A System Design for The Integration of RFID Systems with Wireless Network Technologies

Erkan Mehmet, Yüksel, Asım Sinan, Yüksel
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a special type of wireless communication that allows automatic identification of objects without requiring a line-of-sight. It cannot provide the fullest benefits as a standalone technology. Efficient and successful RFID applications must be developed by smoothly incorporating RFID systems into existing infrastructures to improve business processes and data management capabilities. In this paper, a system architecture that achieves the integration of
more » ... systems with wireless network technologies (e.g., ZigBee, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, cellular networks) is presented. A control unit is designed to identify objects, gather and manage RFID data, and keep the track of RFID tagged objects without any human involvement from long distances. A middleware is developed to improve mobile applications, provide monitoring our system, route RFID information to the related units automatically in a faster, more efficient, secure, wide capacitated way without any limitation. Our system design resolves the problems caused by lack of information, ensures to achieve competitive advantages, has longer operating range. In our study, a system design is illustrated to show how RFID systems can be integrated with wireless communication technologies to collect and manage secure real-time information.