From the Editor's Desk
Welcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.
Wow, how can another month have flown by so quickly? The leaves are falling from the trees (many are already gone here in Pittsburgh, PA) and winter is starting to poke its head out. Last week, there was snow on the ground just a few miles north of us.
This week I attended an RFID event put on by MIT in Cambridge MA. The event included some seminar sessions and a small trade show. I was there with RFIDTraxx LLC to show the new asset tracking program AssetTraxx, but we also showed DocStaxx document management. The event was well attended with some interesting people walking the show floor. There were obviously a lot of students and staff, but there were plenty of local companies viewing the exhibits as well.
This is the second university-sponsored event I have exhibited at (I helped sponsor the University of Pittsburgh event last year) and both of them have been worth attending. The event was free for the attendee, very inexpensive for the exhibitor and everyone benefited from the experience. If you have a local university that is interested in RFID, why don’t you give them a call and get a show going in your area and tell me about it so we can help you get some publicity. If you are interested in being involved in the second Pittsburgh event, let me know.
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Technology News Briefs
Another quiet month as the steam builds for the meetings that
inevitably take place around the holidays. Work has continued on
18000-3 and a BRM for 18047-7 identified an issue that is being
reviewed by the committee.
If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email email@example.com.
Radio Frequency IdentificationRFID to track
RFID in the forest
Tracking timber in Malaysia
Read Fields Showing where the tag is read
U.S. Department of Defense
Places First Orders for DASH7(TM) Wireless Sensor http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS121304+21-Oct-2009+PRN20091021
Combo HF/UHF and sensor tags
In 2010 will change RFID
Munich Airport Says
RFID Improves Dollies Management
Why RFID Is The Best
For Tracking Assets
Conair Uses Its Own RFID Solutions
To Expedite Shipments
Universal Postal Union Specifies Alien Technology(R) Tags
In High-Profile, Global Postal Application http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS102849+13-Oct-2009+MW20091013
US Department of Transportation
Solicits Proposals for Embedding RFID into License Plates
GS1 Hong Kong
Announces RFID awards winners
To Lead RFID Security Alliance
RFID-enabled bicycle sharing programs at technology expo http://www.rfidnews.org/2009/10/09/korea-reveals-rfid-enabled-bicycle-sharing-programs-at-technology-expo
Wall Street Journal
Gets RFID Right—For Once
Tagsys and Cegid Target RFID Market
In Fashion, Specialty Retail
GS1 US Announces
Launch Of Groundbreaking Foodservice Initiative
Philippines puts brakes on
Vehicle RFID plan
BiometricsUK ready and willing
For biometric fingerprinting
School fingerprint system
2012 Olympic site workers
Face biometric scans
UK employing biometric trial
Fingerprint recognition technology
Takes leap forward
Healthcare and Life Sciences
To Better Understand Its Clinics
$1.4 million federal grant
RFID Healthcare Technology
Addresses Quality & Affordability Issues
Another Example of Why
We Need GS1 and Patient Bedside Barcoding Now!
Tracking Patients And Providers
To Find New Ways To Improve Ambulatory Care
Implements RFID security system in infant ward
The Growth Areas
PrivacyUS Considers EU Decision on RFID
A "Big Victory"
Cyberthieves are Picking Pockets
bar code2D Barcode
Vs Radio Frequency Identification
The rise of the barcode
Marking its 30th birthday in the UK
Automatic data capture (ADC) suppliers, 2009
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:
RFIDTraxx LLC Introduces AssetTraxx - Asset Tracking System
October 27, 2009 RFIDTraxx LLC announced today the introduction of AssetTraxx, its new asset tracking software using RFID. AssetTraxx, designed for ease-of-use at an affordable price point, combines the power of the Microsoft® SQL Server® with active RFID tags and readers from Ingecom to allow the tracking of assets
INSIDE COMMITS TO SUPPORT DISCOVER ZIP® on FUTURE MICROPASS PRODUCTS
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, Oct. 29, 2009 – INSIDE Contactless, the world leader in advanced open-standard contactless chip technologies, today announced it has signed an agreement with Discover Financial Services, LLC for the development of future Discover Zip® contactless payment devices. http://www.insidecontactless
INSIDE CONTACTLESS AND DYNAMIC CARD SOLUTIONS TEAM ON INSTANT IN-BRANCH ISSUANCE
Partnership Ensures Fast, Easy Personalization and Activation of All MicroPass Contactless and Dual Interface Products in All Form Factors
INSIDE CONTACTLESS DEBUTS MICROPASS 6000 DUAL-INTERFACE PAYMENT PLATFORM
Multi-Interface, Multi-Brand, Multi-Application, Multi-Form-Factor
INSIDE AND ADELYA TEAM TO BRING LOYALTY CARDS TO MOBILE PHONES
Largest Retail Deployment of Contactless Loyalty Sticker Technology in France
AIM Publishes New 2D Symbology for High-Speed Encoding
DotCode is Designed to Encode Data at Full Production Line Speeds
INSIDE CONTACTLESS LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO JUMPSTART MOBILE PAYMENT MARKET
New Class of MicroPass Solutions Promises to Enable Existing Mobile Phones to Make Contactless Payments
AIM Panel to Provide Healthcare Technology Overview
Experts to Highlight Automatic Identification Solutions at UDI Conference
LoGO, ASK brand new contactless USB reader
Sophia-Antipolis, October 15, 2009
ASK today announced the availability of LoGO, their brand new contactless USB reader for home or desk usage.
Food and Drug Administration Expert to Deliver Keynote Address
Jay Crowley to Speak at Track & Trace Virtual Trade Show
Middle Tennesee Medical Center Chooses GuardRFID's TotGuard™ Active RFID System for Infant and Pediatric Security
Middle Tennessee Medical Center (MMTC) has chosen GuardRFID's TotGuard™ Infant Protection solution for its new $267 million state-of-the-art healthcare facility.
Mobile Aspects Awarded Novation Contract for RFID Inventory Management Systems
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:00pm EDT PITTSBURGH--(Business Wire)-- Mobile Aspects, a leader in RFID enabled clinical process improvement systems, announced today that Novation, the health care contracting services company for VHA Inc., the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), and Provista, has awarded Mobile Aspects a three-year contract to supply radio frequency identification (RFID) inventory management systems to its member organizations.
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:
Almost all spam traced to a single country
(Warning: Coarse language.)
Finally! An effective way to reduce traffic
Behind the lens of Google street view
Seeing is believing (or is it?)
What has Google patented (or what hasn't Google patented)?
One fast beetle
Myths about Microwaves
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