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RFID Technology Series
Five eLearning Workshops


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Get the New Year started with critical learnings and education on RFID

As discussions about RFID and the actual implementations grow, the questions get more in-depth.
These eLearning sessions offered by ChainLink Research will address everything from your basic
to your most challenging questions on RFID. These five classes are designed as independent modules
or you can take all five:

Click on each title below to see course description and registration information:

Why deal with the expense of travel when you can learn right from your office and with your team.

Individual rate: $149 per session, $600 per series of five
Group rate: $350 per session, $1700 per series of five


Individual registration for the complete series, click here.
Group registration for the complete series, click here.

See the class descriptions below:

1. An Introduction to RFID

February 26 - 12:00 EST, 9:00 Pacific

This 90 minute course covers the basics of RFID -- components, technology and terminology.
This course is designed for those who have no background in RFID and are looking for basic terminology and principles. This course is a prerequisite for the other RFID courses.

Topics include:

    • What is RFID?
    • What is a total RFID solution?
    • Hardware and Software
    • Different types of Tags, Readers and Middleware
    • Why is RFID different than other data collection approaches?
    • What are the different frequencies and what are the benefits and challenges in each?
    • What is the difference between Active and Passive?
    • Typical use case for RFID: Logistics, Yard, Retail, Asset Tracking and more
    • Mandate and non-mandate issues
    • The role of standards
    • Q&A

Attendees will receive supplementary readings, reading lists, and important references
for future study.

To register for the Introduction to RFID class, select the type of registration below:

Individual registration, click here.
Group registration, click here.

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2. The Science of RFID

March 5th - 12:00 EST, 9:00 Pacific

How does this wily technology work? What are the scientific principles behind RFID?
This 90 minute course will give you the essentials for understanding how to master
key aspects of RFID:

    • Understanding Frequency Options
    • What are the different types of solutions in wireless from RFID to GPS to Satellite to Cellular?
    • Near Field and Far Field Communication
    • Antennas
    • Indoor vs. Outdoor challenges with RFID
    • Effect of materials

Attendees will receive a 50 page primer RFID: What you Must Know.

To register for the The Science of RFID class, select the type of registration below:

Individual registration, click here.
Group registration, click here.

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3. The RFID Hardware Market

March 19th - 12:00 EDT, 9:00 Pacific

With so many players and so many claims in the market, how do you go about understanding the solution providers in the market? This 90 minute course will address:

    • What are the different categories of RFID technology firms?
    • What function do they provide?
    • Who are the players, what kind of solutions do they provide, what are they good at?
    • How do I go about engaging in dialogue with solution providers and selecting the right one?
    • Some market numbers and views of the future

Attendees will receive class handouts as well as ChainLink's RFID Hardware Vendor Profiles 2007.

To register for the The RFID Hardware Market class, select the type of registration below:

Individual registration, click here.
Group registration, click here.

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4. The RFID Software Market

March 20th - 12:00 EDT, 9:00 Pacific

It's all about the data. So once I capture a signal, then what? RFID is unleashing a data explosion of real-time, position sensitive information, capturing business events as they are happening. This opens the door to new types of applications or improvements in legacy applications. This 90 minute course will cover the RFID Software Market:

    • Software environments -- what are the different types of applications: from a user perspective, such as Security, Transportation, Retail, Manufacturing, Defense, Maritime, Mining, Utilities, and Healthcare?
    • What are the software components underlying these capabilities: from RFID middleware, to Network applications, to business applications such as customer data/CRM/Loyalty programs, Demand Management and replenishment, Warehouse management, Asset tracking, Document tracking, Access control, Locating, Inventory management, and Optimization of business processes?
    • Who are the providers of these applications, the Software Market?

Attendees will receive class handouts as well as ChainLink's RFID Software Vendor Profiles 2007.

To register for the The RFID Software Market class, select the type of registration below:

Individual registration, click here.
Group registration, click here.

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5. Active RFID

April 2 - 12:00 EDT, 9:00 Pacific

Active RFID has many uses and proven value in specific applications. Whether Asset tracking, access control, security, etc., Active RFID has been successfully deployed in many businesses from Auto, to Maritime, to Hospitals to Mines. But, not all Active solutions are the same. There are significant engineering, frequency and hardware differences designed to solve different types of problems. This 90 minute course will provide an introduction to the Active solution:

    • Types of Active RFID solutions
    • Components of Active solutions
    • What are the different frequencies UHF, 433 MHz and 2.4 GHz, 802.11 and which problems do they best solve?
    • What are problems such as trace and track vs. precision locating and how are they solved?
    • What is a locating solution, both the hardware and software? How do they work?
    • How to determine location: telemetry, triangulation, RSSI, TDOA, and GPS
    • Mapping out a solution: examples from real life.

Attendees will receive class handouts.

To register for the Active RFID class, select the type of registration below:

Individual registration, click here.
Group registration, click here.

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