RTLS For Dummies

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  • Copyright: 2009-04-13
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Select, invest in, and deploy a Real Time Location SystemIs your business ready for an RTLS? This friendly, hands-on guide shows you how to understand and implement this cutting-edge technology, explaining RTLS methodologies in plain English. From the initial deployment to monitoring to determining Return on Investment, you'll see how to successfully meet your needs, ensure data accuracy, and sustain your system.Get your bearings - understand what RTLS does and its various methodologies, determine your needs, and select the right systemPrepare for installation - outline your goals, plan your applications, assess your site, select the right tag technology, and conduct a pilot testImplement RTLS in your world - know how to train your staff, set expectations, set up monitoring, and assess whether the RTLS is working as desiredDeal with design issues - learn the most common pitfalls of RTLS implementation and how to handle themTake the technology tour - use RTLS to locate at choke points, room level, presence, by association, and preciselyMonitor and secure your RTLS - verify and fine-tune your system, establish performance metrics, and manage security issues and vulnerabilities such as network attacksOpen the book and find:An overview of RTLS and its usesExplanations of underlying technologiesHow to integrate RTLS into your other business applicationsComparative detail on technologies that enable different types of locatingTips for evaluating RTLS vendorsEssential RTLS resources and referencesTips for getting the most out of the batteries used in tagsPrivacy issues related to RTLS

Author Biography

Ajay Malik has nearly 20 years of engineering and management experience. Prior to joining RF Technologies, he was the head of software engineering and advanced development in Motorola's Wireless LAN Division. He was the principal architect of Motorola RF Switch and championed Real Time Location System supporting multiple technologies.

Table of Contents

Getting Your Bearings in RTLS
Getting to Know RTLS
Knowing the Many Parts of an RTLS
Choosing the Right RTLS
Implementing RTLS in Your World
Planning for a Successful Implementation
Preparing for Installation
Monitoring RTLS
Integrating RTLS
Tag-A-Palooza: RTLS Technology Tour
Locating at Choke Points
Locating at Room Level
Precision Locating with Wide Area Coverage
Precision Locating with Local Area Coverage
Presence-Based Locating
Locating by Associating
Monitoring Performance and Securing RTLS
Measuring RTLS Performance
RTLS Vulnerabilities
The Part of Tens
Ten RTLS Pitfalls
Ten Tips for Selecting an RTLS Vendor
Ten Best Ways to Use Batteries
RTLS Resources and References
Privacy Issues
Realizing the Benefi ts of an RTLS
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