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Welcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.
A trip to Sydney Australia for the SC 31 Plenary was the main event of the month. Sounds like a great trip except that it is winter in Australia and my first few days there saw a lot of rain. Later in the week the temperatures fell to 40 F overnight but it never failed to get back up to at least the high 60s each day – a little different from winters here in Pittsburgh, PA. Of course we had some free evenings to do a bit of sightseeing, it always seems strange to me to be sitting outside in a restaurant in winter, but we were lucky enough to do that on several nights. The meetings all went very well (see the report below); as always standards are moving forward.
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Technology News Briefs
It has been a busy month in the standards world with the biggest
meeting of the year (the SC 31 plenary) being held in Sydney,
Australia. Several standards groups also had meetings. These were
WG4 (RFID) and what will now be WG7 (Security for Item Management)
as well as WG 4/SG 7 and WG2 (Data Syntax).
If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email email@example.com/a>.
Radio Frequency IdentificationRFID Market
To Reach $5.56 Billion in 2009
Savi settles patent dispute
Monitor hand hygiene
Improves workplace safety
Where food comes from and whether it is fresh.
Chinese RFID market
To crack $1 billion in 20099
Improves Beer Keg Tracking
Dairy Queen’s Mobile Coupon Experiment:
“Look, Ma. No Phone!””
Slowing Sales Bring Change
To RFID Smart Label Suppliers
To Use RFID
A Revolution in a Holding Pattern
Baird's RFID Monthly for May
Will be used in billions of things in our worldd
Chips with everything
Urged to use biometric gates
Of the Biometric Age
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Left Inside The Patient's Body
RFID use at borders today
RFID Tags Validated
PrivacyCIA and Pentagon
Deploy RFID “Death Chips.”
Bar CodeThe bar code
The Bar Code
Is Taking a Leap Forward
New '2D barcodes'
Puts info at the tip of your camera phone
To be wireless standard for smart meters in Europe
Homeland SecurityUS Begins
Collection of Biometric Information on Non-Citizen
For NXP’s ID business
Press ReleasesA regular feature of HighTechAIDCourier will be a review of interesting press releases from around the world. Please send your press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org,, but do not forget to include a URL to the full release on your web site. Here are this month’s selections:
Sirit Technology Testing Successful at CAPUFE
Paves way for interoperable toll road systems across Mexico
Toronto, ON-6/16/2009- 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, and Caminos y Puentes Federales de Ingresos y Servicios Conexos (“CAPUFE”), Mexico’s Federal Tolling Authority, announced today they had successfully tested Sirit’s RFID readers and tags for interoperability between legacy and new tolling systems.
Sirit, eriginate™ Partner on UHF Livestock Tracking Solution
System provides superior performance for cattle traceability
Toronto, ON-6/2/2009- Sirit Inc. (“Sirit”) (TSX: SI), a global provider of radio frequency identification (“RFID”) technology, today announced its partnership with eriginate Corporation, a subsidiary of HerdStar™, LLC and a global integrator of track, trace and monitoring solutions to the livestock food industry.
American Barcode and RFID Inc. Signs as Omni-ID's North American Value Added Reseller
Phoenix, AZ - June 10, 2009 - American Barcode and RFID Inc. (AB&R), a nationally recognized leader in data-capture solutions, will offer the entire product line and becomes the first reseller for Omni-ID's Innovative On DemandTM Solution, teams With Zebra Technologies to deliver a full service RFID solution.
AIM Identifies RFID Healthcare Partners
Georgia Tech and MET Laboratories to Develop and Test Protocols for RFID in Healthcare Settings
Warrendale, PA -- May 26, 2009 -- AIM, the trade association recognized as the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility, today announced that protocols for testing RF emitters to ensure a benign effect in a healthcare setting will be developed and validated in collaboration with Georgia Tech Research Institute and MET Laboratories, Inc.
Sirit Extends its Borrowing Facility
Sirit moves to specialist technology bank for its future growth plans
Toronto, ON-6/18/2009- Sirit Inc. (“Sirit”) (TSX: SI), a global provider of radio frequency identification (“RFID”) technology, announces that it has signed with Silicon Valley Bank, a premier commercial bank for technology companies, to increase its borrowing capacity to a maximum of US$2.5 million.
Savi Releases SmartChain(R) 6.0 Adaptive Applications to Simplify the Integration of RFID Into the Enterprise
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Today, Lockheed Martin's (LMT) Savi Technology released Savi SmartChain(R) 6.0, a flexible software application for managing assets, inventory and shipments both within facilities and throughout the global supply chain. Savi's sixth-generation software drives "just-in-time" operations by providing decision makers with quality, up-to-date information about the location, condition and security of their assets.
Savi Unveils New Low-Cost, Simplified RTLS Wireless System to Locate Assets in Facilities and Yards
PR Newswire WASHINGTON, June 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin (LMT) company, today unveiled a wireless Real Time Locating System (RTLS) to automatically locate assets in facilities or industrial yards that's far less expensive and easier to implement than conventional RTLS systems. The announcement was made here at the National Press Club along with availability of two other Savi innovations - a hybrid RFID/SatCom GlobalTag and upgraded SmartChain 6.0 Adaptive Application suite - on the company's 20th year in business.
ODIN's Free RFID Tag Pricing Guide™ Assists End-Users
ODIN's RFID Tag Pricing Guide™ is the industry's first objective report on current tag costs for end users. The free download includes standard pricing for UHF and HF tags and an explanation of key tag features that drive costs.
Download at http://www.od
ScanLife 2D Barcode Platform Releases Two New Features That Launch Twitter Posts and Instant Win Promotions on the Mobile Phone
Barcode actions give users new ways to use quickly growing technology.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 4, 2009 -- Scanbuy, Inc. announced today that is has added two new features to its ScanLife mobile 2D barcode platform. One new barcode action, the Twitter Code, can automatically post a custom message or "Tweet" to the popular social networking platform. The other, called the Lotto Code, allows marketers to easily enable an instant win experience through the mobile phone.
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:
In the world of extreme sports,
There's never a dull moment. I had to watch this one twice and I still am not sure if it was luck or skill
Amazing Japanese fish
Swimming in perfect formation:
People are strange,
when you're on Craigslist. Take a look at Weird Al Yankovic's take on it.
Name that tune's
Make it through the maze
(harder than it looks)
Fun text tools
Online coloring book
the next new craze? Don't miss trying the virtual rock stacking.
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