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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Resources

RFID is making headlines nearly every day now, with major retailers like Wal-Mart committing to full implementation within the next few years. Similarly, new releases appear regularly of yet another vendor offering readers and imaginative tag formats. These links are to  resources for RFID topics, from circuit design to definitions.

RFID Manufacturers & Services


Association for Automatic Identity & Mobility (AIM) | aimglobal.org | 724-934-4470 / Warrendale, PA
A global trade association comprising providers of components, networks, systems, and services that manage the collection and integration of data with information management systems.

Canadian RFID Guidelines Aimed at Protecting Privacy Released | canada.ihs.com/news/ontario-rfid-guidelines.htm
Article from IHS Canada.

Defense Logistics: More Efficient Use of Active RFID Tags Could Potentially Avoid Millions in Unnecessary Purchases | gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-06-366R
Abstract from the Government Accountability Office.

EPC Global | epcglobalinc.org/standards
EPCglobal is leading the development of industry-driven standards for the Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) to support the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in today's fast-moving, information rich, trading networks. We are a subscriber-driven organisation comprised of industry leaders and organisations focused on creating global standards for the EPCglobal Network™.

EU Drafts RFID Guidelines | pcworld.com/article/142698/eu_drafts_rfid_guidelines.html
Article from PCWorld, by Paul Meller.

Guidelines on Commercial Use of RFID Technology | epic.org/privacy/rfid/rfid_gdlnes-070904.pdf
From the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

RFID | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFID
Definition & history, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

RFID Alien Reader | whereabouts.eecs.umich.edu/code/rfid-perl/perldoc/RFID/Alien/Reader.html
Abstract base class for a Alien RFID reader, by Scott Gifford.

RFIDbuzz.com | rfidbuzz.com
RFID Blog.

RFID Exchange | rfidexchange.com | Virginia
Global source for objective advice on RFID Technology, covering passive and active tags and readers, Savant and application software, and provides free advice, information on implementation issues and solutions.

RFID FAQ & Tutorial | idautomation.com/rfid_faq.html
The purpose of this document is to provide IDAutomation users with a basic understanding of RFID that is necessary to implement the technology with our products. From IDAutomation.com.

RFID Journal | rfidjournal.com | 631-851-0325 | Hauppauge, NY
RFID Journal is the only independent media company devoted solely to radio frequency identification and its many business applications. Our mission: to help companies use RFID technology to improve the way they do business.

RFID News | rfidnews.com
News and reports of interest to users of RFID.

RFID Tag | search.cpan.org/~giff/RFID-Base-0.005/lib/RFID/Tag.pm
Abstract base class for an RFID tag object, by Scott Gifford.

RFID Times Blog | rfidtimes.org
A radio frequency ID blog with original content and links to over 400 articles spanning every RFID topic in the world, including RFID tags, readers, integration, middleware, and more.

RFID Update | rfidupdate.com
RFID industry daily newsletter.

RFID White Paper | dri.co.jp/free/abi_rfid02wp.pdf
RFID, from A to Z. Learn about the history and technology behind radio frequency identification in this white paper, from Allied Business Intelligence.

RFID White Papers | zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/rfid/white_papers.html
Download Zebra's white papers on radio frequency identification (RFID) and topics related to the use of RFID technology.

RFID World | rfid-world.com | 800-608-9641
Delivers news and information to educate and inform business professionals about planning and deploying radio frequency identification technology to improve the way companies conduct business.

Spychips | spychips.com
How major corporations and government plan to track your every move with RFID, a project of CASPIAN, Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering.

Surpriv: RFID Surveillance and Privacy | stapleton-gray.com/surpriv
An investigation of radio-frequency identification, surveillance and privacy issues.

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