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RFID in Tracking & Monitoring: An In-depth Product & Service Analysis with Case Studies

RFID in Tracking & Monitoring: An In-depth Product & Service Analysis with Case Studies

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Publisher Mind Commerce
Date of Report Jun 20, 2011
Quick Overview
Overview:

Process controls for manufacturing and various other industries are getting more and more complicated due to the overwhelming stream of data flowing into their system. The primary goal today in most of the leading organizations is keeping track of this data, and organizing it in a suitable fashion so that it can be utilized and used later.

RFID in Tracking & Monitoring: An In-depth Product & Service Analysis with Case Studies explains the technology available to support tracking both normal and hazardous environments, including Radio frequency identification (RFID), Barcodes, GPS enabled tracking, WiFi enabled Tracking and others. Nearly all aspects of tracking addressed in this report via detailed evaluation, analysis, and price comparisons.

The report also provides detailed company analysis (products, services, and solutions). Case studies are to help the reader understand implementation issues and challenges. Cost factor analysis is also provided for the various spheres of implementation for different RFID based tracking system components.

This publication also evaluates the goals of some major RFID implementations with respect to tracking and monitoring applications in various parts of the world. It also contains perspectives for the future of RFID products and applications.

Select Report Benefits:


Understand the types of applications possible with the current technology with special attention on scalability and ethical issues
Identify current sectors in which RFID has been successfully employed, mainly the Public, Government, Homeland Security and Law enforcement
Learn from an array of Case Studies to understand the implementation details, complexity and success story evaluations
Identify RFID hardware, software, and solution vendors and related professional services companies
Learn cost factor analysis from major components of the RFID based Tracking and Monitoring Applications
Focus on learning from RFID success stories from some of the major implementations around the world
Identify different spheres where RFID is currently involved in Tracking and Monitoring Applications
Learn the current status of RFID and the future of RFID and RFID based applications

Audience:


RFID hardware, software, and solution vendors and related professional services companies
Managed services providers, outsourced RFID solutions and application providers, and RFID service bureau operators
Personnel responsible for automating Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other business processes
Manufacturers and personnel responsible for management of inventory and materials, timing and control of critical resources, improve Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), and other production line automation and industrial processes
Healthcare management personnel responsible for tracking patients, staff personnel, equipment, inventory, and other critical resources
Retailers and personnel responsible for merchandise inventory and ordering processes, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Merchandise tracking and fraud prevention
Providers of value-added applications and services such as metering, telemetry, telematics, and sensor applications, inventory control and tracking such as merchandise control, asset tracking and recovery such as computing equipment monitoring, tracking parts moving through a manufacturing process, tracking goods in a supply chain, and payment systems
Providers of RFID middleware such as the VeriSign or Oracle
Companies interested in optimizing their RFID business process strategies
Table of Contents
Table of Contents:

Section I - Introduction.. 5
Section II - Technology Outlook.. 7
Introduction to RFID.. 7
Understanding How RFID Works. 8
Types of Tags. 9
PassiveTags. 9
Semi Passive RFID Tags. 10
Active RFID Tags. 11
Active Tags with Sensors/GPS. 11
Difference between Active and Passive RFID.. 11
Application Field.. 12
Discriminating the various types of RTLS. 14
Classification of Tracking Systems. 15
Passive RFID based systems. 15
GPS based tracking systems. 15
Active RFID based tracking systems. 15
Active RFID based tracking with Customizations. 15
Proprietary tracking solutions. 15
Advantages of the Tracking Solutions. 16
Improved Productivity and Cost Avoidance. 16
Decreased Cycle Time and Taking Costs Out16
Reduced Rework. 17
Reduced Business Risk and Control of Assets. 17
Improved Security and Service. 17
Improved Utilization of Resources. 17
Increased Revenues. 17
Exception Management17
Section III - Company and Product Analysis of RFID.. 18
Key Players in the Domain.. 18
Company and Product Analysis. 19
Company - AeroScout19
Company - Identec. 22
Company - Savi26
Company - Intelleflex. 28
Company - Ekahau. 30
Company - Tagsense. 32
Company - WhereNet33
Company - Pinc Solutions. 37
Company - ContainerTrac. 39
Section IV - Case Study of Some Latest Implementations. 40
Application in Genetics. 40
River Basin Project in Columbia.. 41
AirBus Project. 44
U.S. Naval Air Systems Command Project. 47
Race Track - Tracking Application.. 48
United States Navy.. 49
California Wine Company - Sea Smoke. 51
Section V - Cost Metrics and Evaluations. 53
The Cost Factor. 53
Tags. 53
Costs related to aquisitions. 53
Cost of Readers. 54
Additional Antenna Cost54
Cost of Applications and related middlewares. 54
Customization Costs. 55
Installation Related Cost55
Fine Tuning. 56
Integration and Business Process Reengineering. 56
After Implementation and Recurring Cost56
Evaluation of the Performance of the System.. 57
Issues concerning the safety of the System.. 58
The Security aspects of the Deployment. 59
The Ease factor. 60
Section VI - Evaluation of Some Notable Deployments. 61
Department of Agriculture - Michigan.. 61
The User. 61
The Goal61
Ultimate Target of the Project62
Cost and Analysis of the Hardware and Software used. 63
Implementation Details. 63
Analysis of the Implementation. 64
Sun Microsystems. 66
The User. 66
The Goal66
Explanation of RCP.. 67
Ultimate Target of the Project67
Evaluation of the Hardware and Software used. 68
Implementation Details. 68
Analysis of the Implementation. 69
Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF)70
The User. 70
Investment of the User. 70
Requirement of the User: Total Asset Visibility (TAV)70
Implementation Details. 71
Woolworths, Plc.75
Requirement of the User. 75
Key Technologies for the Requirement Analysis. 75
The Ultimate goal of the Project75
Software Products used in the Implementation. 76
Hardware Products used in the Implementation. 76
Implementation Details. 77
Determining the Return on Investment (ROI)78
The Key Benefits of the Implementation. 78
Evaluation of the other benefits. 79
Section VII - Analysis of RFID based Solution Implementations. 80
RFID Based Vehicle Immobilization.. 80
Manufacturing Processes. 81
Product Development. 81
RFID in Cattle Monitoring.. 82
RFID Based Tracking in HealthCare. 83
Advantages of RFID in Healthcare. 84
RFID based Wriststraps. 84
RFID based Tracking System for Hospitals. 85
Patient Management and Monitoring System.. 86
RFID in Process Manufacturing.. 86
Inbound Raw Materials. 86
Production Process. 87
Warehouse Management88
Case Files Analysis at Manufacturing for a Successful Implementation. 88
RFID in Marine Operation.. 89
Advantages. 89
Multi Terminal Tracking Operation. 91
Evaluation of Case Files of Successful Implementations. 92
RFID in Defence. 93
Logistics and Inventory Monitoring. 93
Homeland Security. 94
Field Combat95
RFID in Military Training Applications. 95
Friendly Troop Identification. 96
RFID in Payment Transactions. 97
Advantages. 97
An Evaluation of a Successful Case Study. 99
Retails with RFID Applications. 99
Operational Characteristics in Retails. 100
Drawbacks to the Current Approach. 101
Shelf and Inventory Management102
Security Issues. 103
Customer Satisfaction. 104
RFID in Transportation.. 105
Automatic Vehicle Identification. 106
Electronic Toll Collection. 106
Electronic Vehicle Registration. 107
Fleet Management108
Conclusion.. 108
Section VIII- Global Analysis of RFID Applications. 110
Asia Pacific. 110
Standard. 110
Implementation Status in Asia Pacific. 112
Europe. 115
Standards. 115
Implementation Status in Europe. 118
USA.. 122
Standards. 122
Implementation Status in USA.. 125
Section IX - Future Applications of RFID around the World.. 127
Section X - Conclusion.. 132




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