RFID Basics Workshop

This workshop explains all the fundamentals of the various types of RFID systems, the regulatory environment in which RFID operates, and other essential information that companies must understand before deploying an RFID system.

25 September 14:15

RFID Basics

New to RFID? This session will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session will also include a brief overview of the EPCglobal network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of EPC RFID, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.
Speaker: Renata Rampim, Ph.D. Student, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
25 September 15:00

The Physics Behind RFID

Obtain a fundamental understanding of RFID hardware. This session will cover the different frequency bands used: LF (125 KHz), HF (13.56 MHz) and UHF (860 to 960 MHz and 2.45 GHz). The instructor will explore the nature of RF fields and radio propagation, including the complex areas of null spots, reflections, polarization and other issues. By explaining many buzzwords common within the RFID community, the presenter will provide delegates with the terminology they need to understand the technology, and to work with systems integrators and other RFID vendors.
Speaker: Renata Rampim, Ph.D. Student, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
25 September 15:30

Regulations

Legislation regarding the use of RFID varies around the world and is subject to almost constant ongoing review. Standards will ensure compliance with legislation, and also guarantee interoperability between RFID systems manufactured by different technology providers. This session will offer an update on the latest developments by legislative and standardization bodies around the world.
Speaker: Renata Rampim, Ph.D. Student, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
25 September 15:45

Break

25 September 16:00

Live Demo: RFID in the Real World

Theory is nice, but wait until you experience RFID in action and see its potential—as well as the potential challenges you might encounter while deploying the technology. Our live demonstration of a UHF RFID interrogator with a variety of products will highlight many real-world issues that arise when deploying RFID. In addition, the instructor will demonstrate how antenna polarization and the presence of metal and liquids can affect the ability to read a tag on products, as well as various approaches to alleviating this problem.
Speaker: Luiz Costa, Electrical Engineer, RFID Center of Excellence, FIT, Institute of Technology
25 September 16:30

Real-World Considerations

The instructors will discuss some of the important practical issues that must be considered when embarking on an RFID deployment. These range from the all-important cost of tags and interrogators to practical approaches to ensuring high operational reliability. Example application areas will be presented, in order to highlight how to apply these insights in the real world.
Speaker: Renata Rampim, Ph.D. Student, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
25 September 17:00

Building an RFID Business Case

Developing an RFID strategy and business case is the first step toward understanding how this technology can develop high-performance results. The instructor will present various scenarios for RFID strategy and business-case development, and provide an in-depth look at components and output, including data gathering and analysis, developing a hypothesis, examining current technical architecture, executing cost-benefit calculations, evaluating opportunities, finding the value and constructing an implementation plan.
Speaker: Renata Rampim, Ph.D. Student, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
25 September 17:30

Workshop Concludes