- 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.
- Unilever Tracks Lynx with RFID
The company will monitor 30,000 six-packs of deodorant as they move from a manufacturing plant to three Safeway stores.
- UK Intros Vehicle Inspection Card
By Mark Roberti
The U.K.'s Ministry of Transport will use smart cards to reduce fraud related to the inspection of vehicles.
- Arnlea Buys Industrial RFID Line
The acquisition of Indala's unit strengthens the Scottish company's position in oil, natural gas and other markets.
- New Anti-Collision Protocol Patent
eXI Wireless, a Canadian maker of RFID systems, has been granted a US patent for a way to enable a reader to scan hundreds of tags.
- RFID Boost Checkpoint's Earnings
The maker of retail security and ID systems, reported weak financial results, due to a decline in capital spending by retailers.
- Applied Digital Buys IT Integrator
Applied Digital Solutions, the company that developed an implantable RFID chip is purchasing an IT systems integrator.