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Welcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.
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Technology News Briefs
The end of the year is traditionally a slow time in the standards
world and, on the surface, this year is not an exception, however,
underneath it all there are some significant events.
Radio Frequency IdentificationODIN Technologies
The future of RFID
For pallet tracking
Looks Like There Really Are
100 Uses for RFID
Signs US RFID deal
Grocers Protect Consumers
From Tainted Meat
Swipe personal information
From the RFID chip on a credit card
Is To Start Using RFID Tags
Appoints Peter Green as CEO
Uses Mercury M5e Module
Seen at $4.6B by the end of 2010
Get out the bar
Your plane's leaving
To Power Marubeni RFID Tags
internet of thingsThe Internet of Things
Is Already Here
IBM- Track Everything
The Internet of Things
Pan-perception in the city of Things
Get Ready for
A New Kind of 'Smart Meter'
The internet of things
Imagine a future
Sensing the Future
At HP Labs
To drive Internet of Things
China to build
Cloud computing base in Harbin
Rides 'Internet of things' to smart grid
Internet of Things
Police rather than prevent activity?
'Internet of Things'
Grows From Industry
Internet of Things:
First, there have to be plans
Internet of Things
Fundamentals by Ricardo Murer
The Seventh Framework Programme
Funds four new projects
Communications in 2030
For the REST of us!
Wants to make an internet of things
People for a Smarter Planet
The "internet of things"
The internet of hype
Expected to reach 1 trillion yuan in scale
To switch on C7's NFC functionality "in early 2011"
Adds NFC tag reading to wide range of mobile phones
And the Internet of Things
Adds PayPal To Its Mobile App
Mobile Payments Set For Surge
But Who'll Set The Pace?
Predicts NFC revolution
AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile
Confirm Isis mobile payments joint venture
Wallet usage in Kenya:
Could Mean Greater Customer Influence
NXP aims for NFC
In mobiles with Gemalto licence
And the Washington Post
What is NFC
And Why Should You Care?
You may be able
To pay with your phone soon
Names MORIS™ one of the “Best Innovations of 2010”
Weigh Biometric System for Airport Screening
Could Make Better Unique IDs Than Fingerprints
For biometric security measures
Healthcare and Life Sciences
For All Americans With Biometrics by 2014
At SGH pharmacy
rtlsUbisense raises £5M
To fund further expansion of work in indoor RTLS:
Awarepoint raises $9 million
For health RTLS
Wins Best Technology Development for RTLS/WSN
The Rise of the Mark of the Beast
In the "Blink" of an Eye
Is the Perry Stone RFID Chip
The Mark of the Beast?
Privacy and prevention
RFID chip symbolizism exposed!
RFID use raises
On-slope privacy concerns
Bar CodeThe Amazing World
Of Wireless Barcode Scanners
Is Killing Trees
A 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:
MAGELLAN TECHNOLOGY RECEIVES “RFID TECHNOLOGY VENDOR OF THE YEAR” AT FROST & SULLIVAN BEST PRACTICE AWARDS 2010
Sydney, Australia 08 Dec 2010 – Magellan Technology Pty Ltd of Sydney (Magellan), supplier of the world’s fastest Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, is the recipient of the “RFID Technology Vendor of the Year” at the Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Awards, held last week in Sydney.
IPICO PROTOCOL PUBLISHED AS ISO STANDARD
BURLINGTON, ON, Nov. 29
BURLINGTON, ON, Nov. 29 /CNW/ - IPICO Inc. (TSX-V: RFD) ("IPICO") announced today that the International Standards Organisation (ISO) has now published a revision of ISO18000-6, the open air interface standard for global passive RFID item level management.
U.S. Department of State Adopts ODIN’s EasyArms™ for RFID Weapons Tracking
December 8, 2010 – Ashburn, VA –ODIN announced today that the United States Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security has deployed ODIN’s EasyArms™ RFID weapons tracking solution to track a variety of weapons in and out of a key armory. ODIN’s EasyArms™ is a complete, turn-key RFID hardware and software solution that is being used to automatically log weapons and users into and out of the armory without the need for manual recording. http://www.odintechnologies.
AIM, Inc. Board of Directors Elects Vice Chairman
Mr. Chuck Evanhoe Assumes Key Leadership Role
Warrendale, PA -- November 30, 2010 -- The Board of Directors of AIM, the international association and recognized authority on bar code, RFID, and enterprise mobile computing, has announced the election of Mr. Chuck Evanhoe as vice chairman for the Board. The election fulfills the committee guideline for annual rotation of the chair position and election of vice chairs to rotate into the chair position for the following year.
Convergent Software launches software compliant to ISO 28560-2 RFID for Library Standard
Chippenham, United Kingdom, 23 November 2010 - Convergent Software announces that it is launching a range of software products for the library community. These meet the new conformance requirements recently announced on the RFID for Libraries Support website. http://www.convergent-software.co.uk/docs/press_re
PowerID BAP Tags Tapped for RTLS at Hiroshima Rose Nursery
PowerID, the industry leader in battery-assisted, passive (BAP) RFID technology, announced that Honest, a leading automatic identification system integrator and software vendor in Japan, has deployed a real-time locating system (RTLS) for high-value rose plants at the Hiroshima Rose Nursery, based on PowerID's BAP tags.
Intelleflex Endorses New ISO/IEC 18000-6:2010 Standard for RFID Technology
(Market Wire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/07/10 -- Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions, today announced its support for the recently published ISO/IEC 18000-6:2010 Standard. Chapter 11.5 of this new standard describes the ISO/IEC Type C protocol for Battery Assisted Passive (BAP) RFID utilizing Manchester mode forward link technology.
TAGSYS DEVELOPS AIRLINE INDUSTRY’S FIRST REUSABLE RFID BAGGAGE TAG FOR QANTAS
Qantas RFID reusable baggage tags can store details of up to four flights and can be reprogrammed for future flights.
Terso Solutions Launches RFID Jump Start
Terso’s RFID Jump Start offers cabinet rental, hosted data services, and 24/7 support for one low monthly fee.
Madison, WI, November 17, 2010 - Terso Solutions Inc. announced RFID Jump Start, a quick, low cost way to control inventory management costs and improve regulatory compliance that can be implemented in less than 30 days.
RFID TagSource Launches AeroTag Specialty RFID Tags for Aerospace and Defense
New High Memory Tags Designed to Support Air Transport Association Standards
CAMDEN, NJ--(Marketwire - 11/30/10) - RFID TagSource, a leading provider of RFID tagging solutions for high value assets, today announced the development of the AeroTag family of high memory passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags.
iGPS Applauds U.S. Senate for Taking Important Steps to Improve Food Safety Transportation
Tracking and tracing requirements will better protect America's food supply
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company, LLC), operator of the world's first pallet rental service providing all-plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, applauds the U.S. Senate for taking steps to protect the safety and security of the nation's food supply and ensuring that the safest means available are used to transport such goods through interstate commerce.
Terso Solutions RFID Jump Start Takes the Risk Out of Implementing RFID for Hospitals and Research Laboratories Looking to Streamline Operations and Improve Regulatory Compliance
Terso's RFID Jump Start provides a quick, low cost way to control inventory management costs and improve regulatory compliance, and can be implemented in less than 30 days
AOptix Has Iris Recognition Down-Pat for Airport Security
Silicon Valley Firm Suggests a Non-Invasive Biometric System to End the Furor over Enhanced Screening
WakeMed Cary Hospital Honored for Asset Tracking Program
WakeMed Health & Hospitals' Cary Hospital has received the Best Application of Active RFID/RTLS for its implementation of TeleTracking Technologies' RadarFind real-time locating system (RTLS).
SIA Challenges NRC Findings on Biometrics
A recent National Research Council (NRC) report that sharply criticized biometrics relies on data that is several years old and provides no new insights into the use of the technology, the Security Industry Association (SIA) argues in a recently released response.
Leading Smart Grid Companies Join Forces
November 16, 2010
Launch the Smart Energy Demand Coalition in Brussels to highlight the fact that energy users are key to achieving $52 billion in annual consumer benefits promised by Smart Grid development.
The Final Comment
We 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:
Slippery Thanksgiving turkey
Wins round one
How things get accepted in the Apple App Store? http://www.pcworld.com/zoo
Rebel or Yankee?
What's your accent?
The animal game
Think of an animal…
"Drag & Draw"
Is a new light-emitting pen that will let you make crazy illustrations on any surface, so you can unleash that fantasy of scribbling up your bedroom wall -- without doing any permanent damage. http://www.flixxy.com/digital
The power of marketing and/or suggestion
Check out these "Bottled Water Connoisseurs" Heh.
Daily crossword puzzle
The shape of the world according to statistics
For caricature lovers
What would it be like, if you were struck by lightning while in your car?
Richard Hammond finds out by sitting in a VW Golf struck by 800,000 volts:
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