From the Editor's Desk
Welcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.
A busy month again for me means that the newsletter is a little thinner than
usual. There has been plenty of news and hopefully we have caught all of the
main items. The biggest event for me was that RFIDTraxx, a company in which
I am a part owner, released our first product. RFIDTraxx specializes in
using RFID to track items. Our product, DocStaxx, is designed to track
pieces of paper and is particularly needed by companies that have an
obligation to keep paper documents like insurance companies, mortgage
companies, lawyers' offices, doctors' offices, and banks.
Technology News Briefs
Lots of discussion globally this month about the ballot of ISO/IEC 18000-6 currently in progress. The discussions revolve around whether it is ready from prime time or if changes still need to be made to the sensor and battery assist sections of the new standard. Many items have been raised for discussion and the standards community ti starting to work through them to discuss the merits. The ballot closes in April and we won’t really know the extent of the comments and suggestions until the group meets in May to resolve all of the comments.
If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radio Frequency IdentificationRFID shows signs of life
It's still alive, but it isn't exactly kicking.
RFID sees continued growth
Not despite but because of the crisis,
Sony releases TVs with RFID
TV owners to order pay-per-view content
On Wal-Mart's RFID Timeline
Walgreens' Use of RFID
Helps Target In-Store Display Use
Issues IT-enhanced driver's licenses
Not Bitter, Better.
RFID Improves Lemon Distribution
To secure 'first' NFC wallet
Radio Frequency Identification
Overview and history
Numerex, Savi Develop
Satellite RFID Tag
For EPC RFID Adoption
Procter & Gamble
Halts Tagging of Promotional Displays
Names Fanet chief executive
BiometricsNorthrop Grumman awarded
U.S. Army biometric intelligence resource contract
ISO-IEC Technical Report
Healthcare and Life SciencesRFID in Healthcare:
Improve safety and operational efficiency
RTLSPassive RFID providing RTLS
Real or hype
PrivacyState bill would turn RFID researchers
WirelessStartup Aims Wi-Fi
At Embedded Systems
Atmel Launches Wideband Evaluation Kit
For CAP Customizable Microcontroller
Press ReleasesA regular feature of HighTechAIDCourier will be a review of interesting press releases from around the world. Please send your press releases to email@example.com, but do not forget to include a URL to the full release on your web site. Here are this month’s selections:
RFIDTraxx Introduces DocStaxx Document Management System
RFIDTraxx LLC announced recently the introduction of DocStaxx, its new document tracking software using RFID. DocStaxx, designed for ease-of-use at an affordable price point, combines the power of the Microsoft® SQL Server® with Magellan Technology's Phase Jitter Modulation (PJM) RFID reader to allow the tracking of documents in any environment and in any position.
Leading Technology Users and Providers to Form DASH7™ Alliance to Advance Wireless Data Technology
Mountain View, Calif., March 18th, 2009 -- Michelin, Lockheed Martin’s Savi Technology, Texas Instruments and others are forming the DASH7™ Alliance, a cross-industry initiative to expand the use of a wireless data technology commonly used in the global defense industry but increasingly used by commercial customers.
Hi-G-Tek Joins DASH7 Alliance as a Founding Member
Companies partner to advocate ISO 18000-7 Standard
Rockville, Md. -- March 18, 2009 -- Hi-G-Tek (www.higtek.com), a developer of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based tracking and monitoring solutions for high-value cargo and sensitive materials, today announced that it joined the DASH7 Alliance as a founding member. http://www.higtek.com/ind
Hi-G-Tek Wins Subcontract from Unisys for RFID III Department of Defense Contract
Companies partner to deliver a comprehensive radio frequency identification solution
Rockville, Md. -- March 16, 2009 -- Hi-G-Tek (www.higtek.com), a developer of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based tracking and status monitoring solutions for high-value cargo and sensitive materials, today announced a strategic subcontract to supply the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 18000-7 compliant active-RFID to Unisys Corporation (www.unisys.com) (NYSE: UIS) following the Unisys RFID III award.
Sirit Closes Fiscal 2008 with its Strongest Quarter
Toronto, ON – March 11, 2009 – Sirit Inc. (“Sirit”) (TSX: SI), a global provider of radio frequency identification (“RFID”) technology, today reports its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008.
Social Media Expert to Address AIM Executives
Paul Gillin to Speak at AIM Technology Leadership Summit
Warrendale, PA -- February 26, 2009 -- AIM Global, the worldwide trade association and authority on automatic identification and mobility technologies, announced today that Paul Gillin, an expert in the field of social media, will speak on the afternoon of April 21st during the annual AIM Technology Leadership Summit to be held April 20-22, at the Hyatt Woodfield in Chicago, IL.
Motorola Vice President of RFID Joe White Joins RFID Global Solution, Inc. as Chief Operating Officer
RFID Global Solution, Inc., the leading provider of real time visibility solutions for aerospace, defense and commercial clients, has hired Joe White, Motorola Vice President of RFID Business Development & Marketing, as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. White joins RFIDGS from Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Division, where he was the executive responsible for the strategy and growth of Motorola's RFID business.
SRA Awarded $48 Million Task Order by USTRANSCOM
FAIRFAX, Va., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SRA International, Inc. (NYSE:SRX) , a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations and commercial clients, today announced it has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) re-compete contract by the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM).
AIM Global Announces Second Public Review of Bar Code Specification
DotCode Document Available for Download and Comment
Warrendale, PA – February 24, 2009 – AIM Global, the trade association recognized as the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility, today announced that the second Public Review Draft of the International Symbology Specification – DotCode developed by AIM Global's Technical Symbology Committee (TSC) is available for public review until April 14, 2009.
SAIC Awarded $115 Million Subcontract to Support Tactical Biometrics Systems (TBS)
Company to Help Operate and Maintain Biometric Technology In Support of the Warfighter
SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a subcontract by Sensor Technologies Incorporated (STI) to support the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) by providing operations and user maintenance support to Tactical Biometrics Systems (TBS).
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