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Project: Advanced sensors and lightweight programmable middleware for innovatave RFID enterprise

Acronym: ASPIRE
Main Objective:
SPIRE Project (Advanced Sensors and lightweight Programmable middleware for Innovative Rfid Enterprise applications) will change the current RFID deployment paradigm, through introducing and boosting a shift towards royalty-free RFID middleware, while also placing the middleware at the heart of RFID infrastructures. In this paradigm a great deal of an RFID's solution intelligence is place on the middleware, which is freely offered to end-users (particularly SMEs). Accordingly, the RFID middleware can integrate with low-cost hardware, as well as with legacy IT and networking infrastructures of the networked enterprise. To support this paradigm ASPIRE will develop and deliver a lightweight, royalty-free, programmable, privacy friendly, standards-compliant, scalable, integrated and intelligent middleware platform that will facilitate low-cost development and deployment of innovative fully automatic RFID solutions. The above attributes of this middleware platform can be analyzed as follows:

ASPIRE will research and provide a radical change in the current RFID deployment paradigm through innovative, programmable, royalty-free, lighweight and privacy friendly middleware. This new middleware paradigm will be particular beneficial to European SME, which are nowadays experiencing significant cost-barriers to RFID deployment
Reference: FP7-ICT-2007-1
Funding: EU/FP7
Start Date: 01-01-2008
End Date: 01-06-2011
Team: Atilio Manuel da Silva Gameiro, Sara Helena Marques Teodoro, Carlos Miguel Nogueira Gaspar Ribeiro
Groups: Mobile Networks – Av
Partners: Univ. Aalborg, IT, INRIA, ...
Local Coordinator: Atilio Manuel da Silva Gameiro
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