Learning tricks of the trade
Saving time on deployments
Y ou know the old rule: Never buy a car from the first model year it was built. The idea is that a new car, from any company, is going to have a number of kinks to work out, and the only way to identify those issues is real-world usage. Prototyping and lab testing of a car will never tell you what a two-year-old child can do to the control knobs in the back seat, or how a bored English Setter can find entertainment in the cargo area, or that after ten thousand miles, that cheaper seal for the brake lights wasn’t such a good idea. I could go on forever about gripes I’ve had with first-run cars, but you get the point. The same thing is true in an RFID system and network deployment. The first-run systems always have room for improvement.
In this chapter, I’ve collected what I think are the best tips out there from people who know. The handful of folks in this chapter have been doing RFID deployments for years and have made many mistakes and created some interesting shortcuts. I always say it’s okay to learn from mistakes, as long as they are someone else’s. Here’s your chance to learn from other people’s mistakes to make your RFID deployment easier, faster, and more effective. ...