From the Editor's Desk
Welcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.
This has been a busy month for me and for many in the world of AIDC. There is plenty of news this month and lots of opportunities for business. I have just returned from a set of meetings where we are discussing how to solve some of the issues around security of the data in RFID tags and the associated privacy issues. The discussions have been eye-opening regarding the directions we are moving in with the technology.
I have also spent some time testing UHF tags for a new application that we are working on for asset tracking. Two things have struck me during this testing: 1 – Some of the tags that have been designed to mount on metal really do work very well, and 2 – The new Impinj Monza 4 chips on a properly designed antennas have amazing performance characteristics (it is easy to see why RFID Journal Live gave them an award for the best in the show).
I am beginning to see a recovery in our industry. The amount of inquiries for systems is increasing and I am pleased to see that there are more implementations being announced all the time.
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Technology News Briefs
May is a busy month for standards with the SC31 Plenary in Beijing
fast approaching. There has been a flurry of work in progress as
various groups are getting ready for the Plenary and the other
meetings that will take place at the same time.
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Radio Frequency IdentificationIntelleflex, Omni-ID
Team for high-memory passive tags
Cubic lands $370M contact
For Sydney's transit system
Vetoes Anti-RFID Bill
French firm proposes to buy
Atmel's smart card IC business
As Cattle Rustling Increases
So Does the Need for RFID
GOLIATH Solutions Reports RFID Breakthrough
In Electronic Product Code Tracking
Catching up on RFID
To Create Secure RFID Tags
Examines Use of RFID at JCPenney
Edible RFID Microchip
Can tell if you take your medicine
Printable Nanotube RFID tags
Could make wireless checkout aisles a reality
Mobile CommerceQantas launches
Mobile boarding pass
May be next cell phone trend
Expands pay-by-iPhone pilot
Get ready to roll
Moves to biometric documents
Gets iris biometric grant
Patents Biometric Heartbeat Sensor
India 1.2 billion citizens
To all get biometric IDs soon
End to biometric passport scheme
Would 'axe jobs'
The National Biometric ID Card:
The Mark of the Beast?
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Paves the way for PositiveID human implantable RFID chips
In your underwear
Bar Code Technology
Reduces Medication Administration And Transcription Errors
Wavemark RFID tags
Help hospitals manage medical device inventory
To get bar codes instead of handwritten name tags
RTLSMojix Wins Lufthansa
They have completed a pilot deployment
PrivacyControlling RFID tags
To protect privacy
Bar CodeWeb Coupons Know Lots About You
And They Tell
Scans barcodes for food allergen
Homeland SecurityNew research
Reveals size of ePassport market
Make case for biometric ID
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:
Inside Contactless Proposes To Buy Atmel’s Secure Microcontroller Solutions Business
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, May 4, 2010 – INSIDE Contactless, a leading provider of contactless secure transaction chip technologies, today announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase for cash consideration Atmel’s Secure Microcontroller Solutions (SMS) business.
BlueStar Announced as Diamond Sponsor for AIM Expo
Auto ID and Mobile IT Distributor to Support Inaugural Industry Event
Automatic Identification Industry to Recognize its Finest
2010 Nominations Sought for AIM Awards
INSIDE Contactless, Sagem Orga and TazTag PARTNER ON New NFC Mobile Payment Device
Standalone Product for Making NFC Payments Delivers Full NFC Experience
INSIDE CONTACTLESS OFFERS FREE, downloadable OPEN NFC API AND SOURCE CODE ON SOURCEFORGE
Open NFC: The De Facto Open Source Project NFC Stack for Android, MeeGo, Linux and Windows Mobile http://www.insidecontactle
RF Controls Declares Compliance with CE and RoHS
April 15, 2010 06:15 AM ST. LOUIS--RF Controls LLC, creators of the standards-based Intelligent Tracking and Control System (ITCS®), today announced that ITCS is certified fully compliant with European CE and RoHS regulations and is ready to be deployed in Europe. http://www.businesswire.com
New DENSO Barcode Scanner Reads Mobile-Phone Screens
April 14, 2010 22:58 UTC LONG BEACH, Calif-- The new DENSO ADC QK12 is an easy-to-use stationary scanner specifically designed to read 1-D and 2-D barcodes displayed on the LCD screens of cell phones and other mobile devices. http://www.businesswire.com
Invengo Announces Contract to Design and Manufacture RFID Labels for Conair/USA ID
Herndon, VA, April 14, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Invengo Technology Corp today announced that it has signed a contract with Conair/USA ID to manufacture RFID inlays and labels for worldwide distribution.
Julie England Joins Intelleflex's Board of Directors
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Apr 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Intelleflex today announced Julie England, former vice president and general manager of RFID at Texas Instruments, has joined Intelleflex's Board of Directors.
Savi and ODIN to Deliver Industry's Most Comprehensive RFID Software Platform
Unified Passive and Active RFID Solution Enhances Tracking and Management of Items, Assets and Containers
RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its 4th Annual Awards
Minera Norway, Almacafé, the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Sanjay Sarma and Impinj were honored at RFID Journal LIVE! 2010.
TowerJazz Selected by Tego as Silicon Partner to Manufacture High-Memory RFID Chips
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel & WALTHAM, Mass., Apr 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) ----TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and Tego, a leading provider of high-memory RFID tagging solutions, today announced a silicon partnership to manufacture the TegoChip(TM), a high-memory passive Gen2 RFID chip.
Evigia Releases New Active-Passive Mobile RFID Platform for Improved Asset Tracking and Visibility
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Evigia Systems Inc., the leading provider of high-functionality and cost-effective integrated wireless and sensing products, announces the introduction of a new active-passive mobile RFID platform, based on the industry-leading EV3 ISO18000-7 active RFID platform and MC9090g RFID Gen2 rugged handheld interrogator.
NXP Chips Provide Unparalleled Performance and Features for RFID Systems
New UCODE G2iL Series Delivers Leading-Edge Read Ranges, Unique Anti-Tampering and Privacy Protection Features
Savi Unveils New Low-Cost, Simplified RTLS Wireless System to Locate Assets in Facilities and Yards
Savi’s Real Time Locating System Offers New Asset Location Approach That Breaks Through Cost, Complexity and Configuration Barriers
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:
Plays more than symphonic music
Here's one way
to get up the mountain
Did you enjoy Iron Man?
Then check out Jet Man
air show (video/sound)
Even if you're not a golfer,
you won't be able to stop.
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