Sunday, December 14, 2008

Livestock RFID Applications

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

RFID Ink Tattoo

Somark is a technology company located at the Center for Emerging Technologies and is
developing a proprietary ID system based on a biocompatible ink with chipless RFID functionality. The company has successfully tested RFID ink in animals, which proves that ink can be delivered and read. The primary application of the RFID ink is animal tracking in the livestock industry. ...

... "Somark announces the successful testing of Biocompatible Chipless RFID Ink in cattle and laboratory rats. The test proved the efficacy of injecting and reading a Biocompatible Chipless RFID Ink tattoo within the skin of animals. The technology will be initially leveraged to the livestock industry to help identify / track cattle and thus mitigate export trade loss from BSE (a.k.a. Mad Cow Disease) scares. Secondary target markets include laboratory animals, dogs & cats, prime cuts of meat, and military personnel. The company, which is currently raising a Series A equity financing, will license the technology to secondary target markets." ...


Via Somark Innovations: Somark Innovations Announces Successful Live Animal Tests of Biocompatible Chipless RFID Ink in Cattle and Laboratory Rats

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

RFID Livestock Implementation

Malaysia plans RFID implementation for its livestock ...

... "Known as the radio frequency identification chip (RFID), it will contain information on breed, birthplace and ownership. " ...


Via New Straits Times: Link

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Monday, July 17, 2006

RFID Alternative: Rubee Network Tags ...

IEEE works on the IEEE P1902.1 standard, an improvement on the RuBee visibility network protocol. RuBee is a bidirectional, on-demand, peer-to-peer, radiating, transceiver protocol operating at wavelengths below 450 Khz. The RuBee protocol works in harsh environments with networks of many thousands of tags and has an area range of 10 to 50 feet. ...

IEEE works on an RFID alternative standard called Rubee ...

... "One of the advantages of long-wavelength technology is that the radio tags can be low in cost, near credit card thin (1.5 mm), and fully programmable using 4 bit processors. Despite their high functionality, RuBee radio tags have a proven battery life of ten years or more using low-cost, coin-size lithium batteries. The RuBee protocol works with both active radio tags and passive tags that have no battery. IEEE P1902.1, IEEE Standard for Long Wavelength Wireless Network Protocol, will provide for asset visibility networking that fills the gap between the non-networked, non-programmable, backscattered, RFID tags widely used for asset tracking and the high-bandwidth radiating protocols for IEEE 802.11 local area networks and IEEE 802.15™ personnel area and data networks. " ...

RFID Alternative: Rubee Network Tags: Via IEEE: IEEE BEGINS WIRELESS, LONG-WAVELENGTH STANDARD FOR HEALTHCARE, RETAIL AND LIVESTOCK VISIBILITY NETWORKS

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Monday, April 17, 2006

RFID Animal Tagging: Record Month ...

Digital Angel has record month due to RFID animal tagging ...

... "McGrath noted that the expanding move toward electronic RFID tagging by ranchers, prompted primarily by the need to verify the sources and history of livestock from birth to the processing plants, has also increased demand for visual tags, a product which Digital Angel pioneered more than 60 years ago. While ranchers need the electronic system to create a permanent history and database for livestock, visual tags also play a role in easily identifying the animals, particularly in the early years of their lives. " ...

RFID Animal Tagging: Record Month: Via Digital Angel: DIGITAL ANGEL CORPORATION REPORTS RECORD SALES MONTH FOR VISUAL LIVESTOCK ID TAGS IN U.S. ...

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RFID Bird Flu Thailand ...

AdvancedID implements RFID for bird flu application in Thailand. ...

... "Dr. Kummalue Pongsak, Director of 4P Technology Ltd and advisor to the Dept of Agriculture in Thailand, confirmed that the Advanced ID DataTRAC UHF / RFID system has been certified as the best proposal for the containment of bird flu in Thailand. The three year program includes readers and tags totaling an investment of $26,000,000.00 from the Thailand Government. Advanced ID will provide the data base management to include chicken coops, processing plants, check points, as well as slaughter house integration. There are over 700,000,000 poultry per year processed and approximately 11,000 farms that are all included in the total requirements for this program." ...

RFID Bird Flu Thailand: Via Advanced ID: Advanced ID Corporation Confirms Avian Flu Application In Thailand ...

Advanced ID Corporation is a complete solutions provider in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market. RFID provides a means for positive identification and trace-back of objects that have been identified with a Low Frequency (LF) microchip or RFID tag. The Company's subsidiaries are Advanced PET ID, The Pet Microchip Company, the largest provider of companion animal identification in Canada, and Advanced ID Asia Engineering Co. Ltd., our R&D and technical support company. Since 1994 Advanced ID Corporation has been offering a Low Frequency (LF) product line of over 100 items comprised of RFID microchips, identification scanners, and a proprietary pet recovery database to the companion animal and biological sciences markets. Advanced ID is also a leader in UHF/RFID technology with its line of DataTRAC livestock tracking and traceability products, and UHF/RFID automotive tire tag applications.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

RFID Privacy: Human Implants ...

Article explores the privacy concerns associated with human implantation of RFID chips ...

... "And millions of RFID chips already are in use in the United States to track everything from pets to livestock to research animals to packages shipped by truck. " ...


RFID Privacy: Human Implants: Via Toledoblade: Privacy more than skin deep ...

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Sunday, January 01, 2006

RFID Application Results: Positive on Elk Herd Tracking ...

Advanced ID Corporation reports on the results of its RFID applications study with the Colorado Department of
Agriculture with multiple herds and roughly 130 tags and readers in use. Chronic Wasting Disease – CWD is another reason for this pro-active identification effort. ...

... "Scott Leach Chronic Wasting Disease Field Investigator for Colorado Department of Agriculture has roughly 130 captive elk in a current study of the Advanced ID DataTag(tm) and Advanced ID RFID - UHF Reader.

Advanced ID Corp. President & CEO, Dan Finch attended a recent meeting at Top Rac Elk Ranch along with members of Advanced ID and members of Colorado Department of Agriculture. According to Dan Finch, We are very pleased to see our applications used to protect and enhance the value of the ranchers’ stock. This is a good example of what RFID can provide to industry and what our DataTag and the Advanced ID RFID – UHF Reader is all about. We believe our tags and readers will achieve better value for our rancher partners with superior readability and competitive or lower pricing. We currently have tags and readers on ranches in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Taiwan and Thailand mostly in limited release and in practical testing. We are launching the DataTag and the Advanced ID RFID – UHF Reader on a commercial level in the first and second quarter of 2006. " ...


RFID Application Results: Positive on Elk Herd Tracking: Via Advanced ID: RFID Provider, Advanced ID Corp. Advances Colorado Elk Program With Positive Results For Advanced ID DataTag And Advanced ID RFID – UHF Reader New Advanced ID Corp. ultra high frequency animal livestock identification system that provides superior reading distances and greater ease of use for ranchers being used in tracing multiple elk herds by Colorado Department of Agriculture.

CWD: Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) affecting elk and deer (cervids) in North America. This degenerative neurological illness has affected both farmed and wild cervids in the US, thus impacting the hunting and wildlife industries as well as domestic and international markets for farmed cervids and cervid products. APHIS' response to this disease includes support of surveillance in both farmed and wild populations and assistance to State agencies for quarantine of affected animals and premises, humane euthanasia, and testing affected and exposed animals. In addition APHIS provides indemnity to animal owners for the value of positive and exposed animals euthanized in disease control efforts. A Herd Certification Program (HCP) is being developed by APHIS in coordination with states, the farmed cervid industry, and the US Animal Health Association (USAHA) to support this effort. APHIS also has assisted, and continues to assist, states with CWD surveillance and management in wild cervid populations. Finally, APHIS is working with the US Department of Interior, Tribes, and States to implement an interagency, national plan to help manage CWD in captive and wild cervids.

Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB: AIDO) is a complete solutions provider in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market. RFID provides a means for positive identification and trace-back of animals or objects that have been identified with a microchip or RFID tag. The company has realized growth of 62% in the first two quarters of 2005, primarily through the companion animal identification segment; Advanced ID Pet Microchip, the largest provider of companion animal identification in Canada. Since 1994, Advanced ID Corporation has offered a product line of over 100 items comprised of low frequency (LF) RFID microchips, identification scanners, and a proprietary pet recovery network database to the companion animal and biological sciences markets. Advanced ID Corporation supplies over 3,000 organizations such as animal shelters, veterinarians, breeders, government agencies, universities, zoos, research labs and fisheries with LF RFID devices for companion animals, equines, bovines, llamas, alpacas, ostriches, aquatic species, reptiles, migratory and endangered species. Advanced ID Corporation has implanted LF microchips in over 450,000 animals, currently tracks nearly one million animals in a proprietary pet recovery database, and reunites numerous lost pets with their families each month. Since 2001 Advanced ID Corporation has been developing and commercializing its UHF line of food-animal and wildlife identification products and systems. Advanced ID Corporation continues to be actively involved with government and industry livestock identification and trace-back projects and pilots in Australia, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Thailand, Taiwan and the United States.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Wireless RFID Animal Tracking and Traceback System ...

ScoringAg leverages RFID to enable web-based animal tracking system and could replace NAIS cattle ID project. ...

... "Instead of waiting for hours or days for animal health history - which is the stated goal of the proposed NAIS animal ID consortium - all field data updates, including those that are available on the animal's public page, are displayed instantly - in real time - as they occur, when and where the data is collected and uploaded - in the field or in chutes at auctions, feedlots, packing plants, and elsewhere. Only ScoringAg's system is ready and able to deliver this level of secure information in just seconds to those in need during a catastrophic event. The animal's public records page can also show other tags, brands or tattoos, or a photo of the animal if needed. This gives an additional means of animal ID when RFID ear tags are lost or stolen and only the animal's unique identifying characteristics can give positive ID. ScoringAg's Web-based databank uses its secure Internet interconnections and servers to provide real-time traceup and traceback, as well as complete traceability and animal movement history, to geographically diverse livestock groups - from original producers through all production stages, using a system of checkpoints to account for tagged livestock as they move through the system. " ...

Wireless RFID Animal Tracking and Traceback System; Via ScoringAg: NAIS Cattle ID Pilot Projects Not Needed, Since Proven Advanced Technology Already Exists: While NAIS regional pilot projects merely promised some limited animal ID and tracking results after a few years of study, ScoringAg's Web-based traceup / traceback database system delivers real time results in seconds – in operation now for all livestock species, using high-speed, wireless RFID and precise premises locations ...

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Monday, December 12, 2005

RFID Application Overview: DigitalAngel CEO ...

Digital Angel CEO provides RFID application overview at upcoming conference. ...

... "Digital Angel Corporation (Amex:DOC), an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets, announced that President & CEO Kevin McGrath will present an overview of the Company’s applications in RFID (radio frequency identification) and the RFID technology industry as a member of the luncheon panel at the Raymond James RFID & Barcode Conference on Tuesday, December 13 at the Marriott on Lexington Hotel in New York City located at 525 Lexington Avenue. The panel will be held from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the hotel’s Astor Room. " ...

RFID Application Overview: DigitalAngel CEO: Via Digital Angel: DIGITAL ANGEL CEO KEVIN MCGRATH TO DISCUSS RFID INDUSTRY TRENDS AT THE RAYMOND JAMES RFID & BARCODE CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK CITY ...

Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, fish, livestock, poultry and humans through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors.

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Friday, December 09, 2005

RFID Cost Analysis ...

Cost analysis for an animal RFID application. ...

... "In one example, a 62-animal herd equipped with RFID and all the herd recordkeeping equipment could cost $24.10 per animal per year, while a 1,250-animal herd would have a $3.43 per animal per year cost. In the latter example, the ear tag itself is the most expensive part because all cattle share expense of the recordkeeping equipment. " ...

RFID Cost Analysis : Via Capital Press: Ranchers sort through choices of ID programs

"Animal RFID Electronic Identification": "Study the implementation constraints of the electronic identification system from the technical and organizational levels. Cost-benefit analysis of an electronic identification system. "

Farnam Livestock Tracking Systems: "Fixed costs are those associated with the various components (e.g., hardware, software, management, etc.) that are constant, regardless of the number of animals. These costs will vary tremendously across operations due to variability in herd size. Economies of size exist with regard to the fixed cost components of an RFID system such that the per-unit costs will be lower for larger operations."

Automatic Identification: When to Use RFID | Fall 2004 Perspectives | ICF Consulting: "RFID, which allows passive data collection technology, would have minimal impact on operations. While the cost for RFID tags and infrastructure are higher than barcode, its impact is less severe since only nine million containers and pallets are in circulation, and tags will be reused many times before replacement."

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Implantable RFID Temperature Sensor: Bird Flu Application ...

Digital Angel applies implantable temperature-sensor RFID chips to the poultry market for bird flu monitoring application. ...

Implantable RFID Temperature Sensor: Bird Flu Application: Via Digital Angel: DIGITAL ANGEL CORPORATION TO INTRODUCE ITS PROPRIETARY BIO-THERMO™ (TEMPERATURE-SENSING) IMPLANTABLE RFID MICROCHIP AND IDENTITY SYSTEM: Early Detection of Increased Temperature May Prove Pivotal to Identification and Control of Avian Flu Outbreaks ...

... "Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC), an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets, announced that it will introduce its patented Bio-Thermo (temperature-sensing) implantable RFID microchip and related identity system to international poultry/bird markets with the initial geographic emphasis in Asia. The comprehensive identity system includes the implantable Bio-Thermo microchip and related identity and temperature-sensing scanners that allow early identification of temperature increases in individual birds which may permit rapid identification and control of an outbreak of bird flu or other avian diseases. Until now the Company has focused its implantable RFID temperature sensing system on the companion pet and equine marketplace. The system is in testing phases for other livestock such as cattle and swine. " ...

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

RFID Electronic Identification Technology: Animals

Animal RFID tags are based on passive tag technology. ...

RFID Electronic Identification Technology: Animals: Via USDA: Animal Electronic Identification

... "All transponders contain a microchip and an antenna. Transponders can be classified as active or passive depending on whether their power source is internal or external. Passive transponders are used in livestock because they get their power from the reader device (antenna). The power antenna transmits radio frequency bursts and the passive transponder returns a coded signal to a separate antenna. A transmission link, via radio waves, is established between the transponder and the reader device (antenna). Animal electronic identification technology uses passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) because it is cost effective and offers the characteristics desired for animal identification. RFID technology does not suffer from signal absorption by tissue or moisture, and it can be packaged differently without affecting performance. " ...

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Saturday, November 12, 2005

RFID Growth Europe 5BnEuro ...

Recent market research shows growth of RFID technology in Europe to cross 5Bn Euro mark in 2007. ...

RFID Growth Europe 5BnEuro: Via RNCOS: The burgeoning RFID R&D centers across Europe

... "RFID has recently generated large-scale interest in Europe. This region has seen substantial research and development processes undertaken by a large number of RFID and contact less application vendors and developers. Nordic and Scandinavian regions are also characterized by a credible market for RFID. The new report, RFID Industry (2005-2007) - An Update (Insight to European Market), published by RNCOS, a renowned market research firm, provides a comprehensive coverage of the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, as the projects related to RFID technology have begun to thrive in various markets such as retail, transportation, pharmaceuticals, and livestock. The expert team of RNCOS has examined the changes occurring in the business processes and market sizes in the European RFID industry. Market analysis shows that RFID spending on hardware, software, and services in Europe is estimated to cross 5bn Euro in 2007. The major reason being the adoption of latest technology by the firms to ensure an efficient RFID supply chain model. " ...

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

RFID Retinal Scans Animal ID Evaluation

RFID Retinal Scans Animal ID Evaluation: Via Innovations Report: Retinal scans eyed for New Mexico show cattle

... "In a first-of-its kind project for New Mexico, scientists tested 35 market steers from 18 Quay County farm families, using a combination of eye-scanning and radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags for animal ID evaluation. Most of the cattle were high-value 4-H and FFA show cattle that spent much of the past season moving between regional livestock fairs. " ...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

RFID USDA CWD Traceability ...

RFID solution enables traceability of CWD chronic wasting disease by the Department of Agriculture USDA ...

RFID USDA CWD Traceability: Via Digital Angel: DIGITAL ANGEL CORPORATION SHIPS NEW ORDER OF DESTRON ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS TO UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: Order for $550,000 in RFID Tags, Scanners to Assist Tracking of Infected Animals with Chronic Wasting Disease in Captive Cervid Herds ...

... "Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX:DOC), an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking and condition monitoring of high-value assets, announced today that it had received another order from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Company's proprietary RFID (radiofrequency identification) traceability system to help the government's ongoing effort to eradicate Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in captive cervids. The latest order, valued at more than $550,000, covers the purchase of electronic tags and scanners and brings the total value of orders for the programs to more than $750,000. The tags and scanners are designed to identify individual animals in the national captive cervid (deer and elk) population. The Digital Angel system is similar to the one the Company is currently using in the companion pet, livestock, and salmon industries in the U.S., Canada and other parts of the world. Digital Angel competed for a contract to supply electronic identification devices for the USDA CWD program. The USDA contract was previously announced by Digital Angel in October 2003 but was postponed after competitors protested the award. The protests were overturned by the USDA and Digital Angel received its first order for its RFID system in December 2004. " ...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

RFID Smart Waste Containers: National Municipal Roll-Out ...

RFID Smart Waste Containers: National Municipal Roll-Out: Smart Waste Containers to Roll Out Nationally: Launch of High-Tech Garbage Bins Follows Successful Philadelphia Test Program ...

RFID-enabled smart waste containers will be rolled out in municipalities nationally ...

... "Cascade Engineering announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind waste container equipped with electronic tags that will help municipalities and waste collection companies operate their waste management processes more efficiently and cost-effectively. The announcement follows the conclusion of a large-scale pilot program in the City of Philadelphia that demonstrated the effectiveness of Cascade's new container technology. The company made its announcement at the Solid Waste Association of North America's Sept. 27-29 WASTECON trade show in Austin, Texas. Cascade's smart waste containers emit radio signals that allow sanitation personnel using an electronic reader to collect key data on the container's use. The new bins combine the company's expertise in engineered plastics systems with a technology known as radio frequency identification, or RFID, that has gained popularity in a number of other applications, including EZ Pass for toll collection, a variety of door entry systems, pallet tagging, and livestock tracking. " ...

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

RFID Ear Tags Accurate ...

RFID Ear Tags Accurate: Via BillingsGazette: Researchers find ear tags accurate ...

... "The researchers divided the calves into four groups, then tagged three groups at the owner's ranch and one at the Montana Livestock Company in Ramsey. Each tag contained a unique 15-digit number that is often called an RFID tag or electronic tag. It stays with the animal until it is slaughtered. " ...

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

RFID Company Revenue Growth ...

RFID Company Revenue Growth: DIGITAL ANGEL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2OO5 SECOND QUARTER, SIX-MONTH RESULTS: Year-Over-Year Revenues Up Nearly 48 Percent for Second Quarter, 36 Percent for First Six Months; Company Reiterates Revenue Guidance for 2005 ...

... "Revenue for the Company's Animal Applications segment increased 36.4 percent to $8.3 million in this year's second quarter, and 26.2 percent to $16.6 million in the first six months of 2005, when compared to the prior year periods. The increases were principally due to increased sales to fish and wildlife customers, increases in microchip and visual product sales to livestock customers and the inclusion of revenues from Denmark-based DSD Holdings A/S, which was acquired in February 2005. DSD Holdings, which manufactures and markets visual and electronic radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for livestock throughout Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Australia, contributed revenues of $1.5 million for the second quarter and a total of $2.1 million for the first six months of this year. " ...


Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, fish, humans and livestock through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors. Digital Angel Corporation is majority-owned by Applied Digital, Inc.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

RFID Company Governance Changes ...

RFID Company Governance Changes: ADVANCED ID ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS ...

Advanced ID Corp enhances its governance through board changes ...

... "Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB: AIDO), a complete solutions provider in the radio frequency identification (RFID) and traceability market for the animal industry, announced changes to its Board of Directors. Advanced ID appointed Terry Fields and David Goldenberg to its Board of Directors. Fields practiced law in California for over thirty-three years, initially in litigation, but ultimately concentrating in corporate and business law. " ...


Advanced ID Corporation is a complete solutions provider in the radio frequency identification (RFID) and traceability market for the animal industry. RFID provides a means to positively identify and track animals or objects. Advanced ID markets low frequency RFID microchips, scanners, and its pet recovery database to the companion animal and biological sciences markets. Advanced ID also markets its ultra high frequency DataTRAC™ tags, readers, and software solutions to minimize or eliminate the impact of biosecurity and food safety issues related to the livestock industry.

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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Texas RFID Animal Identification Trials

Texas RFID Animal Identification Trials: Texas Animal Health Commission: Real Life Trials for Animal Identification Underway: Livestock Owners: Get Your Premises Number Now ...

State of Texas trials RFID technology for animal identification through this year ...

... "Through the rest of the year, livestock identification in Texas is moving from the drawing board to field conditions to test identification devices, equipment durability and reliability. Using USDA cooperative agreement funding, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has awarded contracts to four manufacturers of radio frequency ear tags (RFID), five makers of tag reader devices, four computer software providers and a data trustee to maintain the computer records. Tag readers and computers are set up in several livestock markets, and customers of these facilities will be issued RFID ear tags for cattle that will be marketed through the livestock markets. " ...


Registering for a premises identification number is easy, and the application is simple to complete. Producers can call for an application, or they can go on the internet to register. To obtain a paper copy or schedule a presentation, call the TAHC at 1-800-550-8242.

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Monday, July 04, 2005

NLIS RFID National Livestock Identification System ...

NLIS RFID National Livestock Identification System: National Livestock Identification System - questions and answers: From 1 January 2006, it will be mandatory for the national NLIS database to be notified within 7 days after cattle are brought on to a property ...

... "This can be done by visually reading and reporting the NLIS number printed on each ear device, or by keeping a list of NLIS or microchip (RFID) numbers for each mob of cattle. Purchasing a reader may make this easier, and will provide other benefits for your herd record keeping and management. " ...

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Monday, June 27, 2005

Accelerated Animal RFID Plans

Accelerated Animal RFID Plans: DIGITAL ANGEL CORPORATION ACCELERATES PLAN TO INTEGRATE NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION COMPLIANT DATABASE: Database to Work with All Electronic RFID Livestock Tags;Company Plans to Integrate Database as Standard Procedure within Next Six Months ...

Digital Angel accelerates its RFID-based animal identification plans ...

... "Digital Angel Corporation (Amex:DOC) an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets, announced today that it has accelerated its plans to introduce a national database system that will provide for the registration, tracking and source verification of all livestock tagged with electronic radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags throughout the United States. " ...


Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, humans, fish and livestock through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors. Digital Angel Corporation is majority-owned by Applied Digital Inc. (Nasdaq:ADSX).

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Thursday, June 23, 2005

RFID National Animal Identification System NAIS

RFID National Animal Identification System NAIS: Consumer Poll: Food Safety Confidence Will Improve With Mandatory National Animal Identification System ...

... "NAIS provides the potential for the industry to gather and manage information that may help maintain global markets and ensure consumer confidence in the food system. Livestock producers could record the age, source and breeds of their animals, along with feed, animal health, and other production data that may be important to buyers, both domestically and abroad. Information captured using NAIS technologies also can be integrated into retail grocery and foodservice logistics, quality control and traceability processes, such as radio frequency identification (RFID), or bar-coding systems. " ...

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Monday, May 30, 2005

RFID Animal Traceability Market ...

RFID Animal Traceability Market: ADVANCED ID’S SHEEP TAG DELIVERS STRONG PERFORMANCE IN AUSTRALIA ...

... "Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB: AIDO), a complete solutions provider in the radio frequency identification (RFID) and traceability market for the animal industry, delivered results from its field trials in Australia which have exhibited a clear advantage over other identification technology. Advanced ID’s DataTRAC™ 4000 Series tags and readers, specifically designed for the sheep industry, were deployed in a series of field tests beginning in late 2004 with one of the largest sheep processors in the country. " ...

Animal traceability enabled by RFID technology in Australia ...

Trace Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Polymer Direct Australia Pty Ltd, and was created specifically to focus on the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) partner programs in Australia and New Zealand as the exclusive agent for Advanced ID Corporation.

Advanced ID Corporation is a complete solutions provider in the radio frequency identification (RFID) and traceability market for the animal industry. RFID provides a means to positively identify and track animals or objects. Advanced ID markets low frequency RFID microchips, scanners, and its pet recovery database to the companion animal and biological sciences markets. Advanced ID also markets its ultra high frequency DataTRAC™ tags, readers, and software solutions to minimize or eliminate the impact of biosecurity and food safety issues related to the livestock industry.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

RFID Microchips in Horses ...

RFID Microchips in Horses: COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES MICROCHIPS FOR NEW YORK HORSES: Injectable Social Security Number Provides Permanent ID for Equine Operations ...

... "State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today announced the introduction of microchipping in horses, an injectable chip that provides permanent identification. The RFID microchips are currently available for equine operations enrolled in the New York State Horse Health Assurance Program (NYSHHAP). " ...


In April 2004, the U. S. Department of Agriculture announced the framework for implementation of a National Animal Identification System for all livestock, which defines the standards rapid tracing of all animals and premises potentially exposed to an animal disease to quickly contain and eradicate it. The plan contains no mandatory requirements at this point, however microchips are a preferred identification method. NYSHHAP is a voluntary certification program designed to promote and teach a proactive approach to equine health, care, and welfare through the use of best management practices. Currently, 22 operations are enrolled in NYSHHAP. In addition to microchipping, the Program also provides unlimited educational opportunities for all operations. All equine operations in New York State, regardless of size or discipline, are encouraged to participate.

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Thursday, May 05, 2005

RFID Identification System Web Services ...

Ag-Id Tags Optimiser For Digital DNA Registry: Optimiser Digital Management Technology To Handle Unique Livestock RFID Identification System ...

... "Optimiser's Ozone consulting team will build and deploy Ag-Id's Web-service interfaces and data repositories, integrating them with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tagging and scanning devices, as well as the DNA analysis tools and software applications used by farmers, abattoirs, purchasers and retailers. The integrity and safety of the digital codes generated by Agri-Scan's novel DNA analysis will be secured, as will the credentials of users of the system, by Optimiser's ground-breaking Digital Management Zone. " ...


Optimiser, founded in 1996, is the creator of a unique, patent-pending Web service infrastructure that provides comprehensive Digital Management capabilities to owners, publishers and vendors of digitally-stored Intellectual Property. Assessed by BT Exact as "completely unique and original", Optimiser's service platform is an open source-developed Authoritative Metadata Engine - or AME - that meets the metadata framework requirements for administrating digital assets and rights, as defined by such bodies as the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the European Commission, in its Indecs 2000 Report. Authoritative metadata frameworks are seen as the backbone of future electronic mercantile systems.

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Saturday, April 23, 2005

RFID Animal Identification ...

Transcript of Technical Briefing and Webcast on BSE with Government Officials

... "We have species-specific groups that will be making recommendations on appropriate means of identification of animals based on the species and marketing patterns of those animals. So, for example, with cattle for the most part and animals moved individually, and as we are looking at appropriate means for individual animal ID, largely based on radio frequency ID (RFID) chip. For other species of animals, such as poultry and swine that largely move in groups or lots, there could be potentially a lot ID as opposed to individual animal ID. Conceptually, ID would be put on the animals at the time that they leave the premises of birth, and would follow those animals through slaughter, with a means of tracking them electronically as they go through concentration points such as feed lots, livestock markets, and of course to slaughter. " ...

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Monday, April 04, 2005

Digital Angel RFID Company: Leadership Appointment

Digital Angel | Press Room

... "Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC), an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets, announced that it has appointed James G. Naro as Vice President and General Counsel." ...


Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, fish and livestock through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors. Digital Angel Corporation is majority-owned by Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADSX).

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Thursday, March 10, 2005

RFID Antenna Detection System Investment

RFID Antenna Detection System Investment: Digital Angel Awarded $700,000 in Contracts by the Bonneville ...

Digital Angel wins opportunity to build world's largest RFID antenna tht will support fish tracking and management through a detection system ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... today receipt of $700,000 in contracts with the Bonneville Power Administration to continue the development of an extremely large RFID antenna detection system ...

... Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC) an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets announced today receipt of $700,000 in contracts with the Bonneville Power Administration to continue the development of an extremely large RFID antenna detection system for the tracking of fish. ...


Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, humans, fish and livestock through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors.

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Sunday, February 20, 2005

RFID Animal Identification, National Program ...

Animal Identification

... "APHIS and its predecessor agencies began using ear tags, back tags, tattoos and face brands in the early 1960's. These identification methods were required by statutory regulations and successfully used to trace the movements of diseased animals during disease outbreaks and eradication programs. With this long history of contact with the field, APHIS has led the way in the development of national identification systems. The agency continues to place a high priority on livestock identification and database development.
Current methods of livestock identification include but are not limited to ear tags, back tags, neck chains, tail tags, freeze brands, tattoos, paint marks, and leg bands. Electronic identification methods including bar codes and/or radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders are becoming increasingly useful tools in herd management programs. As these new technologies develop and become compatible with one another, they may prove to be cost-effective tools to increase the efficiency of production. Similarly, regulatory agencies may benefit from these systems through increased accuracy and efficiency of tracing the movement of livestock. " ...

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Friday, February 04, 2005

RFID Sensors Deliver Temperature Sensing Capability ...

RFID Sensors Deliver Temperature Sensing: Digital Angel Corporation Delivers 50,000 Bio-Thermo RFID ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC) announced today that it has delivered 50,000 Bio- Thermo (temperature-sensing) implantable RFID Microchips to its ...

... Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC) announced today that it has delivered 50,000 Bio-Thermo (temperature-sensing) implantable RFID Microchips to its distributor in the United Kingdom. The company also announced that it plans to offer Bio-Thermo for U.S. distribution this summer. Bio-Thermo is the first temperature sensing implantable RFID Microchip for the companion pet (dog and cat) world. The Bio-Thermo Chip is a first of its kind in implantable RFID technology. ...

a temperature sensing implantable RFID Microchip ...

Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, fish and livestock through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors.

Additional resources on temperature sensors with RFID ...

New Low-cost Temperature Sensor: KSW-Microtec of German has introduced a new RFID temperature sensor to safeguard meat, produce and other products. ...

MATRICS Group Offers RFID products and sensor tags by MicroSensys: RFID Products MATRICuS is pleased to offer fine IC Products from ... for Low Proximity Applications The TELID® 1T module with a integrated temperature sensor. ...

DeltaTRAK launches RFID humidity sensor: ... equipment manufacturer DeltaTRAK has launched the FlashLink Wireless System, a temperature and humidity sensor that expands the use of RFID technology in food ...

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Friday, January 07, 2005

Animal RFID Field Testing Is Ready ...

Premises identification numbers now available

From Texas Farm Bureau ...

... "animal identification is ready for field-testing. This involves the unique identification of each head of livestock moved from its original herd. For cattle, sheep, goats, cervidae (deer) and some other species of livestock, the identification device will be an electronic ear tag, also called a radio frequency (RFID) identification device. For other species, such as swine and poultry, the number can be applied to groups of animals, if they spend their entire production life together as a group or unit. " ...

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Monday, January 03, 2005

RFID Electronic e-Tags ...

RFID Electronic e-Tags: Digital Angel Corporation Delivers 265,000 Electronic RFID Tags to ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... Livestock RFID Tag Sales Increase by More Than 400% in 2004 SO. ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Angel ...

... Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC), an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets, announced today that it has delivered more than 265,000 of its Radio Frequency Identification tags ("e-tags") to its Canadian distributors during the months of November and December. The Company also announced that its global e-tag business increased by more than 400 percent in 2004 (as compared to 2003). ...

Radio Frequency Identification electronic tags or e-tags distributed in North America ...

Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, fish and livestock through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors. Digital Angel Corporation is majority-owned by Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSX).

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Sparr Electronics Limited - RFID Reader Module: Sparr Electronics Limited - SEL is dedicated to providing products and services that enable ... RFID tags and readers have to be tuned to the same frequency in ...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

FDA on Medical RFID: FDA Clears VeriChip for Medical Applications in the United States

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... and Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX:DOC) announced today that VeriChip(TM), the world's first implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip for ...

FDA approves RFID for medical use in humans ...

... Applied Digital (NASDAQ: ADSX), a provider of Security Through Innovation(TM) and Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX:DOC) announced today that VeriChip(TM), the world's first implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip for human use, has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical uses in the United States. The FDA clearance follows the completion of a de novo application review. ...

Medical Use of RFID

Applied Digital develops innovative security products for consumer, commercial, and government sectors worldwide. Our unique and often proprietary products provide security for people, animals, the food supply, government/military arena, and commercial assets. Included in this diversified product line are RFID applications, end-to-end food safety systems, GPS/Satellite communications, and telecomm and security infrastructure, positioning Applied Digital as the leader of Security Through Innovation(TM). Applied Digital is the owner of a majority position in Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX: DOC).

Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, fish, livestock, and humans through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors.

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Thursday, October 07, 2004

Passive RFID: COLT Technologies Signs Second Manufacturing Firm To Produce ...

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... Inherent in the TekVet System is the ability to gather historical data for trend analysis, tied to passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) data.

... COLT Technologies(TM), a Salt Lake City-based developer of wireless agricultural technologies, today announced it has entered into an agreement with a second manufacturing firm to begin producing components for its TekVet System(TM). The 12-month manufacturing agreement COLT Technologies signed with San Diego-based Accurate Solutions Inc. entails an initial order for 1 million TekVet Smart Sensor(TM) units to be built by Accurate Solutions in Tijuana, Mexico. ...


Formed in 2003, COLT Technologies, LLC is a privately funded Salt Lake City-based developer and manufacturer of agricultural technologies. The company focuses on the application of wireless technologies to lower production costs, increase profits and improve product safety in the livestock industry. Formed in 2004, Accurate Solutions, LLC is a privately funded San Diego-based firm with design and manufacturing capabilities located in Mexico and the Pacific Rim area. Accurate Solutions Inc. is a leader in the field of managing customer projects from concept through full-scale production, and has carefully designed the principals of Total Quality Control (TQC) into its facilities and processes.

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Monday, September 27, 2004

RFID Technology: Digital Angel Corporation Selected as a Technology Partner for ...

From Yahoo News (press release) ... of high value assets, announced today that it has been selected by the state of Minnesota as a technology partner and provider of RFID (radio frequency ...

... Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC - News), an advanced technology company in the field of rapid and accurate identification, location tracking and condition monitoring of high value assets, announced today that it has been selected by the state of Minnesota as a technology partner and provider of RFID (radio frequency identification) systems for a pilot program designed to test the viability of a large scale food animal identification and tracking program. ...


Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, fish and livestock through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors.

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Sunday, September 19, 2004

Animal RFID: Advanced ID and PetNet Microchip Identification to Create National ...

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB: AIDO), a pioneer in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary ...

... Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB: AIDO), a pioneer in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AVID Canada Corporation, acquired the PetNet(R) Recovery Database of petowners microchipped prior to January 1st, 2003 from Anitech Identification Systems Inc. As a result of this acquisition, AVID Canada will have the most robust and largest database in Canada with nearly one million registered pet owners. In addition, AVID Canada and PetNet have agreed to work towards establishing a national pet recovery service, a goal of animal and veterinary associations for several years. AVID Canada and PetNet are the only two providers of an approved Canadian standard microchip known as FECAVA. ...


Anitech continues to be a leader in the areas of identity management and online tracking/tracing by taking advantage of the emerging opportunities within RFID technologies. Anitech's PetNet business unit returns home thousands of lost pets every year. Advanced ID Corporation (AID) is a pioneer in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market. RFID allows for the positive identification and tracking of animals or objects that have been identified with a microchip. AID markets low frequency RFID microchips, scanners, and its proprietary PETtrac database to the companion animal and biological sciences markets. AID also markets its proprietary ultra high frequency DataTRAC(TM) tags, readers, and software solutions to minimize or eliminate the impact of biosecurity and food safety issues related to the livestock industry.

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Thursday, August 19, 2004

Animal RFID: Digital Angel Corporation Signs Distribution Agreement With ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... Plough to increase the pet health and safety of all companion animals." Digital Angel has been developing and manufacturing a series of RFID (radio-frequency ...

... Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC) announced today that it has signed a 10-year exclusive product supply and distribution agreement with Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP). The new agreement allows Schering-Plough Animal Health to continue to be the exclusive distributor of Digital Angel electronic identification products (microchips and scanners) for companion animals throughout the United States. The agreement calls for annual purchases to increase at least 20 percent per year for 2005 and 2006. ...


Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, fish and livestock through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors.

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Animal RFID: Digital Angel Corporation Signs Distribution Agreement With ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... Plough to increase the pet health and safety of all companion animals." Digital Angel has been developing and manufacturing a series of RFID (radio-frequency ...

... Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC) announced today that it has signed a 10-year exclusive product supply and distribution agreement with Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP). The new agreement allows Schering-Plough Animal Health to continue to be the exclusive distributor of Digital Angel electronic identification products (microchips and scanners) for companion animals throughout the United States. The agreement calls for annual purchases to increase at least 20 percent per year for 2005 and 2006. ...


Digital Angel Corporation develops and deploys sensor and communications technologies that enable rapid and accurate identification, location tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value assets. Applications for the Company's products include identification and monitoring of pets, fish and livestock through its patented implantable microchips; location tracking and message monitoring of vehicles and aircraft in remote locations through systems that integrate GPS and geosynchronous satellite communications; and monitoring of asset conditions such as temperature and movement, through advanced miniature sensors.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

RFID Partnership: Advanced ID Targets Global Technology Leader for Joint Venture

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB:AIDO), a pioneer in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market, today announced that it has held preliminary ...

... Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB:AIDO), a pioneer in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market, today announced that it has held preliminary discussions with an established global technology company with over US $1 billion in annual sales. The parties have agreed to hold a meeting to further evaluate the merits of a joint venture partnership to design, develop, and manufacture RFID solutions. ...


Advanced ID Corporation (AID), through its wholly owned subsidiary, is a pioneer in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market. RFID allows for the positive identification and tracking of animals or objects that have been identified with a microchip. AID markets low frequency RFID microchips, scanners, and its proprietary PETtrac database to the companion animal and biological sciences markets. AID also markets its proprietary ultra high frequency DataTRAC(TM) tags, readers, and software solutions to minimize or eliminate the impact of biosecurity and food safety issues related to the livestock industry.

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Friday, August 13, 2004

Animal RFID: Canadian cattle industry chooses Allflex in move to RFID

From Agriculture.com ... Allflex has been selected by the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) to supply Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags for official cattle ...

For nearly four decades, Allflex has been leading the industry with livestock management systems that incorporate the latest design technologies, materials and manufacturing processes. Utilizing the Allflex developed state of the art electronic order processing technology, combined with our accreditation to the International Standards ISO 9001 classification on production procedures, Allflex can proudly lay claim to the Global Leadership in Livestock Identification.

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Sunday, August 08, 2004

RFID Research: Advanced ID to Establish Joint Venture to Capitalize on RFID ...

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB:AIDO), a pioneer in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market, today announced that it is actively seeking a ...

... Advanced ID Corporation (OTCBB:AIDO), a pioneer in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market, announced that it is actively seeking a joint venture partner to establish a research and development company to develop solutions for broad based RFID applications ...


Advanced ID Corporation (AID), through its wholly owned subsidiary, is a pioneer in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market. RFID allows for the positive identification and tracking of animals or objects that have been identified with a microchip. AID markets low frequency RFID microchips, scanners, and its proprietary PETtrac database to the companion animal and biological sciences markets. AID also markets its proprietary ultra high frequency DataTRAC(TM) tags, readers, and software solutions to minimize or eliminate the impact of biosecurity and food safety issues related to the livestock industry.

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Friday, July 30, 2004

Pharma RFID: Philips, TAGSYS and Texas Instruments Collaborate on RFID White ...

From LinuxElectrons, TX ... announced the release of a joint white paper, "Item Level Visibility in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: A Comparison of HF and UHF RFID Technologies." As ...

" ... Philips, TAGSYS and Texas Instruments announced the release of a joint white paper, "Item Level Visibility in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: A Comparison of HF and UHF RFID Technologies." As established providers of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, the companies combined their expertise to detail the technical capabilities, deployment characteristics, and applicability of passive high-frequency (HF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) technology for pharmaceutical item-level pedigree tracking applications. The white paper also highlights some of the existing commercial pharmaceutical and healthcare pilots and implementations. ... "


Texas Instruments is an industry leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of RFID tags, smart labels and reader systems. With more than 400 million tags manufactured, Texas Instruments RFid Systems’ technology is used in a broad range of applications worldwide including access control, automotive, document tracking, livestock, product authentication, retail, sports timing, supply chain, ticketing and wireless payment. TI is an active member of many standards bodies, including EPCglobal, ISO, and IEC, working to drive the adoption of global standards for RFID.

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Friday, July 23, 2004

Animal RFID: RFID Goes To The Dogs In Portugal

From Information Week ... The countrry's agricultural ministry has awarded Digital Angel a contract to launch a dog-ID program using implantable RFID chips. By Laurie Sullivan. ...

" ... Digital Angel Corp. said Friday it has won a $600,000 contract from the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture to launch a mandatory dog-identification program using implantable radio-frequency identification microchips. Shipments have begun, with completion scheduled for the third quarter this year. The Portuguese dog-identification program is being conducted simultaneously with the country's annual rabies vaccination drive. The deadline for Portuguese residents to tag the approximate 2 million dogs is 2007 ... "


Digital Angel Corporation (formerly Destron Fearing) has been involved in the development and manufacture of livestock identification products since 1948. Digital Angel pioneered the development of miniaturized microchip technology for use in fisheries, companion animals and livestock since the 1980's. The Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX:DOC) is a leading provider of sensor and communications technologies that enable secure and accurate identification, tracking, and condition monitoring of high-value mobile assets. Digital Angel can provide a full complement of radio frequency identification products and software solutions to automate the collection of critical livestock production and carcass information. Individual and herd information can then be easily transferred between all parties involved in the production and retail of meat products. Information sharing allows the food industry to meet the discriminating demands of the market place. Digital Angel uses 134.2 kHz Full Duplex (FDX) microchips in RFID products. FDX technology provides reliable read distance and functionality on the farm and in the challenging environments of food processing facilities. All of Digital Angel's RFID products meet ISO 11784 and 11785 guidelines for animal identification.

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Saturday, July 10, 2004

RFID Tracking: The Wireless Road Ahead

From Military Information Technology, MD ... Radio frequency identification (RFID) is already in use in the civilian sector for conducting wireless inventories of livestock, pallet shipments and expensive ...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Animal RFID: COLT Technologies Completes First 'Live Animal' Tests of its ...

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... - TekVet SmartManagement(TM) (an electronic management, data tracking/collection and RFID system, including a sickness alert and animal-locating system). ...

Central to the TekVet System is the TekVet SmartSensor: a small wireless device that is attached to a cow's ear and includes a flexible thermometer, a wireless transceiver and other electronic components. The TekVet SmartSensor is attached to an animal's ear in much the same way identification tags are as used by beef producers, ranchers and dairy farmers. Formed in 2003, COLT Technologies, LLC is a privately funded Salt Lake City-based developer and manufacturer of agricultural technologies. The company focuses on the application of wireless technologies to lower production costs, increase profits and improve product safety in the livestock industry. For more information on the company, call 801-365-2222.

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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Animal RFID: Bluetooth aids livestock tracking

From EE Times UK, UK ... The animals are tagged with an RFID ID tag soon after birth and from then on are tracked across a farm-to-market data network supplied by AgInfoLink. ...

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Monday, June 21, 2004

Animal RFID: RFID Will Find Major Niche as Livestock Tracker, Says ABI ...

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... OYSTER BAY, NY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2004--"One RFID market that's gaining a lot of momentum at present is animal tracking," according to Sara Shah, an ...

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Monday, June 14, 2004

Animal RFID: Companies race to develop animal ID technology

From Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman, IA  ... The livestock industry has come to an early agreement that radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags are the most practical and cost-effective technology ...

Capital National Animal Identification Development Team: The goal of the Capital National Animal Identification Development Team is to ensure that when a highly infectious animal disease is spotted the infected animal's whereabouts can be traced back at least 48 hours. The USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) facilitates this effort among industry, state, and federal entities focused on “safeguarding animal agriculture by protecting American animal agriculture.”

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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

RFID Career: Texas Instruments Names Julie England General Manager of RFID ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie England has been named general manager of Texas Instruments' (NYSE: TXN) radio frequency identification (RFID) Systems group, a ...

Texas Instruments is an industry leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and the world's largest integrated manufacturer of RFID tags, smart labels and reader systems. With more than 400 million tags manufactured, Texas Instruments RFid Systems' technology is used in a broad range of applications worldwide including access control, automotive, document tracking, livestock, product authentication, retail, sports timing, supply chain, ticketing and wireless payment. TI is an active member of many standards bodies, including EPCglobal, ISO, and IEC, working to drive the adoption of global standards for RFID. For more information, contact TI-RFid Systems at 1-888-937-6536 (North America) or +1 972-575-4364 (International), or visit the Web site at http://www.ti-rfid.com

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