Hitachi's New WiFi active RFID Tag Designed To Locate People In An Emergency

Hitachi on Monday announced what it is billing as the industry's first WiFi active RFID tag for wireless LAN position detection and management of people entering and leaving buildings.

According to a report in the Japan Corporate News wire service, Hitachi's new offering will also include an emergency message capability that reportedly "allows users to send a message to the control center, automatically informing disaster relief officials of their whereabouts." The Air Location II Tag-w, which will be released on October 3 at 21,000 yen, will be displayed at CEATEC Japan 2006 from October 3-7.

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