IBM WebSphere RFID Handbook: A Solution Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 18 May 2006, updated 02 February 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738497398
ISBN-13: 9780738497396
IBM Form #: SG24-7147-00
(308 pages)

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Authors: James Chamberlain, Corinne Blanchard, Sam Burlingame, Sarika Chandramohan, Eric Forestier, Gary Griffith, Mary Lou Mazzara, Subu Musti, Sung-Ik Son, Glenn Stump, Christoph Weiss


This IBM Redbooks publication explains the key products and components that are included in the WebSphere RFID solution, with a focus on WebSphere RFID Premises Server and Device Infrastructure. You will learn how to install and to configure the Premises Server, to connect and to communicate with your edge devices, and to implement the Dock Door Receiving Starter Kit.

This book starts with a broad picture of RFID technology and explains how the WebSphere RFID solution fits into that overall technology. It details the features and functions of the Premises Server and includes information about the PVS Starter Kit technology preview.

It also gives step-by-step instructions for installing the WebSphere RFID Premises Server and related software. You will learn how to use the Administrative Console to configure the Premises Server, Edge Controllers, RFID readers, and the components that enable them to communicate.

This book also explains what the book team did to configure the WebSphere RFID system and to run the Dock Door Receiving sample scenario. It also offers suggestions for extending this reference implementation to meet the needs of your enterprise.

Table of contents

Part 1. Concepts and architecture
Chapter 1. Overview of Radio Frequency Identification
Chapter 2. Introduction to IBM RFID solutions
Chapter 3. IBM WebSphere RFID Premises Server
Chapter 4. WebSphere RFID Device Infrastructure
Part 2. Setting up the WebSphere RFID solution
Chapter 5. Planning your WebSphere RFID solution
Chapter 6. Installing the WebSphere RFID solution
Chapter 7. Administering the WebSphere RFID solution
Chapter 8. Running the Dock Door Receiving scenario
Part 3. Advanced deployment topics
Chapter 9. Performance
Chapter 10. Monitoring
Chapter 11. Edge Controller Software installation and management
Par 4. Appendixes
Appendix A. Supported device matrix
Appendix B. Supported software matrix
Appendix C. Agents, properties, and values
Appendix D. Additional material

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