Setting up RFID applications at the dock door, conveyor, shelf, and so on
Examining real-life RFID systems at work
Discovering other areas where you can apply RFID
T ime to put on your right-brain hat and think creatively about RFID. After you have a little bit of an idea what goes into an RFID system, you’re ready to think about where you might be able to put RFID to use and how it can improve your business operations.
This chapter introduces you to some basic applications of the technology, both the ones you’ve heard of time and time again — like dock doors and conveyors — and others that you might not ever have thought of — like smart shelves. Understanding the basic applications of the technology is important if you are going to plan for and design your RFID system effectively. You find out ways in which other people have applied RFID technology to their businesses so that you might be able to think of applications in your own environment.
The RFID interrogation zone is where it all happens. It’s the “bubble” created by a reader and antennas that allows a tag to be read and ...