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From the Editor's Desk

Steve HallidayWelcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.

Summer is coming to an end. Here in the USA, the kids are back in school, the sun is waking up a little later and business is starting to pick up. In the last month we have seen an increase in enquiries for our technologies, ranging from RFID to bar code (direct part marking) and magnetic stripe.

The season is just starting to pick up for standards work as well (see below). I expect to see some significant work and changes coming forward in the next year to eighteen months. At last we will have something to answer the cry of "we need security". If you are one of those companies that needs security elated to RFID, then hope is at hand. Don't get swept up by the companies that are currently offering RFID security unless you have a future plan for them to adopt the new ISO security standard that is being worked on.

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Technology News Briefs

RFID Standards

As mentioned above, the work on RFID standards is starting to pick up again. As I write this I am in Toulouse France for a week of standards work. In the recent months we have seen new work items for 18047-2, 24730-2, and revisions to 18000 parts 6 and 7.

This week in Toulouse we will see progress in a variety of areas related to RFID. The biggest progress could well be in the new area of security with RFID. Next month we will summarize the work done.

If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email steve@hightechaid.com.

Radio Frequency Identification

Savi moves headquarters
To Alexandria, VA;
http://blog.savi.com/2010/08/lockheed-martin%E2%80%99s-savi-technology-shifts-headquarters-to-alexandria-va/

Authentication and Anti-counterfeiting:
The Next Key Application to Drive Growth for RFID?"
http://blog.vdcresearch.com/autoid/2010/08/authentication-and-anticounterfeiting-the-next-key-application-to-drive-growth-for-rfid.html

Cleveland Rolls Out
$2.5 Million Worth Of RFID Trash Bins
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/cleveland-rolls-out-2-5-million-worth-of-rfid-trash-bins-22-08-2010/

RFID
Sensing and monitoring are the next wave
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/view/logistics_technology_rfid_sensing_and_monitoring_are_the_n
ext_wave/

SMARTRAC
Notches up 1 million inlays in a month
http://www.securitydocumentworld.com/public/news.cfm?m1=c_11&m2=e_0&m3=e_0&m4=e_0&subItemId=2191

Irresponsible Reporting
On RFID
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/7820/1/2/

Does the New Motorola RFID Handheld Reader
Performance Match the Hype?
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/mot_does-the-new-motorola-rfid-handheld-reader-performance-match-the-hype--1144958.html

French lab
Takes RFID towards 10-Mbit/s
http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4207257/French-lab-takes-RFID-upwards

RFID patent pool
Prices up wireless
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/02/rfid_patent_pool/

Mobile RFID Readers
Now also in Short Supply?
http://www.scdigest.com/ASSETS/ON_TARGET/10-08-25-1.PHP?CID=3688

Secretary of State explains RFID technology
Used in enhanced driver's license
http://www.pressandguide.com/articles/2010/08/31/news/doc4c7d353629b22336559891.txt

Tiny radio antennas
Could replace building wiring
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38760956/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/

Soon, vehicles
Will have high-tech number plates
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Soon-vehicles-will-have-high-tech-number-plates/articleshow/6316452.cms

RFID:
The Upside Is 'Incredible'
http://www.mbtmag.com/Content.aspx?id=842

Tire Sensors
Can Be Easily Hacked
http://www.industryweek.com/articles/tire_sensors_can_be_easily_hacked_22523.aspx?Section
ID=4

Support for Warfighter
With Flexibility Traditionally Limited to Active RFID
http://www.morerfid.com/details.php?subdetail=Report&action=details&report_id=7135&display=RFID

GSA Warehouse
Tracks the Locations of Goods
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/view/7814/1/0/

internet of things

Analyst pegs
RFID, 4G as key wireless trends
http://informationweek.in/Software/10-08-09/Analyst_pegs_RFID_4G_as_key_wireless_trends.aspx

6 Ways Eye Tracking
Is Changing the Web
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/6_ways_eye_tracking_will_redefine_the_web.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Stats:
The Age of the Internet of Things
http://techkive.com/?p=546242&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

The Times of securities:
The Internet of things
http://electronics-tech.com/the-times-of-securities-the-internet-of-things-will-welcome-high-sp
eed-development-period/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Expert Group
On the Internet of Things set up
http://euroalert.net/en/news.aspx?idn=10271

A Planet
Of Connected Devices
http://gigaom.com/2010/08/11/a-planet-of-connected-devices/

China's
$7 Billion IOT Play
http://dash7.org/blog/?p=1445&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

The Difference Engine:
Chattering objects
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2010/08/internet_things

Things Talking to Things:
The Internet of Things
http://www.geo2web.com/2010/08/13/things-talking-to-things-the-internet-of-things/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Internet devices
To pass five billion mark
http://www.rbr.com/media-news/research/26766.html

Smartfleet
Safefreight's Easy-to-use GPS Fleet Tracking System Deployed
http://m2m.tmcnet.com/topics/m2mevolution/articles/95264-smartfleet-safefreights-easy-to-use-gps-fleet-tracking.htm

IoT Conference
Report 2010
http://www.theinternetofthings.eu/content/iot-conference-report-2010?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

First International Workshop
The Urban Internet of Things (Urban IOT 2010)
http://www.theinternetofthings.eu/content/first-international-workshop-urban-internet-things-urb
an-iot-2010-call-papers-call-demos?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Defining the landscape
Of the Internet of Things
http://www.theinternetofthings.eu/content/tinker-defining-landscape-internet-things?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

The Internet of Things
Blog entry
http://cosmologicalcabbage.blogspot.com/2010/08/internet-of-things.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

China leading the way
In development of the Semantic Web
http://stephendale.net/china-leading-the-way-in-development-of-the-s?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

DASH7:
Sensing On The Move
http://www.dailywireless.org/2010/08/14/dash7-sensing-on-the-move/

Mobile Security
And the Internet of Things
http://gigaom.com/2010/08/14/mobile-security-and-the-internet-of-things/

Mobile
Goes Mammoth
http://www.booshnews.com/2010/08/14/mobile-goes-mammoth/

Nanjing vows
To boost the IOT market
http://www.allvoices.com/news/6537829-nanjing-vows-to-boost-the-iot-market

Share and Track
The Story of Any Object with Printable QR Codes
http://mashable.com/2010/08/18/tales-of-things/

Securing the Internet of Things:
Intel Buys McAfee
http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2010/08/securing-the-internet-of-thing.php

The Web Is Dead.
Long Live the Internet
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/08/ff_webrip/

Phones, TVs, Cars Leading the Way
To 22 Billion Internet-Connected Things
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/22_billion_phones_tvs_cars_on_internet_of_things.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Web-connected devices
To reach 22 billion by 2020
http://www.itpro.co.uk/626209/web-connected-devices-to-reach-22-billion-by-2020

The Internet of Things
The Connected World in 2020
http://sumitroy.posterous.com/the-internet-of-things-the-connected-world-in-0?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Now QR Codes
Can Generate Likes On Facebook
http://www.allfacebook.com/qr-codes-facebook-2010-08

IOT Infrastructure
Must be Secure
http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2010/08/on-a-smarter-planet-the-digital-infrastructure-must-be-secure-by-design.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ASmarterPlanet+%28A+Smarter+Planet%29

Top 10 YouTube Videos
About Internet of Things
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/top_10_youtube_videos_about_internet_of_things.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Intro to Web 3.0
And the Internet of Things at the CIPR Social Summer Session
http://www.philipsheldrake.com/2010/08/intro-to-web-3-0-and-the-internet-of-things-at-the-cipr-social-summer-session/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

AT&T
Growing non-phone lines
http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2010/08/30/story9.html?b=1283140800^3867081

Why adding M2M
To smartphones will make them even 'smarter'
http://connectedplanetonline.com/topics/machine-to-machine/m2m-smartphones-smarter-083
010/

Atmo is a wearable object
That senses and records environmental data
http://spime.org/post/1045539275/atmo-is-a-wearable-object-that-senses-and-records

Chip-implanted Book
Released in Beijing
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2010/09/01/1901s592321.htm

Internet of Things industry zone
To be set up in Shanghai
http://newsflanders-chinabe.accounts.combell.net/internet-of-things-industry-zone-to-be-set-up-in-shanghai?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Public and Private Sectors
Push for Smarter Homes
http://connectedworldmag.com/latestNews.aspx?id=NEWS100902093441700&utm_source=Connected+World+Weekly&utm_medium=email&utm
_campaign=Connected+World+Weekly%3A+09-03-2010

The Back Story
TOTem, Tales of Things and Electronic Memory
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/magazine/05FOB-Consumed-t.html?_r=2

Evolution of Change:
Signs for the Future of Business
http://smartdatacollective.com/mfauscette/27007/evolution-change-signs-future-business

Securing
The "Internet of Things"
http://www.muniwireless.com/2010/08/25/intel-mcafee-and-the-missing-security-link/

Preparing for the Internet of Things
http://www.lakeshorebranding.com/company/blog/theinternetofthings/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

A Look At
The Smart-Meter Makers
http://stocks.investopedia.com/stock-analysis/2010/A-Look-At-The-Smart-Meter-Makers-GRID-ELON-ITRI-DGII-BMI0907.aspx

Building a Smarter City
In Cambridge, Ontario
http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2010/09/building-a-smarter-city-in-cambridge-ontario.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ASmarterPlanet+%28A+Smarter+Planet%29

How the Internet of Things
May be Used Against You
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_the_internet_of_things_may_be_used_against_yo
u.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Chip-makers Qualcomm
Are bringing us the Internet of Everything
http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2010/09/how_chip-makers_qualcomm_internet_of_things.html

Internet of Things
Event in Tokyo
http://www.rfidjournal.com/blog/entry/7855/

Smart Grid, Smart TV
Part of a Continuum
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/smart-grid-smart-tv-part-of-a-continuum-says-google-japan/

IPSO Welcomes
Lockheed Martin
http://www.smartmeters.com/the-news/1178-ipso-welcomes-lockheed-martin.html

Data implications
Of the "Internet of Things"
http://dpadvantage.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/data-implications-of-the-internet-of-things/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Mobile Commerce

Apple hires
NFC expert
http://newsodrome.com/iphone_news/apple-hires-nfc-expert-as-mobile-commerce-product-manager-19594826

PayPal boss says
'Mobile wallet solutions are our top priority'
http://www.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/2010/08/17/34314/mobile-wallet-solutions-are-o
ur-top-priority-says-paypal-boss/

Pay With Your Phone:
BofA, Visa Begin Testing Mobile Payments
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/pay_with_your_phone_bofa_visa_begin_testing_mob
ile.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

NFC
Is back!?
http://florian-michahelles.blogspot.com/2010/08/nfc-is-back.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Can Smartphones Replace Credit Cards?
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/can_smartphones_replace_credit_cards.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Biometrics

Redesigned biometric passport
Unveiled in UK
http://www.securitydocumentworld.com/public/news.cfm?m1=c_11&m2=e_0&m3=e_0&m4=e_0&subItemId=2203

UID
An assault on individual liberty
http://www.jorbit.com/news-daily.php?http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/uid-an-assaultindividual-liberty-say-activists/406953/

Scotch tape maker
Buys biometric tech firm
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/31/3m_cogent/

ID

5.2 billion smart cards
Shipped in 2009
http://www.global-identification.com/index.php?id=20&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1412&tx_ttnews[backPid]=4

NXP wins
German ID card contract
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security-management/2010/08/23/nxp-wins-german-id-card-con
tract-40089886/

National transit card
In the works for England
http://www.contactlessnews.com/2010/09/08/national-transit-card-in-the-works-for-england?issue=contactlessnews_20100908

Issues Facing
A Biometric ID Card System in the UK
http://www.suite101.com/content/issues-facing-a-biometric-id-card-system-in-the-uk-a226359

Healthcare and Life Sciences

A Family Doctor's Perspective
On Smarter Healthcare
http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2010/08/a-family-doctor%E2%80%99s-perspective-on-smarter-healthcare.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ASmarterPlanet+%28A+Smarter+Planet%29

Healthcare RFID firm
Wavemark lands $4M funding
http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2010/08/23/daily31-Healthcare-RFID-firm-Wavemark-lands-4M-funding.html

ClearCount
To expand sponge-detection system
http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/clearcount-expand-sponge-detection-system

Barcode for pills
Just the medicine
http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/46562/barcode-for-pills-just-the-medicine

HF RFID Enabled Sensors
Now Available For Use in Hospitals
http://jpelkey36.typepad.com/blog/2010/09/hf-rfid-enabled-sensors-now-available-for-use-in-hospitals-and-healthcare.html

Privacy

The European Data Protection and Privacy Conference
http://www.theinternetofthings.eu/content/european-data-protection-and-privacy-conference?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Wal-Mart's RFID Tags:
A Privacy Expert's View
http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/wal-mart-rfid-tags.html

Bar Code

QR bar codes
A sign of the times
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/technology/codes+sign+times/3466036/story.html#ixzz
0zW3lq77a

Wireless

Intel to buy
Infineon's wireless unit for $1.4 billion
http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/30/technology/intel_infineon/index.htm?section=money_topstories

General

The Engine
Of Google's success
http://www.financialpost.com/executive/engine+Google+success/3380025/story.html

AIT
Applications expand
http://www.military-logistics-forum.com/military-logistics-forum/247-mlf-2010-volume-4-issue-4-may/2870-ait-applications-expand.html

Until
RFID Strikes!
http://www.ciol.com/Enterprise/Enterprise/Interviews/Until-RFID-Strikes/140557/0/

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Press Releases

A regular feature of HighTechAIDCourier will be a review of interesting press releases from around the world. Please send your press releases to news@hightechaid.com,, but do not forget to include a URL to the full release on your web site. Here are this month's selections:

Gaming Partners International and International Game Technology Enter Into RFID License and Transfer Agreement
http://www.prnewswire.com/n
ews-releases/gaming-partners-international-and-international
-game-technology-enter-into-r
fid-license-and-transfer-agree
ment-101558098.html

Guard RFID Solutions Inc. Joins the DASH7 Alliance
http://www.computeruser.com
/pressreleases/guard-rfid-solut
ions-inc.-joins-the-dash7-allia
nce.html

DASH7 Alliance Launches DASH7 CertifiedTM Interoperability Program
End Users Can Now Purchase Products With Verifiable Interoperability
http://www.dash7.org/index.p
hp?option=com_content&vie
w=article&id=176%3Adash7-al
liance-launches-dash7-certifi
edtm-interoperability-progra
m-&catid=14%3Apress-releases&Itemid=190

Handheld RFID Readers, not just for Walmart anymore
ODIN benchmarks eight top handhelds for 25 industries
http://www.odintechnologies.
com/index.php?option=com_content&v
iew=article&id=268

Postek Technologies, Inc. Joins AIM
Signals Commitment to Automatic Identification and Mobile Solutions
http://www.postektechnologi
es.com/new/aboutUs.php?id
=560

All "Pillars" in Place for the AIM Expo
Major Companies Supporting Annual Auto ID and Mobile IT Industry Event
http://www.aimglobal.org/
members/news/templates
/template.aspx?articleid=3765&zoneid=1

RFID Technology's Potential Opens up Numerous Application Sectors, Finds Frost & Sullivan
http://www.frost.com/prod/se
rvlet/press-release.pag?docid=208398798

GSA Awards ODIN an IT 70 Schedule Government Purchasing Vehicle
RFID IT Asset tracking now available to agencies and departments across the government
http://www.odintechnologies.
com/index.php?option=com_content&vie
w=article&id=266

Marks & Spencer to test run smaller RFID tags
Retail giants Marks & Spencer recently announced plans to run a trial on a second generation of RFID tags during the first quarter of 2011.
http://media-newswire.com/release_11246
47.html

Verayo and SkyeTek Team Up to Deliver Industry's Lowest-Cost RFID Authentication Solution
Companies Partner With GLOBALPCCA to Target Consumer and Pharmaceutical Product Anti-Counterfeiting in Africa
http://eon.businesswire.com/n
ews/eon/20100908005685/en

Revere Security to Co-chair DASH7 Alliance Security Working Group
Encryption solution provider's involvement ensures DASH7 is most secure, efficient sensor network platform
http://www.reveresecurity.c
om/wireless-encryption-solu
tions.html

Gaming Partners Int'l and Int'l Game Tech Enter Into RFID License and Transfer Agreement
Gaming Partners International and International Game Technology Enter Into RFID License and Transfer Agreement.
http://www.ipwire.com/ip-de
als-and-opinion/gaming-part
ners-intl-and-intl-game-tech-
enter-into-rfid-license-and-t
ransfer-agreement.html

RFID Consortium Expands to Eight Industry Leaders With the Addition of ETRI
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sisvel US and the RFID Consortium today announced that ETRI has joined the RFID Consortium and will participate in the Consortium's joint licensing program for patents essential to the UHF RFID standard.
http://www.smartbrief.com/ne
ws/CTIA/industryPR-detail.jsp?id=685332F2-A7DE-4B97-B77A-7C1641206F9F&sb_code=
RSS&i=Wireless%20Netwo
rk%20Operators

Ultrawideband Industry Expert joins Ubisense as it continues to expand its North American team
http://www.webwire.com/Vi
ewPressRel.asp?aId=121233

VA Pittsburgh Chooses ClearCount Medical Solutions to Prevent Retained Surgical Sponges
SmartSponge System, Distributed by Medline, Is the Only System To Count and Detect
http://www.businesswire.com/
news/home/20100810005275
/en

Mobile Aspects Reaches Ten Year Milestone In Simplifying Workflow to Create Smarter Healthcare.
 http://www.allbusiness.com/s
cience-technology/standards-measurements-iso-9000/1507
6956-1.html

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:

No good dog goes unpunished
In age-old melodrama

http://www.youtube.com/w
atch?v=II1BkpX03-M

How Lego is made
http://www.youtube.com/wat
ch?v=wnRRDIFNxoM

Steve Ballmer sells Windows 1.0
http://video.google.com/vid
eoplay?docid=-29921838800
682623
04&q=microsoft#

Bigger is better?
http://hugeurl.com/

777 Flight Deck
http://www.meriweather.co
m/777/fwd-777.html

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