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RFID For Dummies® by Patrick J. Sweeney II

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Chapter 13

Getting Set to Administer and Maintain Your System

In This Chapter

bullet Training your staff for successful operations

bullet Figuring out what to do with a numbering scheme

bullet Locating, configuring, and managing readers

bullet Applying and programming tags

R FID makes all transactions automatic, doesn’t it? In an ideal world, yes. But then, in an ideal world, all the work is completed while you’re at home having breakfast or bungee jumping out of a hot-air balloon.

By the time you get to your pilot or production deployment, you may be tempted to think that you’re almost done, that the machines will be taking over soon. Well, RFID enables more efficient operations, but we humans must still know what those operations are and how to execute them. You have come a long way, but setting up a pilot or production deployment is just another step in the learning and implementation process that you have undertaken.

Your pilot deployment is your opportunity to put the pieces together and see how your efforts in the lab (see Chapter 8) pan out in your actual manufacturing environment. As I stress throughout ...

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