- Hi Jeff,
- The RFID threats you list on your site are nothing compared
to this one.
- Here is a press release for a new kind of RFID tracking
system based on a new kind of radio technology called UWB.
- This system tracks small battery powered ID tags over
a 30,000 square foot area and reports their position to within a foot!
- No kidding, one foot. The implications for human tracking
are very interesting. A large network of receivers could cover a city the
same way PCS towers give us cell phone coverage. If people are required
to carry tags that use this technology, it would be very easy to correlate
the data with video images to see who isn't carrying their tag when out
in public and who doesn't look like the tag's owner. And of course locate
- Coupled with biometric-based access points (kind of like
border crossings) the system would be a tyrant's dream come true. If someone
were out to enslave the world, this would be a big help. They don't have
the biometric database, but wait and see how retinal scans and fingerprint
scans become a common part of our new "homeland security".
- Take a look --
- MSSI SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLS FCC CERTIFIED ULTRA WIDEBAND
(UWB) ASSET TRACKING SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINE LOCATION AND IDENTIFICATION.
- GERMANTOWN, MD - September 10, 2003 - Multispectral Solutions
Inc. (MSSI) has successfully installed the world's first, FCC-certified,
ultra wideband (UWB) precision asset location system in General Electric's
(GE) new Flowline Building at the GE Aircraft Engines Peebles Test Operation,
Ohio. The system is designed to improve processing operations through real
time tracking of engines, equipment and kits, and provide time critical
information to GE managers upon demand.
- MSSI's UWB solution was chosen for this application because
of its ability to provide precision tracking to better than one foot resolution
in a severe multipath environment with minimal infrastructure. The installed
UWB system employs only five receivers to cover an area of approximately
30,000 square feet. The receivers are connected by standard CAT5 cables
used for primary power and data delivery to the host computer, thereby
significantly reducing installation cost. MSSI's miniature, long duration
tags (3-5 year battery life expectancies) were also a key selling feature.
- "The installation of this system is the culmination
of many years of pioneering UWB developments by MSSI," stated Rob
Mulloy, MSSI Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. It is particularly
rewarding to have installed the world's first operational FCC certified
UWB system. This event clearly marks the beginning of widespread UWB use
for a broad range of innovative communications, radar and positioning applications,
and MSSI is pleased to be leading the field."
- Multispectral Solutions, Inc. (MSSI) is a pioneer and
an established industry leader in the development of ultra wideband (UWB)
systems for communications, radar and precision positioning applications.
MSSI is currently establishing key strategic partnerships to accelerate
the introduction of its technology into both the defense and commercial
- FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Mr. Rob Mulloy,
Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org