RFID knowledge: IEEE International RFID Conference; asset tag

Those interested in finding out more about radio frequency identification advancements may attend several conferences this week; those interested in finding where their manufacturing assets are may be interested in a new RFID product.

04/14/2008


Washington, DC, and Santa Clara, CA – Those interested in finding out more about radio frequency identification advancements will be attending several conferences this week; those interested in finding where their manufacturing assets are may be interested in a new product from

Intelleflex Corp

.
The second International Conference on RFID (

IEEE RFID 2008

) will feature 44 technical papers by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) researchers from around the world. Program chairman Dr. Daniel Engels assembled an international program committee of engineers, academic researchers, and scientists to review 124 papers submitted by more than 280 technical authors at universities, research institutions, and companies in 25 countries. He meeting at Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, Las Vegas, April 16-17, 2008, will address technical and policy challenges of RFID and examine job opportunities.
"The quality of the research and writing in this year's submissions was even stronger than last year," said Engels, assistant professor and director of the Radio Frequency Innovation & Technology Center at the University of Texas at Arlington. "The topics and panels at

IEEE

RFID 2008 span a broad spectrum from antenna design to security techniques and from integrated sensors to smart environments."
Peer-reviewed papers are grouped into 11 technical areas in three tracks ah day. Topics include Testing & Evaluation Systems; Antenna Theory and Design; Circuits and Architectures; Security, Localization and Tracking; RF Investigation and Utilization; Collision Avoidance; Tools for Design and Evaluation; System Deployment; and Smart Environments. Invited papers will spotlight developments in shared data research.
IEEE RFID 2008 is co-located with

RFID Journal Live

! Executive conference and exhibition. IEEE-USA and the IEEE TAB New Technology Directions Committee are financial co-sponsors for IEEE RFID 2008; it is funded in part by a U.S. Army Research Office grant of $5,000.
In other RFID news, Intelleflex Corp. has announced availability of its FBT-7400 FOB tag, a long-range, highly compact tag designed for loop attachment to key rings and other items with similar style mounting requirements. Applications include tracking tools and equipment for real-time inventory visibility and automated check-out/check-in procedures, and tracking of keys with access to secured assets such as vehicles, buildings, and equipment. FBT-7400 combines extended-capability RFID (robust performance, 60k bit user memory, and advanced security architecture) with a compact form factor. The approximately one-half cubic in. tag offers a read/write range up to 75 feet.
“Secured assets such as keys are often controlled using a lock box or kept inside a locked office, but companies lose visibility to their whereabouts and history once removed from these facilities,” said Randy Kulaga, principal at Plastic Card Solutions Inc. “We needed a solution that could track keys and manage security and accountability once they’re out of the box. The Intelleflex solution provides that capability.”
Sam Liu, director of marketing for Intelleflex, added, “Meeting all of the requirements of an application solution is critical to project success: performance, feature set, and yes, even details such as form factor and means of attachment. The FBT-7400 provides the required combination of extended read range, a compact form factor and a design that can be easily attached to a wide range of assets.”
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