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What we do?

High Tech Aid is a consulting company providing information, education and training on all aspects of Automatic Identification and Data Capture including the standards arena.

We work with Manufacturers, VARs, System Integrators and Users of AIDC (Automatic Identification and Data Capture) technologies to provide the information and resources they need to make informed decisions about their involvement with these technologies.

What is AIDC?

Technologies supported:

  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

  • Bar Code

  • Magnetic Stripe

  • Smart Card

  • Optical Media Card

  • Biometrics

  • Internet of Things (IOT)

  • Near Field Communications (NFC)


  • What are standards?

  • ISO process

  • Standards Updates


We can provide education and training at your facility or we can provide speakers for your conference. Call to discuss your needs.

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Enter your email address to the left and click the Subscribe Now button to get a free monthly newsletter that covers RFID, IOT, NFC and the other AIDC topics listed above.  Read the latest issue by clicking the big orange button to the left.

Other Web Sites

High Tech Aid now manages several new web sites with information about AIDC and standards. Please visit:

Asset Tracking

We now offer technology independent Asset Tracking solutions from document management to large scale assets.

Visit: http://www.RFIDTraxxllc.com

to learn how our web based software solution can provide you with the asset tracking solution you need. Call or email to discuss your needs.

Email at  or phone at +1 724 443-7518

Who are we?

Steve Halliday is President of High Tech Aid a Pittsburgh, PA USA based consulting company. High Tech Aid specializes in consulting for the Automatic Identification and Data Capture industry, providing information on standardization as well as education and training.

Steve was previously vice president, technology for AIM Inc. (AIM), a trade association for manufacturers, consultants, systems integrators, and users involved in automatic identification and data capture. He was responsible for all technology aspects for the trade association on a global basis.

Steve has had numerous papers and articles published on technology subjects. He was the editor/publisher of RFID News, an electronic newsletter for the RFID community. He is currently the chairman of the SC31 committee responsible for creating RFID air interface standards and is the vice-chairman for the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC31, Automatic Identification and Data Capture Techniques. He is co-chair of the GS1 EPCglobal Technical Standards Committee, and co-chair of the GS1 EPCglobal Hardware group. He has also served as the Vice-Chair for the ANSI committee on Identification Cards, the Secretary for the ANSI Magnetic Stripe committee, and he is a regular attendee at ISO meetings.

Steve is the 2010 winner of the Richard R. Dilling Award for outstanding contributions to the AIDC industry

Steve can be contacted by email at

or by phone at +1 724 443-7518