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Lots of news this month, but one
very sad piece. Alan Haberman,
one of the industry's greats
passed away earlier this month.
Alan had been a major influence
in the bar code and standards
worlds and we will all miss him.
I wrote a short piece for my
standards blog at
There are other pieces listed
below in the special section.
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Technology News Briefs
From the European IOT Conference: "Standards are like toothbrushes.
Everybody wants one but nobody wants to use anybody else's" as
quoted by Usman Haque.
Radio Frequency IdentificationEarthSearch Set
To Manufacture Own Line of RFID Chips http://www.wallstreetnewscast.com/news/2011/june/ecdc3859.html
Keeping it fresh
New laws and regulations to ensure integrity of food and pharmaceutical
RFID magnetic sheet
Allflex Buys Out
Destron Fearing Corporation
Demonstrates UHF RFID reads at 250 km/h as Ferraris traverse racing circuit
Why I'm Running for President:
Mark Roberti joins the fray with RFID
Great article from BP
On RFID Technology providing innovative solutions during emergency situations
New Report on
RFID Intellectual Property
Retailers look to RFID item level tagging
To kick $430B out-of-stock problem
Some positive coverage of
RFID in the WSJ -- a first!
RFID Implants for Humans
Hyped On Yahoo Tech
UHF RFID makes blood tracking faster
Safer and less expensive
Nabs $10 Million Venture Capital
Vilant demonstrates UHF RFID
Reads at 250 km/h as tagged plane flies by
Senate Sneaks RFID
Drivers License, Internet ID into Transportation Bill
Contactless RFID payment wristband to guests at Isle of Wight
Zebra & food tracking
Is the RFID chip the Mark of the Beast? What each is and isn’t
RFID and automated bird feeder monitoring
Tyco in the Hunt
To Acquire Visonic
VDC adjusts RFID passive tag forecasts
Downwards 51% in 2011 & 10% reduction by 2015
Is RFID dead?
Apple patent describes simpler networking
Use of RFID/new proprietary technology
Poised for ‘huge’ growth
Future of NFC/RFID?
Could this work at scale?
RFID – Prophet or Profit?
Critical Weaponry or Flawed Genius?
Needs of the apparel industry
On pages 30 – 31
UHF RFID for livestock
Another new normal?
Instead of magnets for pickers
Bringing sensors and RFID
When sushi meets
Adopts RFID technology
When Everything Is Smart:
RFID Chips Infiltrate Food, Towels, and Even People
internet of thingsSorting M2M
Fact from Fiction
With the Internet of Things Book
Internet of things
Blurs the line between bits and atoms
Stealthy chip startup’s
Technology is a big power play
How Apple boosts
The real Internet of Things
How the Internet of Things
Will change everything?
To The Internet
The Internet of Things
On the Future of the Social Web
Google, Facebook, Mozilla & Others
Rev Up for IPv6
New system brings 'Internet of Things'
To China's waterways
Getting Started with the Internet of Things
The future of
Nokia’s new interim CTO
Tirri on the concept of the “Internet of Things”
Hot Chip Shrinks Management Of
An Entire Electrical Grid Into Just Four Millimeters
White House Pledges
Smart Grid Data Access
Standard Wi-Fi chip
For M2M apps
"Stories might very well increase the value of second hand goods"
On the Internet of Old Things
Smart Cities And The Internet Of Things
Rogers and Hydro Quebec
Sign 6-year M2M contract
Qualcomm Atheros aims
To enable 'internet of things'
Toolbox to Help Objects
Communicating Via the Net
What You Should Know
About the EU's New Internet of Things
In the works for 'Internet of Things'
Embedded M2M Solutions
Embedded M2M Week In Review
How would the Internet of things look like
If it were driven by NFC
NEC Participates in
Smart City Development in Brazil
The 'internet of things'
AT&T and Verizon Lead
In Connected World Magazine's M2M Report
And the Internet of things
Command Center for M2M
The Internet of Things
Catalyzes mutation of economic models
Near Field Communication Forum Announces
New Vice Chairman, James Anderson of MasterCard
Of the future?
The Internet of Things:
What it means for the Creative Industries?
A simple overview
To help choose your hardware for “Internet of things"
On the Wall Street Journal
The Internet of things
Viewed by ITU
The IOT Forum next event
Wwill be in Berlin in Nov. 2011
Vice-President of the European Commission
Grids power up M2M
For a Smarter Planet
Sprint's M2M lab:
Where machines do the talking
Internet of Things OEM
IoT in China revisited
Centralized views and smart cities are taking off
'I'll have my machine call your machine'
All you should know
Report and slides on
The Annual Internet of Things Europe last week.
Your Next Text Message
May Be from Your Refrigerator
As revenue key
Sometimes the fastest aren't always the most graceful
And the Internet of Things
NFC security chip for PCs and tablets
Ingenico install NFC
In London's black cabs
Lack of Standards, Security
Biggest Barriers to Mobile Payments
NFC is more than
Just mobile money
The 7 Social Stages
2011 is -- finally --
The year near field communication begins to matter
NFC will open doors, pay fares
Korean national NFC alliance
Aims to create a billion dollar business opportunity
France set for
Commercial NFC services to begin in spring 2012
NFC: Approaching the Technology
From an Open Perspective
Do you want an NFC iPhone?
If rumors are to be believed, you won't get an NFC iPhone from Apple
Adds NFC to barcode payments system
"Is one of the biggest investments we've made at Google for a very long time"
NFC room keys
Find favour with hotel guests
One in four US consumers
Ready to buy groceries with NFC phones
Kovio raises $15m
To bring low-cost NFC tags to shops
Mobile payments survey
70% of British haven't heard of mobile wallets
SAS to introduce
NFC to airports
Samsung, Orange and Barclaycard
Launch 'Quick Tap' NFC payments in the UK
If you're curious about
NFC, smartphones, and mobile commerce
NFC Mobile Payments to Drive Contactless Transactions
To Reach Nearly $50 billion
How to turn your non NFC phone
Into a NFC-enabled phone
Starbucks Mobile Payments
Coming to Android & 1,000 Safeway Locations
Korean coffee chain
To roll out contactless payment
Future WebOS Devices
May Support NFC
Sets out plans for NFC
Who needs NFC anyway?
NFC Mobile Payments
What Have You Done for Me Lately?
Why Near-Field Communications
Is the Next Big Thing
Sony Ericsson signs deal
With NFC chip maker
Band together for NFC revenue
Worth the Wait
True threat to NFC?
Stepping Up Smartphone Checkouts
New Pizza Express app
Lets diners pay bill using iPhone
US smartphone owners
Want Apple and Google to provide their NFC wallets
Gemalto Supplying NFC Enabled SIM Cards
To Polish Mobile Network
Postpones IPO 'due to market conditions'?
Gemalto's Howard Berg
Says the news of NFC insecurity has been exaggerated
Isis picks Austin
For second NFC pilot
Google's Schmidt predicts
NFC payments will be widespread soon
An "Open" Perspective
On Near Field Communications
Tap and Pay
Coming to a store near you (ASAP)
Why NFC Alone
Won't Change Mobile Payments
Launches NFC car key
It’s Not Just a Football Conference.
1/3 of POS will be NFC enabled within one year.
Granted new NFC patent
Danish NFC joint venture
For mobile wallets on a SIM
Inside and Kovio
Add NFC support to ultra-low-cost printed RFID tags
Launch Their Own Google Wallet
Go digital and NFC-enabled
Post Office could take snail mail contactless
In 2012 with NFC POS terminals
NFC grave tag
Contains three data types
ViVOtech gets $24 million
As NFC momentum picks up
Coming Soon To a Mobile App Near You
Great history on mobile payment
And loyalty the Starbucks way.
Orange to introduce
First international NFC payments service
What is Heck is NFC
ZTE and Inside Secure
To make NFC phones
Barclaycard promotes NFC payments
With spoof history of money video
That turns tablets Into credit card readers
Yankee Group Study
Projects $1 trillion in mobile transactions by 2015
Tools of Entry
No Need for a Key Chain
Mobile Payments Market
To Hit $670 Billion by 2015 Claims Report
Consumers to spend $50bn a year
Via NFC phones by 2014
BOOM is right!
E-Payments & Security
Discover’s CEO is bullish on NFC
Mobile Commerce - Barcodes
A QR Code?
Shouldn't Waste Time With QR
World's First Coins With QR Codes
Will Start Circulating in the Netherlands Next Week
Shop at a virtual supermarket
And more with QR Codes
Is there room for
QR next to NFC?
To use MSTAG instead of QRCode
Under way at MacDill
New biometric card
Keeps your medical records handy
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Uses RFID To Identify Your Implants
Study Determines Optimized
RFID-Enabled Resupply System for Nurse Stations
Crossing the Chasm:
Embedding GS1 Barcodes [disruptive technologies] in NHS
DHID AIDC Sites
A visual representation of all adopters of the DHID's AIDC programme
RFID Diagnostic Skin Patch Technology
Bar CodeArt in Aisle 5:
Barcodes Enter Expressionist Period
The Impact of Barcodes
In the Manufacturing Industry
Will Bar Code Base Self-Scanning Systems
Doom Item-Level RFID Tagging in CPG to Retail?
In the Bar Code Industry
What's black, white and scanned all over?
Remembering Alan HabermanRFID Journal (blog)
Brian Williams, the NBCs Nightly News
The Eponymous Pickle
Los Angeles Times
A 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:
Neul launches world's first production white space radio system
Delivering up to 16Mbps at 10km, Neul is set to revolutionise machine-to-machine communications and local broadband delivery.
7.5 million ASK contactless paper tickets for 2011 Xi’an International Horticultural exposition, China
After Beijing Olympic games, ASK technology is once again selected for major event
LABELVIEW 9 SETS NEW STANDARD FOR BAR CODE AND LABEL DESIGN SOFTWARE
Intuitive user interface and enhanced connectivity features result in greater productivity and flexibility
Dynamism, Efficiency and Efficacy
FM Logistic moves merchandise faster and better with Datalogic Mobile’s Falcon™
AIM Expo Partners with Pack Expo
AIM Expo 2011 to Co-Locate in Las Vegas
RFID Consortium Welcomes Federal Signal as Ninth Member
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 8, 2011 Consortium Members Participate as Both Licensors and Portfolio Licensees
Terso Solutions Awarded Several Patents in Area of RFID for Storing and Distributing High Value Products
New Patents Issued by the United States Patent Office and European Patent Office significantly strengthens Terso's RFID patent portfolio, further reinforcing its position as the leader in automated inventory management for healthcare and life science.
RFID Jobs Exceed 1.3 Million by 2015
RFID Tribe released a 40 page report to provide a clear picture of where people work, how they innovate, the challenges they face and the roles they play in RFID technology.
Line of Business Products Will Help Boost RFID Software Market to $500 Million by 2016, Says ABI Research
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RFID software continues to grow in uptake and according to the latest forecasts from ABI Research, software revenues are set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 20% through 2016.
Losers Everywhere Step Up Their Game With RFID
New eBook from RFID for Dummies author shows barcodes are for losers
June Issue of IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter Highlights Consumer Participation, The Internet Of Things, and Leveraging Investment in Fiber Optics
Articles Explore How Utilities Can Leverage Fiber Optic Communications with Carriers; Why Thinking Locally Is The Smart Path For Smart Grid; Work That Will Lead To The Internet Of Things; Opportunities For Consumers To Have Their Say
IPSO Alliance Welcomes New Members, Interoperability Testing, Standards Helping Drive "Internet of Things"
Approval of RPL routing standard and Completion of 6LoWPAN-HC Demonstrate Increasing Demand for Internet Protocol for Smart Objects
Smart Card Alliance and the NFC Forum Partner to Launch First NFC-Focused Event in U.S.
PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2011) - The Smart Card Alliance and the NFC Forum will co-host an event focused on Near Field Communication (NFC) in spring 2012, the two organizations announced today.
Cleveland VA Chooses ClearCount's SmartSponge® System to Enhance O.R. Safety
First Hospital in Northeast Ohio to Launch This Cutting-Edge Technology to Protect Against Retained Surgical Sponges
Massachusetts General Hospital Seeks to Validate RFID in Healthcare Supply Management:
Mobile Aspects Clinical Resource Management Solution is focus of Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR) Article Evaluating Benefits of RFID vs. Barcode Based Inventory Management Systems
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:
Doesn't lounge on show
Allen! Allen! Al!
It's not Alan. … Steve!
How "free" are the 50 States?
GMU's Mercatus Center ranks them
Geese surf white water
On swollen Colorado River
Separates Lies & Truth With 3 iPods
The "not my job" contest
The ad vs. the reality
Ever wonder how
High-voltage power lines are maintained?
This high tech
Mount St. Helens
Two minutes of
Extreme Aerobatics flight video.
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