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Technology News Briefs
Standards meetings this month have moved the progress of several
standards. Here is a brief summary of the status in RFID standards:
If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email email@example.com.
Radio Frequency IdentificationACMA’s 4 Watt ruling
A win for EPC/RFID
2009 will be the year of contactless payments
Says Visa Europe boss
Major move toward contactless and NFC
Signals move to NFC
The Five-Cent Tag is Here!
Food poisoning outbreaks
Could prove a boon to RFID
Wal-Mart Finds Do-It-Yourself
May be easiest path for RFID enablement
What Sam's Club Decision means
Confirms the company's commitment to RFID
World's largest casino' replaces chips
With high-tech discs
TI Scales Back
Katherine Albrecht to head U.S. media relations for Ixquick.com
Moscow Metro goes contactless
With NXP's MIFARE
The first passive UWB RTLS and antenna on chip
Lets you clone passport RFID chips just by driving past
Former IBM Executive Diana Hage
Hired as Chief Executive Officer
RFID Emblem Pages
Have Been Updated
No More Lost Bags:
The One-Step Solution
To Pull Back From Wal-Mart RFID Trial Quite Understandable
To consolidate RFID unit
RuBee Aims to Be
A Rugged Alternative to RFID
Payback Is Not Sweet for RFID
ABI Research Says
Organic RFID Transponder Chip
Makes Big Progress
INSIDE Celebrates Banner Year
For MicroRead NFC Chip
Success of BRIDGE project
Baird RFID Monthly
Baird RFID Monthly
New Financing Program for
Mobile Aspects RFID Solutions
Army better track tank parts
New York may regulate
Retail RFID use
New Compact 1-Watt UHF RFID Reader Modules
On China's RFID Industry
A New Generation of RFID
Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN)
BiometricsFBI studies biometrics
To plan its future research
U.S. Military wants
Domestic biometrics standards
Motorola wins four-year contract
With Dutch police agency
Tried to sneak in biometrics for driver's licenses, groups claim
Where does RFID stand?
It's still alive, but it isn't exactly kicking.
For UK banking?
Facial scan trial
Swipes Millions of Credit Cards
Aims to make sure cards can stand the test of time
Healthcare and Life SciencesWireless RFID tag
New RFID tag
Can track blood samples in real time
RFID in Healthcare:
The Next Generation
RFID Helps St. Joseph's
Keep an Eye on Cold Storage
Silica Gel RFID Wristband Tag
Targets healthcare industry
To Exceed $1.6 Billion by 2010
Bar CodeWhat is GS1?
GS1 standards, barcodes and labelling explained
In the United States
Looking to hike security
With RFID devices
WirelessUWB Market Sees Major Setbacks
But Some Progress
Homeland SecurityEuropean Parliament
Has voted to implement biometric passports
Metamaterials work with a broad band of frequencies.
STMicro Faces Nightmare Year
Cutting thousands of jobs, but structural weaknesses remain.
Press ReleasesA 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:
High Tech Aid Announces New Web Site
New format offers easier access to information.
PITTSBURGH, February 5, 2009, – High Tech Aid, internationally recognized for its expertise on AIDC standards, training, and education, announced today the launch of its new, re-designed web site for the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry.
Evanhoe Appointed Chairperson of AIM North America
Warrendale, Pa. - February 19, 2009 - Charles Evanhoe, President, Evanhoe & Associates in Dayton, OH, was named chairperson of the AIM North America (NA) Board of Directors.
Sirit’s Technology to be Installed on First T-21 Toll Road in Canada
New Golden Ears Bridge expands Sirit’s western North America tolling stronghold
Toronto, ON – February 18, 2009 - Sirit Inc. (“Sirit”) (TSX: SI), a global provider of radio frequency identification (“RFID”) technology, today announced that it has received the order for RFID Title 21 (“T-21”) toll equipment to be installed on the Golden Ears Bridge near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Motorola Executive to Deliver Keynote Address
Gerald McNerney to Open AIM Technology Leadership Summit
Warrendale, PA -- February 12, 2009 -- AIM Global, the worldwide trade association and authority on automatic identification and mobility technologies, announced today that Gerald McNerney, vice president of strategy and business development for Motorola's Enterprise Mobility business, will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual AIM Technology Leadership Summit to be held April 20-22, at the Hyatt Woodfield in Chicago, IL, USA.
First modelling software for new RFID for Libraries standard
CHIPPENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, 9 FEBRUARY 2009 – ISO 28560 Information and Documentation – RFID in Libraries – PART 2: Encoding based on ISO/IEC 15962 is a new standard that increases the opportunity for interoperability of RFID in libraries.
Nedap Security Management releases AEOS 2.3
AEOS 2.3 makes Nedap's successful security management software a truly comprehensive management platform.
Leading Analysts to Share Insight with AIM Executives
Finance and Market Analysts Will Kick Off AIM Technology Leadership Summit
Warrendale, PA -- January 29, 2009 -- AIM Global, the trade association recognized as the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility, today announced the participation of leading analysts at the AIM Technology Leadership Summit April 20-22, 2009 at the Hyatt Woodfield, Chicago, IL USA.
Qimonda commences insolvency proceedings
Neubiberg, Germany, January 23, 2009 – Qimonda AG today filed for insolvency at the Munich Local Court. Infineon Technologies AG currently holds a 77.5 percent equity interest in Qimonda.
“Old meets new” with Nordic ID Morphic & Scanology @ La Trappe
Dutch based Nordic ID partner Scanology has implemented a control system based on the Nordic ID Morphic at LaTrappe breweries in The Netherlands.
GPI Wins Large RFID Orders From Two New Asian Casinos
LAS VEGAS, NV UNITED STATES New Macau and Philippine Casinos choose GPI's RFID technology for Casino Currency Control(R) security, tracking and verification at gaming tables
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC) ("GPI"), a leading provider of casino currency and table game equipment worldwide, announced today that it has secured two substantial orders to supply casino chips and RFID technology to two casinos, one in Macau and the other in the Philippines, each due to open in the middle of 2009.
Tego, Inc. Revolutionizes RFID Across All Industries With Introduction of TegoTag
World's first high memory, passive tag will change the way companies do business
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Tego, Inc., the industry-leading developer of intelligent RFID tagging solutions, today introduced its first generation of high memory TegoTags(TM). Tego's transformational approach and advanced technology have broken through the memory limitations that have held back traditional RFID tags for years.
Sierra Army Depot Deploys Savi Software to Automate Visibility and Management of Inventory
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Jan. 14, 2009 – Savi, a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] company, has gone live with an automated asset and inventory tracking system at the Sierra Army Depot in northern California. The depot is a 59-square-mile complex encompassing about 1,200 buildings that serves as an Expeditionary Logistics Center for the storage, maintenance, assembly and containerization of operational stocks and other items – from depot to foxhole.
Raytheon Chosen to Help Provide Department of Defense Biometrics Operations and Support Services
Raytheon one of 12 companies selected for BOSS-U $497 million award
RESTON, Va., Jan. 27, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Biometrics Task Force has selected Raytheon Company to provide biometric-related services and support to enhance the ability of the Department of Defense infrastructure, architecture and standard for biometric defense capabilities.
3M Announces Launch of the 3M RFID Patient Record Tracking Solution
Diversified technology company 3M has announced the launch of its new RFID enabled Patient Record Tracking Solution. With a successful track record in RFID related markets and technologies, 3M now offers a solution that allows hospital staff to quickly and easily locate any of their Patient Records.
The Final CommentWe 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:
Even Santa can go a little holiday crazy
More exciting than circling classified ads!
Is it a car, is it a plane?
Yes it is real. But it hasn’t flown yet. It is however only $148k and they have orders.
History Buffs' Heaven
Figure out the card trick
Printable maps of the U.S.
Hard-to-find 800 Numbers: here they are!
Jet-powered bug (includes sound, QuickTime required)
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