Integrating RFID Readers in the Enterprise IT - Overview of Intra-Organizational RFID System Services and Architectures
RFID system deployments require the configuration, monitoring and data management of RFID readers. This paper provides an overview of different services deployed in intra-organizational RFID systems and analyzes system architectures implemented today. The paper also compares emerging standards developed by the EPCglobal community that aim to standardize system interfaces and reader protocols in RFID deployments. The analysis distinguishes a centralized architecture, where a controller device or a software component on an application server locally controls the RFID readers, and an autonomous architecture, where the RFID readers execute application logic and are managed by enterprise IT management systems.