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

This summer has come and gone and I have lots of news for you. The Internet of things continues to get media attention. As a speaker at a recent event in Washington D.C., I pointed out that IoT came about because of the capabilities of RFID. This means there are about 10 billion UHF RFID tags in circulation now, and by 2020 there will be close to 100 billion with 20 billion being delivered in 2020 alone. These numbers are in contrast to the frequently quoted 20 billion devices being connected by 2020. The dramatically underestimated figures are based on the number of expected IP connected devices. However, the IoT will include many items that will not have direct IP connection.

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Technology News Briefs

RFID Standards

Last time I reported on the SC 31 plenary in Delft, The Netherlands.  The work on standards has continued with a set of meetings in Seattle, WA, USA.  

These meetings were held to bring some consistency and completeness. The meetings involved SC 31/WG 7, WG 4/SG 3, and WG 4/SG 6.  The discussions revolved around how to create conformance testing standards for the air interfaces and the various crypto suites that reference the air interface standards (ISO/IEC 18000 and ISO/IEC 29167 series standards).

 The meetings were a great success with several recommendations for new work items to create the test standards needed.

If you want more information on ISO standardization or on any issue of RFID standardization, then email steve@hightechaid.com. For a look at RFID standards work, you can visit http://www.UnderstandRFIDstandards.com.  

RFID

Trimble Selects Digi-Key to Distribute its Embedded UHF RFID Modules
thingmagic.com/press-room?utm…

Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market in Healthcare is Expected to Reach USD 5.3 Billion Globally by 2020:
sys-con.com/node/3164510

Commercial Drones as Retail RFID Readers?
 scdigest.com/ontarget/14-09…

Mid-Continent Public Library rolls out new technology for patrons
lsjournal.com/2014/09/04/120…

Metova, Inc. Acquires epcSolutions RFID Assets
sys-con.com/node/3172645

Kit Check Tracks Two Million Hospital Medications with RFID
prweb.com/releases/2014/…

Lean Strategies Driving RFID Manufacturing Market to Quadruple to $5 Billion by 2020
rfidworld.ca/report-lean-st…

SATO’s PJM RFID Integrated Into Fantasy World Leading Diamond ERP System
rfidsolutionsonline.com/doc/sato-pjm-r…

Japanese Consortium Creates Printed RFID Tag
pcb007.com/pages/zone.cgi…

New York City Adopts RFID Tags to Track First Responders
hstoday.us/briefings/dail…

Introduction of RFID Blood Monitoring Systems in Healthcare Industry
digitaljournal.com/pr/2175096

EU to Boost RFID Use & Privacy
eetimes.com/author.asp?sec…

Tag with a price: Adidas RFID tracking could be used to spy on clothes’ owners
rt.com/news/183604-ad…

Macy's Expands RFID and Beacon Deployments
rfidjournal.com/articles/view?…

Next Up: A Passive UHF Reader in Your Phone
rfidjournal.com/articles/view?…

RFID tags used to track produce freshness from farm to store
southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/rfi…

Managing Maintenance Processes with RFID
rfid-ready.com/201409298597/m…

RFID: Getting the Best Read
automationworld.com/rfid-getting-b…

tagItron presents Compact UHF RFID Read/Write Heads
rfid-ready.com/201410028598/t…

Alien Technology(R) Enters Agreement for $35 Million in New Investments to Advance RFID Business
investing.einnews.com/pr_news/228240…

Trimble Introduces RFID System for Real-Time Construction Equipment Identification and Tracking
forconstructionpros.com/press_release/…

Holland 1916 RFID subsidiary merges with Canadian company
bizjournals.com/kansascity/new…

Many Top Industry Companies Started RAIN RFID Alliance Projects
onlineprnews.com/news/519363-14…

Missouri RFID Ban Highlights Nation's Privacy Fears
cbn.com/cbnnews/us/201…

Tyre RFID ‘tags’ to be rolled out in the UAE
tyrepress.com/2014/10/tyre-r…

RFID helps robots locate objects
cnet.com/news/rfid-help…

Global RFID Blood Monitoring Systems Market will Reach US$174.2 million by 2019
whatech.com/market-researc…

RFID used for object recognition
nique.net/news/2014/10/1…

Monetization Strategies For The Internet of Things
business2community.com/strategy/monet…

RAIN RFID Alliance Elected Tom Grant to Board of Directors
rainrfid.org/news/rain-rfid…

Omni-ID Names Chief Operating Officer; Cites Growth
marketwired.com/press-release/…

Passive RFID grows by 1.12 billion tags in 2014 to 6.9 billion: IDTechEx
idtechex.com/research/artic…

RFID technology can change the fan experience for the better
sportingnews.com/sport/story/20…

Infratab to Unwrap Smartphone Sensor Tags
packagingeurope.com/Packaging-Euro…

RAIN RFID Alliance names ChainLink Research “RAIN Research Advisor”
goo.gl/t6CdNf

SMARTRAC presents world's thinnest UHF tag for difficult surfaces
pressebox.com/pressrelease/s…

Stryker Europe expands its deployment of SATO’s PJM RFID solutions to Nordic region
mhwmagazine.co.uk/LatestNews/Str…

Impinj CEO Bill Colleran resigns after 14 years, replaced by co-founder Chris Diorio
geekwire.com/2014/impinj-ce…
 

internet of things

Internet of Things By The Numbers: Market Estimates And Forecasts
forbes.com/sites/gilpress…

How Businesses Should Prepare For Internet Of Things
business2community.com/tech-gadgets/b…

Broadcom offers $19.99 Internet of Things development kit
theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/…

Internet of Things bound to connect 40.9 Billion Wireless Devices By 2020
mobileworldmag.com/internet-of-th…

The Internet of Things: Toward a Two Trillion Dollar Industry
fairobserver.com/region/north_a…

Oil, Gas Companies Laying Groundwork for the Internet of Things
rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a…

Show Me the Money: 2 Ways the Internet of Things Will Unlock Your Customer’s Revenue Potential
business2community.com/digital-market…

Salesforce 'Internet of Things' (IoT) News
iot.ulitzer.com/node/3171145

Industry Experts Offer Insights on Monetizing the "Internet of Things"
marketwired.com/press-release/…

'Internet of Things' (IoT) and Our Homes in 2025
iot.sys-con.com/node/3168775

The Internet of Things: The Story So Far
iot.ieee.org/newsletter/sep…

Five (5) Things About the 'Internet of Things' (IoT)
iot.sys-con.com/node/3174053

Heralding the Internet of Things: How Will it Impact Business Owners?
business2community.com/tech-gadgets/h…

Salesforce launches $100 million dedicated fund for internet of things
zdnet.com/salesforce-lau…

The language of the internet of things
economist.com/news/technolog…

The Internet Of Things Will Be Huge, And So Will Hadoop
readwrite.com/2014/09/04/big…

The internet of things will change everything
forumblog.org/2014/09/intern…

Cisco Updates Training for the Internet of Things
automationworld.com/industrial-int…

Beyond Consumer Gadgets, What’s Next for the IoT?
blogs.ptc.com/2014/09/10/bey…

How the Internet of Things Is Transforming the Value Chain
engineering.com/DesignerEdge/D…

IEEE Standards Association Internet of Things Workshop 2014
gigaom.com/2014/09/12/iee…

Mouser Internet of Things (IoT) Applications site
ept.ca/news/mouser-up…

Graphene And The Internet of Things
cloudtweaks.com/2014/09/cloud-…

The Internet of Things: A Convergence of Technologies
midsizeinsider.com/en-us/article/…

Bruce Sterling's "The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things"
boingboing.net/2014/09/13/bru…

Taiwan, France to cooperate on Internet of Things
chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-…

Homes will have hundreds of devices connected to the web within ten years says Gartner
which-50.com/blog/2014/sept…

Preparing for the Internet of Things
clickz.com/clickz/column/…

A developer’s checklist for deploying the internet of things
research.gigaom.com/report/a-devel…

IoT platforms and the product iteration argument
gigaom.com/2014/09/14/iot…

BBC News - How to hack and crack the connected home
bbc.com/news/technolog…

The Internet of Things - not just a numbers game
information-age.com/technology/app…

What's Next For The Internet Of Things?
forbes.com/sites/ptc/2014…

The Best of the Week (Sept. 5): Internet of Things Zone
java.dzone.com/articles/best-…

Lobbying on the ‘Internet of Things’
washingtonpost.com/business/capit…

APIs will glue together the Internet of things
javaworld.com/article/260696…

Security And The Internet Of Things
forbes.com/sites/davelewi…

How to IoT Your Life: The Complete Shopping List
java.dzone.com/articles/how-i…

GM Will Make a Car That Talks (to Other Cars)
spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-thin…

Why Everyone Is Talking About the 'Internet of Things' (IoT)
iot.sys-con.com/node/3188648

The Industrial Internet of Things
ieondemand.com/divisions/anal…

IEEE Standards Group Wants to Bring Order to IoT
computerworld.in/news/ieee-stan…

Chinese ICT giant Huawei intends to build an Internet of Things stronghold in Cambridge, UK
businessweekly.co.uk/hi-tech/17554-…

AllSeen Alliance Grows To 71 Members, Nearly Triples Member Base in Nine Months
allseenalliance.org/announcement/a…

IoT data will blow up traditional PLM databases
beyondplm.com/2014/09/23/iot…

Samsung CEO to Talk Connected Devices, IoT at CES
gpsworld.com/samsung-ceo-to…

A Brief History of the Internet of Things
baselinemag.com/networking/sli…

Who Will Build The 'God Platform' For The Internet Of Things?
forbes.com/sites/oreillym…

Arm launches latest chip to power the internet of things
ft.com/cms/s/0/46b08f…

Intel Taps Internet of Things to Predict Shop Floor Tool Failure
blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/09/23…

Man vs. Machine: M2M Needs H2H to Become Smarter -- Collaboration Makes It Possible
wired.com/2014/09/man-vs…

Internet Of Things Intrigues Intelligence Community
 informationweek.com/government/big…

Tyco Expands 'Internet of Things' (IoT) Capabilities
iot.sys-con.com/node/3195439

Ted Leonsis: An Exciting Time for the Internet of Things
blogs.wsj.com/accelerators/2…

What is the Internet of Things? And why do we have to ask?
theinformationdaily.com/2014/09/22/wha…

We’re launching our Guide to Succeeding in the Internet of Things
claropartners.com/were-launching…

GE Recently Ended One Phase of IoT and Launched The Next
linkedin.com/pulse/article/…

The Internet of Things: Making sense of the next mega-trend
goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/o…

Internet of things will lead to casualties
itweb.co.za/index.php?opti…

Why the Internet of Things may never happen (Part 2)
computerworld.com/article/268774…

Organizing the Internet of Things
rfidjournal.com/articles/view?…

Ericsson and the Internet of Things
bnn.ca/Video/player.a…

Can you come up with the next great idea for the Internet of Things? Introducing the Gemalto IoTMaker Challenge
blog.gemalto.com/blog/2014/09/2…

Top 10 Most Read ‘Internet of Things’ Stories
iot.sys-con.com/node/3199412

The Internet of Things: Connecting the Enterprise
baselinemag.com/networking/the…

Intel Paves The Way For IoT After $9 Million Cost Savings
bidnessetc.com/26586-intel-pa…

35 Open Source Tools for the Internet of Things
datamation.com/open-source/35…

Internet of Things among top disruptive technologies in next 3 years
thehindubusinessline.com/features/smart…

GE, forges Internet of things alliances with Verizon, Cisco, Intel
zdnet.com/ge-forges-inte…

What the Future Holds for the Internet of Things & Smart Cities
dataconomy.com/what-the-futur…

Insights on the Legal Challenges Associated with Internet of Things and Machine to Machine - Articles
olswang.com/articles/2014/…

Qualcomm snaps up British Internet of Things chipmaker CSR
zdnet.com/qualcomm-snaps…

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition
hbr.org/2014/11/how-sm…

Internet of Things World Forum Unites Industry Leaders in Chicago to Accelerate the Adoption of IoT Business Models
marketwired.com/press-release/…

Microsoft's Three Keys for IoT/M2M
techzone360.com/topics/techzon…

Mastering the 'Internet of Things': A Primer for Microsoft Partners
rcpmag.com/articles/2014/…

Cisco Offers Strategy To Speed Internet of Things Adoption -
cio-today.com/article/index.…

The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not
gigaom.com/2014/10/18/the…

Draft 'Internet-of-Things' policy sees business worth $15 billion
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-10-18/new…

Privacy in the Internet of Things Era
thenextweb.com/dd/2014/10/18/…

Senators push for ‘Internet of Things’ hearing
thehill.com/policy/cyberse…

The Internet of Things on campus
techpageone.dell.com/technology/byo…

3 Ways to Play the Internet of Things
investorplace.com/2014/10/intern…

Brave new world: Will the Internet of Things be a privacy nightmare or consumer paradise?
information-age.com/it-management/…

The Internet of Things is in chaos and immaturity
cbronline.com/news/the-inter…

Why The Internet of Things Has To Be Open Sourced
readwrite.com/2014/10/17/int…

The internet of things may be new, but Qualcomm is relying on its past for a connected future
gigaom.com/2014/10/22/the…

The internet of things is in a bubble phase, says IBM internet of things exec
gigaom.com/2014/10/22/the…

Why the internet of things should be designed with efficiency in mind
gigaom.com/2014/10/21/why…

Who's Making Money from the Internet of Things
chicagoinno.streetwise.co/2014/10/22/eve…

Congress Wants to Probe the Internet of Things. Here’s What It Should Focus On
nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2…

The Sectors Where the Internet of Things Really Matters
blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/the-se…

Can IoT Slash Healthcare Costs?
informationweek.com/healthcare/mob…

Is Health the Killer App for the IoT?
lightreading.com/iot/is-health-…

Quantifying the ROI of IoT initiatives
gigaom.com/2014/10/21/qua…

IoT Target Market - Reduce Operational Costs vs Increase Revenue
linkedin.com/pulse/article/…

How the Internet of Things will transform industry and society
ericsson.com/ca/news/141021…

The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not
gigaom.com/2014/10/18/the…

SemiWiki - Sensing, Processing and Connecting: IoT Fundamentals
semiwiki.com/forum/content/…

5 trends coming to the smart home in 2015
gigaom.com/2014/10/27/5-t…

The internet of things is becoming the next cloud battleground
gigaom.com/2014/10/25/the…

How will the Internet of Things transform your business?
gigaom.com/2014/10/28/an-…

Whirlpool’s “Internet of Things” problem: No one really wants a “smart” washing machine
washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit…

Internet of Things for Business: SAP Is Making It Real
news-sap.com/iot-business-s…

The information lifecycle for the Internet of Things
gigaom.com/2014/10/28/the…

SMBs see good and not so good from Internet of Things
itwire.com/it-industry-ne…

€2 BILLION: Steelie Neelie wants US to pay for her Big Data splurge
theregister.co.uk/2014/10/13/ste…

IoT Drives Business Decisions
telecomreseller.com/2014/10/30/iot…

The Internet of Things Will Change Your Company, Not Just Your Products
blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/the-in…

Navy Takes on Internet of Things with New Task Force
nextgov.com/cybersecurity/…

Why the 'internet of things' took center stage at Exelon's exec panel
technical.ly/baltimore/2014…

Two High-Tech Stories To Watch In 2015: Digital and Industrial Internet of Things
 forbes.com/sites/valleyvo…

Nest tweaks its thermostat to learn better and show the weather
gigaom.com/2014/11/04/nes…

How The Internet Of Things Will Rule Your Workday In 2020 [Infographic]
forbes.com/sites/centuryl…

12 Hurdles Hampering The Internet of Things
linkedin.com/pulse/article/…

What the Internet of Things Will Look Like in 2025 (Infographic)
inc.com/graham-winfrey…

Cisco Offers Strategy To Speed Internet of Things Adoption
toptechnews.com/article/index.…

Internet of Things: Are we nearly there yet?
cnbc.com/id/102160325#

Who’s Afraid Of The Internet Of Things?
dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/11/06/who…

A Beginner's Guide to the Internet of Things
fool.com/investing/high…

A Standard For The Internet Of Things?
ottomate.co/blog/2014/11/8…

At IoT Global Summit, Focus Was on People More than Things
http://t.co/VycS1hdEZ0  

The Internet of Things Will Be Driven by Smaller Businesses
http://t.co/uvYKB4nr1W

NFC

NFC Technology: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
heavy.com/tech/2014/08/n…

NXP Releases Complete Passive Solution for NFC Interaction with...
barcode.com/201408293477/n…

NXP Semiconductors Gets Another iPhone Bump on New NFC Rumor
finance.yahoo.com/news/nxp-semic…

McDonald's to launch NFC payments in the US this month?
nfcworld.com/2014/09/03/331…

NXP publishes guide to NFC and the Internet of Things
nfcworld.com/2014/09/09/331…

NXP launches dynamic NFC tag chip for consumer devices
nfcworld.com/2014/09/05/331…

Apple locks iPhone 6 NFC to Apple Pay
cnet.com/news/apple-loc…

A Match Made in Heaven - Panasonic Launches NFC in Aircraft Cabin
prnewswire.com/news-releases/…

Apple joins NFC secure element standards body
nfcworld.com/2014/09/18/331…

3 reasons NFC for iPhone 6 must be unlocked, now
siliconangle.com/blog/2014/09/1…

RFIDMan NFC Technologies and Systems
https://members.nfcworld.com/617/nfc-technologies-systems/

10 Largest NFC Implementations in the World
startupbootcamp.org/blog/2013/july…

BlackBerry wins NFC provisioning deal in Canada
nfcworld.com/2014/06/12/329…

NFC For Air Travel
fr.slideshare.net/NFC-Forum/nfc-…

NFC rumored to be heading to the iPhone 6
mobileburn.com/22977/news/nfc…

Intel patents multi-surface NFC antenna design
nfcworld.com/2014/06/17/329…

DeviFi offers NFC and Qi for iOS
nfcworld.com/2014/06/19/329…

CIBC expands NFC payments
nfcworld.com/2014/06/19/329…

Tap2Tag launches NFC medical alert devices
nfcworld.com/2014/06/19/329…

Near Field Communication (NFC) Market Worth $16.25 Billion by 2022 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
prweb.com/releases/ear-f…

Swisscom to launch NFC platform
nfcworld.com/2014/06/25/329…

Air France to test NFC
 nfcworld.com/2014/06/25/329…

Apple outlines Apple Pay, NFC operation in comprehensive patent filing
appleinsider.com/articles/14/10…

Panasonic to Introduce NFC on Airlines During Flight in 2015
advanext.com/6/media_conten…

NXP hopes Apple's adoption of NFC will encourage automakers to use its chips to replace car keys
appleinsider.com/articles/14/10…

NXP Seeks to Drive NFC Phone App Use in Cars
rfidjournal.com/articles/view?…  

Books

Looking for some books?
Here is a selection to review:

Bhuptani, Manish, and Shahram Moradpour. RFID Field Guide: Deploying Radio Frequency Identification Systems. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Sun Microsystems/Prentice Hall PTR, 2005. Print. Click Here

Boswarthick, David, Omar Elloumi, and Olivier Hersent. M2M Communications: A Systems Approach. Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.: Wiley, 2012. Print. Click Here

Brown, Stephen A. Revolution at the Checkout Counter. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1997. Print. Click Here

Chaouchi, Hakima. The Internet of Things: Connecting Objects to the Web. London: ISTE, 2010. Print. Click Here

Chirillo, John, and Scott Blaul. Implementing Biometric Security. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Pub., 2003. Print. Click Here

Cooney, Elaine M. RFID+: The Complete Review of Radio Frequency Identification. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, 2006. Print. Click Here

Dobkin, Daniel Mark. The RF in RFID: UHF RFID in Practice. Oxford: Newnes, 2012. Print. Click Here

Heinrich, Claus E. RFID and Beyond: Growing Your Business through Real World Awareness. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2005. Print. Click Here

Hersent, Olivier, David Boswarthick, and Omar Elloumi. The Internet of Things: Key Applications and Protocols. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley, 2012. Print. Click Here

Jain, Anil K., Patrick Flynn, and Arun A. Ross. Handbook of Biometrics. New York: Springer, 2008. Print. Click Here

Lucas, Peter, Joe Ballay, and Michael McManus. Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2012. Print. Click Here

Maltoni, Davide. Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition. New York: Springer, 2009. Print. Click Here

Miles, Stephen B., Sanjay E. Sarma, and John R. Williams. RFID Technology and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Print. Click Here

Nanavati, Samir, Michael Thieme, and Raj Nanavati. Biometrics: Identity Verification in a Networked World. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. Print. Click Here

Plunkett, Jack W. Plunkett's Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac 2013. N.p.: Plunkett Research, 2012. Print. Click Here

Roussos, George. Networked RFID: Systems, Software and Services. London: Springer, 2008. Print. Click Here

Symonds, Judith, John Ayoade, and Dave Parry. Auto-identification and Ubiquitous Computing Applications: RFID and Smart Technologies for Information Convergence. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009. Print. Click Here

Uckelmann, Dieter. Quantifying the Value of RFID and the EPCglobal Architecture Framework in Logistics. Berlin: Springer, 2012. Print. Click Here

Uckelmann, Dieter, Mark Harrison, and Florian Michahelles. Architecting the Internet of Things. Berlin: Springer, 2011. Print. Click Here

Vacca, John R. Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems. Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, 2007. Print. Click Here

Woodward, John D., Nicholas M. Orlans, and Peter T. Higgins. Biometrics. New York: McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2003. Print. Click Here

Biometrics

The biometrics revolution is already here — and you may not be ready for it.
washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit…

General

Hard Times for Software Patents
blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/09/22…

 

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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 editor@hightechaid.com, but do not forget to include a URL to the full release on your web site. Here are this month's selections:

RAIN RFID Alliance names ChainLink Research “RAIN Research Advisor”
Partnership to Promote Research-based Understanding of RFID Technology, Markets, and Uses
  Pittsburgh, PA – October 31, 2014 RAIN RFID Alliance and ChainLink Research, a market analysis and advisory firm, announced today that ChainLink will be a Research Advisor for RAIN.  In this capacity, ChainLink will support RAIN’s mission to promote the adoption of RAIN (UHF) RFID by providing research, data and analysis services to RAIN’s growing list of members, investors, and users of RAIN RFID. http://goo.gl/rTBqtz    

RAIN RFID Alliance Elected Tom Grant to Board of Directors
Tom Grant brings 13+ years of UHF RFID industry experience as a new Board Member     
Pittsburgh, PA – October 22, 2014 The RAIN RFID Alliance today announced the election of Tom Grant, General Manager of Trimble’s ThingMagic Division, to its Board of Directors. Mr. Grant’s term started October 2014 and will run through March 2016.
http://goo.gl/oZg6OE    

Many top industry companies started RAIN RFID Alliance projects
Over 50 members joined by September
Pittsburgh, PA – October 15, 2014 The RAIN RFID Alliance’s first meeting for members was held in September, and the Alliance is off to a great start with over 50 people attending. Non-members also attended to learn more about the RAIN technology market, as well as about the Alliance and many have already joined.
http://goo.gl/BUe5Jv    

CISC Semiconductor extends it sales network in key locations globally.
Klagenfurt, Austria – 16 September. CISC Semiconductor (CISC) is pleased to announce that 3 new partners have joined CISC to provide CISC RFID/NFC test and measurement solutions and to maximize the existing customer satisfaction. This will ensure prompt local support on any enquiries increasing immediate presence for overall customer satisfaction.
 http://goo.gl/43MHeE      

DENSO Introduces New Pocket-Size Bluetooth 2-D Barcode Scanner
 Handheld device allows fast, accurate data capture and transfer to mobile devices
DENSO ADC, the Americas sales arm of DENSO Wave Incorporated, inventor of the QR Code®, announced a new SE1-QB Bluetooth® wireless 2-D barcode scanner. The lightweight yet durably built SE1-QB measures only 3.9 inches long, 1.6 inches wide and 1.1 inches thick, and weighs only 2.1 ounces. The device is designed to serve as the front end of a mobile data capture system consisting of a scanner and host smartphone or tablet.
 http://www.promatshow.com
/press/release.aspx?id=4633  

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:

A lawfully countercultural town in the desert http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QES2575PaTA

Will the Scots ever be truly understood? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJj_nO46gq8

The best surprises are secretly rehearsed https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CtksAvk6myU

Fall from sky, meet scary pig, tell the tale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrxPuk0JefA  

Extreme testing of a well-made machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dq6T5BojXc8  
Everyone’s here (more or less) for the meeting http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DYu_bGbZiiQ  
At work with your feline colleagues https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bDuLeXx2Gv0  
Remembering one of the wackiest guys on radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BnNVxGvXjTg  
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