Monday, March 21, 2005

RFID tags and you

InCom, a California company, has developed a an RFID based attendence and tracking system to be used in schools. Badges with RFID chips are distributed to students who can then be tracked throughout a campus, wherever overhead readers are installed. The company is marketing it as an easy, error free, way for faculty to take attendance.

InCom piloted the system at Brittan Elementary School in California but had to remove it early due protests from parents and civil liberties groups.

I wonder how long it will be before libraries and other companies, who already have RFID systems installed, attach tags to I.D. cards as well.

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