Posted by raj on 06/5/06 in RFID+NFC
- Is this good or bad news? A subcommitte of the US Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) published a report in which they supposedly say RFID technology was limited in its uses for tracking humans. The Smart Card Alliance, a trade group, objected to this and the “generalizations” made in the report. [via Washington Technology]
- If you are interested in experimenting with RFID to determine if it’s right for your business, Tagsys RFID offers 3 RFID kits (Basic, Advanced, Expert) ranging from Euros 500-3500 (approximately US$660 to $4200). Everything you need for experimenting is included in each kit.
- European jewelry maker de Grisogono is one of several to use RFID technology for Inventory Management of jewelry, a project that started in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). [via RFID Journal]
- New light-based tags can replace RFID tags where radio frequency waves are not allowed or do not function. [via RFID in Japan] These tags are apaprently compatible with RFID tags and work on visible light frequencies.
- The 2006 RFID Forum is being held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the NTC (National Trade Center). [via Programmers Heaven]
- More people are voluntarily getting RFID chips implanted on their bodies, and some hospitals are considering such chips to be ideal for “improving patient care”. [via Technology News Daily; warning: salty ads; may not be safe for work]