From the Editor's Desk
Welcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.
It has been a busy month with lots of travel to standards meetings and a
conference/trade show. The RFID Journal Live was a good show with plenty of
old friends attending. I spoke on standards as part of the AIDC 100 event,
and though it wasn't the largest crowd I have spoken to, the questions were
good and the interest was high.
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Technology News Briefs
We have seen a lot of standards meetings this month, and a lot of
progress has been made in those meetings. As many of you know, the
ISO process has several stages of balloting that allow the
international community to reach consensus, and this month we have
had several Ballot Resolution Meetings (BRM). These meetings allow
the community to look at all the comments made by everyone else and
work towards getting a better standard.
• ISO/IEC 15961-1 Radio frequency (RFID) for item management: Data
protocol — Part 1: Application interface
In each case the committee reviewed all of the comments and
attempted to reach conclusions that were acceptable to everyone. In
some cases the committee did not finish the work at the meeting and
so another meeting will be held in the coming weeks.
If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email email@example.com.
Radio Frequency IdentificationRFID Market
To Reach $5.56 Billion in 2009
From RFID Journal Live! 2009
RFID Gives Focus Magazine
A Sharper View of Readership
Considers Closing Fargo Facility
Offers Active RFID Development Kit
Many companies view RFID as cost-prohibitive
Major breakthrough for RFID?
NEC cuts production costs by more than 90%
RFID Markets Not Contracting
Avery Dennison RFID
Enters HF market
High-frequency RFID inlays
Answer customer requests
Spur RFID Growth
Tego, Inc. Demonstrates
World's First High-Memory, Passive RFID Tagging Solution
RFID from birth to plate
To use RFID to track spare parts
From Baird's RFID Monthly for April
To boost RFID growth
To delve inside your brain
To get smart licences next year
Healthcare and Life SciencesSouth Side start-up Mobile Aspect
Has new plan for endoscopes
In Healthcare Industry 2008-2012
Research and Markets:
Examine Key Market Trends of RFID in the Healthcare Industry
PrivacyEC Sets out Privacy Requirements
For Smart RFID Tags
RFID tagging tech
Gets privacy code from the European Commission
Present privacy risks?
Bar CodeCool Barcode Maker 1.0
Free download. WYSWYG barcode printing
Ultrawideband dies by 2013
Homeland SecurityRFID technologies
Are getting more powerful - and vulnerable to attack
GeneralStar Trek Props
Are Retail Staples Store Barcode Scanners
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:
Magellan’s RFID Magazine Reader wins RFID Journal “Most Innovative Use of RFID” award for 2009.
29 April 2009 Germany’s FOCUS Magazine has today received the prestigious Most Innovative Use of RFID award from RFID Journal, awarded at RFID Live in Orlando, Florida.
Mojix® Announces Partnership with SRA International to Deliver RFID Solutions to Government Organizations
Mojix EPC RTLS offerings coupled with SRA solutions and services enable new, high value RFID deployments
April 27, 2009, Los Angeles, CA — Mojix®, Inc. today announced a partnership with SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations and commercial clients to deliver RFID-enabled solutions for government organizations.
Impinj Solidifies Market Leadership With Introduction of Indy(TM) R2000 Reader Chip
4/29/2009 7:30 AM | Yahoo! News - radio frequency identification (gada.be) Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification technology provider Impinj, Inc. today announced the introduction of the Indy(TM) R2000 reader chip, which allows customers to deliver and deploy world-class RFID systems for the high-end reader segment.
Automatic ID Industry Honors Excellence at 2009 Leadership Summit
Five Individuals Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to the Automatic Identification and Mobility Industry
Chicago, IL -- May 14, 2009 -- Five individuals whose noteworthy contributions to the development and growth of the automatic identification and mobility community merited special recognition were recognized by AIM Global, the association for Automatic Identification and Mobility and its worldwide chapter network during the AIM Industry Awards Gala on April 21 at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Chicago, IL. http://www.aimglobal.org/m
Sirit Reports Solid Financial Results to Start Fiscal 2009
Toronto, ON – May 12, 2009 – Sirit Inc. (“Sirit”) (TSX: SI), a leading provider of radio frequency identification (“RFID”) technology, reports its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. All amounts are stated in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise noted.
ASK to showcase contactless products for identity market at Intergraf
Based on unique field proven silver antennas
Sophia-Antipolis, May 06, 2009: ASK, a worldwide leading technology provider of contactless products announces its participation in the upcoming Intergraf International Security Printers' Conference and Suppliers' Exhibition event.
Sirit Expands its Product Portfolio
New Tags and Readers with New Form Factors and Functionality Design Enhancements
Toronto, ON, Canada; RFID Journal Live, Orlando, Florida-4/27/2009- Sirit Inc. (“Sirit”) (TSX: SI), a global provider of radio frequency identification (“RFID”) technology, today announces the release of the IDentity 4100 fixed position reader and the IDentity 3100 desktop reader to its line of leading UHF reader products.
Hong Kong International Airport Selects Motorola, Avery Dennison and Print-O-Tape, Inc. to Enhance Baggage Tracking
High-performance RFID system will provide better service to both the airlines and customers
April 22, 2009 HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. – April 22, 2009 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and partners Avery Dennison RFID and Print-O-Tape, Inc., have been awarded a multi-year contract to supply Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) with up to 70 million radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled IATA standard 21" RFID baggage tracking tags.
Avery Dennison RFID Enters HF Market
Avery Dennison RFID Introduces new HF (High Frequency) Tags at RFID Journal Live
Flowery Branch, GA (PRWEB) April 23, 2009 -- Avery Dennison RFID Division announced today that it has entered the High Frequency (HF) market for RFID inlays with the introduction of three new platform products.
Cenveo, Inc. to Acquire Nashua Corporation
NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - May 7, 2009) - Cenveo, Inc. (NYSE: CVO) announced today that the Company has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire all of the shares of Nashua Corporation (NASDAQ: NSHA) in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $44 million including the assumption of Nashua debt.
NXP Propels NFC with World’s First Industry Standard Chip
NXP PN544 controller to drive global Near Field Communication adoption, enabling new era of contactless mobile service innovations
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, May 11th, 2009 - NXP, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, today unveiled the world's first truly industry standard Near Field Communication (NFC) controller, delivering a fully compliant platform for handset manufacturers and operators to introduce next generation NFC devices and services.
World's First Disposable Wireless RFID Sensor Detects Radiation Threats in Shipping Containers Using Modified Cell Phone Technology
Tuesday April 21, 7:00 am ET WASHINGTON and MORRISVILLE, N.C., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sicel Technologies, Inc., a privately held, specialty medical device company, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Gentag, Inc., to create the world's first passive (no battery), disposable, wireless Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sensor to detect radiation threats in shipping containers using modified cell phone technology. http://ca.us.biz.yahoo.com/
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:
Photos That Changed the World
A little disturbing and a little horrific.
'Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!'
We all know the story of the Three Little Pigs who outsmart the Big, Bad Wolf. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmkLlVzUBn4
Never put in an honest day's work again!
There's just not enough time in the workday to idly surf the Internet, work on side projects, update your personal blog, and get all your work done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYaZ57Bn4pQ
Run for the border and sing for your supper!
Who knew the best place to catch some local music might be at your neighborhood fast-food joint? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uwY3sjqYX0
A real place of fun.
I really liked the Jukebox. http://upchucky.com
This food's out to attack more than your heart
The video shows that war isn't healthy for any of the major food groups. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-yldqNkGfo
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