News Briefs – Tuesday, June 13, 2006
N.J. city turns to RFID to track counterfeit parking permits
Symbol Technologies partnered with PayLock to develop a RFID solution to manage Hoboken, N.J.’s, residential parking program. Symbol’s MC9000-G RFID mobile computers running PayLock software will verify passive RFID-tag-based parking permits, providing officers in the field with the ability to check for counterfeit permits.
Chicago Cubs’ bullpen goes wireless
The Chicago Cubs and Motorola unveiled the first wireless bullpen communication system today at Wrigley Field. The team will be deploying the Motorola i580 rugged handset with the MOTOTALK system, which uses the company’s handsets that operate on a private channel and, with recent software modifications, lets each handset only communicate with a partner handset, according to the company.
Market players reach next phase of Integrated Wireless Network project
General Dynamics C4 Systems and Lockheed Martin will advance to the next development phase of the Integrated Wireless Network (IWN) law-enforcement communications system–a VHF trunked system with IP and advanced encryption standards built for law enforcement and first responders–according to the Department of Justice, Treasury and Homeland Security. The companies will draft a design-and-implementation plan for a specific region of the country. Once the entire project is completed, the government agencies hope the network will serve as a secure wireless system for voice, data and multimedia services for local, state and federal officers responding to incidents in the field.