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RTLS For Dummies® by Ajay Malik

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Appendix A

RTLS Resources and References

In This Appendix

Finding resources on standardization and technology workforces

Looking up commercial and non-profit resources

Discovering references to RTLS research work

When it comes to an RTLS, a single resource is never enough. This appendix provides a description of essential resources and references for staying up to speed on all things RTLS. I include information on some standardization and dedicated technology workforces, commercial and non-profit organizations dealing with an RTLS, as well as references to many specific RTLS applications and research works.

Knowing where to find these resources will help you be effective in your RTLS choices.

Standardization and Dedicated Technology Workforces

A standard is a technical document designed to be used as a rule, guideline, or definition. It’s built by consensus and is a repeatable way of doing something. Because RTLS has many parts (such as technologies, tags, enclosures for tags, location sensors, middleware, and application integration interfaces), using standards for RTLS choices can provide assurances of performance, reliability, safety, and interoperability.

The following sections list some of the most recognized and popular standardization bodies and technology workforces doing work related to RTLS.

You may also want to participate in meetings, discussions, and events organized by these groups. The immediate benefits come about through accessing technical resources, communicating ...

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