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Select, invest in, and deploy a Real Time Location System

Is your business ready for an RTLS? This friendly, hands-onguide shows you how to understand and implement this cutting-edgetechnology, explaining RTLS methodologies in plain English. Fromthe initial deployment to monitoring to determining Return onInvestment, you'll see how to successfully meet your needs, ensuredata accuracy, and sustain your system.

  • Get your bearings - understand what RTLS does and itsvarious methodologies, determine your needs, and select the rightsystem
  • Prepare for installation - outline your goals, plan yourapplications, assess your site, select the right tag technology,and conduct a pilot test

  • Implement RTLS in your world - know how to train yourstaff, set expectations, set up monitoring, and assess whether theRTLS is working as desired

  • Deal with design issues - learn the most common pitfalls ofRTLS implementation and how to handle them

  • Take the technology tour - use RTLS to locate at chokepoints, room level, presence, by association, and precisely

  • Monitor and secure your RTLS - verify and fine-tune yoursystem, establish performance metrics, and manage security issuesand vulnerabilities such as network attacks

Open the book and find:

  • An overview of RTLS and its uses
  • Explanations of underlying technologies

  • How to integrate RTLS into your other business applications

  • Comparative detail on technologies that enable different typesof locating

  • Tips for evaluating RTLS vendors

  • Essential RTLS resources and references

  • Tips for getting the most out of the batteries used in tags

  • Privacy issues related to RTLS

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