From the Editor's Desk
Welcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.
Summer is here in the northern hemisphere, though in Pittsburgh we
havent felt much of the heat yet. Although the temperature is pleasant, we
are seeing rain storms, the grass is still green, and needs to be cut all
the time. Summer usually brings a dry spell with the grass turning brown and
dying back. On the positive side, during my annual pilgrimage to the
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (http://www.pvgp.org) we had great weather (a
short shower of rain in the afternoon, but temps around 70 degrees meant
lots of time for the racing and looking at the cars.) We arrived in a convoy
of 72 MINI Coopers after a drive through town escorted by the Sherriff's
department. Here's me with the car before the convoy
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Technology News Briefs
It has been quiet this month on the standards front, though
everything heats up in the coming weeks as we get set to have
several large Ballot Resolution Meetings (BRM). Some BRMs will be
finished by phone in early August and then there will be even more
standards that need BRMs when we all go to London, UK at the end of August.
If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radio Frequency IdentificationBaird's RFID Monthly
Industry Consolidation among RFID Vendors
Apple files patents
On haptic feedback, biometrics and RFID detection
3 Great Reasons to Gamble
On This Small Cap
The future is
Battery Powered Passive RFID Tags
The Department of Defense
Airbus Issues RFID Requirements,
Expands RFID Usage
NXP, Siemens Demo
Bulk Reading of EPC Gen 2 HF Tags
Will RFID Lead to
Near-field Communications (NFC)?
BiometricsIndia to issue all 1.2 billion citizens
With biometric ID cards
House backs biometrics
In DHS 2010 spending bill
To introduce biometric visa system
Select Wendy's restaurants
The Message of Voice Biometrics:
''Your Identity is Important to Us''
Smart card, biometrics
On the way for Social Security card?
Will not be compulsory
UK keeps mandatory ID cards
Healthcare and Life Sciences
In Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Counting Sponges during Surgery
GS1 Global Healthcare Meeting Last Week:
Barcodes At Bedside Now!!!
Customized RFID tag
Tracks medical telemetry devices
PrivacyChips in official IDs
Raise privacy fears
Government Mandated RFID Docments
Vulnerable to Identity Theft say privacy watchdogs
AP Story Finally Pulls Together Threats
Of RFID in Passports
The downside of RFID passports
In the United States
RFID Privacy Issues,
Are You Scared?
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Systems
Bar CodeHow Well Do You Know Bar Codes?
Test your knowledge
NACDS Supports Delaying
The Implementation Of The GS1 DataBar Technology
Homeland SecurityRFID passports:
A tragedy waiting to happen
DHS Begins Test
Of Biometric Exit Procedures at Two U.S. Airports
GeneralCompetition heats up
Press ReleasesA regular feature of HighTechAIDCourier will be a review of interesting press releases from around the world. Please send your press releases to email@example.com,, but do not forget to include a URL to the full release on your web site. Here are this month's selections:
Vélo Bleu in Nice, just ASK!
Sophia, July 22, 2009
Since last Saturday, thanks to Vélo Bleu, tourists and citizens can ride along the Promenade des Anglais on a bike with contactless technology.
Convergent Software delivers first development licences for the RFID For Libraries standard
CHIPPENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, 20 JULY 2009
As part of an ongoing development plan to support ISO 28560-2 Information and Documentation RFID in Libraries PART 2: Encoding based on ISO/IEC 15962, Convergent Software Limited has achieved another milestone. In May 2009, it launched two schemes to help RFID vendors in the library sector to rapidly support the new ISO standard.
RF Controls Releases New Smart Antennas
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RF Controls, LLC, creators of the standards-based but unique Intelligent Tracking and Control System (ITCS), which achieves real-time location of items that have been tagged with inexpensive passive UHF RFID tags, today announced the augmentation of its product portfolio.
Sirit Installs First Electronic Vehicle Monitoring System in Mexico
Electronic vehicle registration system to address public safety concerns
Toronto, ON-6/23/2009- Sirit Inc. (Sirit) (TSX: SI), a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, along with its partner, Axiompass, a leading integrator and supplier of tolling equipment and RFID systems across Mexico, announces the successful implementation of the first electronic vehicle registration (EVR) monitoring system in Mexico.
Hi-G-Tek Announces Availability of ISO 18000-7 Standard Products
Active-RFID Standard Promises to Drive Down Prices and Increase Innovation with Multiple Vendor Competition
Rockville, Md. June 24, 2009 Hi-G-Tek (www.higtek.com), a developer of active-RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) sensing and control solutions for tracking high-value cargo and sensitive materials, today announced the availability of its 18.7 Secure Series.
ChronoTrack Systems and Impinj Bring RFID Technology to Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon
SEATTLE, WA -- 07/15/09 -- ChronoTrack Systems Inc. today announced that the company's race timing system, based on Impinj UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, performed flawlessly at the inaugural running of the Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon on June 27.
Kovio Raises $20 Million in Venture Capital to Ship RF Barcodes
MILPITAS, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovio, Inc., a privately held pioneer in printed silicon electronics, today announced that to date it has raised $20 million in Series E financing, all from its current investors.
Seoul Subway to Save Millions of Dollars with RFID Ticketing Technology from STMicroelectronics
GENEVA, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The world's first RFID-based scheme for single-journey reusable ticketing in mass transportation has recently gone live in Seoul, South Korea, and is expected to save some 3 billion Won (over US$2.4 million) per year using a robust solution based on RFID technology from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading developer of RFID chips.
Innovations in Battery Assisted Passive RFID Unveiled by Blue Spark Technologies
The next wave of innovation in the RFID market - Battery-Powered Passive RFID - is set to power new and emerging applications in manufacturing, supply chain, health care, asset management, security and retail, according to thought leaders from Blue Spark Technologies, Inc., the leading designer of thin, flexible, green printed batteries.
Innovative Battery Technologies Bridge the Gap Between Passive UHF and Active RFID
Innovation to drive improved performance typically follows after technologies mature and become increasingly more commoditized, according to Gary Johnson, Blue Spark president and CEO.
Ambient ID Unveils LabTrack Diagnostic Specimen Tracking Solution
Proven Automatic Identification and Business Information Management Technologies Improve Diagnostic Laboratory Operations, Reduce Testing Costs
Seattle, Wash., June 30, 2009 Ambient ID Inc. today unveiled the companys LabTrack
solution a comprehensive business information management system proven in diagnostic
laboratories and hospitals throughout North America to significantly improve operational efficiency
and reduce test costs.
CenTrak Releases New Temperature Tag for Healthcare
CenTrak, a leading provider of Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) for tracking equipment and people indoors, today announced the release of its new Temperature Tag (TempTag) for use with its InTouchCare 2.0 asset and people tracking system.
Tufts Medical Center Chooses WaveMark to Track Cardiology Products While Streamlining Hospitals Supply Chain
Integrated Solution to Manage Inventory in Cath, EP, and IR Labs While Improving Clinical Workflow and Ensuring Product Availability
LITTLETON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WaveMark, Inc., a leading provider of real-time inventory management (RTIM) solutions for high value medical products, today announced its clinical inventory management solution, WaveMark CIMS, has been selected by Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, to manage the hospitals high value, specialty inventory.
The Final CommentWe always try to find something to keep away those boring evenings while you wait to get back to work. This month is no exception, try these:
Are you a nerd?
Cool pictures: liquid sculpture
Museum of food anomalies
Star Trek vs Star Wars http://www.youtube.com/wa
Earth science picture of the day
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