Patrick J. Sweeney II
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This book is dedicated to all the men and women in our armed services who put their lives on the line so we can enjoy freedoms so many take for granted, and so many others in this world will never know.
Special thanks to Dr. Daniel Engels, Chetan Karani and all the crew at ODIN Technologies for their help and support. And once again thank you to my beautiful wife Christen who lived with me during the hectic process of writing a book and running a hyper-growth company. And thank God for giving me the talent to do all this.
About the Authors
Patrick J. Sweeney II is the president and CEO of ODIN Technologies (www.ODINtechnologies.com) and one of the foremost authorities on RFID. He holds patents specific to the design and testing of RFID systems and is the author of RFID For Dummies. He is responsible for the largest RFID deployment in the world for the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Distribution Centers. He speaks frequently on the subject of RFID and entrepreneurship and is often quoted in magazines and industry trade publications. He lives in Middleburg, Virginia, with his wife, three children and three dogs, one of which has an RFID chip implanted in him.
Eva Zeisel is one of the foremost authorities on training and education in RFID. She was an instrumental figure in helping to set standards and drive quality in the RFID certification process. This is the second book on training she has co-written.