Week of 03/08/10

 

 
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IT asset tagging set to explode
as more sectors seek RFID solutions
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One of the hottest sectors for RFID technology in 2010 looks to be the tagging of IT assets at financial institutions and federal agencies, where close to a million assets could carry RFID tags by year end. Almost half a million IT assets were tagged last year.

So it’s a good bet that the total number of tagged IT assets will exceed one million this year, which represents about 50 percent growth in the sector. Big banks like Wells-Fargo, Bank of America, Chase and Citibank have either already finished data center tagging projects or are in the midst of completing them. One of the largest ongoing projects is the worldwide deployment of RFID at 17 bank data centers around the world, a contract won recently by ODIN technologies, which tagged about 100,000 IT assets in 2009.

Some large banks have dozens of data centers with tens of thousands of items like servers, blades, and laptops being tagged. Banks that decide to tag items like storage tapes could add several hundred thousand more products to the mix.

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Alien intros ultra high performance
next generation global RFID reader

The ultra high performance and feature-rich ALR-9900+ RFID reader, unveiled at Alien’s User & Partner Conference in Ohio, supersedes all Alien global enterprise category readers in a common hardware platform.

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RFID market will exceed 8.25B in 2014;
some markets will grow close to 20% annually

Animal ID, asset management, baggage handling, cargo tracking and security are some of the apps expected to see above-average growth.

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Awarepoint secures $10M in funding
for new technology and products

The new financing, led by JAFCO Ventures, will accelerate adoption of the company's real-time networked awareness solutions, including RTLS applications, for U.S. hospitals.

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Verayo launches next generation
of unclonable RFID chips

New RFID tags deliver authentication and security to broad range of consumer-based applications such as mass transit tickets, secure IDs, access cards and product anti-counterfeiting.

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Alcohol beverage management system
unveiled by Clear View Technologies

RFID-enabled system, combined with weighing technology, identifies brand, bottle, location, measures changes in bottle weight as little as 1/20th of an ounce, and includes RFID tags for every bottle, a handheld RFID/barcode scanner and remote RFID sensors.

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Aviant Systems builds cellular
RFID solution for RecycleBank

RFID-enabled recycling collection trucks in Burlington, N.J. are now equipped to verify and record customer pick-ups in real time.

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Alien Technology secures $10.9M;
total venture capital raised up to $340M

Alien Technology today announced that it has secured an aggregate of $10.9 million in new financing, led by existing investors Advanced Equities, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and Sunbridge Partners.

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Issue: 0510

 
John Johnson, Editor
 

From the Editor

The financial sector was one of the first to endorse RFID for IT asset tracking. Now, a host of industries and the U.S. government are turning to RFID to track equipment.

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