From the Editor's Desk
Welcome to the latest issue of the High Tech AIDCourier.
This has been a crazy month. There is so much going on this month that it has been hard to stay on top of it all. The standards column below details some of the work that is going on in that arena.
Did you see the announcement from Wal-Mart that they are going to start tagging apparel? Good news for the industry but it certainly had ignited a lot of press about it. As I sift through all the editorials and comments, I get the feeling that most people do not have a problem with this and it is only the hard core privacy people who are objecting. I still don’t get it! Even though I am very careful with my identity information, I don’t understand how a hang tag on my jeans is going to compromise my privacy rights. I do understand how it is going to let Wal-Mart be even more competitive and I say – good job, especially if it reduces the cost of my jeans.
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Technology News Briefs
Although there have been few physical meetings this month, the phone
lines have not had a chance to cool off before the next call starts.
We have two big areas of work in progress at the moment. Data
Protocol for RFID and Security/File Management for RFID. The Data
Protocol work is the result of a ballot and is an attempt to resolve
the comments raised during the ballot.
If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radio Frequency IdentificationQantas trials
New check-in technology
To Put Radio Tags on Clothes
Race to Utopia
Sensing and monitoring are the next wave
Aims big with RFID
Could read RFID passports at 217 feet, maybe a lot more
Motorola's profit soars
As revenue stabilizes
IBM, WalMart, & Tom Cruise To Star In Thriller, 'RFID Madness!'
The right RFID tag
PowerID PowerT Tags
Used At Races Around The World
Free On-Demand Webcast
Virtualizing the Hard Stuff
Working on New Specification, Tags for ISO 18000-7
RFID Tags Arrive on Store Floor
As Retailers Go After ROI
M&S to roll out
Next-gen RFID tags from 2011
Makes library more efficient
New RFID Tags
Could Mean No Waits in Grocery Cues
In tune with times
RFID Markets Rises
To $5.4 Billion This Year
School to use
Hi-tech child tracking system
Momentum Is Growing
For Item-Level Tagging, Survey Says
RFID Helps Indian Company
Trap Ghost Workers
Extends partnership with INSIDE
Analyst Pegs RFID
4G As Key Wireless Trends
internet of thingsSensor:
The Internet of things becomes the engine
Internet of Things
Weather station project
12 special topics while planning
IOT takes measures again
Set up national team
The Snowflake Effect
On the World of Things
Every Machine Around Can be Used
To Watch You. Interested in Privacy?
The heat wave
Of the IOT
NYC Makes Progress
In Smart Energy
Beyond Social: Read/Write
In The Era of Internet of Things
BT joins forces
With Arquiva, Detica for smart meter bid
6 Brain Sensors
You'll Be Using Soon
Microsoft licenses ARM tech
In bid to own 'internet of things'
Internet of Things
Will things change?
The Memetic Web
& The "Internet of Products"
Collaborate to Advance Smarter Buildings
New Engineering Center
Of Rural Internet of Things Founded
Builds lab for smarter planet research
Silicon Valley Power's smartmeters
To come with Wi-Fi
A Sensor In Every Chicken:
Cisco Bets on the Internet of Things
Stuff you know,
But don't know you know
Information Clutter Busting
Internet of Things
'Internet of Things'
To revolutionise logistics
INTERNET OF THINGS 2010
Call for Workshop Papers/Call for Videos
Trilliant snags $106 million
For smart-grid networking
Mobile CommerceAT&T, Verizon
Want to Replace Your Credit Cards
Why Your Phone
Can't Really Replace Your Credit Card
New QR Codes
Will Change How You Shop
You Need Biometric Access Control
1 Million Bulgarians
Enjoy New Biometric ID Cards
What You Need To Know
About Airport Biometrics Security
100,000 e-passports and 250,000 identification cards
To be purchased within 2010
Healthcare and Life Sciences
RFID In Healthcare
Hospital Inventory Control
With UHF RFID
Upgrades RFID infant tracker
Play key role in blood bank tracking
Precision Dynamics Introduces
New Securline(R) Bar Code Blood Band
Zebra unveils latest
RTLS And WSN Innovator DecaWave
Secures Investment From Korean Giant LG
PrivacyThe Next Big Privacy Concern:
The 'Privacy Expert' Crusading Against Walmart RFID Tags
Facts about RFID tags
Don't add up to Big Brother
Bar CodeWhy QR Codes
Are Poised to Hit the Mainstream
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:
Baggage tracked by Datalogic in the largest Italian Airport!
Bologna, July 22nd 2010 – Datalogic Group, a leader on the market of barcode readers, data collection mobile computers, RFID and vision systems, through its subsidiary Datalogic Automation, has realized thirty omnidirectional reading tunnels to improve baggage handling for the “Leonardo da Vinci” airport in Rome, Fiumicino (the biggest Italian airport with four terminals and over 33 million passengers a year).
DASH7 Alliance Announces Updated Standard For Wireless Sensor Networks
DASH7 “Mode 2” Offers Dramatic New Capabilities for Developers
AIM's RFID Experts Group Elects Vice Chairman
Dr. Patrick King of Michelin Assumes REG Role
Impinj Introduces Indy(R) R500 Reader Chip, Bringing Industry-Leading Technology to Low-Cost and Embedded RFID Readers
New Reader Chip Employs Existing Indy Architecture, Significantly Reducing Customers' Product Development Times
Verayo Unveils New Unclonable RFID Chip Enhancing Its Portfolio of Low-Cost Anti-Counterfeiting and Authentication Solutions
New RFIDs with Mutual Authentication and Read-Write Capabilities Provide New Options for Customers Focused on Improving Authentication and Security
William Frick & Company Introduces Three Super-rugged RFID Tags
Heavy industries now have a weldable steel RFID tag and two rubber tags that are virtually indestructible
Online Shoe Retailer Peltz Shoes Completes Initial RFID Inventory Assessment
Premier online shoe retailer, Peltz Shoes (www.peltzshoes.com
) announced today that it has completed its initial assessment of its RFID based inventory management system. The RFID system places a small radio transmitter on every box within the warehouse and on the retail floor.
Socket Mobile Introduces Line of Low-Cost Barcode Scanners for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
Partnership With Zerion Software Enhances the Ability of Mobile Workers to Collect Data in Customizable Forms
Digital Angel Meets Growing EU Demand for Electronic ID Tags
Orders for Destron Fearing Products up Significantly in the U.K., Ireland and the Netherlands
ThingMagic Launches 100 Uses of RFID Campaign Exploring How RFID Is Enabling the Next Revolution in Wireless and Mobility
Who: ThingMagic - The Engine in RFID® for a wide range of industrial and consumer products
What: September 2010 marks the 10 year anniversary of the founding of ThingMagic.
Zebra Enterprise Solutions to Unveil Next Generation Ultra-Wideband Real Time Locationg System
Zebra Enterprise Solutions (ZES), a division of Zebra Technologies, announced it will launch Dart Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) in Fall 2010.
Avery Dennison Sees Item-Level RFID Adoption Accelerating in Apparel Industry
PASADENA, Calif., Jul 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Avery Dennison, the pioneer in RFID-based solutions, reports an acceleration in item-level adoption in the apparel industry as companies seek more accurate and efficient solutions from supply chain to point of purchase.
Lockheed Martin’s Savi Ships Compact Mobile Tracking Systems for US Marine Corps Expeditionary Forces in Afghanistan
Savi’s Portable Deployment Kits Track Supplies with RFID, GPS and SatCom Anywhere, Anytime
RFID Security Alliance Examines the Risks Associated with Wal-Marts Recently Announced Shift of RFID Technology from the Warehouse Into its 3,750 U.S. Stores
Wal-Mart Continuing to Drive the Industry Adoption and Risk Management of RFID Tags in the Retail Market.
BIO-key® Awarded Additional Large-Scale Fingerprint Biometric Contract
Fingerprint Biometric Solution Based on Fusion of BIO-key and MorphoTrak Biometric Algorithms
Cinterion Wireless Modules Joins ERTICO, Europe’s Intelligent Transportation System Association
MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cinterion Wireless Modules, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules, today announced its membership in ERTICO – ITS Europe, Europe's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) professional organization.
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:
How to idle your way to the top
Do you need a stronger wireless signal
Or greater network access?
A hilarious Dilbert Clip:
The Lamborghini Gallardo has a 500 hp engine and can go 309 km/h (192 mph).
The Italian Police now also has one, to keep up with the Joneses:
Here is the follow up report
On the now deceased Lamborghini.
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