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From the Editor's Desk

Steve HallidayWelcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.

The summer seems to be over, and even the economic slowdown seems to be on the other side of the curve. We are starting to see some interesting movement in the business world which hopefully is a sign of things to come.

Pittsburgh, PA just hosted the G20 event and the city is looking at some great publicity from the event. Requests for organizations to hold their own meetings are coming into the convention center and Pittsburgh looks as if it will gain a lot of economic growth from the events held here. Of course we had the inevitable demonstrations and some vandalism (storefront windows broken etc.) but in all, the consensus seems to be that it was a success for the city.

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Technology News Briefs

RFID Standards

A quiet month in standards this month. After a lengthy review period ISO/IEC 18000-6 was sent for another round of FCD ballot, closing in January 2010. Hopefully this will be the last round.

ISO/IEC 18000-3 (the HF air interface standard) was reviewed following the FCD ballot and some changes were made. After reviewing the IP statements made, it was decided to go back and engineer out some IP, so this should go for another round of FCD ballot in October or early November.

If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email steve@hightechaid.com.

Radio Frequency Identification

Oyster Card:
10 Million + RFID Chips in London

Bogus RFID Claims Continue
The New American posted an online article

Former IT leader Walmart loses its path
Social networking marketing plans were a bust, and using RFID to track stock was a failure.

Dunlop tags tires
for British racing league

SecureRF to tackle drug counterfeiting with RFID
Awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation

Best Practices in Rolling Out Vendor Bar Code and RFID Compliance Programs
Bar code labeling, rfid, ASNs all smooth the flow of goods, but following best practices will get your supply chain there sooner

CCIA puts an end to bar code animal tagging
The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) has ordered that all cattle must be tagged with CCIA-approved RFID tags as of January 1, 2010.

Alien Technology tightens tag security
with 'Dynamic Authentification'

RFID — A Surge In Orders
Despite a down economy, the global RFID market is rising 5% this year to $5.56 billion.

Understanding UHF Tag Performance
Read range requirements, application scenario, regulatory requirements and surfaces to be tagged are key, European test center says;"on-metal" performance has increased rapidly

Adds RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2009-2019

Keeping track of tools
Asset tracking using chips RFID technology

CHEP MEA uses PowerID
BAP RFID Tags for Automotive & Retail Solutions

Airline Industry Gets Smarter With Bags
Carriers, Airports Use Scanners, Radio Tags and Software to Improve Tracking of Luggage

Savi Wins $100m US Army RFID Contract
Lockheed Martin subsidiary Savi Technology has won a four-year $100m indefinite-quantity/ indefinite-delivery contract from the US.

RFID tags on vehicles seen to solve many traffic woes
THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) will begin tagging next month all vehicles with radio frequency identification (RFID) labels

NSW libraries
to deploy 1.5 million RFID tags

To Provide RFID Technology For The Atlanta HOT Lane...

RFID Journal
Acquires RFID Update

RFID booms
for global apparel makers

Fashion companies
to drive growth in RFID market

Broadens Portfolio of RFID Technology

Future role of RFID to be highlighted
when CASAGRAS, the EU Framework 7 project, presents its final report to a global audience of identification and location technology specialists.

Inc. Magazine
Recognizes ODIN as top Growing RFID Company

RFID startup Tego
takes $1.2M in venture capital


FBI building system
that blows away fingerprinting
Israel debate over biometrics law continue
The Israeli government has proposed a law requiring capturing and storing biometric information on all its citizens

India in biggest biometric count
More than one billion Indians will have to provide biometric data in plans for a unique identification number.


National ID cards
Listen to the Podcast
Part 1 of 2 http://www.secureidnews.com/2009/08/25/episode-37-national-id-cards-part-1-of-2?tag=Podcasts

Part 2 of 2 http://www.secureidnews.com/2009/08/25/episode-37-national-id-cards-part-1-of-2?tag=Podcasts

ID Cards
A world view on biometrics

Healthcare and Life Sciences

ClearCount Medical Solutions
Named Runner-Up in Wall

to cut chance of surgical instruments being left in patients after surgery

Dennis Quaid
on Electronic Medical

Premier Healthcare Alliance
Selects AeroScout as Exclusive Wi-Fi-Based Vendor for RFID Asset Tracking and Management Solutions

On the Trail of Counterfeit Drugs
Serialized tracking and tracing radio frequency identification (RFID) and 2D barcode technology are used to identify an individual bottle of drugs


tags BMW


RFID tagging
could become a privacy nightmare


WiMax in 2010:
Too little, too late?

IEEE stamps "approved" on 802.11n Wi-Fi standard
The IEEE has finally approved the 802.11n high-throughput wireless LAN standard. http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/09/11/ieee-stamps-approved-802-11n-wi-fi-standard

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Press Releases

A regular feature of HighTechAIDCourier will be a review of interesting press releases from around the world. Please send your press releases to news@hightechaid.com,, but do not forget to include a URL to the full release on your web site. Here are this month’s selections:

Magellan Technology appoints Marketing and Communications Manager
Sydney, Australia – 25 September, 2009 – Magellan Technology Pty Ltd, the Australian Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions provider has appointed Katrina Ganin as Marketing and Communications Manager for its global operations. http://www.magellan-rfid.com/news/magellantech

Magellan Technology extends US presence with a new agreement with CES
Sydney, Australia – 25 September, 2009 – Magellan Technology Pty Ltd of Sydney (Magellan) and Creative Electronics and Software Inc (CES) of Illinois have completed an agreement for CES to develop, manufacture and market Magellan Technology’s Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader products. http://www.magellan-rfid.com/news/untitledpost/

Magellan Technology selected as finalist in NSW ATS Award 2009
Sydney, Australia – 30 September, 2009 – Magellan Technology Pty Ltd, an Australian Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions provider has been selected as a finalist in this year’s NSW Australian Technology Showcase Patrons’ Award for Outstanding Export Achievement. http://www.magellan-rfid.com/news/magellantech

Magellan Technology appoints VP of Business Development
Sydney, Australia – 6 October, 2009 – Magellan Technology Pty Ltd, the Australian Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions provider has appointed Jenny Thomson as Vice President of Business Development for its global operations. http://www.magellan-rfid.com/news/magellantech

Diamonds are RFID's best friend
System integrator Scanology BV has successfully delivered a Diamond Identification and Traceability system using the Magellan Technology RFID PJM platform to the HRD Antwerp Institute of Gemmology

Sirit Introduces Latest UHF RFID Reader
Robust IDentity 5200 enhances flexibility of installation TORONTO and IBTTA Exhibition, CHICAGO (CNW) - Sirit Inc.
("Sirit") (TSX: SI), a global provider of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology today introduces the latest addition to its IDentity series of high performance, fixed position, UHF RFID readers, the IDentity 5200 ("ID5200").

Inside Supplies MobiNear with key NFC technology
NFC Reader Module Expands Access to MobiNear Kiosk and Platform

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Sirit Inc. for Its Aggressive Growth and Customer Oriented Strategies Which Have Led to Its Leadership in the North American RFID Market
Mountain View, California-9/24/2009- Based on its recent analysis of the North American radio frequency identification (RFID) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sirit Inc. (“Sirit”) with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year for its superior performance, innovation, technological advancement, and sound business strategies. http://www.sirit.com/press

AIM North America's UID Supplier Alliance Joins Forces with Leading Lobbyist
The Normandy Group Selected to Provide Policy Expertise

Sirit Awarded US$6.6 million Renewal RFID Transponder Order
Fifteen month procurement extends long-standing relationship with BATA http://www.sirit.com/pressrelea

REWE Group Deploy Mojix STAR® System to Enable Ground-breaking RFID Initiative to Fully Equip Large Scale Distribution Center Operation
REWE deployment achieves improved efficiencies in shipping and asset management across Distribution Center operation

The Final Comment

We 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:

Google's invisible city is an identity saver
It allows people to move to a remote village, where they're unable to contact anyone from the outside world. http://www.theonion.com/cont

From the BBC show "Clever Critters", pigs are defeating the RFID collars which restrict their diet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ImZmDYme_s

A Nebraska artist uses a fixture of modern life, bar codes, to create post-modern masterpieces. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/

Which famous person do you look like? http://celebrity.myheritage.com/

Favorite TV theme songs http://melaman2.com/tvshows/

What's your sign? Build your own billboard. http://www.addcaptions.com/

How avoidant are you? (warning: addictive game with sound) http://www.minijuegos.com/jue

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