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Newsletter: AIM Connections - Is Android the Future of Mobile Commerce? - 17 Dec 08
17 December 2008

0812 AIM Connections

IN THIS ISSUE

* Editorial
- Is Android : Mobile Commerce :: Code One : Matrix Symbologies?
* Standards News
- AIM Global Announces Availability of Grid Matrix Symbology
* AIM News
- "A GS1 View" coming to AIM Connections
- "Delegate Digest" Update
* Member Benefit
- New AIM NA Webcast: The LF RFID Payoff
- AIM Global Webcast: RFID on the System i = ROI
* Holiday Wishes
* Articles of Interest:
- AIDC / Bar Code
- Biometrics / Card Tech.
- Wireless / Mobile
* Events of Interest

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EDITORIAL
Is Android : Mobile Commerce :: Code One : Matrix Symbologies?

Bert Moore
Editor

For those not familiar with the mathematical notation in the headline, it reads: "Is Android to Mobile Commerce as Code One is to Matrix Symbologies?" To answer that, one first has to understand what Code One and Android are.

Code One was the first public domain matrix symbology. Designed by Ted Williams, who also created Code 128, Code 16K, and Reduced Space Symbology (now GS1 DataBar(tm)), Code One was intended to break down the barriers to use of matrix symbologies which, at the time, were all proprietary. Although Code One was never widely adopted, it did help spur the migration of formerly proprietary symbologies such as Data Matrix into the public domain. It also served as the model for other developers to place their symbologies in the public domain.

Android(tm) is an Open Source development platform for mobile devices. According to its developers, "Android is the first free, open source, and fully customizable mobile platform. Android offers a full stack: an operating system, middleware, and key mobile applications. It also contains a rich set of APIs that allows third-party developers to develop great applications." In that regard, Android is rather like a combination of Linux and Java, both of which are Open Source programs. Like Linux, it is an operating system designed to work on a wide range of operating platforms. And like Java, Android is designed to simplify deployment of mobile applications across a variety of devices from different manufacturers by providing a common interface to the core operations of the device.

Read more: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3389&z=26


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This issue sponsored by:
Total Asset Visibility

Total Asset Visibility for Defense creates opportunities to take part in DoD logistics automation and transformation efforts. Learn about RFID contract requirements and discover new trends in AIT. Visit the event website: www.idga.org/us/tav.

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STANDARDS NEWS
AIM Global Announces Availability of Grid Matrix Symbology

Grid Matrix is a two-dimensional matrix symbology designed to efficiently encode the entire Chinese character set (GB 2312-1980). It can also encode any combination of Chinese, 7-bit ASCII, numeric and binary data in the same symbol. Grid Matrix is intended for broad use in both printed symbols and mobile phone display applications. It has a unique distributed finder pattern and Reed-Solomon error correction that allow the symbol to be identified and decoded from any point within the symbol, greatly reducing the possibility that localized damage will cause a read failure.

Read more the full news release: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3387&z=1

A Chinese translation of the press release is available here: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/articlefiles/3387-AIMAnnounces-GridMatrix_news-release-chinese.pdf.

The Grid Matrix document can be accessed directly from the AIM eStore: https://www.aimglobal.org/estore/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=631.


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This issue sponsored by:
AIM Buyer's Guide

The leading industry resource of manufacturers, resellers, and distributors just got better -- we've added a Solutions category to the service. Update your profile to be included in search results for healthcare and UID. Click here for the Buyer's Guide: http://www.aimglobal.org/members/public/RFPSignUp/RFPSignUp.asp.

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AIM NEWS

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"A GS1 View" Coming to AIM Connections

As 2008 closes and 2009 looms large, there will be many new challenges and new opportunities on the horizon. In order to help you make sense of all of them, the AIM staff and volunteer leaders have taken a close look at our partnerships and how they can add value for you. One such relationship is with our long-time partner, GS1.

In the past, GS1 staff and members have actively participated in the technical work of AIM and have been speakers and supporters of AIM events. Now we are pleased to announce that we are expanding this relationship.

In 2009 we will be working closely with GS1 on a new editorial column designed to inform and educate AIM Connections' readers about GS1-related automatic identification and mobility opportunities and challenges. As a true representative of end users, GS1 is uniquely positioned to provide important information about the requirements for buying decisions for bar code, RFID and other identification technologies.

The column, A GS1 View, will feature a GS1 executive discussing such topics as "The GS1 Databar(tm) Retail Compliance Conundrum," "Navigating the Maze of Healthcare Initiatives," and "Standards Document State of the Union."

Look for the first column feature in the January issue of AIM Connections.

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Delegate Digest Update

Happy holidays from "Delegate Digest." In recognition of the holiday vacation period, we will not issue Delegate Digest on Monday, December 22. Look for your next issue of "Delegate Digest" on January 12, 2009.

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MEMBER BENEFIT

New AIM North America Webcast Available: The LF RFID Payoff

Put the hardest working passive RFID frequency to work for you. Low-frequency (LF) RFID has stood the test of time and nearly every tough environmental challenge it's faced. Think you know LF? Sure, it's identified everything from livestock to automotive parts for nearly 20 years. But now, with new LF markets emerging, this frequency is driving a host of new applications.

Speaker: Rafael Mena, Ph.D., Business Development and Applications Engineering Manager, Texas Instruments RFID Systems.

View the webcast: www.aimglobal.org/events/webinars/default.asp. (Member login required.)

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AIM Global Webcast: RFID on the System i = ROI
According to a recent survey of IBM POWER customers, 77% would prefer an RFID system be based on an IBM POWER server, and a whopping 94% do NOT want a Windows or Unix based RFID solution!

This AIM Authority webinar will discuss how to implement RFID solutions to the demanding IBM POWER server customer base.

Speaker: Sheldon Reich, VP, Solutions, CYBRA Corporation

View the webcast: www.aimglobal.org/events/webinars/default.asp. (Member login required.)


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This issue sponsored by:
AIM Global's RFP Service

Don't know where to turn for help with an AutoID project? AIM Global's online RFP service puts you in contact with the industry's leading vendors, integrators, and consultants. Submit an RFP: https://www.aimglobal.org/members/public/RFPSignUp/RFPSignUp.asp.

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

AIDC / Bar Code News Summary 17 Dec 08

A listing of some of the more interesting articles and news releases related to AIDC and bar codes for the past month.

Read more: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3390&z=46

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Biometrics / Card Technologies News Summary 17 Dec 08

A listing of some of the more interesting articles and news releases related to biometrics and card technologies for the past month.

Read more: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3391&z=46

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Mobile Computing / Wireless News Summary 17 Dec 08

A listing of some of the more interesting articles and news releases related to mobile computing and wireless technologies for the past month.

Read more: www.aimglobal.org/members/news/templates/?a=3392&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 (www.aimglobal.org/members/news/newsroom.aspx) on a regular basis -- and strongly consider signing up for the RSS feed (www.aimglobal.org/services/Syndication.asp) to have headlines delivered to your desktop. To stay current, subscribe to AIM's RFID Connections e-newsletter (www.aimglobal.org/forms/rfidnewsletter/rfidsignup.html).

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EVENTS OF INTEREST

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AIM Technology Leadership Summit
April 20-22, 2009
Hyatt Regency Woodfield
Chicago, IL, USA
If you are an executive in the bar code, RFID, and mobile computing market, set your calendars now to attend the 2009 AIM Technology Leadership Summit, April 20-22 in Chicago, IL, USA.

Join us for 48 hours of unparalleled education, strategic dialogue and executive networking. Leaders from AIM's standards committees and the Board of Directors will be in attendance -- this is a convenient way to meet these leaders in person.

Bonus registration is available now for $425 (AIM members only) -- visit the event website for details and to register: www.aimglobal.org/events/TLS09/.

Reminder: Nominations for the 2009 Dilling, Percival, Williams, and Journalism awards are now being accepted. For information about the awards, past recipients and nomination forms, please visit the website at www.aimglobal.org/events/TLS09/awards.htm. Nominations close February 1, 2009.

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Total Asset Visibility for Defense
January 26-28, 2009
Hilton Old Town
Arlington, VA, USA
Member Discount

The 5th annual Total Asset Visibility conference will cover the three major technologies that are used to track defense assets: RFID, UID, and ERP software. An emphasis will be placed on RFID specifically.

Why is TAV important right now?

There has been a major change in competition for supply chain technology. The DoD is releasing major contracts for new RFID and AIT systems. PMJ-AIT has released RFP's for active RFIDs capable of transmitting comprehensive data. The 5th Annual Total Asset Visibility conference couldn't come at a better time. For more information, and to register, visit the event website: www.idga.org/us/tav.

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CeBIT 2009
March 3-8, 2009
Hannover, Germany

AIM Germany is currently recruiting AIM member exhibitors to participate in the AutoID/RFID Solutions Park to take place in Hall 7 at CeBIT 2009. The AutoID / RFID Solutions Park is based on a new exhibition concept which allows visitors to understand complex technologies faster with the help of showcase objects -- the Lighthouses -- that represent typical business applications and processes in different industries based on real examples about how AutoID technologies are used successfully.
For complete show details, visit the event website: lwww.cebit.de/homepage_e

Participation in AutoID/RFID Solutions Park: Contact Wolf-Ruediger Hansen by email at Wolf-Ruediger.Hansen@AIM-D.de.

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

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