- New Approach to RFID-Powered Building Security
A platform called Tetragate combines RFID-enabled ID cards with cameras and facial-recognition software to monitor and authenticate people as they enter facilities.
- RFID Deployment at DoD Completes First Phase
In the next few days, RFID solutions provider ODIN technologies will announce the completion of the first of two phases in its RFID infrastructure deployment for the US Department of Defense.
- IBM-Led Group to Run Major Military Research Project
The International Technology Alliance, made up of 25 commercial and academic organizations, is chartered with helping the U.S. and U.K. militaries develop sensor-based technologies.
- Transatlantic Consortium to Research RFID
The US and UK today announced the launch of a far-reaching defense technology research program that will span military, industry, and academic institutions. It will be composed of 25 organizations and led by IBM. Called the International Technology Alliance, it could last up to ten years and reach a value of $135.8 million.
- Savi Announces IP Licensing Program for Active RFID tags
The company hopes to encourage other RFID tag and reader makers to offer 433 MHz RFID hardware based on the ISO 18000-7 standard; the DOD will likely benefit.
- RF Code Debuts Vertical Industry Solutions
The provider of active RFID systems is adding industry-specific software and tools for customizing applications, as well as technical support, to its real-time locating system—and offering a money-back guarantee.
- New RFID Passport Scare -- Does it Matter?
The technology press is awash in articles today proclaiming yet another RFID security vulnerabilty, this time with respect to electronic passports of the variety the US will begin issuing by the millions in October. The news appears, at first blush, to be damning. But as usual, upon even the slightest examination, it is revealed to be typical doomsday sensationalism.
- Alien Cancels IPO Plans
Alien Technology has requested that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission withdraw its registration statement for an initial public offering.
- Fort Hood to RFID-Tag Medical Records
With more than 150,000 soldiers and their dependents using the base's six health clinics, the Army is seeking a better system to track their medical files.
- Alien Technology's IPO Woes
Alien's decision last week to delay its initial public offering has left industry watchers debating on whether the RFID company is a bellwether for the RFID industry as a whole.
- Texas Instruments Rolling Out Its Gen 2 Chips
TI says its Gen 2 chips will be available in August, in the form of wafers and as rolls of chips attached to straps. The company will stop making Gen 2 inlays.
- DOD Getting Gen 2-Ready
The Department of Defense is expanding its RFID requirements and infrastructure while it takes steps toward transitioning its requirements to support the EPC UHF Gen 2 standard.
- Unilever Launches Trial Using EPCIS Protocol
The trial uses software that complies with EPCglobal’s proposed Electronic Product Code Information Services draft standard, following a successful test involving an EPCIS-based data repository from IBM and data analysis application from T3Ci.
- Intermec, Symbol Resolve Outstanding IP Disputes
The companies have worked out a cross-licensing agreement and a covenant not to sue one another over intellectual property rights for four years.
- Gen 2 EPC Protocol Approved as ISO 18000-6C
The International Standards Organization has made EPCglobal's UHF Gen 2 air-interface protocol a part of its ISO/IEC 18000-6 standard.