Calgary Canada (PRWEB) October 31, 2005
In 2004, after nearly three years of development, Advanced ID Corporation began commercializing its ultra high frequency (UHF) DataTRAC™ tags, readers, and trace-back management solutions that can assist in minimizing or eliminating the spread of disease and the resulting impact on biosecurity and food safety issues. Advanced ID Corporation products provide reliable and cost effective solutions for identification and trace back of livestock throughout the live animal supply chain.
Testing conducted at Kansas State University, as well as pilots currently being done by several wildlife management groups, have shown that UHF RFID can be used for food animal ID and is compatible with farming and ranching practices used in North America. This according to a report entitled "RFID for Food Animal Identification in North America" just released by AIM Global, the trade association recognized as the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility.
According to the report –
With the frequent transport of food animals, primarily beef cattle, across borders in North America and the recent BSE ("mad cow disease") incidents, both Canada and the U.S. have issued mandates to improve tracking of cattle. The Technical Report was developed in response to those mandates.
The Technical Report provides recommendations for the use of existing Low Frequency (LF) RFID ear tags (conforming to ISO 11784, ISO 11785, and ISO 14223) as well as Ultra High Frequency (UHF) (conforming to ISO/IEC 18000-6B, ISO/IEC 18000-6C [when published], ISO/IEC 15961, ISO/IEC 15962, and ISO/IEC 15434).
While both bar code and LF RFID ear tags have been available for a number of years, they encode only a unique animal ID, have limitations in range and require access to an external database for pertinent data. Recommendations in the technical report include provision for pertinent data to be recorded directly in memory on the ear tag, speeding data collection and animal identification.
According to the work group that developed the technical report, the use of UHF RFID offers greater range, data capacity and read/write capabilities not currently available in existing LF systems.
“For Advanced ID Corporation the publication of this report is significant because it provides clear expert and industry support for what has been achieved by our team using our UHF DataTRAC™ livestock tags, readers, and trace-back management solutions. The next step is the continued roll-out of our product and systems to the North American and global markets. ” According to Dan Finch, President & CEO, Advanced ID Corporation.
AIM Global is a trade association comprising providers of components, networks, systems, and services that manage the collection and integration of data with information management systems. Serving more than 900 members in 43 countries, AIM is dedicated to accelerating the growth and use of AIDC technologies and services around the world.
About Advanced ID Corporation:
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 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 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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