Monday, November 21, 2005

New York Daily News - Home - MTA tries fast track

I was a little surprised this morning when I read in the New York Daily News that the transit system in New York is going to use smart cards in the subway. This makes for a good use but I have to wonder why the MTA would waste so much money.

I got to thinking and it makes sense to spend millions of dollars on a system that would not only be able to track you getting on the subway but it can also track what station you get off. That's right the station that you are getting off. Since they will probably convert all the existing turnstiles they can easily place a reader above the turnstile and track you on the way out.

The Metrocard system that is currently in place has been used to catch criminals so why not track what stops the criminal gets off. I can see a serial rapist being caught because he always got off at the same stop after an attack.

Another thing that it could and it probably would is employee tracking. Since all MTA employees use a metrocard to enter the transit system they could use this to enforce timekeeping and many other things that employees do like go to lunch etc.

Read more about MTA and RFID here

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

No more lost baggage?

Just like everyone else I hate it when my luggage gets lost. As we have reported on here a few times it is only a matter of time before every piece of luggage is RFID tagged. Here you can read all the guidelines on it.No more lost baggage?

CompactFlash RFID reader/writer reaches 100 meters

This looks very promising an actual Compact flash RFID reader/writer that worlk up to 100 meters away. This was introduced by a company called Identic Solutions.

Some uses can be in the food industry or other places that are temper sensitive. It looks very promising. I will be looking forward to reading more about this company.

CompactFlash RFID reader/writer reaches 100 meters

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Some new cars loaded with keyless smarts

It looks like we are seeing a revolution of RFID technology being applied to the car industry as more and more cars are being made with RFID in mind. They span a lot of car makers from Cadillac, Mercedes and Infiniti. Read all about the models of cars here. Some new cars loaded with keyless smarts

Active RFID Becomes Big Business

If you thought that RFID was just a flash in the pan you would of been way off. According to this article they are estimating that the will sell over 1 billion active rfid tags by 2010.

That is a lot of things being tracked if you ask meBig sales for RFID in the future.

The growth in the cell phone industry is what is going to put it over the top as cell phones will be made with built in tags.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

RFID Center

University Of Pittsburgh is setting up creating a RFID research center. This is the first in the country and will make the university of Pittsburgh a leader when it comes to RFID technology.

I am sure that there will be more RFID centers on other college campuses as RFID becomes mainstream.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Kmart Smart Cards

It looks like K-mart is the next big retailer to use these cards as a way of payment for items in their stores. You can currently use these cards for items under $10.

You swipe your Kmart smart card past the RFID reader at the register and walk out with your products. Kind of cool I am sure it will also be used to track inventory which will save them money over the long haul.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Our Guestbook and Feedback

Although We havent really updated our blog we have been busy updating our RFID site. Since our last update here we have added about 15 pages of in-depth articles ranging from privacy issues to the new places that RFID technology is showing up.

It seems like every time we turn around we find RFID some place else.

We could use your help! If you would like to submit RFID news to our site feel free to send us an email. If your company has some technolgy that we have not covered yet and you would like to spread the news on our site feel free.

The applications that we are finding are happening too fast to possibly post them all.
Thanks Vinny

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Welcome To Our RFID Blog

Welcome to our new blog where we will discuss what is happening in the world of RFID and how it will become the standard for many applications. If you are reading this odds are you already know what RFID is. If not sit back and see how you have already interacted with RFID and not even know it.

We are setting up this blog so we can interact with readers to our site So we connect you with information as it happens.

Feel free to post your comments and if you want to have an article published on our site feel free to email us. If you would like to use our site to inform our readers of your RFID solutions or to place a link on our site feel free to contact us.