Software application designers and hardware application developers are working as teams to incorporate control-record layouts into end-to-end XML services for RFID networks. Using these newly formed XML tag sets made up of customized control-records has improved the design and development scenarios across diverse hardware platforms, operating systems, applications, and databases.
As software application developers begin to build RFID-and-sensor networks within key growth areas, it has become common place to witness recent deployments of control-record structures embedded in sensors and their supporting software. These control records contribute immensely to the major functions of any RFID sensor application including inputs, data-lookup and storage, interface programming and outputs.
These five major features are now incorporated into the application as a new and more efficient XML and database schema. This improved configuration has proven to meet growing demands to test multi-vendor RFID and sensor products for their ability to withstand extreme conditions. These conditions include excessive heat and cold, shock, humidity, vibration, altitude, pressure and all are reliably monitored using the new control-record layout approach.
The key design feature in the programming arrangement described in this article is the idea that an intermediate control record receives and distributes signals to and from the software and hardware sides of the full application. This nicely integrates selected signals from both spheres of operation and allows an interface to adapt dynamically to different device types. As new devices are attached and configured with the application, no appreciable interference is noticed in the originally attached devices.
Because the embedded layout of many types of devices can be addressed through the use of control records, new applications are provided with better XML testing languages.