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Newsletter: AIM Connections - Bar Codes: Alive and Well in the Global Market - 21 May 08
21 May 2008

AIM Connections May 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:
* Editorial: Bar Codes: Alive and Well in the Global Market
* AIM Global News
- AIM Technology Leadership Summit: Gathering Attracts International Executives
- Members Only: Summer Webinar Series -- Stake Your Claim!
- New Standards Available In AIM E-Store
* Articles of Interest
* Events of Interest

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EDITORIAL: BAR CODES ALIVE AND WELL IN THE GLOBAL MARKET

Bert Moore
Editor

Speakers at the AIM Technology Leadership Summit in Washington, DC last month provided a wide range of insights into the markets and applications for automatic identification and mobility products around the world. Not surprisingly, there was a lot of talk about RFID (which will be discussed in the next "RFID Connections") but there was equal emphasis on the continuing growth of the bar code market in areas such as Brazil, India, China, Europe and even the United States.

Read more: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3255&z=26


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AIM GLOBAL NEWS

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AIM TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT -- GATHERING ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVES

Linda Young
Director, Business Development
AIM Global

The dust has settled from the flurry of activity in the AIM Global and NA chapter office, and as I take time to reflect on this year's AIM Technology Leadership Summit, an image is imprinted on my mind – the international meeting attendees that were a perfect match for the diversity of Washington, DC.

Read more: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3256&z=46

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MEMBERS ONLY: SUMMER WEBINAR SERIES -- STAKE YOUR CLAIM!

AIM Global is developing a great summer webinar program on topics in which you've expressed interest. If your company wants to be part of these AIM Authority webinars -- and demonstrate your industry leadership to potential customers -- the time to act is now.

Read more: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3257&z=46

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NEW STANDARDS AVAILABLE IN AIM E-STORE

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Information technology -- Radio frequency identification for item management -- Implementation guidelines -- Part 1: RFID-enabled labels and packaging supporting ISO/IEC 18000-6C

This Part of ISO/IEC TR 24729 provides guidance on the use of RFID enabled labels and packaging in the supply chain. Guidance is provided for transponder selection, as well as the selection of media, adhesives, facestocks, and inks. Techniques are described to minimize electrostatic discharge and transponder damage.

Link: https://www.aimglobal.org/estore/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=592

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Identification cards -- Test methods -- Part 7: Vicinity cards

ISO/IEC 10373 defines test methods for characteristics of identification cards according to the definition given in ISO/IEC 7810. Each test method is cross-referenced to one or more base standards, which may be ISO/IEC 7810 or one or more of the supplementary standards that define the information storage technologies employed in identification card applications.

Link: https://www.aimglobal.org/estore/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=591

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Intelligent transport systems -- Systems architecture -- Use of unified modelling language (UML) in ITS International Standards and deliverables

This Technical Report discusses the application of the "Unified Modelling Language" [UML] to the development of standards within the context of "Intelligent Transport Systems" [ITS].

Link: https://www.aimglobal.org/estore/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=590

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Information technology -- Radio frequency identification for item management -- Implementation guidelines -- Part 2: Recycling and RFID tags

This technical report is intended as a guide to the development of more efficient recycling programs around the world. It also describes work that still needs to be done to fully leverage the potential of RFID to provide an efficient global recycling stream.

Link: https://www.aimglobal.org/estore/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=589

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Information technology -- Automatic identification and data capture techniques -- Bar code verifier conformance specification -- Part 2: Two-dimensional symbols

Technical Corrigendum 1

Link: https://www.aimglobal.org/estore/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=588

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Intelligent transport systems -- Lane change decision aid systems (LCDAS) -- Performance requirements and test procedures

This International Standard specifies system requirements and test methods for Lane Change Decision Aid Systems (LCDAS). LCDAS are fundamentally intended to warn the driver of the subject vehicle against potential collisions with vehicles to the side and/or to the rear of the subject vehicle, and moving in the same direction as the subject vehicle during lane change manoeuvres.

Link: https://www.aimglobal.org/estore/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=587


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This issue is sponsored by:
AIM Global's RFP Service

AIM Global's RFP Service has been revamped for an improved customer and member experience. Take the guesswork out of finding business partners – submit an RFP: www.aimglobal.org/members/public/RFPSignUp/RFPSignUp.asp.

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

For a listing of some of the more interesting articles and news items on AIDC technologies, please click the appropriate heading below.

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AIDC / BAR CODE NEWS SUMMARY - 21 May 08

A listing of some of the more interesting news and announcements for the past month.

Read more: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3260&z=46

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BIOMETRICS / CARD TECHNOLOGIES NEWS SUMMARY - 21 May 08

A listing of some of the more interesting news and announcements for the past month.

Read more: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3259&z=46

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MOBILE COMPUTING / WIRELESS NEWS SUMMARY - 21 May 08

A listing of some of the more interesting news and announcements for the past month.

Read more: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3258&z=46

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For current news on RFID, please visit the RFID.org website so be sure to check the News link on a regular basis -- and strongly consider signing up for the RSS feed to have headlines delivered to your desktop. To stay current, subscribe to AIM's RFID Connections e-newsletter.


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This issue is sponsored by:
Mobile Commerce Summit

Mobile Commerce Summit is the sole event dedicated to mobile in the U.S. that will offer case studies on payment and mobile banking deployments, identify a variety of mobile applications and help you understand the market drivers. Visit the website for details: www.sourcemediaconferences.com/MCS08/.

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EVENTS OF INTEREST

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Mobile Commerce
June 23-24, 2008
Caesar's Palace
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Member Discount

The 2nd Annual Mobile Commerce Summit will enlighten financial institutions about the benefits, risks and opportunities in mobile banking and payments. Banks that are already in the field with mobile banking will share their experiences, analysts provide industry insights, and service providers explain their competing offerings and business models. Register today at www.sourcemediaconferences.com/MCS08.

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AIDC Technical Institute
July 20-25, 2008
Ohio University
Athens, OH, USA
Member Discount

Looking for some professional development? There is still time to sign up for the 2008 Automatic Identification and Data Capture Technical Institute. Covering topics such as bar codes, bar code verification, UID, direct part marking and printing, radio frequency identification and biometrics, automatic identification is THE technology for companies that are trying to improve the way that they do business.

This week-long summer program has been running since 1986. Whether you offer some of these technologies to your customers and you want to brush up, or if you have only seen bar codes at the store, this technical institute has something for everyone. Supported by the major automatic identification vendors and integrators from around the country, the presentations will be informative, current, relevant, and delivered by those that know the technology! Institute participants represent a variety of disciplines including AIDC products and services, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, merchandising, engineering, and the Department of Defense.

As an AIM Global member, you are eligible to receive a substantial discount off the cost of registration. If you wish to stay on campus with the educators that attend the institute, housing is an additional $350 -- just over half of what the local hotels cost.
The Institute includes classroom and hands-on lab time dedicated to all of the major AIDC technologies. Bar coding and RFID are emphasized, and this year we will also focus on UID as well. Visit the website at www.ohio.edu/industrialtech/aidc/aidcti/index.cfm for the details.

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RFID World
September 8-10, 2008
MGM Grand
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Member Discount

Now in its 6th year, RFID World is recognized as the gathering place for the builders, buyers and sellers of RFID and other Auto-ID technologies. In one location, come to discover the new technologies and applications created by industry innovators from around the globe, attend the educational sessions led by today's thought leaders and explore how today's integrating technologies can help your business thrive.

Registration is now available. See details on the event website at www.cmp-egevents.com/web/rfid/home.

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Product Authentication & Brand Security (PABS) Conference
September 11-12, 2008
Hyatt Rosemont
Chicago, IL, USA
Member Discount

The Product Authentication & Brand Security Conference has become the established event for all associated with the product authentication and brand security industry as a user, producer or supplier. By convening the fifth international conference on this subject, AWA is providing delegates a unique and timely forum for information exchange and networking. The event enables representatives from different sectors to understand the various elements of intellectual property theft and learn about potential remedies that can be employed to combat this insidious crime against businesses and consumers.

AIM Global will host an automatic identification session on the morning of September 12 – details to follow in the next issue.

To register for the event, please visit the website at www.awa-bv.com/?c=event&t=register&id=40. The conference program will be available soon.

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For more information on these and other events, please visit the AIM Global Calendar: www.aimglobal.org/calendar.

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