types of businesses have tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars of equipment located all over a building or plant or campus, and a lot of it is portable. Now add to that typical employee churn and people’s tendency to hoard or hide equipment that they use often.

So what happens when a company needs to locate the “machine that goes bing!” for a procedure or find a piece of equipment for maintenance, or when it needs to prevent an expensive ...

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