S omewhere, separated from you by just a few degrees, is not Kevin Bacon, but an 800-pound gorilla demanding that you adopt radio frequency identification, or RFID — a technology you may have never even heard of until just a few months ago. Chances are that gorilla wears a stylish blue smock with a yellow smiley face on it and greets you with a “Welcome to Wal-Mart.” If not Wal-Mart, the US Department of Defense, Target, Albertsons, Best Buy, Tesco, Metro, the FDA or a number of other companies may be requiring you to implement this technology by a certain deadline. If you don’t have a mandated deadline for adopting RFID, consider yourself lucky. You can discover and make decisions about this exciting technology based on your normal process for evaluating new business tools.
Whatever your situation is, you either want or need to set up an RFID network. So you went out and picked up RFID For Dummies and are ready to go — yippee!
This is a book that is on a mission to take the confusion out of RFID. RFID is based on well-known laws of physics. It’s easy to understand how things work after you get your arms around those basics. The better news is that the technology works really well if you know what you’re doing. So without sending you to MIT for a couple of years of RF engineering school, this book explains everything you need to know to start setting up and deploying your own RFID network — what more could you ask for?