Situated in Holland, Michigan, the Herrick District Library will be utilizing 3M RFID technology to manage its circulation of nearly 1.2 million items per year. The library technology provided by 3M RFID will support newly installed self-checkout kiosks, while also providing the Herrick District with an enhanced security its more than 245,000 items. Only thirty [...]
University officials at the De Montfort University are the considering an alternative method for tracking student attendance, reports to the Leicester Mercury. The university plans to insert electronic chips into each student ID, which would be read by nearby Wi-Fi access points, or Hotspots. The new technology would effectively enable faculty and staff an automated [...]
Automated transaction systems provider JCM Global and Techfirm, a developer of contactless mobile phone applications, are teaming up to develop a mobile payments solution for bill validators. The partners have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop a system that will enable consumers to use their mobile phones to make contactless purchases at automated [...]
03 Jun, 2011VeriFone sees a potential bonanza in NFC
Verifone is betting on the success of NFC-based mobile payments and hopes to see a huge potential revenue influx. Google Wallet, a major player in the NFC space announced trials of its technology are going on in San Francisco and New York. Verifone stands to make money from its point-of-sales systems and upgrading existing terminals [...]
03 Jun, 2011HP plans to finish UID program by May 2012
HP, which is rolling out the biometric unique identification (UID) program in India, hopes to complete the project by 2012. The UID cards contain biometric information which identifies citizens. India hopes to use the cards during its next census, reports timesofindia.com. Read more here.
The army is starting to test smart phones that could be used in combat in lieu of bulkier equipment. Apple and Android smart phones will be tested to see if they can withstand the rigors of combat, and can perform as effectively as current equipment. There are many applications the military wants to use, but [...]
03 Jun, 2011Medical records at risk?
Questions surrounding the integrity of health care records loom and with the shift from paper records to electronic, many people are worried that records are not safe and hackers can get in and steal sensitive patient information. In the recent past, there has been only one fine given out for the mismanagement of records, since [...]