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Modelling and Prototyping an Integration of Billing Mechanisms into the EPCglobal Network Architecture

  • Dieter Uckelmann
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Abstract

There are three main issues that need to be solved when considering an integration of a billing system into the EPCglobal Network Architecture. Firstly, there has to be a close look at how an information subscriber can be uniquely identified for accounting purposes. Secondly, an appropriate billing system has to be chosen based on the requirements defined in the previous paragraph. And thirdly, a technical framework that provides a seamless integration of billing capabilities in the EPCglobal Network is needed. This chapter will address these issues and provide a prototypic solution that integrates the EPCglobal Network and an electronic billing solution.

Keywords

Smart Card Billing System Billing Solution Billing Capability Subscriber Identity Module Card 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Uckelmann
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  1. 1.HFT StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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