A monthly electronic magazine …
A weekly email news digest …
A constantly updated web site …
And together, it is the single source for information on the use of RFID for personal identification.
For many years, RFID has been the premier technology for the identification of items for logistical and inventory tracking. As an identification tool for individuals, its use has been limited largely to the widespread implementation of proximity technology as a tool to pass a unique number to a security system at entry doors. Today, we are seeing an explosion in the use of a range of exciting RFID technologies for the identification of individuals.
- Security professionals are using proximity and contactless technologies to secure facilities, data, and networks;
- Public transportation systems across the globe are relying on RFID for fare collection and to control access to trains, buses, and other modes of transport;
- Payment card issuers and retailers are looking to RFID as a new tool for customer attraction and retention.
The number of contactless cards issued is growing at exponential rates and a wide variety of industries and applications are finding the technology preferable to other ID technologies such as barcodes, magnetic stripes, and even contact chip cards.
Until now, the growing RFID sector has lacked a dedicated, trusted source for news and information. ContactlessNews was formed to be this source–providing top quality, timely reporting on the technology, its implementation, and the industry as a whole.
Unlike many niche technology publications, our goal is to serve the implementers of RFID technology rather than the vendors and suppliers. Coverage focuses on information that decision-makers in the organizational security, transit, and payment industries need to do their job.
We focus on:
- Information on selecting technologies for implementation,
- Evaluating products & suppliers,
- Implementing card or tokenbased systems, and
- managing large scale projects.
So just how does ContactlessNews share this information with its subscribers?
First original articles fill the pages of the monthly e-magazine. Each month, subscribers receive an electronic publication as an email attachment in the industry standard Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. Updates and project profiles from the transit industry, the security industry, and the payment/retail industry accompany technology analysis and industry news. Our staff journalists compile the latest in news while some of the identification technology industry’s most respected journalists contribute features from various regions of the globe.
Next, the weekly ContactlessNews Email Digest arrives in subscriber’s email inboxes with the latest RFID news. This is not the typical textonly barrage of press releases. Rather it is a full color, robust HTML email compilation of announcements, original content, and breaking industry updates.
Finally, the ContactlessNews.com web site has up-to-the-minute news and information on all things RFID. The industry’s most complete collection of articles, white papers, and standards documents make this the go-to resource for the RFID industry. The web’s most comprehensive listing of ID technology seminars, expositions, and trade shows round out the site.
Who should subscribe?
RFID is a global phenomena and so too is ContactlessNews. Our focus includes projects, technologies, and companies from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. If you are involved with the implementation of identification technology within your organization, ContactlessNews is a mustread. If you are involved in the development, sale, or consultation of identification technology, this publication is perfect for you.
Subscriptions to the monthly magazine cost just US$99 and are available at www.ContactlessNews.com. Paid subscribers automatically receive both the monthly magazine and the weekly Email Digest. Just interested in the weekly digest? Go to ContactlessNews.com and fill out the form to receive a complimentary subscription to this great service.
Can my company advertise?
A range of sponsorship and advertising opportunities exist in the magazine, digest, and web site. This inaugural issue is distributed to more than 5,000 industry leaders and decisionmakers. By the end of the first quarter of 2003, the targeted distribution will exceed 8,000. Don’t miss this chance to help spread your organization’s message and shape this emerging industry. For more information and a complete media kit, visit www.ContactlessNews.com/ sponsors.cfm.
Press and article submissions
Editorial staff will consider all submissions for inclusion in ContactlessNews. Vendors and project leaders should send press releases to [email protected] Writers and researchers should send completed articles and white papers to [email protected]ian.com.
Here’s to a great year for RFID
The ContactlessNews team is extremely excited about the coming year. We look forward to learning and sharing with you the latest information from this dynamic technology field.
Please share with us your feedback on the publication. Let us know what you would like to see and please share projects from your region. While we work diligently to stay in tune, we cannot be everywhere so we look to our subscribers to keep us abreast of the latest news from around the world. Here’s to 2003!