Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) middleware is a new class of software which facilitates data and information communication between automatic identification physical layer and enterprise applications. This paper published by University of California, Los Angeles reports different challenges and the corresponding research approach in developing a Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) middleware to provide a seamless environment from the edge of the enterprise network; moving data from the point of transaction to the enterprise systems.
The idea of ubiquitous broadband access to the Internet continues to expand. Many people have grown to depend upon the Internet and wish to extend this access to other areas of their lives. Satellites represent a well-assessed approach for delivering broadband service. Several satellite systems either currently operating or in various stages of development intend to support applications with increasing data-rates. Of course, to achieve success, these systems must provide Internet services requiring the support of Internet protocols, especially TCP. Unfortunately, TCP suffers from a number of problems when used with satellite links due to high errors and high delays.