- RFID World Announces Date Change, New Strategy
CMP Technology, the media company that owns the annual RFID World event, today announced a three-year plan for its RFID business. In 2008, RFID World will be moved from its originally scheduled spring slot to mid-September. Then in 2009 and 2010, the show will return to the spring and be co-located with the business technology event Interop.
- Washington Driver's Licenses to Carry EPC Gen 2 Inlays
The state will issue the RFID-enabled driver's licenses on a voluntary basis next year, to test if the technology can improve traffic flow across the Canadian border.
- Digimarc Selected to Produce RFID Driver's Licenses
Secure identity and media management solutions provider Digimarc has been selected by the state of Washington to produce the new RFID-enabled Enhanced Driver License (EDL), which can be used as a travel document to re-enter the US by sea or land, the company announced this week.
- Emprevi Launches Service for Securing, Tracking Cargo
Using Savi active RFID seals and interrogators, the Colombian logistics provider expects to reduce security costs by $350 per container and cut shipment time by two days.
- BRIDGE Expects to Launch Five European RFID Pilots This Fall
The biggest of the EU-funded projects involve seven pharmaceutical and health-care organizations, using RFID and 2-D bar codes to trace drugs from the point of manufacture to delivery at a pharmacy.
- RFID Vendors Brief Congress on PASS Card Security
During a meeting with congressional aides, industry representatives explained why they believe the proposed use of EPC UHF Gen 2 tags in the ID cards is problematic.
- RFID Helps Mexican University Retain, Maintain Equipment
Regiomontana is using active tags to prevent the theft of laptops and projectors, and to help keep them properly maintained.
- European Study Probes RFID's Impact on Privacy
Issued by the European Parliament's Scientific Technology Options Assessment committee, the report finds that the use of RFID to date has not had significant negative impacts on the privacy of individuals, though it does call for transparency.
- Sunway Lagoon Issues RFID Wristbands for Admission, Purchases
The Malaysian resort's patrons use the wristbands, rather than paper tickets, to access sections of the park and pay for goods and services.
- RFID Security Solutions Provider Acquired for $5.1m
Israel's VUANCE today announced the planned $5.1 million acquisition of Security Holding Corp, whose two subsidiaries SecurityInc and AAID provide RFID solutions for access control, asset tracking, and vehicle identification, among other security-related applications.
- How the SAFETY Act Could Protect RFID Vendors
AIM Global recently held an interview with Raymond Biagini of national law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge. The interview was about the SAFETY Act and how it pertains to US RFID vendors that might be wise to protect themselves against liability stemming from terrorist acts involving their technology.
- Argentine Airfreight Terminal Tests RFID on Cold Storage Cargo
Logistics provider Terminal de Cargas Argentina is running a two-month pilot testing the use of UHF Gen 2 tags on cases and pallets of refrigerated goods.
- Thai Airport Tests RFID to Track Cargo, Streamline Customs
The international airport in Bangkok is employing thousands of reusable passive UHF RFID tags to track all airfreight passing through its cargo terminal.
- Visa and Wells Fargo Testing NFC Payments
The two companies have started with internal tests involving Wells Fargo employees, but plan to involve consumers in the fourth quarter.
- U.S. Cellular Phone Provider Tests NFC
Cellular South is conducting a two-city trial in which customers can buy goods using RFID-enabled, biometric Kyocera phones.