From the Editor's Desk
Welcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.
As the summer (here in the northern hemisphere) nears an end, we are starting to see some progress in projects again. In the USA, the business world seems to be holding its breath as we wait for an election to see who will be the President for the next 4 years.
As I write this month’s newsletter, we have seen the announcement of the new Apple iPhone 5 – without NFC. The web seems to be full of comments as to whether this is a major mistake on Apple’s part, or it simply doesn’t matter. This morning, I heard that the pre-orders for the phone, broke the web site and that they are now reporting a 2 week lead time so I guess that NFC has not been important for many people. What do you feel about the lack of NFC? Does this mean that we will see an iPhone 6 or 5S announced next year with the extra features?
I have just returned from the AIM Summit in Chicago where the theme seemed to be that the industry is in change. The disruptive nature of the smartphone has brought some big changes into the industry. There are over 1 billion smartphones out there and every single one of them has a bar code scanner built in. No manufacturer in the history of bar codes has sold anything like this amount of readers. What will this mean for the industry?
Last month we started a new section on some books about our technologies. We have found some more this month so take a look and see if any of them meet your needs.
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Technology News Briefs
The standards world continues to move on. There has been work in many areas of the technology with the new ISO/IEC 18000-63 completed all of its voting process. We should see this standard published in the next month or so.
Also of great importance this month, the GS 1 EPCglobal Gen 2 UHF specification version 2.0 has been released to Community Review. This revision of the version 1.2 specification adds many optional features including the ability to support full encryption capabilities on the tag. This ability coupled with the Crypto Suites being created in ISO/IEC 29167 parts 10-17 (so far), mean the information on the tag can be held secure until an authorized reader interrogates the tag.
If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email email@example.com. For a look at RFID standards work, you can visit http://www.UnderstandRFIDstandards.com.
Radio Frequency IdentificationSales up 13%
At American Apparel in Q2, also thanks to RFID
Air Freight Forwarder and Logistics Group
Utilizes RFID Technology for Reefer Movements
IT asset tracking
Represents a $1B market for RFID
Xerafy Introduces Specialty RFID Tags
Designed For The Construction And Gas Distribution Industries
Infographic: Global Barcode Scanning
From Q2, 2012
Worried about your privacy
When new technologies - like RFID - emerge?
With Apple's iAlien App
Users Can Manage Readers From an iPhone
dBm to Watts
The True ROI
HF RFID Enabled Sensors Now Available
Chip Tracks User
Within Centimeters of Location
Summer 2012 proves itself
An M2M growing season
Changes in the Management Board
New chip for high-frequency RFID tags
With industry-leading 9 KB FRAM
Manages cylinder gas expiration via RFID
Understanding EPC GEN 2
Search Modes and Sessions
A Brief Look at
Common RF connectors
Used in UHF RFID
Keurig blinds you with science
Adds RFID in latest coffee machine
Will Trash Cans That Charge Per Use
Just Encourage Littering?
internet of thingsM2M:
The Future of Telecom
The Internet of Things
How the Internet of Things
Could change Australian homes and businesses
The Internet of Things
In the Internet of Things
Farewell, High Street
A vision of the future
Updated Gartner 2012 Hype Cycle
For Emerging Technologies (inc. NFC M2M)
Into the Internet of Things
Most IOT projects
Are "private networks of things"
And Why I Love the Internet of Things
Smart Grids as enabler
For the shift to renewable energy
The Internet of Things
Smart home appliance line
On the Internet of Things
The 4th Annual
Internet of Things Europe
E.U. Gets Ready
To Regulate Internet of Things
The Value Add of M2M
When Wireless Sensors
Meet Big Data
How the internet of things
Could affect privacy
The Internet of Things
Will change the world
For the Internet of Things
For interoperable M2M Services
Its first chip vendor because M2M will rock the world
Filling South America
With Smart Cities
Smallest sensor in the world
Could run forever
The World in 2020
Futurist's Cheat Sheet
Internet of Things
UPnP aims for
Cuts CO2 emissions by 28% with M2M technology
Of Bears, Bats, and Bees:
Making Sense of the Internet of Things
Smart Dust(Tiny sensors)
The Little Wonder!
For 'Internet of things'
6 Ways to Better Living:
Inside an Internet of Things Home
The Internet of Things
Vodafone and IBM
Aim for M2M standards
The explosion of
Internet of Things
By Lorna Goulden
"Internet of Things"
Is Getting Some More Critics
The Internet of Things:
Pondering the Smart Toaster & Other Oddities
Raising the IQ of
The Internet of Things
And The Morality of Things
Global Machine to Machine (M2M) Market
Worth $85.96 Billion by 2017
Internet of Things Trends
How to make a Foursquare NFC tag
Using Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0.3
Internet of Things
IoT in China revisited:
Centralized views and smart cities are taking off
Internet of things
Computing 'Revolution' by Decade's End
Here is a selection to review:
Cooney, Elaine M. RFID+: The Complete Review of Radio Frequency Identification. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, 2006. Print. Click here.
Finkenzeller, Klaus, and Dörte Müller. RFID Handbook: Fundamentals and Applications in Contactless Smart Cards and Identification. Chichester, England: Wiley, 2010. Print. Click here.
Finkenzeller, Klaus. RFID Handbook: Radio-frequency Identification : Fundamentals and Applications. Chichester, England: John Wiley & Son, 1999. Print. Click here.
Myerson, Judith M. RFID in the Supply Chain: A Guide to Selection and Implementation. Boca Raton, FL: Auerbach, 2007. Print. Click here.
Pandian, M. Paul. RFID for Libraries: A Practical Guide. Oxford: Chandos, 2010. Print. Click here.
Poirier, Charles C., and Duncan McCollum. RFID Strategic Implementation and ROI: A Practical Roadmap to Success. Fort Lauderdale, FL: J. Ross Pub., 2006. Print. Click here.
Reyes, Pedro M. RFID in the Supply Chain. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011. Print. Click here.
Sanghera, Paul. RFID+ Flashcard Quicklet: Flashcards in a Book for Passing the CompTIA RFID+ Exam. N.p.: Infonential, 2007. Print. Click here.
Schuster, Edmund W., Stuart J. Allen, and David L. Brock. Global RFID: The Value of the EPCglobal Network for Supply Chain Management. Berlin: Springer, 2007. Print. Click here.
Sweeney, Patrick J. RFID for Dummies. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Pub., 2005. Print. Click here.
Thornton, Frank, Anand M. Das, Brad Haines, Hersh Bhargava, Anita
Campbell, and John Kleinschmidt. RFID Security. Rockland,
MA: Syngress, 2006. Print.
Will change the way things work?
Not Just for Mobile Payments
Major UK Retailer Marks & Spencer
Mobile payments will explode
To $1.3 trillion…if consumers get it
Big U.S. Merchants Form Company
To Develop Mobile Wallet
What Lies Beyond
Gartner places NFC
In 'trough of disillusionment'
NFC, QR, EPC and Android:
Ready to Tag the World!
A dozen ways NFC
Could change your life
Why mobile payments is like Wacky Races
And why Apple is steering clear
On Raspberry Pi
NFC Won’t Be That Practical
On the iPhone 5
The iPhone 5 And Mobile Payments
Yay or Nay?
What NFC could mean for the average Singaporean
5 Reasons why
NFC will never replace the barcode
NFC-enabled barcode-reading "shopping list" patent
The Ultimate Guide
Making the case for
An NFC-enabled iPhone 5
Australian ski resort
Picks NFC for tourist info
Range of NFC-enabled domestic appliances
How to Fix NFC
And Help it Go Mainstream
Could NFC Tags
Be the Next Barcode?
iPhone 5: No room for NFC?
Well, maybe there is…
Chicago Transit to offer
Contactless, mobile payments to riders
And the Trough of Fragmentation
5 Amazing Uses
Of Near Field Communication
RFID on The Rocks
How the Mobile Phone
Is changing the way we purchase
Five Key Hurdles
Before NFC Goes Mainstream
Moves towards NFC payments
Tests NFC baggage tracking service
Mobile wallet NFC venture gets EC approval
Proposes NFC P2P security
On A Mission
To Be Mobile Payment Agnostic
Global Near Field Communication
Chip Market 2011-2015
How NFC and Mobile Wallets
Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business
No need for NFC today
There’s no value in NFC
Mobile Commerce - BarcodesEnter the ScanCap
The Next Generation of QR Code
May Help you Get Hired!
How can your company leverage this latest trend?
[INFOGRAPHIC] "QR Codes & Couponing"
How to personalize your own QR code
A step-by-step Guide
Lacombe Corn Maze QR code
Is world's largest
From QR to ER:
QR Codes for Hospitals and Emergency Care
Gives Millions of Indians an ID
Facebook biometric profiling
Could be illegal
Coming to an airport near you
Biometric security contract moves ahead
Biometric Consortium Conference
New Federal Rules
Would Make Your Biometric Data Internet-Accessible
New biometric system in airports
ID tools evil?
Biometric Research Note:
U.S. Government Driving Biometrics
For Emerging Nations
The Future of Feet:
Biometric Shoe Insoles Revolutionizing Security [VIDEO]
Biometric Market Forecast
FBI to roll out
$1 billion public facial recognition system in 2014
The biometrics future
India to Issue
Biometric ID Cards to All 1.2 Billion Citizens
Body of Proof
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Vs. Barcode Scanning
Develops biometric bracelet
RTLSReal time locating system
Leads to improvements in emergency department
'Medical centers of future'
Include RTLS | Healthcare
Top 10 Things Hospitals Should Do
To Achieve Hard-Dollar ROI with their RTLS Asset Management Solution
Could lead to smart surgical gloves
Serialization's a Comin'!
In pharmaceutical processing
Could mean an end to daily finger sticks for diabetics
Bar CodePRINT2D - Part III
Bar Code Validation Done Right
Bar Code Quality:
Why You Need a Bar Code Verifier Instead of a Scanner
Mobile Barcode Technology Patent Portfolio From NeoMedia
Global Barcode Scanning
From Q2, 2012
Invention Story of Barcodes
Barcode Education Center
What are the Different Barcodes?
Norway launches new barcode standard
Bar Code Imaging:
Trends in the Americas
Fight against forgery
Gets boost from invisible nano barcode
Find out about
High performance bar codes
General2002 vs. 2012 in the web
How things have changed
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:
Steve Halliday, president of High Tech Aid awarded the IEC 1906 Award
Sep 6 | WebWire
PITTSBURGH, PA, September 5, 2012 , - High Tech Aid announced today that Steve Halliday was awarded the 2012 IEC 1906 Award. http://www.hightechaid.com/
AIM Announces Public Review of Bar Code Specification
DotCode Document Available for Download and Comment
HID Global Launches Secure Identity Services, Industry’s First Comprehensive Offering For Credential Provisioning and Management, From Card Badges to NFC-Enabled Smartphones
Provides One-Stop Source for Creating, Using and Managing Identities, Including Mobile Credential
Provisioning and Management Starting With BlackBerry® Smartphones in the Enterprise
HID Global Expands iCLASS SE Platform with iCLASS Seos Cards and Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) Support
HID Global’s New Standard for Access Control Simplifies How Identities are Created, Used and Managed
Global Chipless RFID Tags Industry
Aug 14 | Yahoo! News - rfid (gada.be)
NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Chipless RFID Tags Industry http://www.reportlinker.com
U.S. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications Markets
NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communication Market: By Technologies & Platforms -- M2M & IoT Components -- Sensing & Identification; Network Communications; Data Processing; Safety, Security & Support Technology - Advanced Technologies
NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communication Market: By Technologies & Platforms - M2M & IoT Components - Sensing & Identification; Network Communications; Data Processing; Safety, Security & Support Technology - Advanced Technologies
Gartner's 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Identifies "Tipping Point" Technologies That Will Unlock Long-Awaited Technology Scenarios
2012 Hype Cycle Special Report Evaluates the Maturity of More Than 1,900 Technologies
BlinkSpot Delivers Biometric Iris Technology for School Bus Safety
Eye-D partner BlinkSpot, collaborates with 3M Cogent iris scanning technology to provide real time safety tracking and verification for school transportation
Mojix Reduces Risk and Saves Money for the Oil and Gas Industry
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mojix® Inc., the leading technology provider for wide-area RFID networks with unique passive RTLS capabilities, today announced an increased focus on delivering its industry-leading radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to the complex supply chain needs of the oil and gas industry.
Real Time Location Systems Market to Grow more than 1300% over the Next Decade, Reaching $4 Billion by 2022
Government and healthcare verticals will drive much of the market growth, along with the oil & gas, mining, aerospace, and manufacturing sectors.
Group Health Selects Intelligent InSites’ RTLS Software to Make “Medical Centers of the Future” a Reality Today
Intelligent InSites’ RTLS solution to enable the leading consumer-governed healthcare system to create the ideal patient experience
nanotron Technologies Founds RTLS Focus Group with AIM Germany
Berlin - Leading German RTLS developer, nanotron Technologies, has joined the internationally renowned industry association AIM-D (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), which is part of the AIM Global network.
Zebra Technologies Introduces System Builder, the Industry’s First Planning, Deployment, and Management Tool for Time-Based Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS)
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Aug. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq:ZBRA), a recognized global leader in technologies that extend real-time visibility into business operations, today announced the release of System Builder, an advanced planning software tool utilizing time difference of arrival (TDOA) to assist in designing accurate and scalable real time locating systems (RTLS).
Analysis of the Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) Market:
RTLS solutions are projected to be used more across various vertical markets, and this study focuses on the trends, challenges, and factors driving market growth.
GS1 and VICS to Merge
GS1 US and the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association announced today that they are merging their operations (see GS1 US, Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association to Merge). GS1 (formerly the Uniform Code Council in the United States) stabled the Universal Product Code (UPC) standard for bar codes and the Electronic Product Code (EPC) standard for radio frequency identification.
GS1’s Global Registry Reaches 10 Million Registered Items
by Press Release on 2012-09-11 06:03:57
GS1 Global RegistryBRUSSELS, Belgium, September 10th, 2012 – GS1®, a not-for-profit organisation that designs and manages a global system of standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply chains across industries, announced today that its GS1 Global Registry® has reached 10 million product items.
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:
For best use of credit cards
Typewriting the iPad
The wealthiest Americans ever? http://www.nytimes.com/ref/
Jay Leno inhales
These guys always have
The neatest toys for smart people
What not to do
With duct tape
Runs on sunlight
Colored corn syrup is dropped into a mixture, mixed up, and when the direction is reversed, the drops form their original state: http://www.flixxy.com/laminar-flow.htm
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