September 22, 2004

RFID-reading washing machine

- a washing machine that can read smart tags and inform users of the best method of washing of clothes!
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Secure RFID

''The banking and payment card industry has much more experience in protecting personally identifiable information stored on RFID cards, said Ken Ayer, vice president of access controls at Visa International Inc. Visa and the payment card industry prefer the term EMV cards because of the Europay, MasterCard and Visa standards consortium that established standards for smart credit and payment cards beginning in 1996.''
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September 13, 2004

Religious RFID?

A large number of letters [to] asserted that human RFID tags are a demonic tool. Several pointed out that in the Bible, Revelations 13:16-17 read: ''And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.''
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7 Eleven on RFID and sensors

7-11: ''In a perfect world, we'd be able to monitor [everything] through the life of fresh products''
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Slap'n'ship or internal integration?

In this recent interview with Computerworld Sara Lee's vice president of business solutions for IT speaks about Sara Lee's experiences with RFID so far.

September 02, 2004

Computer chips in uniforms: tracking inventory or wearers?

''Grantex uses the low-frequency ''smart tags'' to automatically track and sort its thousands of uniforms. After the chips are programmed, a computer scans the garment to tally how many times it has been laundered or if it needs to be mended or undergo special cleaning. [...] ''