2013-05-20: Google '6C sticker tags RFID NFC' and you generate a long list of suppliers. The tag is now a commodity item. We first opened Partshe a Hong Kong trader offering them online at 57c for one, 51c each for ten, and a link for asking a price on larger quantities.
Federal Signal defeats Neology's US Court bid for preliminary injunction against its 6C tags ADDITIONSBy Peter Samuel on June 19, 2012
2012-06-19: Judge Mary Pat Thynge, in US District Court in Delaware in a patent suit has forcefully rejected Neology's claim for a preliminary injunction against Federal Signal Technologies (FSTech) and its Sirit unit. The judge's ruling leaves open for further review some of Neology's patent infringement claims but found no case for interim measures to restrain FSTech.
Neology, the San Diego based supplier of ISO18000 6C sticker tag systems for tolling and vehicle registration has been taken over by Holland-based SMARTRAC in $30m deal that leaves 15% of the shares with its majority owner Tenedora SA of Mexico.
A close look at the text of Neology's complaint against Federal Signal and subsidiary Sirit shows it not only challenges their right to sell their range of equipment for ISO 18000-6C (6C) tags and readers used in what has been regarded as open standard and non-proprietary electronic toll collection but also in its parking and supply chain RFID systems.
Federal Signal Technologies Group (FSTech) president Manfred Rietsch says Neology's suit alleging violations of a patent on 6C sticker tag-reader system is "baseless" and "frivolous." FSTech's Sirit subsidiary, also sued, was one of just a small group of companies that developed the ISO 18000 6C standard, he notes, and contributed technology to the US RFID consortium, Sisvel, which established 6C as open standard.read more »