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RFID For Dummies® by Patrick J. Sweeney II

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Chapter 11

Middle Where? It’s Not Just about the Readers

In This Chapter

bullet Understanding what middleware does

bullet Making sense of all the different options

bullet Applying middleware to your existing environment

A ll you baseball fans out there probably know that the greatest baseball team of all time, the 2004 Boston Red Sox, would not have been able to pull off the best comeback in baseball history (down three games to none in a best of seven series with the Yankees, they swept the National League Champion Cardinals, and became the only team in baseball history to win eight games in a row culminating in a world championship) with only their starting pitchers. The key to their victory was having a great starting rotation, a good closer, and strong middle relief pitchers. The exact same scenario rings true in the RFID world. If you want to be the world champion of RFID deployments, you have to look at the physics and infrastructure covered in this book and have an end application that can turn the data into useful intelligence. But you won’t be anywhere without the right middleware to connect the infrastructure with the application.

Tag and reader physics solves only the problem of being able ...

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