- RFID May Reduce Electricity Theft
Mikoh Corp. is working with Invensys Metering Systems to secure residential electricity meters.
- Brooks-PRI Takes Over Hermos
Brooks-PRI Automation has completed its $41 million acquisition of Hermos Informatik GmbH, an RFID systems provider.
- Axcess Unveils Sensing Appliance
New, wallet-sized RFID transmitter works with a variety of sensors to broadcast alerts over any landline or wireless system.
- Design Your Own RF Sensors
Microchip Technology, a maker of specialized semiconductors, and a distributor have created a wireless sensor reference design kit.
- RFID Payment System for Cars
iPIN, a transaction payment infrastructure copany, is working with an unnamed auto manufacturer to develop an RFID payment network.
- World's Thinnest Smart Label
Flying Null, a British maker of magnetic tagging technologies, has unveiled an ID label that is just three microns thick.
- Cashless Payments Go Wireless
USA Technologies has added wireless wide area network and Wi-Fi capabilities to its low-cost cashless transaction system.
- UCC and RosettaNet To Merge
The high-tech industry's e-business standards group will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council.
- Identix Posts Steep Loss
The leading biometrics company lost $55.4 million for fiscal 2002, but it is record growth for fiscal 2003.
- HID Increases the Frequency
Days after Texas Instruments announced plans to offer a 13.56 MHz access control system, HID Corp. unveiled its own product.
- Auto-ID Center Adds Aussie Co.
Visy Industries, a leading packaging company, has become the first Australian company to sponsor the EPC effort.
- Smart Card Makers Struggle
It's been a rough year for companies that make smart cards, but a new Frost & Sullivan report says sales may start to pick up soon.
- Turmoil Continues at Gemplus
The world's largest smart card maker reported dismal 2Q earnings and its interim chief executive, Ron Mackintosh, has resigned.
- TI Enters Access Control Market
Texas Instruments plans to take on the leader in RFID access control with a new line of 13.56 MHz reader and card security systems.
- Savi Teams With Greybox Logistics
The alliance with a subsidiary of Transamerica Leasing gives Savi access to a potentially lucrative market.