July 31, 2004

Japanese authorities consider ''taxing'' UHF RFID

Japanese Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications (Soumu-Sho) is currently working on new fee structure for radio frequency uses.

July 29, 2004

Commenting back online

Apologies to anyone trying to leave comments the last days, we had some technical problem with our spam-blocking system, MT Blacklist. Everything should be back online again now. Thanks for your patience.
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July 26, 2004

Japanese children to be RFID'd

''Growing concerns about the safety of school children in Japan has led one community to initiate a project that would see the tykes tracked by radio frequency identification tags [...]''
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RFID Phones unlock doors

The idea of sending the plumber / the cable guy / a friend an SMS message with a one-time key to your house can certainly spur a raft of creative applications.
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July 22, 2004

More information on the Ekahau positioning system

''Calibrate the Positioning Model - Move around the area while clicking the map to record sample points containing received signal strength intensity (RSSI) samples. No information about the access point locations is required.''

July 21, 2004

Positioning using Wi-Fi tags

Innovation has often been associated with re-using existing technology in a completely new setting: Ekahau has announced the availability of the Ekahau T101 Wi-Fi tag development kit. This development kit includes the Ekahau Positioning Engine (EPE) 3.0 software and 5 battery powered Wi-Fi tags, for people and asset tracking within standard Wi-Fi networks.
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