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Read - Write Chips

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The -Chip: No rewrite Hitachi
The -Chip is one of the world's smallest contactless IC chips which uses an external antenna to receive radio waves (2.45 GHz microwaves), and transforms it to energy to wirelessly transmit a 128 bit (1038) unique ID number.
As the data is written during the fabrication process using ROM (Read-Only-Memory), it is impossible to rewrite the data and thus provides a high level of authenticity

Under the Skin
-- Jennifer Ryan
What it is, is a VeriChip, a radio-frequency i.d tag by a company called Applied Digital.
 The chip is loaded with whatever personal information you choose.
That can include your
Social Security number, insurance, health information or even name and address.

Originally, VeriChip was given FDA approval because it contained a number only and no personal data.
Now VeriChip is making a "read" chip with personal data on it without encryption.
Hamlaka wants VeriChip to be a "read-write" chip, which can have data ADDED to the chip.

Krull takes "read" chip .... RFID Rights and Wrongs
Information that Mr. Krull chose to attach to his RFID number is his name and address, blood type, allergies, doctor's name and contact info, and a next of kin in case of emergency. Essentially, Mr. Krull's chip is the twentieth century version of a medical bracelet. If he ever winds up at a hospital unconscious, he's hoping the device could help save his life. Using RFID technology in this way could be extremely valuable to society.


TROVAN ( originates in Germany; main producer England; also in Santa Barbara, Calif. )
Locus technology ...main distributor

TROVAN - FLEX ..a read-write chip
Trovan fdx-b reprogrammable ( read-write) for animals; not yet for humans

What is the difference between read-only and read/write tags?
Microchips in RF tags can be read-write or read-only. With read-write chips, information can be added to the tag or write over existing information when the tag is within range of a reader/interrogator. Since the Read-write tags are expensive they are used only in some specialized applications. Some read-only microchips have information stored on them during the manufacturing process. The information on such chips can never been changed. With a EEPROM(electrically erasable programmable read-only memory) the data can be overwritten using a special electronic process.

RFID labels can be either “read” or “read/write”. The “read” chips are locked, so that the information contained therein can be read only and not changed. The “read/write” chips can be programmed.

Making chips--non-subdermal-- with "read write". The technology is there.

 Read write

Blue-diode lasers for writing
For next-generation systems manufacturers are working with lasers that emit blue or blue-violet light. Both the Sony-led Blu-ray system and Toshiba and NEC's proposed Advanced Optical Disc system use lasers with a wavelength around 405 nanometers and can realize storage capacities of between 23G bytes and 36G bytes per disc.

Blue Lasers for holograms

Different Readers / Scanners

CeBIT .......... photo sent by rms
At CeBit, Fujitsu demonstrates its Contactless Palm Vein Authentication System, a biometric scanner that identifies people by looking at the veins in their hands
Palm Reader in security's future

http://news.com.com/Photos%3A+Palm-reader+in+security%27s+future/2009-7355_3-5611685.html?tag=st_lh rms
and at
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/emergingtech/0,39020357,39190994,00.htm rms

4 more photos
Another photo

CeBIT vein scanner-reader ( coming soon..... "access denied" ?)
Using infrared light, the device, about the size of a pack of cigarettes, scans the palm of a person's hand. In doing so, it checks the person's vein patterns — and if they match those on file, can open a door or give them access to a computer
"In the future it will be possible for a bank's customers to withdraw funds from cashpoints
with a
single hand gesture," the company said of the device, which doesn't require any contact with the hand:"  
Comment from a friend.....".What is the message here ? swiping your hand with the MOB in it."--- HV


That is a great picture of that vein scannner. It shows one how easy it is to imagine that one day similar scanners will scan the Mark.
And the picture show a right hand. A sign on the wall ? Is is getting fast now or what ? ---Henry

Contactless Vein-reader; palm-held
Fujitsu is launching what it claims will be the world's first biometric palm scanner, checking veins in the human hand to verify someone's identity. The Palm Vein Identification System will be showcased at next week's CeBit Show in Hanover, and the company hopes it will render current biometric systems - including those based purely on fingerprints - obsolete.

Contactless vein scanner

Contactless Readers

Palm reader ?
Vein Security
The vein-pattern technology works by shining light in the near-infrared region (the infrared region closest to visible light) on customers' palms. The palms are held about four centimeters above a scanner, which takes a snapshot of the palm, illuminating the vein patterns just below the skin. This unique pattern information becomes the basis for security applications. The information can then be loaded into a server or, as Tokyo-Mitsubishi has done, put into an integrated circuit embedded in cash or credit cards. Users who register their identities need to have their palms scanned and the data downloaded to the cards.

To identify themselves to an ATM, card carriers place their wrist on a cradle above a scanner, a small box bolted next to the machine's input screen connected to the ATM by USB (Universal Serial Bus). When using the card at ATM, the scan usually takes about a second, according to the spokesman.

"The users' personal identification number is still required,( Ed: soon embedded in right hand ?? )
because we wanted to make the system as secure as possible," the spokesman said.

Fujitsu first demonstrated its vein-pattern reading technology in 2002 when it showed a computer mouse prototype. Users put their palm on the mouse to log into the PC. Fujitsu has said that it is looking to use the system in other applications, for example car keys, and to promote the system overseas -- IDG News Service


Finger-vein Biometric identification


Mizuho --world's largest bank--plans finger-vein authentication
In June 2005, Mitsubishi will become the world's largest bank when it takes over Mizuho.

Cordless Hand Scanner ..... contactless mobility

Cordless Hand Scanner


Socket and Nokia


From Michael :
Here are the specs for the device. However with a much larger induction coil one could setup a passive read in the area of a doorway much the same way that Wal-Mart tracks the RF tags they use for security. In it's ideal use (and this is scary) Wal-Mart, and others, would like for you to be able to run a cart of groceries and your self through a scanner during the check out process.

This would allow them to deduct the merchandise from inventory, debit your account, and track your spending habits. This would then allow them to use other emerging technology to target adds to the highest volume customer in a given area.
IE: I spend $100 a week at Wal-Mart on DVD's; you spend 100 Dollars a week on fishing gear. When we both enter sporting goods, the ad's are targeted at you, if you leave, the ads would rotate to my interests based on my shopping history with the store. This would work similar to the directed advertising used in the movie Minority Report.

The major privacy issues come into play with the theft of information from any given data clearinghouse. Furthermore, let's say a crime is committed, and a wallet that you bought at Wal-Mart was found at the scene, Big Brother could track the RFID to the MFG, to your Wal-Mart, to the security cam with your face from when you bought the wallet. So even if one could remove the prophecy aspect of RFID, one could not justify the loss of privacy.

> The signifcance of this announcement is that an RFID reader can be added to pretty much any kind of portable computer device.  What is unlcear to me however, is where is the reader antenna.  If the antenna is small, the read distance is probably very small, ie. one to two inches max.
>  Michael A, Keller, MCSE,Master ASE, CCA, PBCE

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