As businesses strive to make themselves more competitive by becoming increasingly data-driven, they rely on new technologies to capture and analyze data around their operational processes. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is one such technology currently being investigated by a broad range of industries for this purpose. In order to lower the cost of adoption of RFID for businesses, RFID hardware and software vendors as well as the businesses themselves often push for industry standards. One such standard recently ratified by EPCglobal--the Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP)--aims to specify a common interface between readers and clients. The LLRP specification by itself, however, is not enough for businesses to benefit from the standard; emulation and simulation tools that allow IT professionals and software developers to experiment and digest the specification can go a long way to help them make better and more informed purchasing decisions. This paper introduces the Rifidi Emulator virtual LLRP reader--an open source software tool that implements the LLRP specification. The LLRP reader is built on an extensible emulation architecture and can serve as a basis for higher level simulation tools.The project is cleanly divisible into UI code and engine code. The UI portion is mostly different for each of the products; there is, however, a package containing reusable components such as commonly used wizards and views. The engineanbsp;...
|Title||:||Smart Device Virtualization: Building an LLRP RFID Reader Emulation Tool|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|