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RFID Sourcebook by Sandip Lahiri

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9.2. Technical Variables

You must consider several technical variables when designing and implementing an RFID solution, including the following:

  • Frequency of operation

  • Tags

  • Readers

  • Antennas

  • Items to be tagged

  • Operating conditions

  • Vendors

  • Standards

  • Application software and hardware

  • Integration with existing systems

  • Maintenance

Several of these variables further consist of subvariables. An optimal RFID solution has to determine a good tradeoff among these variable to arrive at a satisfactory working solution that is within the budget and schedule—not an easy task by any means. This task becomes increasingly challenging with the increase in scale and complexity of the solution.

This chapter provides sample templates that you can use to methodically analyze ...

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