Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Intermec MIssing From RFID Consortium

From NY Times Consortium to pool RFID patents

A consortium of companies that make radio-based identification tags, scanners and related software said yesterday that they planned to pool their patents in a venture that would provide one-stop licensing and royalty management.

The most conspicuous vendor missing from the consortium's member list is Intermec Technologies, a subsidiary of Unova; it claims its 145 RFID patents cover many crucial applications of the technology

The effort to stimulate adoption of what is known as radio frequency identification, or RFID, will be closely modeled on licensing organizations that have aided the growth of the DVD industry and the development of products that use the MPEG-2 standard for encoding audio and video programming,

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