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From the Editor's Desk

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

Happy New Year! The holiday period is always a slow time, and the news below reflects this, but we are already seeing an increase in news traffic for the New Year. I am starting to believe that 2011 will really be the year for RFID. The market is full of comments about the upswing we saw in the last quarter of 2010, and it looks like continuing. Macy’s announced involvement with item level tagging to complement the tagging that Wal-Mart is already doing means that retailers are starting to demand tags and readers in volume.

But the main focus still seems to be outside of retail with many projects starting to gain a significant momentum. 2011 will be an interesting year.

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Technology News Briefs

RFID Standards

Standards work over the holidays has naturally been slow, with no major meetings taking place. As we enter January, the first of several meetings starts this week.

If standards are interesting to you, then I invite you to visit a new web site that I am starting to build – UnderstandingRFIDstandards.com. This web site already has articles on all of the ISO/IEC 18000 series and will have updates posted to it as the standards progress. You can sign up for occasional emails about items specific to the topic. Comments are welcome on the site.

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

Radio Frequency Identification

The Future
Of RFID Software
http://www.xtalks.com/xto416tersoRFID.ashx

Intelleflex
Gets $11.5M in new funds:
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2010/12/14/intelleflex-gets-115m-in-new-funds.html

Why hasn't RFID adoption
Taken off in retail
http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/article/178218/Why-hasn-t-RFID-adoption-taken-off-in-retail

RFID and AIDC News:
A Retro View - the Ten Commandments of Bar Coding
http://www.scdigest.com/assets/On_Target/10-12-01-2.php?cid=3960

Blue Spark Technologies
Closes on $7.5 Million Series B funding
http://www.rfidnews.org/2010/12/15/blue-spark-technologies-closes-on-7-5-million-series-b-fund
ing?issue=rfidnews_20101216

RFID innovation
A talk with Tagsys CTO
http://www.mmh.com/article/rfid_innovation/

RFID
Protects Casino Against Theft
http://www.rfidjournal.com/blog/entry/8066/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=Blog

Nano-RFID tags
Will replace bar codes
http://www.neno-tech-views.com/?p=1533

Looking at the End od 2010!
Hello 2011
http://www.rtlsmadesimple.com/2010/12/looking-at-end-od-2010-hello-2011.html

Invengo
Quickens Expansion in RFID Market
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/ybwuf_invengo-quickens-expansion-in-rfid-m
arket-1394934.html

Global RFID Market analysis
It's time to embrace RFID
http://www.rfid-tech.net/global-rfid-market-analysis-of-rfid-technology-its-time-to-embrace-rfid/

Dod
RFID Compliance Mandate
http://www.rfid-tech.net/dod-rfid-compliance-mandate/

Cubic
Acquires XIO Strategies, Inc.
http://www.rfidsolutionsonline.com/article.mvc/Cubic-Acquires-XIO-Strategies-Inc-0001?atc~c=771+s=773+r=001+l=a

Motorola Says Split
Is Good for RFID
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/8089

Pallets
And RFID
http://www.mmh.com/article/pallets_and_rfid/

2010
Year-in-Review
http://blogs.zebra.com/blog/bid/48309/RFID-2010-Year-in-Review

Macys
Will deploy item level RFID at seven stores
http://rfid24-7.com/rfidtalk/

Savi's Wireless Asset Tracking Technology
Passes Global Tests
http://www.supercomputingonline.com/latest/savis-wireless-asset-tracking-technology-passes-global-tests-for-performance-reliability-and-accuracy-standards

RFID Readers and Tags market
To touch $8.9bn by 2015
http://www.pr-inside.com/rfid-readers-and-tags-matket-to-r2332955.htm

Xiangyun Tobacco Company
Eliminates Defects with RFID
http://www.printedelectronicsnow.com/news/2010/12/23/xiangyun_tobacco_company_elimina
tes_tobacco_grade_quality_defects_with_rfid

Impinj
Helps Jewelry Chain Improve Inventory Accuracy
http://www.retailsolutionsonline.com/article.mvc/Impinj-RFID-Technology-Helps-Jewelry-Chain-00
01

Thieves
Target RFID cardholders
http://www.ksby.com/news/thieves-target-rfid-cardholders-but-using-credit-card-information-not-
so-simple/

NASA Employs RFID
On International Space Station
http://www.datacollectiononline.com/article.mvc/NASA-Employs-RFID-On-International-Space-0
001

Magellan Technology
Awarded "RFID Technology Vendor Of The Year"
http://www.morerfid.com/details.php?subdetail=Report&action=details&report_id=7488&display=RFID

Alliance Tech
Assumes FISH Technologies' RFID Business
http://www.exhibitoronline.com/news/enn-display.asp?counter=9468

RFID tag
To benefit store inventory management
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/news/rfid-tag-to-benefit-store-inventory-management/1006490.article

internet of things

A tcp/ip
For IoT?
http://www.theinternetofthings.eu/content/tcpip-iot?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=t
witter

Why standards are important
For the IoT
http://ht.ly/3ofJe

Building
Smarter Smaller Cities
http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2010/12/building-smarter-smaller-cities.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ASmarterPlanet+%28A+Smarter+Planet%29

Global M2M deployments
To increase to 2.1B in 2020
http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20101213/DEVICES/101219985/global-m2m-deployments-to-increase-to-21b-in-2020

Connected World Magazine Names
Gemalto Top Technology Provider of M2M
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Connected+World+Magazine+Names+Gemalto+Techn
ology+Provider+Connected/3972086/story.html

Smarter Sensors
For Tire Monitors
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/automobiles/12TIRE.html?_r=4

European cities
Get smart together
http://www.ukauthority.com/Headlines/tabid/36/NewsArticle/tabid/64/Default.aspx?id=3005

Announcing WoT 2011
Second International Workshop on the Web of Things
http://www.webofthings.com/2010/12/14/wot2011/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WebOfThings+%28Web+of+Things%29

$601 Billion
For The “Internet of Things”
http://www.insiderfortunes.com/601-billion-for-the-internet-of-things/

Top 10
Internet of Things Developments of 2010
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/top_10_internet_of_things_developments_of_2010.php

Smart Grid Data
Market Skyrockets
http://www.sensorsmag.com/specialty-markets/utilities/news/smart-grid-data-market-skyrockets-7940?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

$601b
To develop smart grid
http://business.globaltimes.cn/industries/2010-12/602187.html

The Internet of Things
Notes from MIT's CIO Summit
http://www.melodiesinmarketing.com/2010/12/20/internet-embedded-technology-rfid-microcontroller-internet-informatics/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Rajasthan town
To get ‘smart city' tag
http://www.theinternetofthings.eu/content/rajasthan-town-get-%E2%80%98smart-city-tag?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

IBM helps Rio de Janeiro
Become a Smarter City
http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2010/12/ibm-helps-rio-de-janeiro-become-a-smarter-city.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ASmarterPlanet+%28A+Smarter+Planet%29

Why Internet of Things Will Change
Mobile Networks
http://msblogs.com/google/why-internet-of-things-will-change-mobile-networks/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

The Internet of Things
M2M
http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/2010/12/internet-of-things-m2m.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Top Technologies
To Watch In 2011, Part 1
http://www.informationweek.com/news/global-cio/trends/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228901589

DIY Transducers
And The Internet Of Things
http://www.psfk.com/2011/01/diy-transducers-and-the-internet-of-things.html

Nvidia And LG
Announce Birth Of Superphone
http://www.trustedreviews.com/cpu-memory/news/2011/01/06/Nvidia-And-LG-Announce-Birth-Of-Superphone/p1

Silicon Valley's
Other Craig (Barratt) Cashes In
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_03/b4211036884342.htm

Verizon CEO
Foresees Smarter Networks
http://www.informationweek.com/news/smb/network/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229000248&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All

What if RFID
Were Truly Risk-Free?
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/view/8030/1

Pinpointing Problems
With Smart Grid Security
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/01/ces-2011-pinpointing-problems-with-smart-grid-security.php

Smart Appliances
Putting the Cart Before the Horse
http://theenergycollective.com/christine-hertzog/49612/smart-appliances-putting-cart-horse

The 'Internet of things'
Needs to be service-oriented
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/service-oriented/the-internet-of-things-needs-to-be-service-oriented/6441

Mobile Commerce

2011 will be a breakout year
For near field communications
http://www.wirelessweek.com/News/2010/12/Technology-2011-Breakout-Year-NFC-Near-Field-Communication/

Orange to roll out
Contactless service across Europe next year
http://www.fiercewireless.com/europe/story/nfc-orange-roll-out-contactless-service-across-europe-next-year/2010-12-17?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal#ixzz18ffs5hTr

What
Will NFC Replace
http://www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/template.aspx?articleid=3823&zoneid=24

Inside Secure
Technology for NFC
http://www.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/2011/01/05/35557/inside-and-kovio-add-nfc-support-to-ultra-low-cost-printed-rfid-tags/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+nfcw+%28Near+Field+Communications+World%29

John Dvorak
The NFC revolution
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-nfc-revolution-2011-01-07?siteid=rss

Why Google isn't interested
In NFC mobile payments
http://blogs.yankeegroup.com/2011/01/05/googles-m-payment-non-play/

NFC enters the mass market
So should NFC security
http://www.betanews.com/article/As-NFC-enters-the-mass-market-so-too-should-NFC-security/1293138449?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bn+%28Betanews+Full+Content+Feed+-+BN%29

London's tube
Demands faster-than-NFC ticketing
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/23/oyster_london_nfc/

Biometrics

Britain
Scraps Biometric National ID Cards
http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/privacy/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228801001&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Policy options
For Radio Frequency Identification
http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR767-1.html

Privacy

Researcher wants
Web to 'forget' your past
http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Researcher+wants+forget+your+past/4047566/story.html

RFID tag
To benefit store inventory management
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/news/rfid-tag-to-benefit-store-inventory-management/1006490.article
 

Bar Code

How Different Types of Barcode Scanners
Help Modern Business
http://www.understanddatacapture.com/barcode/how-different-types-of-barcode-scanners-help-modern-business-operations/
 

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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:

Datalogic Mobile Announces the new Falcon™ X3 with Power³ Technology
Power³ technology gives the new Falcon™ X3 from Datalogic Mobile the power and features to tackle applications required by today’s high speed supply chains. http://www.mobile.datalogic.c
om/news.aspx?idnews
=1600&search_name=&searc
h_type=0&search_year=0&pa
ge=1&all=0&lng=1

ActivIDentity Joins HID Global
HID Global Will Now Offer Industry’s Broadest Range of Identity Assurance Solutions for Private and Public Sector, Worldwide
http://www.hidglobal.com/p
r.php?id=406

HID Global Fuels E-Passport and e-ID Adoption in Europe
HID’s Latest RFID Reader Technology Deployments Expand Its Role in The Accelerating Build-Out of the Worldwide e-Passport, e-Visa and e-ID Infrastructure
http://www.hidglobal.com/pr.
php?id=404

ODIN Acquires Reva Systems, adds scalability and intelligence in RFID software
Over $50 million in combined software investment provides scalability & easy integration to clients such as Boeing, Sony, Abbott and Disney Cancer Institute
http://www.odinrfid.com/new
s/39-newsblog/286-odin-acqu
ires-reva-systems

TegoChip(TM) Powers New Marubeni RFID Tags
Marubeni Chemix TAGAT(TM) Tags With High Memory TegoChip Inside Available Worldwide Now for Broad Range of Harsh Industrial Applications
http://www.odinrfid.com/news
/39-newsblog/286-odin-acquir
es-reva-systems

DecisionPoint Completes Purchase of CMAC, Inc.
Acquisition Expected to Be Accretive to 2011 Earnings; Company Secures $3.0M Term Loan, Replacing All Subordinated Debt
http://www.marketwire.com/p
ress-release/DecisionPoint-Co
mpletes-Purchase-of-CMAC-
Inc-1374766.htm

Wilson Electronics Forms New Machine-to-Machine Business Unit
New team to address the needs of customers in the rapidly expanding machine-to-machine (M2M) space to overcome weak cellular signals that hamper connectivity
http://www.businesswire.com/
news/home/20101215006141/
en/Wilson-Electronics-Forms-
Machine-to-Machine-Busines
s-Unit

M2M Explosion Reflected at CeBIT 2011
HANNOVER, Germany, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The M2M Zone Pavilion & Conference will expand significantly at next year's CeBIT 2011, mirroring the strong double-digit growth in the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry as a whole.
http://www.prnewswire.com/
news-releases/m2m-explosion-reflected-at-cebit-2011-111944004.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:

10 Worst
Fast Food Products of 2010
http://bit.ly/fr2U7Y

Cue
The stunt man
http://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=yH4MbnRYQOQ&featu
re=player_embedded

An interesting theory
How the earth was formed
http://www.flixxy.com/earth-science.htm

Tug of war
Between phone companies.
http://www.flixxy.com/switch-att-mci-sprint.htm

Amazing Driving Skills
Goes to show, it's not the car, it's the driver:
http://www.flixxy.com/hyundai-driving-skills.htm

The Origin Of
Why Spam Is Called Spam (A Monty Python Golden Oldie)
http://www.flixxy.com/origin-of-spam.htm

The benefits
Of offshore outsourcing. The girl plays both roles!
http://www.flixxy.com/offshore-outsourcing.htm

Rube Goldberg.
Just think about all the time that went into this
http://www.flixxy.com/best-rube-goldberg-machine.htm

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