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  1. #31


    New RFID technology reduces shipping headaches


    New IBM technology could reduce inventory costs by up to 40 per cent

    Cath Everett

    V3.co.uk, 10 Nov 2009

    IBM has released a new version of its InfoSphere Traceability Server, which includes Returnable Container Management functionality to enable customers to track the whereabouts of their containers using RFID tags.

    The new offering has been designed to cut the costs and shipping delays associated with lost or misplaced returnable containers, said IBM. The containers are shipped by manufacturers to suppliers, who fill them and send them back.

    The system is already used to track valuable items such as pharmaceuticals and medical implants, but was modified following work the vendor undertook with major car manufacturers to help them manage their automobile parts supply chain. It also includes analytics functionality from IBM’s Cognos acquisition.

    IBM said that customers wanting to use the Returnable Container Management module need to affix sensors, which include RFID tags, to their reusable containers. Both standing and mobile devices are then employed to read the tags and capture data such as place, time of manufacture and serial number.

    An online system subsequently enables manufacturers and supply chain partners to determine where the container is at any given point in time, and will alert them if it is sent to the wrong location.

    IBM claimed that users can expect to improve container turnaround time by as much as 20 per cent, while container loss is likely to fall by between five and 15 per cent. Container inventory, which in the case of many automotive OEMs is in excess of $100 million (£59m), should drop by about 10 per cent.

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    RFID on the next iPhone? Why?

    An RFID-equipped iPhone could open doors – literally – and advance the technology.


    By Andrew Heining | 11.10.09

    Reports are coming in that Apple (in addition to rolling out a smaller capacity Droid-fighter) has plans to build RFID capabilities into its next iPhone. Why would Steve Jobs and the folks in Cupertino do that?

    Most people think of RFID (not always viewed as the most secure of systems) as the cards and scanners used for corporate building access. But recent advances in “near-field communication” (NFC) have broadened the spectrum of RFID’s uses.

    Think of NFC as enhanced RFID. With RFID, there is a distinct card and reader, and the card can be read when it comes into proximity with the reader. NFC does the same thing, but combines the card and reader functions, enabling two-way communication.

    What does Apple want with NFC?

    Einar Rosenberg, who runs the Near Field Communications LinkedIn group, shared this:

    A highly reliable source has informed me that Apple has built some prototypes of the next gen iPhone with an RFID reader built in and they have seen it in action. So its not full NFC but its a start for real service discovery and I’m told that the reaction was very positive that we can expect this in the next gen iPhone.

    So we could soon be ditching those RFID cards and using our iPhones to open doors, ride the subway, or rent Zipcars. Big whoop, right? Well, yes, but there’s more.

    Bill Ray, writing for the Register, points out that Nokia owns many of the patents surrounding NFC technology, and has been pushing it without success for some time. It’s a chicken and egg problem: Without a network of applications, there’s no reason for device makers to (pay to) adopt the tech. And without a range of uses, there’s no reason for users to demand that device makers include it.

    An Apple adoption of the tech, with its army of App Store-loving users, could give NFC a real kickstart, bringing innovation to the field.

    What might that mean? How ’bout an app from Boston’s MBTA that not only displays location-aware maps, but lets riders do away with cards and payments? Or one that, along the lines of the barcode scanning apps out now, could read embedded RFID tags on products and instantly display a place to buy them for cheaper.

    More mundanely, NFC could smooth Bluetooth pairings – instead of the tedious search, wait, pair, wait, authorize dance that must currently happen, two NFC-equipped devices could sense each others’ presence, display an approval screen, and be done with it.

    The truth is, many of NFC’s possible uses haven’t been conceived of yet – and won’t be, until they get a little help from a big endorser like Apple.

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    VeriChip Corporation Completes Acquisition of Steel Vault Corporation


    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. --(Business Wire)-- VeriChip Corporation (NASDAQ:CHIP) ("VeriChip"), a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, and Steel Vault Corporation (OTCBB:SVUL) ("Steel Vault"), a premier provider of identity security products and services, announced today that VeriChip has completed its acquisition of Steel Vault to provide unique health and security identification tools to protect consumers and businesses. In conjunction with the merger, VeriChip has changed its name to PositiveID ("PositiveID" or the "Company").

    PositiveID represents the convergence of a pioneer in personal health records and the first and only FDA-cleared implantable microchip for patient identification, VeriChip, with a leader in the identity security space, Steel Vault, focused on access and security of consumers' critical data.

    PositiveID will initially operate primarily in two areas: HealthID and ID Security. HealthID will focus on bringing innovative health solutions to consumers and businesses based on the Company's intellectual property, specifically a rapid virus detection system for the H1N1 virus and other forms of pandemic viruses, and an in vivo glucose-sensing RFID microchip, both of which are currently under development with partner RECEPTORS LLC. The Company will also offer its Health Link personal health record to help consumers manage their health records online. Through its ID Security segment, the Company will offer identity theft protection and related services including credit monitoring and reporting through its NationalCreditReport.com website.

    Under terms of the agreement and plan of reorganization, Steel Vault stockholders will receive 0.5 shares of VeriChip common stock for every share of Steel Vault common stock held. The outstanding stock options and warrants of Steel Vault will also be converted at the same ratio. No fractional shares of VeriChip common stock will be issued in connection with the proposed merger. Instead, VeriChip will make a cash payment to each Steel Vault stockholder who would otherwise receive a fractional share. This merger is a stock-for-stock transaction, and is expected to be a tax free exchange.

    Commenting on the transaction, Scott R. Silverman, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID, stated, "In joining these two companies, we believe we are better positioned to accelerate the development of our exciting diagnostic and sensor applications such as glucose-sensing, as well as our rapid virus detection system for the H1N1 virus and other pandemic viruses. By moving beyond the original patient identification application of our implantable RFID microchip technology, we believe that we will be able to get high-value products to market faster with a more efficient use of capital." Silverman continued, "From a financial standpoint, we believe the merger has made us stronger by eliminating the duplicative costs of running two public companies. Furthermore, we are fully-funded to develop the glucose-sensing microchip and the rapid virus detection system and have no debt." About PositiveID Corporation PositiveID Corporation provides identification technologies and tools to protect consumers and businesses. PositiveID operates in two main divisions, its HealthID business and its ID Security business. For more information on PositiveID, please visit www.positiveidcorp.com.

    Forward Looking Statements Statements about the Company's future expectations, including its ability to provide unique health and security identification tools to protect consumers and businesses, its ability to successfully develop and market an in vivo glucose-sensing RFID microchip and a rapid virus detection system for the H1N1 virus and other pandemic viruses, its ability to offer its Health Link personal health record to help consumers manage their records online and identity theft protection through its NationalCreditReport.com website, the belief that the Company is better positioned to accelerate the development of its diagnostic and sensor applications such as glucose-sensing, the belief that the Company will be able to get high-value products to market faster with a more efficient use of capital, the belief that the merger and formation of the Company has made it stronger from a financial standpoint by eliminating duplicative costs, the belief that it is fully-funded to develop an in vivo glucose-sensing RFID microchip and rapid virus detection system for the H1N1 virus, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include the Company's ability to successfully develop and commercialize the Health Link personal health record, in vivo glucose-sensing microchip and rapid virus detection system (its "Technologies"), its ability to fund the continued development of its Technologies, the Company's and RECEPTORS' ability to develop its Technologies, the validity, scope and enforceability of the Company's patents and those related to its Technologies, the protection afforded by the Company's patents and those related to its Technologies, government regulations relating to its Technologies, the Company's ability to fund the continued development of its Technologies, the timing and success of submission, acceptance and approval of required regulatory filings, the risk that expected synergies and benefits of the merger will not be realized, uncertainty as to its working capital requirements over the next 12 to 24 months, its ability to successfully integrate the businesses of acquired companies, competitive and economic influences, as well as certain other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company's business is set forth in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the Company's 10-K filed on February 12, 2009, under the caption "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

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    New research centre aims to examine the long-term safety of tiny particles present in everything from razor blades to sun screen.

    WATCH THE SHOCKING VIDEO HERE: http://video.stv.tv/bc/stv-news-e2-20091111-nano/

    Tiny man-made particles which are now used in the production of a huge range of everyday products are going under the microscope in Edinburgh.

    A specialist research lab has opened its doors at Edinburgh Napier University, focussing on nanotechnology.

    Nanoparticles are a thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair, however, they are becoming an increasingly important part of our lives.

    They are used to make sunscreen more transparent on the skin and are used to fight bacteria on the coating on some razor blades.

    However, scientists say very little is known about the long-term impact they could have on our health.

    Critics worry that their use in skincare could lead to products permeating skin's protective layer or expose other cells to toxins.

    The new research centre was opened by Scotland's Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Anne Glover. She said: "Given the widespread use of nanomaterials in variety of everyday products, it is essential for us to fully understand them and their potential impacts.

    "This centre is one of the first in the UK to bring together nano-science research across human, environment, reproductive health and microbiology to ensure the safe and sustainable ongoing use of nanotechnology."

    Director of the Centre for Nano Safety, Vicki Stone, said: "Nanomaterials are used in a diverse range of products from medicines and water purifiers to make-up, food, paints, clothing and electronics. It is therefore essential that we fully understand their long term impact.

    "We are dedicated to understanding the ongoing health and environmental affects of their use and then helping shape future policy for their development. The launch of this new centre is a huge step forward in this important area of research."

    Last updated: 11 November 2009, 19:53

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    VeriChip Corporation Completes Acquisition of Steel Vault Corporation


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    Charles de Gaulle to deploy RFID to track bags and goods


    Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport is to be equipped with RFID to help it monitor its logistic operations. Hub télécom and TIBCO will work together to design the universal platform to collect and process RFID data.

    The new technology can trace luggage by networking and reading all terminal gates and RFID tunnels at the sorting luggage zones and tarmac.

    Hub télécom is a provider of airport telecommunications solutions; TIBCO is a business-integration and process-management software company.

    12 November 2009

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    Rhode Island Governor Vetoes Restrictions on RFID


    Senate Bill 211 would have prohibited the technology's use to track the locations of students in the state's schools, while also limiting the way in which information from vehicle RFID programs, such as toll collection, is used.
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    By Claire Swedberg

    Nov. 12, 2009—Rhode Island's governor, Donald Carcieri (R), has vetoed the latest effort by the state's legislature to pass a bill limiting how RFID technology would be employed to track students at schools and school functions, as well as vehicles as they are tracked by E-ZPass or other toll-collection systems. With his veto of Senate Bill 211 (S. 211) on Monday, Carcieri stated that local school and community officials should be allowed to decide if they need to use RFID to track students. He cited the potential for weather-related natural disasters, terrorist attacks or crimes that might prompt a school district to want to do so.

    This is the third time the governor has vetoed a bill from the state's general assembly that would restrict the use of RFID technology. He vetoed a similar bill in 2006, then again in July 2008—in the latter case, arguing that the bill went too far by not allowing school districts or communities to make their own decisions related to the use of RFID. Carcieri also referred to the shooting incidents at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech, which he said illustrated that schools face safety issues and should be permitted to respond to these concerns with RFID, if they so choose.

    Several Rhode Island senators cited RFID's value for tracking students with special needs, noting that kids prone to wandering were sometimes tracked with the technology. In response to that concern, the language in the most recent bill was modified to exclude special-needs students from the restrictions. In a message to the state's legislators, Carcieri explained the reasons for his veto, stating, "S 211, as amended, recognizes the potential value of RFID for students with special needs. Why would the General Assembly therefore place restrictions on the use of this technology as an option for all students?"

    State senator Frank Ciccone (D) introduced S. 211 in February 2009 with the modifications intended to address all of the governor's concerns regarding the previous bills. Those concerns focused on the prior bills being too general and thus creating too many restrictions on RFID's use. For example, the 2006 bill included language prohibiting the state or local government from tracking people with RFID, but Carcieri stated in his veto that the restrictions could make it impossible for such activities as tracking tools or other items on a construction site. For that reason, Ciccone says, S. 211 addresses only the monitoring of students, and allows for the tracking of equipment or vehicles being used by state or local employees.

    The bill also addressed the use of RFID for toll collection. In December 2008, the state of Rhode Island began utilizing the E-ZPass toll-collection system (also in place throughout much of northeastern United States), whereby vehicles are fitted with active RFID transponders made by Mark IV Industries. The bill would have required that personally identifiable information related to individuals' toll collections not be used for purposes other than toll collection (such as tracking a person's movements based on the tolls he or she paid), and would require a court order for use by law enforcement. Carcieri did not address the vehicle-tracking portion of the bill in his veto, and his office did not respond to phone calls requesting comment.

    The state's efforts to restrict the use of RFID in schools began approximately five years ago, with recommendations to legislators by the Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in response to similar legislative issues being discussed in California. In 2005, Brittan Elementary School, in Sutter, Calif., launched a program requiring students to wear RFID tags in the school itself (link http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/1408/ RFID Takes Attendance—and Heat>), but the district dropped the program after an outcry from the public and parents. In 2007, in response to that program, the California Senate attempted to pass a bill restricting RFID's use in schools, but failed to earn sufficient votes in the state's legislature. A subsequent version of the bill passed the senate and house, but was then rejected by the governor (see Schwarzenegger Signs Anti-Skimming RFID Measure But Vetoes Bill on School IDs).

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    Nano Chip at the Tip of the Needle

    Here is another fight that must be and can be WON!!

    Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009, 10:15 AM

    Please forward this information. The original was in German and has been translated.

    Here is the original link: http://welt-blog.ch/chip-sitzt-in-der-spritzen-spitze/

    This Hitachi chip is from 2003. Since then the chips have become even smaller. The antennas have been improved and the storage capacity has increased a lot.



    The Chip is at the Tip of the Needle

    By Dr Ryke Geerd Hamer (New GermanMedicine)

    Yesterday, 27 August 2009, I was giving an introductory talk about German New Medicine (GNM) near Vienna, Austria. My wife was with me and about 40 listeners. At the end as part of the discussion the swine flu was mentioned and a lady got up and declared the following:

    A friend of hers works for a pharmaceutical company in Vienna and told her that the swine flu injection needles indeed contain nano particles in their very tip, which cannot be detected with the naked eye but are clearly visible with as little as a 12 times magnifying microscope like children’s toy microscopes. The staff of the pharmaceutical company was advised that these nano particles work in the human body like a motherboard in the computer and lots of data can be stored on it, which will make cash cards obsolete. This measure was also intended to do an accurate census and to protect babies, as many mothers would simply “discard” their newborn, without knowledge of the authorities.

    This lady further disclosed that she was working in the medical field. She had asked a lawyer who came to her as a patient, how it was possible to avoid being chipped. He told her that he was aware of the planned chipping of the population; in fact most upper class members of society were aware of this plan. For this year no forced vaccinations were planned but to rather encourage people through the media to volunteer for the jab.

    In case too few would come forward, forced vaccination was planned for next year. Exempt from those were certain professional groups like the police, medical personal, politicians etc. Being a lawyer, he knew ways for himself to avoid the jab, but for the majority of the population there was no escape.

    Interview with Dr Gert Hamer (GNM) by Helmut Pilhar (Engineer) ,

    Wednesday, 26. August 2009

    Hamer: Within a few days our worst fears were indeed superseded by this cruel reality.

    Pilhar: Geerd, are you talking about the $1000 fine and 30 day arrest threats for refusal to take the vaccination in the US? http://thebirdflupandemic.com/archiv...-massachusetts

    Hamer: Yes, but the objectors (death chip opposers are traitors) are not going to be put into normal prisons but in especially prepared concentration camps of which hundreds have been prepared all over the country http://info.kopp-verlag.de/news/amer...atzbereit.html . And you can leave those only by getting chipped. And once you are outside it is open season through the death chip. By chance these people are then going to drop dead like flies after their release.

    Pilhar: Are you talking about the beginning of the great population cull?

    Hamer: It can only mean that. Otherwise it does not make any sense to get the military and the police involved, threaten with such draconian penalties, all just to get the people to participate in a simple seasonal flu shot campaign. It just does not make any other sense. Apart from the fact that there cannot even be a vaccination like that. You vaccinate in October (northern autumn) for the next summer. That is totally laughable. With Tamiflu you can maybe suppress typical healing phase symptoms for 2-3 weeks and even that is totally brainless in the light of GNM.

    Pilhar: It is noteworthy that in the US there are literally many 100,000plastic coffins stock piled What for? And apart from that the population has been systematically stripped of weapons and protective dogs.

    Hamer: You can best understand what the intent is by what is NOT talked about. One may talk about the vaccination, but nobody mentions the chip implanting by name. That is really strange because the chipping is the obvious issue in the face of these massive governmental measures. And that the Hitachi chip works and can be combined with the death chip we already talked about during the last interview.

    The same can be seen in how my GNM ( German New Medicine) fared. For 28 years one was only allowed to discuss Hamer, the “Unperson”, but not whether GNM actually works and whether its claims are repeatable, and can be proven to work, in spite of 30 verified published results. The same applies to Tamuflu! There are endless discussions about Tamiflu causing harm but none about the chip. Of course Tamiflu is harmful, it is a poison. It is also very damaging in the healing process or in the vagotonic phase of a pregnancy (last trimester). But the death chip adds a whole new dimension. That this death chip is going to be used without concern can be seen in the fact that chemo and morphine have been used without concern in spite of final mortality rates of 98%, while 98% could have survived with GNM. Imagine the unscrupulousness of all oncologists, as they are fully aware that GNM adds up from a scientific perspective and works

    Pilhar: It is also very strange that the Americans have created this Marshall Law, under which critics can be easily removed by the thousands and millions. And once you have chipped the people they cannot run away from you anymore.

    Hamer: It is obvious that this chip battle has been under preparation for many years. The idiotic swine flu, that does not even really exist, was actually the wrong tool: 3 dead pigs and one child, dead from who knows what, with that they lied and constructed a worldwide pandemic into existence. But it goes to show what a well organised world press is able to achieve: They can turn a mole hill into a mountain.

    Pilhar: It started with the AIDS lie, then followed the BSE lie. After the 9/11 lie followed the Anthrax lie. Then it was the Bird Flu lie, now it is the Swine Flu lie. Next year we’ll have the Mice Flu lie. It all points to the “Endloesung”, the final solution. When everybody has a chip then that will constitute the complete slavery, then everybody can be manipulated and assassinated arbitrarily.

    Hamer: First they jump on the babies and the pregnant women. They are first to be treated with chips and Tamiflu. Many of the pregnant women in their last trimester are going to lose their babies, because Tamiflu is totally toxic. But also the women themselves can die, as their bodies are vagotonic during the last trimester. It is a known fact that during vagotonia one flu shot or one morphine injection can be deadly.

    In the meantime there seems to be some panic in the US. Where in the world can you flee to, people are asking themselves, where will you not be forcibly injected with the death chip and have one free moment away from your enemies?

    One has to consider realistically what it would be like to carry this death chip and know that any day you can simply be switched off by the Centre in Tel Aviv. You are completely defenceless against that and complaining won’t do you any good: “If I only had known...” Therefore it is really important for the ruling class to keep the people in the dark about it as long as possible.

    Once the slaves have the death chip implanted they are allowed to know about it. Then they will be like trained poodles. Nobody will dare to speak up. It will be like among the Masonic brethren. Everybody knows that the moment he utters a word of dissent, he will be served poison in the coffee by the always Jewish Grand Master and won’t survive another day. The whole world is going to be a concentration camp full of slaves, except for the members of one religious group. To have the death chip implanted is the potential personal death sentence at any given time.

    How naive do you have to be to demand of Mossad and the CIA to disclose what their real intentions are, “to table the facts”? The mouse never believes the cat will come.

    In a company with several hundred staff, which produces, or better fills the injection needles for the chip vaccination, it will only need one or two “reliable” people to insert the chip at the end. Then all the other workers can confirm that they knew nothing. This is called “quality control” and “final check” and appears completely normal.

    Strange is too that every single chip vaccination needle has its own individual code number, which is added to the ID number. Why else would the silly “summer flu shot” needle have its own individual number and why should the passport accompany the supposed flu vaccination? And why do the Americans not want to let anybody into the country who does not have a chip?

    Pilhar: The „Club of Rome“ declared in the 70s in one of their publications (possibly in Mankind at the Turning Point ) in effect that either the birth rate would have to be reduced or the death rate increased. The Max Planck Institute believes that the world population must be reduced to 2 billion people. In the US there is the so called “American Stonehenge”, http://www.igeawagu.com/news/corruption/1199237261.html a message engraved in 100 ton granite blocks, that the world population has to be reduced to 500 million people, to reach an “Era of Reason”.

    When you look at the supposed issue of "overpopulation" it is interesting to note that apparently the State of Texas alone could feed all 6 billion people. If one piled those 6 billion bodies with an average weight of 80kg and a volume of 80 liters on top and side by side of each other in a cube shape, the sides of this cube would be only 800 meters long. In Austria we could hide such a cube in the next valley.

    I don’t believe in the so called “overpopulation” but rather suppose that the globalisation fanatics don’t need 6 billion work slaves and therefore want to reduce the population to one tenth.

    Hamer: Helmut, you were right when you said during our last interview on 13 August 2009: „Once they have accomplished that, they have won.“ Therefore the German New Medicine had to be suppressed, because if this awareness and knowledge had been common place they could not have done it. “Lewwer duad üs Slaav!“ Rather dead than slave! (from Pidder Lueng, by Detler von Liliencron).

    Cheers to the GNM, the New Biological Medicine and a world view of freedom and truth for us all.

    Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer ……………………………………………………………….

    Ing. Helmut Pilhar ………………………………………………………………

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    is this the first RFID "tags" for kids?

    [November 16, 2009]

    Athens Hospital Keeps Infants Safe with TotGuard™ Active RFID System

    (PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Care comes first for Georgia Hospital in selecting Convergint/GuardRFID active RFID tags to protect newborns and infants. The TotGuard� system was chosen for its baby-friendly active tag attachment and reliable IP based RFID technology.
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    Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 14, 2009 -- Convergint Technologies and Guard RFID Solutions Inc. jointly announced today that its TotGuard Infant Protection solution is now well past its first anniversary, protecting infants in the state-of-the-art Women�s Service Centre at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Georgia, USA.

    �When Athens Regional Medical Centre wanted to migrate to a new active RFID Infant Security solution in 2008, the choice was obvious,� says Ken LaChance, Convergint�s Vice President of Business Development, �GuardRFID�s TotGuard� is a state-of-the-art solution that is a true IP-based infant tracking system, using existing Ethernet networks, so the system can be accessed across the whole facility as well as remotely for monitoring and maintenance services. This was our first installation using the TotGuard� solution, so we conducted a thorough site analysis before we proposed the system. As an Integrator we are well satisfied with our choice to install TotGuard� because it was easy to install, it has performed very well and we have a very satisfied customer as a result.� Sherry Schacke, Director of the Mother Baby Unit at Athens responded, �As a leading provider of post partum care, we use not only the most comfortable infant security for our Moms and Tots, but also the most active rfid system." Schacke explained that Athens Regional�s Women�s Center strives to provide family centered care in its Labor and Delivery and Mother-Baby Unit, so the unobtrusive, supple wrap tag was a good fit for their �care comes first� philosophy. �At Athens Regional Medical Center, we know we have done our best to keep our most vulnerable patient group � infants - safe and sound. Convergint Technologies and GuardRFID have been truly exceptional in the delivery of the TotGuard� system and in providing us with post-implementation support�. Schacke concluded by saying that the TotGuard active RFID system has been in place for over a year, and has performed extremely well.

    GuardRFID Vice President of Sales, Beth Bandi explained that the three parties worked closely to provide a complete solution for Athens Regional Medical Center�s requirements. �GuardRFID�s active RFID infant tag system was selected for its soft, baby friendly wrap attachment, with its unique dual-tamper detection technology. The dual tamper mechanism significantly reduces nuisance alarms.� GuardRFID�s TotGuard Infant Security system uses the only Disposable Infant Tags on the market, eliminating the need to clean, disinfect and sterilize tags after use, and removing the risk of cross-infection between infants. These small, infant tags utilize GuardRFID�s unique dual-tamper detecting mechanism, which are designed to significantly reduce nuisance alarms. GuardRFID offers the widest variety of tag types for Infant Security applications, including the first ever Tamper Sensing Umbilical Tag, as well as the smallest and lightest Umbilical Tag available in the market that can be used with almost any standard Umbilical Clamp.

    About Convergint Technologies Convergint Technologies, North America's fastest growing independent systems integrator, designs, installs and services electronic security, fire alarm and life safety, and building automation systems. Convergint is a $160M North American company with over 750 colleagues in 22 locations serving thousands of customers in the areas of healthcare, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, aerospace, financial, and technology sectors. Convergint was founded on a set of ten values and beliefs that drive the company's culture and set the industry standard for customer satisfaction. In 2007, Convergint was named the security industry's "Systems Integrator of the Year" by SDM Magazine and was recognized as the fastest growing company in Chicago by Crain's Chicago Business magazine. For more information about Convergint, visit www.convergint.com.

    Convergint Contact: Ken LaChance, Vice President of Business Development 770.840.7007 ken.lachance@convergint.com About GuardRFID Solutions GuardRFID develops Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies and products for Healthcare and Enterprise applications. GuardRFID's products can accurately track and locate assets and people, and are used for enhanced automation, workflow, monitoring and security solutions. GuardRFID�s ability to support multiple applications on its platform positions the company to be able to offer combined people and asset solutions all on the same infrastructure. Founded in early 2007, GuardRFID introduced the first low-cost disposable Active RFID tags to the market, eliminating the need to recycle tags, and allowing for mass deployment for a reasonable investment. GuardRFID Solutions is federally incorporated in Canada, with its head office in the Province of British Columbia, and its Sales office in Atlanta, GA.

    Additional information regarding GuardRFID products and services can be found on its website www.guardrfid.com.

    GuardRFID Contact: Beth Bandi,Vice President of Sales 404.281.0064 info (at) guardrfid (dot) com About Athens Regional Medical Center Athens Regional Medical Center is a 315-bed full service regional referral center and is part of Athens Regional Health Services, an integrated system that provides for the healthcare needs of a 17-county service area in Northeast Georgia.

    Athens Regional has recently expanded its Emergency Department and revamped its Radiology Department, Labor and Deliver and Mother - Baby Units. More expansion is underway that will bring the number of licensed beds to 360 and expand its surgical department with four new operating rooms, pre-and post-operative areas, cardiovascular, endoscopy and laboratory services.

    Athens Regional features nationally acclaimed, comprehensive cardiac, vascular and thoracic procedures including open heart surgery; cardiac catheterization and vascular labs; a full-spectrum of advanced surgical procedures; minimally invasive surgeries; a neurosurgery unit; a stroke center; a free-standing outpatient radiology center and outpatient surgery center; adult and children�s rehabilitation services; diagnostic and therapeutic oncology; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and PET/CT Scanner; a neonatal intensive care unit, the Loran Smith Center.

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    this is old but....

    Mexican firm offers RFID implants for kidnapping prevention

    Friday, August 22, 2008 in News

    As kidnapping rates rise in Mexico, one firm is taking the anxiety of the upper class into a business opportunity. Security firm Xega is offering RFID implants to help locate kidnap victims, and business is apparently booming.

    Xega’s system centers on an RFID implant injected into the client’s arm, which transmits a signal to an external GPS device the client must carry. If the client is kidnapped, there is a panic button on the device that alerts Xega. A satellite can then locate the victim.

    Critics dismiss the system as having relatively little security value as the implant only helps identify its bearer, and the actual locating system requires a larger device which could easily be found and destroyed by a theoretical kidnapper.

    The system costs $4,000, plus an annual fee of $2,000. Xega claims a roster of over 2,000 customers, and a 13% jump in sales this year alone. The company plans to expand operations to Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela next year.

    Read more here. http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/...080822?sp=true

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    Wearable RFID Sensors being developed


    Posted on Nov 18, 09 06:51 AM PDT
    Wearable RFID Sensors being developed

    The boffins at GE are currently working on a new batch of wearable RFID sensors that are smart enough to detect airborne chemical agents. No idea on how they're going to commercialize this though, but that's a good problem to have (and solve down the road). Apparently, the final product can be part of a badge and worn on clothing, being fully capable of detecting chemical agents in the air even when they're at ultra-trace concentrations. Could this help alert ordinary folks to the presence of anthrax or other poisonous gasses during a terrorist attack? Might be a tad too late then, but at least it will be able to pinpoint who was the culprit that let out a silent fart in the elevator

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